Tinnitus and Melatonin to help you sleep by Simon Healy

Melatonin Can Help Improve Your Sleep And Your Tinnitus.

A daily supplement of Melatonin may help improve your tinnitus and sleep patterns. It certainly has in my case since I’ve been taking it over the last 6 months after having extremely loud Tinnitus for the last 14 years.

Melatonin is actually a hormone that is secreted by the pineal gland which is situated in the centre of your brain. Melatonin which is stimulated by the onset of darkness at nighttime is a very important factor in the human body’s circadian cycle or your internal body clock.

In most people melatonin is produced to help regulate our sleeping and waking cycles but scientistcs have found that as people get older the amount produced is smaller and that this may be the reason why young people have less problems with their sleeping patterns than older ones.

Other studies have shown that melatonin has also helped people with tinnitus who develop irregular sleep patterns and does not have the hazards and side effects of prescription sleeping pills. Melatonin can also strengthen your immune system as well as reduce the free radicals in your body.

Who Can Take Melatonin?

Melatonin is like a natural nightcap and people with tinnitus can really benefit from using it regularly. Others people such as travellers, those suffering from mild sleep disorders and the aged have found that it has restored their circadian rythms and sleep cycles as well as giving them lots of energy.

The right dosage shold be prescribed by your Doctor and will differ from person to person. Normally Tinnitus sufferers can start with a smaller dosage taken before bed-time each night and then work your way up to larger doses if required.

Are there any side-effects to taking melatonin?

According to various studies about 10 percent of people who have taken melatonin under trials have reported symptoms such as bad dreams, headaches, morning fuzziness, mild depression, and a lowered sex drive.

Personally I have not experienced any of these side effects however this is why you should see and consult with your Doctor before beginning any trial of melatonin to help with your sleep patterns.

Should certain people avoid it?

Yes people such as women who are pregnant, nursing young infants, those with severe allergies, people with cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma and lastly healthy children as they are already producing plenty of melatonin naturally.

Is melatonin safe?

Melatonin is very safe and is one of the least toxic substances known and there have been very few complaints about the drug to official authorities after extensive testings. These complaints were mostly to do with melatonin causing drowsiness and a slower reaction times in certain individuals.

When should the dosage be administered?

Melatonin should be taken just before you go to bed. About half an hour is recommended. If you are traveling on a long journey or plane trip you can take a dose of melatonin before your flight.

It’s important you take it at regular times as melatonin has a significant role in setting your body’s daily clock or circadian rythms.

What are the usual ingredients in melatonin capsules or tablets?

Pure Melatonin plus standard tablet fillers and binders such as Di-Calcium Phosphate Anhydrous, Stearic Acid, Micro-Crystallin Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, and Magnesium Stearate

Melatonin combined with a Tinnitus masking soundtrack during the night is the best way I have found to to ensure I get a great night’s sleep and it’s one of my top recommended ways of dealing with Tinnitus and sleeping issues.

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