Sleeping Gummies: Benefits And Contradictions

November 3, 2021

Surely you have ever seen the «Sleeping Gummies» among food products or in pharmacies, these are like any other candy, however, they contain some compounds and drugs, mainly Melatonin, which help people to fall asleep, mainly in those who suffer from insomnia. Although the excess of this can be harmful to health.

Using the Gummies to Sleep

When you have insomnia, you know how desperate it can be. Day-to-day stresses and worries can affect biological rhythms and make it difficult to fall asleep at night or wake up earlier in the morning.

For those who have suffered from insomnia, it is often recommended to take Melatonin. This is a hormone that our body produces naturally and is responsible for regulating sleep, however there are people who have problems with its production and run to buy it to finally be able to sleep.

This can be found in medicines in different presentations (pills, capsules, drops) and some foods, but lately melatonin gummies have become very famous due to their benefits, but also for their taste and their fun way.

What is Melatonin

The N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine or melatonin is a secreted by the pineal gland hormone which has the size of a pea and is located just above the center of the brain. It contributes to the creation of circadian rhythms in relation to light, in a way that helps the body to know when it is time to go to sleep and when it is time to get up.

Normally, the body secretes more melatonin at night. Levels start to rise when the sun goes down and decrease in the morning. The amount of light that is received during the day, together with the biological clock itself, determine the amount that our body secretes.

Melatonin gummies  have the same effects as pills, capsules or drops that you find in any pharmacy, the difference is that their presentation is sweet and fun, and they are usually enriched with other vitamins and nutrients.

As they look and taste similar to that of any candy, many people can exceed their consumption, therefore, it is very important that before acquiring and taking them, you go to the doctor to prescribe the appropriate dose. And remember not to abuse them.

Side Effects of Sleeping Gummies

Melatonin is generally safe for short-term use. Unlike many sleep medications, with melatonin you are unlikely to become dependent, your response to decrease after repeated use (habituation), or to experience a hangover effect.

The most common side effects of melatonin include the following:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sickness
  • Drowsiness

Additionally, melatonin supplements can interact with various medications such as the following:

  • Anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Contraceptives
  • Medications for diabetes
  • Medications that suppress the immune system (immunosuppressants)

recommendations

In the scientific journal  Popular Science , entitled  The Science of Sleep  ( Science of Sleep ), published an interesting conversation with  Bernie Miller , supervisor at the Center for Sleep Disorders of the  Mayo Clinic  Arizona, USA, where They propose  5 tips to sleep better and faster .

  • Turn your room into a tomb

Try to make it look as like one as possible. Your room should be dark, cool, and quiet. Avoid all electronic devices, the blue spectrum of artificial light limits the hormonal production of melatonin .

  • Set sleep schedules

Establish times when you will go to sleep and others when you will wake up. Try not to stay those 5 more minutes, as far as possible, respect these hours even on weekends. This generates a habit in our brain, reinforcing the natural circadian rhythm of sleep  and regulating biological variables in appropriate time intervals.

  • Exercise early, not at night

It is recommended to exercise between 4 and 6 hours before going to sleep, since exercise increases body temperature and generates more difficulties and discomfort when sleeping.

  • Control naps

A nap should take place between noon and 4:00 p.m., lasting no more than 30 to 45 minutes, otherwise, the brain enters deeper states of sleep and the sleep cycle ends up being affected.

  • Control caffeine

Caffeine consumption should necessarily be avoided after noon if you want to sleep adequately at night. Coffee, tea and other beverages high in caffeine can keep this psychoactive alkaloid working in the body for about 5 hours and it can take up to 14 hours to come out.

Dr. Loony Davis5
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