Facts on Mood & Sleep
Sleep and mood are closely inter-connected. Quality sleep is vital for optimal levels of growth hormone (GH), our body’s youth potion which declines as we age. GH is also responsible for our body’s repair and regeneration and contributes to general well-being.
As such, poor or inadequate sleep is ultimately linked to unhealthy ageing and increases the risk of developing depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Poor sleep can be helped through a variety of treatments. This can vary from starting with improved sleep habits, supplements and medications and if needed, extending to behavioural interventions and an assessment for a sleep or mood disorder.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone which is released after sunset to alert the body when it’s time to sleep.
It is released from our pineal gland and helps regulate the body’s natural circadian clock.
Due to our busy lifestyles and the use of artificial lighting, the natural release of melatonin in our bodies have become dysregulated.
At My Skin Pharmacy we compound bio-identical melatonin, which is identical to the natural hormone produced in our bodies. Replenishing levels of melatonin may help reduce anxiety and improve the overall quality of life.
- Improved sleep quality
- Eases insomnia associated with menopause
- Helps jet lag by resetting the body
- Increase immunity
- Assists in falling asleep and staying asleep
- Reduces risk for premature ageing and stimulates cell regeneration
- Decreases levels of anxiety
Possible Side Effects associated with excess use/dose:
- Drowsiness (may impair driving ability)