Sleep Support

How Much Melatonin Should I Take?

Young woman sleeping after taking vitafusion gummies with melatonin

When you are not getting the sleep you need, you may be wondering what can help. Curious about melatonin supplements? You can find the answers you are looking for here! Read on for information on how melatonin works, how much melatonin to take, and which melatonin gummies taste great.

Why is sleep important?

Sleep is a key function of our bodies. While we sleep and rest, our bodies are doing important work in several ways.

Sleep is important for good health, both in the short-term and the long-term. It is so much harder to get things done, take care of yourself or your family, or even to hang out with friends when you haven’t had a good night of sleep.

How much sleep should I get?

While everyone’s bodies and sleep needs are unique, in general, it is recommended adults get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. However, the amount of sleep you need changes over time. For example, children need much more sleep when they are young, and those needs decrease as we age.

Let’s look at the numbers: According to the National Institute of Health, 1 in 3 adults do not regularly get the recommended amount of uninterrupted sleep they need to protect their health. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 15-25% of children and adolescents have trouble falling and staying asleep.

Sleep is important. If you are having trouble with sleep - what can you do to help? First , talk with your doctor about the issue and discuss whether a melatonin supplement is right for you.

How can melatonin help me sleep?

You may have heard about melatonin and wonder how it can help you sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that our bodies produce at night in response to darkness. This helps prepare our brains and bodies for sleep, and it helps to regulate your sleep cycle.*

Taking melatonin before bedtime can support sleep.* As people age, levels of melatonin production may decrease, so for some people, melatonin supplementation can provide sleep support.*

How much melatonin should I take to help me sleep?

Melatonin supplements can range from 1.5mg to 10mg per serving. Work with your health care professional to discuss whether melatonin is right for you and the best dosage for you.

vitafusion™ gummy supplements offer several different melatonin options: 

  • Melatonin – with 3 mg of melatonin per serving, these are great-tasting, sugar-free white tea- and peach-flavored gummies.
  • Extra-Strength Melatonin – these blackberry-flavored gummies provide 5 mg of melatonin per serving.
  • Melatonin Max Strength – these strawberry-flavored gummies provide 10 mg of melatonin per serving.

Can I give melatonin to my kid?

It is important to always check with your child’s pediatrician before starting any new supplements for your child, including melatonin supplements.

There are many delicious melatonin gummy options for kids to help them get the sleep support they need*:

Can I take melatonin every night?

Melatonin provides sleep support.* You should talk to your healthcare provider about how often you should take melatonin.

Can melatonin help with jet lag?

Yes, melatonin can help with jet lag recovery*. Jet lag is the tired feeling some people get when they travel across time zones. While temporary, it can make the first few days of a trip or the first days back home a bit harder to get through, as your body clock may not align with the new time.

So if you need help with jet lag* when traveling, try one of the many delicious melatonin supplements from vitafusion™.

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