23 Nov Melatonin is NOT a sleeping pill!
Do you find it difficult to fall asleep? Are you tossing and turning in bed, wondering when you’ll knock off? With the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc in our lives, even more people are not sleeping well. There is emotional stress, financial stress, and working from home has also tipped our work-life balance so we can’t switch off when we need to.
Almost 1 in 4 Malaysians suffer from insomnia but you don’t have to be part of the statistics! You may have heard of melatonin – but what is it and is it safe? There’s a misconception out there that melatonin is a sleeping pill, but it’s far from that. Melatonin is actually a sleep hormone and it’s proven to be a safe, natural and effective way to jump-start and reset your body’s internal clock for the long-term.
A normal adult needs 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, but if you’re not getting those hours, you may be tempted to reach for the sleeping pill. Stop right there! Sleeping pills may be helpful in the short-term, but they cause addiction and can even result in overdose. Don’t turn to anti-histamines either, which have hangover effects like dry mouth and constipation. Instead of solving your problem, these duos will give you more problems. Double trouble!
Melatonin, on the other hand, is produced naturally by our brain in response to darkness. It’s also nicknamed the “vampire hormone” because it’s only released at night or in the dark to tell the body it’s time to sleep. Besides regulating our body’s circadian rhythm, melatonin has other promising uses, such as:
- Preventing migraines and headaches
- Lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
- Regulating female hormones LH and FSH
- A powerful antioxidant and immune system booster
- Detoxification of free radicals
At Bespoke Health we understand that everyone is unique and our bodies require different nutrition depending on gender, age, lifestyle and more. That’s why we supply melatonin in various concentrations, customised based on individual needs.
Our melatonin is different from others in the market because it’s pure, freshly compounded, paraben-free, allergen-free and made without preservatives. It’s not mass-produced, not off the shelf and not one size fits all! Our clients have to go through proper medical consultations with us, so get in touch today so we can help you.