What is Melatonin?
Melatonin is a hormone which may be used to treat jet lag in travelers crossing several time zones. Melatonin occurs naturally in the human body and is involved in regulating our sleep-wake cycle.
How does Melatonin work?
Normally, levels of melatonin increase when it gets dark outside, making you feel sleepy and tired to prepare your body for rest. When you travel to a place with a different time zone, your body clock takes some time to adjust to the change in time. Taking Melatonin can help you to sleep when it is nighttime at your destination and overcome the time zone gap.
How do I use Melatonin?
One tablet of Melatonin 3mg should be taken at your usual bed time when you arrive at your destination, for no longer than 5 days. For frequent fliers, treatment may be taken for a maximum of 16 treatment periods per year.
How long does it take for Melatonin tablets to work?
Once taken, Melatonin tablets start working quickly to help you get to sleep more easily and overcome the time zone gap. Melatonin helps to speed up the process of your internal body clock adjusting to the new time zone while also minimising symptoms of jet lag.