The Science of Sleep 2018-02-16T02:29:56+00:00

Research shows that a lack of sleep can impact learning, memory, and mood. People who are well rested tend to perform certain tasks quicker and remember better what they’ve learned.1

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

A recent study in 2014 found that up to 7 hours is the optimal amount for healthy adults to sleep. REMfresh is formulated to release and absorb the body’s key sleep ingredient, melatonin, for up to 7 hours.

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.

The REMfresh® Difference

REMfresh’s melatonin release mimics the body’s own release of melatonin during the sleep cycle. This may help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and experience better quality sleep. Through its patented continuous release and absorption system, REMfresh releases melatonin for up to 7 hours during the night.

REMfresh is an alternative to sleep products that can cause morning drowsiness. REMfresh is not a prescription drug. The primary ingredient in REMfresh is the body’s own sleep ingredient: melatonin. REMfresh is non-habit forming and doesn’t contain narcotics, hypnotics, barbiturates, sedatives, antihistamines, or alcohol.

REMfresh helps you wake up refreshed without a drug hangover effect.


  • Continuous Release and Absorption Technology that Mimics the Body’s Own Release of Melatonin During the Sleep Cycle
  • Improved Melatonin Release and Absorption to Deliver up to 7 hours of Deep and Restorative REM sleep as part of a full sleep cycle.
  • Non-Habit Forming
  • No Morning Drowsiness
  • Clinically Shown to Result in 7-Hour Melatonin Absorption
  • Wake Up Refreshed
  • No Drug Hangover Effect


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Sleep Hygiene Cycle™

Go to bed the same time every night

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Make sure bedroom is quiet, dark, and cool

no devices

Avoid looking at blue screen devices in bed (TV, laptops, Smartphones, tablet)

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Enjoy a 2-hour period of calm activity to reduce restlessness and circular thoughts before bedtime.

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Avoid exercise, alcohol, and large meals before bedtime

no caffeine

Avoid caffeine after noon

30 minutes

Take REMfresh nightly,  30-60 minutes before bedtime

Specific Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep2

You’re not alone. Occasional sleeplessness impacts millions of people every day.

Difficulty sleeping can be caused by a variety of factors including food, caffeine, stress, lifestyle, or other reasons.2 The suggestions below can offer a healthy start to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Food and Drink

Avoid caffeinated beverages after lunch

Limit your daily caffeine intake to 200 mg (equivalent to 2 cups of coffee)

Avoid eating large meals before bedtime

Skip alcohol for 4-6 hours before bedtime

Maintaining Good Sleeping Habits

Avoid taking naps during the day, especially after 3 pm

If a nap is absolutely necessary, limit it to less than 1 hour

Wake up at the same time every day, including weekends

Maintain a regular sleep schedule, but avoid going to bed unless you’re sleepy

Stop using your gadgets (cell phone, tablet, or computer) 30 minutes before bedtime. The artificial light generated by these devices can disrupt your body’s sleep cycle

Your Sleep Environment

Make sure your room isn’t too hot or too cold (68 °F is ideal, but you may like it hotter or colder)

Your room should be dark. Use blackout curtains or an eye mask to keep light out

Make sure your room isn’t noisy. Use a white noise machine if needed

Don’t use your bed for reading, watching TV, eating, or other activities. Use your bed only for sleeping

Calm the Restless Mind

Engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as a warm bath or a quiet activity

Regular exercise can help you sleep better

Like many things in life, the start to a good night’s sleep begins with better habits. Always consult a doctor to discuss a program involving exercise and/or lifestyle changes that meets your unique needs.

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