Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in our body that helps us regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin production in the body can be affected by many things but two common cuases are shift work and increasing age.
As we get older the amount of melatonin we naturally produce decreases and by the age of 70 we may produce up to 75% less melatonin than when we were younger. This means that melatonin can often be an effective treatment for older adults having difficulty sleeping.
Our accredited pharmacists can supply melatonin to patients over the age of 55 when they are having difficulty sleeping for up tpo 13 weeks.
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