Lack of sleep can be a REAL problem. If you have ever even missed one night of good sleep you know the following day brings fatigue, crankiness, and reduced productivity. Sleeplessness ranges from mild to severe. Prolonged lack of sleep (sleep deprivation) may indicate a deeper issue so always be sure to check with your doctor if this is your experience. But, for those who are experiencing brief or intermittent periods of sleeplessness, the use of Melatonin P.R. may be one solution.
What can cause someone to lose sleep?
Most individuals need a minimum of 7 hours of good sleep each night to function well. Stress, anxiety, and pain are some of the most common reasons people lose sleep. Clues that you may be losing too much sleep are fatigue, excessive sleepiness, yawning, and irritability. Usually, counseling and/or mild sleep aids can help get you through those times and into better more regular sleep.
Poor sleeping patterns can also arise from the overuse of stimulants like caffeine. Consuming too much caffeine or consuming it to close to bedtime may set up a cycle of nighttime insomnia. In this case, behavior modification including limited caffeine intake, establishing regular sleep protocols, and a mild sleep aid like melatonin may be helpful.
How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?
If you find your self unable to sleep well on a regular basis you may have a sleep disorder. Some common sleep disorders are sleep apnea, seizures, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and other movement disorders. If you feel you may have a sleep disorder see your doctor sooner than later.
What are the effects of chronic sleeplessness?
Loss of sleep is not a small thing. When we sleep lots of important things happen. For example, our central nervous system creates neural pathways that allow us to remember new things we have learned. Other systems affected are the immune, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems. Thus, lack of sleep can cause
- Memory and concentration loss
- Mood changes
- Lack of coordination
- Weakened immunity
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Weight gain
- Low Libido
What can help me sleep better?
Your doctor is always the first stop if you suspect a sleeping disorder. That said, try the following:
- Limit caffeine intake (especially past noon)
- Avoid napping
- Set regular times for going to bed and waking up (even on weekends).
- Establish nighttime rituals for relaxing (i.e.baths, reading, meditating…)
- Eat lighter meals at night and/or avoid eating too late
- Exercise regularly but avoid late evening sessions
- Limit the use of electronic devices at bedtime
- Eat food that can encourage better sleep
If you have done all of these and still need a little help, try Douglas Laboratory’s Melatonin P.R.
Why should I trust Melatonin P.R.?
Douglas Labs has been an innovator in the field of nutritional supplements for over 60 years. Their science-based products have pushed the limits of healthy living and active lifestyles for generations. Melatonin P.R (prolonged release) is just one example. It is specially designed to help you sleep all night by breaking down slowly in the small intestine over a prolonged period of time.