Do NOT Use This Sleep Supplement

You may have heard that Melatonin will help you sleep, but I beg to differ.

Here’s why I don’t use melatonin:

  • Melatonin is a hormone that interacts with other hormone systems.
  • Melatonin is an unregulated dietary supplement so dosages in commercial products can be well off what’s on the label.
  • Dosages are far greater than what we make in our bodies naturally.
  • Taking it for jet lag is okay…but not for long term use.

Instead, I rely on these sleep habits:

  • Get 10 minutes of natural sunshine within an hour of waking
  • Observe the evening sunset
  • Reduce overhead lights at night.Enjoy caffeinated drinks before noon.
  • Exercise earlier in the day.
  • Keep the room cool.
  • Avoid alcohol before bed
  • Include magnesium rich foods (like leafy greens and legumes)

*And I use the supplements: L-Theanine and Magnesium L-Threonate.

Need more tips to manage menopause? Let’s talk: