Thursday, November 5, 2009

Melatonin for Time Change


If you have trouble adjusting to the time change when we switch on and off Daylight Savings Time you may find melatonin helpful. It helps reset your circadium rhythm, and is popularly used for jet lag and promoting sleep. See the reference in the (Merck Manual of Health & Aging) for details on its use.

Personally, I take 300 mcg when needed. This is a very low dose, but since I get depressed easily, and melatonin can bring it on, I find this is a safe but effective dose for me.

If you have a sleep disorder or any other medical condition, consult your medical practitioner before taking. Melatonin is a hormone, and you may have contraindications due to your personal health situation or other medications you are taking.

For your convenience, there are links to online sources below, but you can buy it over the counter at any local drugstore, health food store, and many supermarkets and discount/department stores.



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