Insomnia Update

Roughly 60 million Americans or more are affected by sleep disorders each year. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Feeling tired upon waking

It has been known for many years that insomnia and sleep disturbances are usually caused by two main reasons, stress/anxiety and circadian rhythm disturbances due to a melatonin imbalance. Melatonin is a natural hormone released in the brain in all humans and animals to induce sleep. That is why most people usually get sleepy at night, when melatonin in our brain is released around 9-10 pm for adults to induce sleep.

Most people taking sleep supplements that contain melatonin take it 30-60 minutes prior to sleep, and that is what the directions state on the back of the label. But, according to physicians specializing in sleep, people who have insomnia or sleep disturbances, the melatonin is either low or being released at the wrong time. Clinical evidence state that melatonin needs to be taken 30-60 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours or even 4-5 hours prior to bedtime to signal the endogenous release of your own melatonin.

That is why physicians who specialize in sleep, recommend that you do a trial for several days to 1-2 weeks to determine when it is the perfect time for you to take a supplement with melatonin, such as SOMNUS PM. Most people who state that melatonin did not work, usually did not try SOMNUS PM and did not take it as stated here. This is the best and most scientifically proven way to take any supplement with melatonin.

Many people have tried lower doses of melatonin, from 0.1 mg to 5 mg, and did not get any improvement in their sleep. But, when they tried SOMNUS PM, which has 6 mg of melatonin, they finally got improved sleep. They were able to fall sleep earlier, stay asleep, and woke up more refreshed.