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How to Sleep Instantly

For some people, sleep isn’t as easy as letting your head hit the pillow. While there isn’t a one-fit-cures-all solution to sleeping instantly, choosing sleep supplements that work more quickly and efficiently may be all the difference between getting enough sleep and getting better sleep.

 

Regulating your sleep-wake cycle with melatonin

Your sleep cycle is affected by your circadian rhythm, which describes physical and behavioral changes your body experiences in a 24-hour cycle. This includes your sleep cycle, which is regulated through the production of melatonin, a hormone that’s naturally produced in your brain’s pineal gland and signals your body to prepare for sleep.

Taking melatonin supplements can help initiate this cycle within your control, onsetting sleep cues at a chosen time. This can be especially helpful for jet lagworking irregular hours or late night shifts, and blue light exposure, which can throw off your circadian rhythm and compromise how much you sleep- or even your quality of sleep.

Melatonin is considered to be a safer alternative to taking sleeping pills, which have more prominent side effects as well as a risk of developing dependency. Studies have found no correlation to developing withdrawals or a tolerance to taking certain amounts of melatonin, even long term.

 

Choose Ascent Instant Sleep- here’s why.

Again, it’s hard to find a solution that really helps you sleep instantly. But using better melatonin can help you sleep much faster than a less efficient supplement will. 

Nasal melatonin can be a preferred alternative to oral melatonin for two major reasons; the first being that it takes significantly less time to work, and the second being that its bioavailability (potency) is much greater in comparison. 

Supplements like Ascent Instant Sleep effortlessly optimize the best effect while minimizing the amount of melatonin you need. 

 

1. Ascent Instant Sleep works in as quickly as 15 minutes. 

Did you know there’s a reason why it feels like melatonin gummies don’t seem to be working fast enough?

When melatonin is produced naturally in your body, it’s secreted in your brain’s pineal gland. This allows it to be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream without much delay. 

On the other hand, oral melatonin- such as gummies and tablets- need to be digested, delaying the absorption of melatonin. The digestive process makes it take up to 1 to 2 hours or longer for its effects to peak.

A study comparing methods of absorption found the greatest potential in intranasal absorption, which was absorbed much more quickly compared to other methods including oral and transdermal melatonin.

Intranasal application offers a more direct pathway to your brain, bypassing any barriers that would delay it from being absorbed or degraded such as first-pass metabolism as mentioned above, and even the blood-brain barrier which typically filters substances from reaching your brain

Not only does it result in a faster pathway, but also in a higher concentration of a substance being absorbed. Compared to oral melatonin supplements, Ascent Instant Sleep works in as quickly as 15 minutes to 35 minutes

 

2. Ascent Instant Sleep is more efficient.

In addition to delayed effects, oral melatonin’s efficiency and potency are also compromised as a result of being metabolized before it can be fully absorbed into your bloodstream. 

During the digestive process, your liver breaks down chemicals and substances that you digest to make it easier for your body to absorb or use. This is known as the first pass effect, which ultimately results in only a small portion of the melatonin you took to be absorbed, while the majority is degraded.  

This explains why oral melatonin has poor bioavailability, a term that we use to describe the (reduced) amount of a substance that your body is actually absorbing versus the amount that you took.

Ascent Instant Sleep avoids this problem because of intranasal absorption, supporting a stronger concentration reaching your brain than traditional oral supplements.  

 

Will nasal melatonin work if I’m waking up in the middle of the night?

Interrupted sleep could be a sign of an underlying sleep issue or disrupted sleep cycle, and there can be many different reasons for this. 

Insomnia is one such common sleep issue that makes many people have difficulty staying asleep. Other common causes that wake people up include anxiety, depression, underlying health conditions like sleep apnea, and short-term effects such as jet lag.

If you wake up in the middle of the night it’s possible to use melatonin to reinitiate that cycle and go back to sleep. Doing so should not cause any negative side effects if taken appropriately, but you should be careful not to take too much melatonin- especially if you’ve already taken it prior to waking up. 

Melatonin supplements are not designed to treat or cure sleep disorders.

 

What else affects melatonin production?

Natural melatonin production in your body is primarily affected by the amount of light exposure in your eye. In the absence of light exposure, your brain’s pineal gland increases melatonin production. Melatonin is rapidly distributed in your bloodstream and travels to distant organs and parts of your body to onsets your sleep cycle.

It should be noted that melatonin does not “induce” sleep on its own. It merely signals cues to the rest of your body to prepare for sleep, and does not guarantee sleep with use. You should still practice good sleep hygiene to support your body’s ability to sleep better. 

One thing that detrimentally affects melatonin production- even at night, or in your dark bedroom- is the use of digital screens like your phone. These devices emit blue-light, which can suppress melatonin production in the same way that sunlight does. Long term, this has the potential to disrupt your sleep cycle, making it harder to fall asleep at night. 

 

How to use Ascent Instant Sleep

 

 

Ascent Instant Sleep begins at 0.1mg per spray, or 100μg, and effortlessly optimizes the best effect while minimizing the amount of melatonin you need. We recommend starting at 2 sprays, once in each nostril, before adjusting your dose if you require more.

Ascent Instant Sleep Melatonin is not intended to cure or treat sleep disorders or underlying health conditions.