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Use Melatonin To Cure Symptom Of Sleepless

Nov 4, 2007
Symptoms of sleepless can happen for every person who are any age, especially to most of elder people, because elder people generally are changing to have different sleeping period. Also, for people who are in middle age and elder people, their period of sleep will become shorter than the sleeping period of children and teenagers. Besides, elder people are likely to have more risk about any factors which affect to their sleeping period such as illness, mental conditions like stress and anxiety etc.

During the year 1980, Melatonin was used by many doctors in the USA in order to cure the patients who got symptom of sleepless. Thereafter there were many of research and studies had revealed other benefit of using it such as reduction of jet lag symptom, to enhance the immunity, to cure the cancer or even to help on making people to live longer etc. Therefore, many of drugs companies tried to produce various products to correspond to the market needs. As a result, there were increasing in sales of medicine and supplement among drug store of both in The United States of America and in Asia

What is Melatonin

Melatonin is known in the chemical terms as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine or N-[2-(5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl) ethyl] acetamide. It is a natural hormone which generated by Pineal gland in human brain. The production of this hormone in the human's brain can be stimulated by the darkness and were halted by light. Once the level of Melatonin in the body has increased, the person will have the feeling not alert and tired or become inactive. This condition will make the person become sleepy and want to have some rest. However the level will be automatically dropped during the dawn time until in the morning of the next day and the level during the day time is very low down to the level that scientists can not measure.


The dosage of consumption is vary depends on the characteristics of the person. This is because each person has different capacity to absorb nutrition and metabolism which has direct effect to the activation.

Some patients may take the supplement start from 3 mg./day before bedtime and see if there are any side effect after take the supplement. In case if the patients take the supplement in certain amount and found that they still fell tired and inactive in the morning, so they should reduce the dosage. In contrary if patients still have the symptoms of being sleepless, they should increase the dose by up to 3 mg./night until the supplement become effective.

Mostly the appropriate dosages of Melatonin supplement which will take good effect are in between 3-10 mg. However there is no definite instruction apply to the appropriate dosage but the patients should not take the supplement longer than 2 weeks consecutively, and this treatment must be under supervise of a doctor suggestions.

Who should avoid taking Melatonin Supplements?

1. Children, pregnant women and mothers who breast-feed a child.
2. The patients who has symptom of severe allergies.
3. Women who are intend to be pregnant.
4. The person who regularly work with machinery, because of taking supplement will make them feel inactive and sleepy.
5. The person who got apoplexy.
6. Elder people who are above 65 years old and already taken some kind of Valium or herbal treatments of sleepless.
About the Author
Martha Tylor is the Author, specializes in Melatonin. Find more information, please visit About-Melatonin.com where you can find Melatonin facts, benefits, how effective to take Melatonin to achieve each of these benefits and more.
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