Are you a night owl? There’s a supplement that may help reset your “clock.”

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Researchers have found that melatonin taken in a specific manner and dose may help induce sleep to reset your circadian rhythm.  Night owls are people who, if left to their own body rhythm, would sleep from … let’s say… 5 AM to noon.

We spontaneously increase our melatonin 2 hours before our regular bedtime.  Those night owls may have their melatonin surge at 3 am.

It has been found that gently increasing melatonin, given as 0.5 to 1.0 mg 4 hours before the desired sleep time may help increase the body’s melatonin (at a more appropriate time) and help that individual fall asleep sooner.

Please see your physician to confirm that there are not any other confounding issues causing altered sleep patterns.

Hope this helps.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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