Melatonin - Treat Jet Lag With Oral Tablets

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Melatonin - Treat Jet Lag With Oral Tablets

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  • Medication features

    Melatonin oral tablets can help you fall asleep quickly and easily, wake up more refreshed, and boost your overall well-being.

    • Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone in the body
    • Proven treatment for jet lag
    • Reduces anxiety and stress levels
    • Improves memory, attention, and reaction time
    • Improves immune system
    • Reduces the risk of chronic diseases
    • Do not crush or chew tablet when taking
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Overview

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Melatonin for Jet Lag

Melatonin oral tablets are a dietary supplement that contains melatonin. They are often used to treat jet lag, insomnia, and delayed sleep phase disorder.

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps to regulate your sleep-wake cycle. Normally, melatonin levels increase at night to make you feel tired and to prepare your body for sleep.

Take melatonin tablets at your destination's night time to combat jet lag and adapt to the new time zone.

How melatonin works for jet lag treatment?

Melatonin oral tablets help to reset the body's sleep-wake cycle to the new time zone. This can help to reduce the symptoms of jet lag and improve sleep quality.

Melatonin primarily regulates day and night cycles. Darkness triggers increased melatonin production, signaling the body to prepare for sleep.

Light reduces melatonin, signaling wakefulness. Low melatonin levels can lead to difficulty falling asleep. Taking melatonin supplements can aid in improving sleep and helping individuals fall asleep.

Benefits of using melatonin oral tablets?

The benefits of using melatonin oral tablets include:

  • Improved overall well-being
  • Reduced jet lag symptoms
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Improved sleep onset

Is melatonin safe?

Melatonin oral tablets are generally safe and well-tolerated for most people. However, they can cause side effects in some people, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and daytime drowsiness.

It is essential to talk to your doctor before taking melatonin oral tablets, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking any other medications.

Can anyone take melatonin?

Most people can take it for short periods. However, some people should not take melatonin, including

  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women
  • People with autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • People with seizure disorders
  • People taking certain medications, such as blood thinners or antidepressants

How to use melatonin for jet lag?

It is important to start taking melatonin on the first day of your travel and continue taking it for 2-3 days after you arrive at your destination.

To use melatonin oral tablets, take a supplement 30-60 minutes before bedtime in the destination time zone. For example, if traveling from New York to London, you would take melatonin 30-60 minutes before bedtime in London time.

  • Choose a high-quality melatonin supplement.
  • Start with the lowest dose available.
  • Do not cut the pill.
  • Take a time-released melatonin pill one to three hours before bed.
  • If you cannot fall asleep within three to four hours, take another time-released melatonin pill.
  • For awakenings at night that last less than one hour, take a sublingual melatonin pill.
  • For awakenings at night that last more than one hour, take a time-released melatonin pill and a sublingual melatonin pill.

Here are some additional tips for using melatonin:

  • Take melatonin at the same time each night. It helps to regulate your body's natural sleep-wake rhythm.
  • Avoid taking melatonin too close to bedtime. Melatonin can make you drowsy, so it is important to give it time to work before you go to bed.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine like taking a warm bath, reading a book, or listening to soothing music.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed. These substances can interfere with sleep.
  • Ensure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and kept at a comfortable temperature.

Recommended dose

The recommended dose of melatonin for jet lag treatment is 0.5-5 milligrams. Beginning with a minimal dosage and adjusting as required is the recommended approach.

Side effects

Melatonin oral tablets are generally safe and well-tolerated for most people. However, they can cause side effects in some people, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and daytime drowsiness.

Precautions

Melatonin can interact with specific medications, including blood thinners and antidepressants. Talk to your doctor before taking melatonin, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking any other medications.

Conclusion

Melatonin oral tablets are a safe and effective way to improve sleep quality and reduce the symptoms of jet lag. If you are struggling with sleep problems, talk to your doctor about whether melatonin oral tablets are right for you.

