Fact or Fiction: Melatonin
Oftentimes, when people think of sleep aids, they either think of pharmaceuticals or Melatonin. And, people usually have either a positive or negative association with Melatonin. We’ve found that a lot of these associations come from fiction, instead of fact. We’re here to share how Sandland uses Melatonin and why, and how it helps you fall asleep fast and stay asleep through the night.
What Is Melatonin, Anyway?
Melatonin is a natural hormone that’s produced in humans to control our internal clocks. During daylight hours, your body produces low amounts of Melatonin, and when it’s dark, your body produces higher amounts of Melatonin. This is because it has been proven to help control your body’s natural urge (and need) to sleep. Melatonin is a great signal to your body to sleep. But, it doesn’t necessarily make you fall asleep, make you sleep more deeply, or make you feel more rested. However (!!), combining small amounts of Melatonin with CBN (the main ingredient in our Sandland formulations) does all of those things and delivers the natural sleep help everyone deserves.
What Are Common Melatonin Myths & Misunderstandings?
Well, first, Melatonin is thought of as an ingredient. In fact, it is a hormone. When used as a sleep supplement on its own, it is formulated in high dosages. This high dosage disrupts your body’s circadian rhythm, which leads you feeling groggy the next day. Melatonin itself is not something that a body “doesn’t agree with,” as every body naturally produces it. Rather, some people “don’t agree” with the high doses of Melatonin that some supplement brands use.
How Does Sandland Use Melatonin?
In both our Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep formulations, we use 1mg of Melatonin per tablet/pill. This is a mini-dose, which is intended to merely signal to your body that it is time to sleep. It doesn’t knock you out, it doesn’t make you groggy, it merely acts the way it naturally does in the body – telling your brain and body that it’s time to rest. Don’t take our word for it, next time you’re looking how to fall asleep or how to stay asleep, try a Sandland and see if you become one of our fans that claims our formulation is the best sleep aid, because it actually works, without any negatives.
The amount of sleep you need changes throughout your life. During developmental years, you need much more rest so your body can grow and restore. As you age, the amount of sleep you need decreases. Check out the chart below for a guide to ideal sleeping amounts based on your age.