The Role of Melatonin
Made by the human body, melatonin is a hormone that plays an important role in regulating sleep. When released in ideal amounts, melatonin makes you feel sleepy. Melatonin release usually begins in the evening after the sun goes down and continues throughout the night. Continuous release is important to prevent levels from dropping below an individual’s targeted maintenance threshold.
A graph of REMfresh’s release pattern of melatonin throughout the night resembles a mesa – a flat topped hill with steep sides. It’s estimated that 33 percent of adults have occasional difficulty falling or staying asleep. This may be because their body is no longer producing this Mesa Wave™ pattern of melatonin release.
Research shows that as the body ages, the amount of melatonin released in the body decreases. This shortage can lead to occasional sleeplessness.