​How to Find the Best Melatonin for You

​How to Find the Best Melatonin for You

Posted by Vitasunn on 5 Aug 2018

How to Find the Best Melatonin for You

Melatonin has been a lifesaver for many and chances are good that it can help you if you’re having trouble sleeping.

This article explains how Melatonin works, how to use it, and how to find the best type of Melatonin to solve your specific sleep problem.

Melatonin can’t solve every sleep problem but when it works it really works well! If you have trouble getting to sleep on time or staying asleep, it’s worth trying.

How Much Melatonin Should You Take?

The truth: Melatonin is a powerful hormone – so it’s best to go slowly.

Multiple studies and meta-analyses at MIT have shown that lower doses are just as effective as typical doses such as 3 mg., which are 10 times larger.

Since it’s hard to find doses that small, one technique is to buy small dose pills like 2 or 3 mg and cut them in half or in quarters. This gets you a lot closer to the (often) optimal smaller dose. If you buy liquid melatonin form you can get really precise, which is preferred.

Additionally, the first time you take Melatonin you might find yourself groggy the next morning, so it’s better to start with a very small dose like .3 mg.

After you give it a try, experiment with changing the dose to find what works best for you – Many find that .5-1mg well before bedtime is perfect, but you can adjust depending on what’s going on in your life.

If you’ve got a lot going on that day and might be going to bed really stressed, you might ry a larger dose before bed (closer 1-3mg – non-time-release), but for many it’s not the size of the dose that makes the biggest difference.

The biggest difference comes from how soon before bed people take melatonin. If one takes even a small dose a few hours before bed (instead of the normal 30 minutes indicated on the label), there can be a powerful effect.

What’s the Best Type of Melatontin?

Melatonin generally comes in four varieties: Time release pills, liquid that delivers via a medicine dropper, regular pills you swallow, and ‘Sublingual’ pills that you put under your tongue. The time release pills mix melatonin with a slow-dissolving substance that ensures the drug is slowly delivered to your body over the course of a few hours. The benefit from time release pills is they help you stay asleep once you fall asleep. Sublingual tablets are meant to dissolve quickly under your tongue. The melatonin is absorbed by the blood vessels in your mouth and starts working very quickly. Between regular pills, liquid melatonin, and sublingual tablets, sublingual starts working the fastest. Regular pills and liquid melatonin will start working in about 30 minutes. The big plus for liquid melatonin is that you can measure out the perfect dose to make sure you’re not taking too much, or too little. You can also drop it into bedtime tea to make a true Sleepytime tea, which is a nice way to get ready for bed.

Can You Cut or Split Melatonin Pills?

The answer is yes you can split melatonin pills and you probably should. Most doses of melatonin are simply too big. Not only are they not as effective but a big dose can leave you feeling groggy the next morning. The only melatonin pill you might not want to split is a time-release pill that uses a coating, but most of them don’t. If you’re splitting a time release pill and you see that it doesn’t have a special coating, you should be good to go. So, feel free to cut those pills, or better yet, use liquid melatonin to get the perfect dose for you.

When Should You Take Melatonin?

Most doctors advise taking a regular (non-time release) melatonin thirty minutes before bed, but there are two additional ways to use melatonin that many find helpful:

Take a regular dose of Melatonin four hours or more before your normal bedtime. This can be a fantastic practice that sets you on a soft, gentle glidepath to sleepy time. Make sure you don’t have anything to do (don’t plan on driving anywhere or performing brain surgery) and prepare to have a relaxing evening. As evening falls the melatonin kicks in and the urge to sleep become irresistible. This is a wonderful feeling for someone who suffers from chronic insomnia!

Time Release: If you regularly wake up in the middle of the night, time-release melatonin can help. An adult can try a 2-3mg dose to start, right before bedtime.

Why Vitasunn Melatonin is Best:

There are many brands of Melatonin on the market. The most important factors to look for are;

The melatonin is 100% synthesised.
This is critical. So-called ‘organic’ ‘natural’ or ‘naturally derived’ melatonin can contain pathogens, proteins and antibodies from the source animal (usually bovine) that can cause illness or immune responses when used.


Dosage and quality are precisely controlled and guaranteed.
This should be standard, but it is surprising how many manufacturers cannot provide this assurance.

Vitasunn melatonin is 100% laboratory synthesised, pure pharmaceutical melatonin.
100% of Vitasunn melatonin is batch tested and guaranteed to be the precise dose labelled.