Patient Information Leaflet (from EMC): https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2809.pdf

Author
NameMr Suhail Jamil
RoleSuperintendent Pharmacist
GPhc Number2069518


 

Directions

Reducing Jet Lag Without Medication

  • Before you travel, adjust your bedtime closer to your destination's bedtime and ensure you're well-rested.
  • Stay calm and relaxed during your journey.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, especially during the flight.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Move around on the plane when possible.
  • Set your watch to the destination time at the beginning of the flight.
  • Sleep during the journey according to the destination's nighttime hours.
  • Upon arrival, try to sleep and eat according to the destination's times.
  • Keep your sleeping environment dark at night, even if you're awake.
  • Avoid daytime naps.
  • Spend time outdoors, particularly in the afternoon when traveling west and in the morning when traveling east. Natural light helps with adjustment, or you can use a SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) light at these times.

Dosage

Start taking Melatonin as soon as possible after your symptoms begin. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water, with or without food, three times a day for 5 days.

FAQ

  • What is Melatonin?

    Melatonin is a sleep hormone that is produced naturally in the body to regulate your sleep cycle.

  • How long does melatonin take to start working?

    Melatonin takes effect within 20-40 minutes (some up to 1-2 hours). So take it 30-60 minutes before bedtime.

  • Where can I buy Melatonin online in the UK?

    You can order Melatonin from UK-registered Ashcroft Pharmacy at the lowest price only £14.99, by completing a short online assessment. This helps ensure the medication is suitable for you.

  • How long will I take melatonin to treat insomnia?

    You'll usually take melatonin for 1-4 weeks to treat insomnia, up to 13 weeks in some cases. If it doesn't work after 13 weeks, try lifestyle changes or see a doctor again. For some types of insomnia, it can be a long-term treatment.

  • How to take melatonin for jet lag?

    Dosage: The usual dose is 1 tablets (3mg) 30-60 mins. before bedtime. Your doctor may recommend 2 tablets (6mg) based on your needs.

    Timing: Take melatonin when you arrive at your destination at your normal bedtime. However, avoid taking it before 8pm or after 4am.

    Duration: You can use melatonin for up to 5 nights in a row.

  • How does melatonin work for jet lag?

    Melatonin helps reset your body's clock to the new time zone, easing jet lag symptoms like fatigue and insomnia. Take 1-2 tablets at bedtime, between 8pm and 4am, for up to 5 nights. Talk to your doctor first.

  • Will you sleepwalk with Melatonin?

    Taking Melatonin is not linked to sleepwalking.

    If you have a history of sleepwalking or are concerned about the possibility, it's best to consult your doctor before taking melatonin.

    Resources that you may find helpful:

    National Sleep Foundation: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/parasomnias/sleepwalking
    Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleepwalking/symptoms-causes/syc-20353506
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine: https://aasm.org/

  • Can I get addicted to melatonin?

    No, you won't get addicted to melatonin if taken as directed for short-term sleep issues. However, if you've been using it for a long time, consult your doctor before stopping. They can help you safely stop taking melatonin.

     

  • Can I buy melatonin supplements at a health food shop?

     Unfortunately, in the UK, you cannot buy melatonin supplements at a health food shop. Melatonin is a prescription-only medicine in the UK, and it's not available for purchase over the counter.

  • Will it affect my contraception or HRT?

    Melatonin won't affect your birth control. It is safe to take with hormonal contraceptives like the pill and emergency contraception.

    However, the combined pill and  hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can boost the amount of melatonin in your body. This is usually safe and harmless. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. 

  • Can I drive or ride a bike while taking Melatonin?

    Don't drive or ride a bike if melatonin makes you sleepy, dizzy, or affects your concentration. This applies to both starting and continuing treatment.

    Wait until any side effects disappear before driving or operating machinery. You may also want to consult a doctor or pharmacist if you're unsure.

    Remember, driving under the influence can be dangerous and illegal. Always prioritize safety and make responsible decisions.

    Learn More> GOV.UK has more information on the law on drugs and driving.

  • Can I drink alcohol while taking melatonin?

    Don't Drink Alcohol with Melatonin: It's Dangerous! Both make you sleepy, leading to overly deep sleep. You may struggle to wake up or breathe properly. Avoid alcohol completely while taking melatonin.

  • Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

    Yes, you need to avoid drinks containing caffeine (including tea, coffee, cola, and energy drinks) and alcohol while taking melatonin. These substances can interfere with melatonin's effectiveness in promoting sleep.

Side Effects

Side effects of jet lag include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Migraine
  • Lethargy
  • Dizziness

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