Why are we spending more than one third of our life asleep? Yet research has only just begun to decode the mysteries behind what really happens when we sleep and the reasons why we sleep. We know that a serious amount of people, about 25%, are suffering of minor or more severe sleeping problems. One of the reasons of difficulties to get asleep or to have a poor quality of sleep is a disturbed sleep and wake rhythm.
Our body responds to the changes between light and dark through the production of melatonin. Production of melatonin by the pineal gland is inhibited by light and permitted by darkness, working as a synchronizer of our biological clock.
A sleep wake cycle is regulated by a 24-hour clock. If you are working at irregular times, or working in night shifts or if you will travel across time zones, your sleep wake cycle can get disturbed. This results in difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or fighting fatigue whole day long.
To get back in synchronization with your body’s natural sleep–wake cycle—your biological clock—is one of the most important strategies for achieving good sleep. Melatomatine can help you with resetting your biological clock in combination with the following 5 sleeping tips
- Cool and dark sleeping room (block the light)
- Relax 30 minutes prior to bedtime (avoid artificial light from electronical devices)
- Set regular bedtimes (if possible) and wake up at the same time every day (also the weekends)
- Fight after diner fatigue (get active such as calling a friend, tiding up your house)
- Avoid heavy meals, alcohol and caffeine drinks up to two hours before bedtime