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 sunset 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 pattern of gradual melatonin release throughout the night resembles a mesa – a flat-topped hill with steep sides. It’s estimated that one-third 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.