Here at Sprayable Sleep we know that living well can be as simple as eating right, exercising regularly, and making sure you have a good night’s sleep. And while we have control over what’s on our plate or how often we hit the gym, for many of us, a restful night’s sleep always seems just out of reach.
You toss and you turn and you just can’t seem to find the right position or turn off your brain long enough to drift off, and it isn’t your fault. Your body’s sleep cycle is regulated by a hormone called melatonin, and when your body can’t produce enough for your brain to get the “bedtime” signal, getting to sleep can be a real nightmare.
The “sleep signal” gets missed by your brain because your body isn’t capable of producing enough melatonin to trigger a response. As we age, our pineal glands become less effective at producing the hormone signals our body uses to regulate its circadian (sleep) rhythms, this is why it’s so easy for children and teenagers to fall asleep and stay asleep and why it’s so hard for us to fall asleep as we grow older.
In addition to signaling to our bodies when it’s time to sleep, melatonin serves as our body’s natural, self-regulating antioxidant, relieving the oxidative pressure that stresses and damages our cells on a daily basis, affecting our immune system, stress level, and mood.
Promising new neuropathic science also shows that melatonin can have a profound regulatory effect on total body health: relief from fibromyalgia pain, fighting depression and seasonal-affective disorder, preventing the growth and spread of cancer cells, and reducing the impact of estrogen has on tumor growth. This is why melatonin treatments are so often prescribed by to patients who are recovering from breast cancer.
When melatonin levels are low, we lose the benefits it provides to the body and are left vulnerable to exhaustion, sleepless nights, and the dangers of stress and depression. Patients with low melatonin present more serious symptoms than difficulty sleeping: often performing low on memory and cognitive-processing tests and demonstrating a reduced immune-system response to pathogens like colds and flus.
While dimming the lights and staying away from screens before you go to bed can help your brain and body be more receptive to melatonin, the benefits of are lost if your body isn’t naturally producing enough to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Some patients with low melatonin seek to correct this with over-the-counter melatonin sleep supplements that come in the form of pills or drinks.
The problem with orally-ingested melatonin is that, as a brain-bound hormone, it was never designed to be passed through the digestive tract. In 2001, researchers at MIT concluded that the proper dosage of melatonin falls between 0.3 milligrams and 1 milligram, but the average pharmacy sleep-aid packs 10 times that amount.
Overloading on melatonin by taking over-the counter gummies or pills can put your body in danger: affecting hormonal balance, disrupting menstrual cycles, impeding development, inducing hypothermia, and even causing serious kidney and liver issues as your body processes the junk-stuffed supplements you just took.
Many patients seeking relief with over-the-counter sleep aids have had to come to terms with an uncomfortable truth: our bodies just aren’t built to process oral melatonin supplements.
Sleep is our brand of All Natural Topical Melatonin that is designed to deliver a safe, natural, low-dose to balance your sleep hormones and help you get a night of rest.
Sprayable Sleep uses our unique system of natural transdermal enzymes to allow melatonin to absorb safely through the skin, skipping the digestive system and avoiding the harm that oral melatonin can do to your kidneys and liver. With Sprayable, melatonin absorption is quick, natural, and effective because our topical sends the same signals in the same way that your body’s own organic melatonin does. Two spritz of Sprayable Sleep provides a measured dose of 0.5 milligrams and is just the right amount to send the all-important “sleep signal” to your brain without doing the harm that can be caused by drug-store sleep aids that pack in as much as 10 milligrams.
Sleeping well is a cornerstone of total body health, and ensuring that your body has enough Melatonin to fall asleep and stay asleep doesn’t have to be a medical mystery. Melatonin, like any other hormone, regulates important functions within the body. Stress and aging can hamper our body’s ability to produce enough melatonin, and low melatonin can have a serious effects on health beyond sleepless nights and groggy days.
Your body requires regular natural melatonin absorption for restfulness, healthy cells, mood, and immune function. Identifying and addressing the effects of melatonin deficiency can mean the difference between feeling healthy and feeling miserable. With time, rest, and regular treatment, even long-term sleep and melatonin deficits can be recovered and restored.
We want to help you balance your melatonin and get a good night’s rest.
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