Everyone is unique, and a personalized medicine approach to melatonin may help to improve your sleep. We have created the easy at-home patent pending Somn Personal Melatonin Test.
Your need and drive for sleep is determined by circadian rhythms and the interaction of these processes defines the timing and duration of your sleep. Many factors such as genetics, feeding, exercise, stress, menstrual cycle, hormones, and medications also influence our sleep need.
Different factors affect specific parts of sleep. Our internal clock, which is present in cells and neurons in the body, is influenced by light-dark cycles as well as eating (Santhi et al. 2016). This clock plays an important role in the sleep/wake cycle and enables the transition of different sleep cycles (Guidozzi, 2015). Circadian rhythms influence not only our sleep but also alertness, mood, hormone release, all of which are controlled by our internal clock (Achermann & Borbély, 2011).
Due to changes in reproductive development and changes in melatonin, a hormone that alters sleep, adolescents experience many changes in their sleep-wake cycle. During this age span, there is reduced deep sleep (N3) and REM sleep as well as an increase in delayed sleep phase. (Jenni and Carskadon, 2004; Jenni et al., 2005; Kurth et al., 2010; Lui et al., 2017). In other words, adolescents are going to bed later and not getting enough of the deep sleep they need to feel rested and refreshed.
The Somn Personal Melatonin Test
Tried melatonin before? And it didn’t work so well? Likely the melatonin was not well matched to your individual needs. This is why we created the Somn Personal Melatonin Test.