Typically an adult needs approximately 8 hours of sleep a day, although this varies from person to person. Insomnia can arise from many different causes ranging from physiological (pregnancy, medical conditions) to psychological (stress, mental health). Insomnia can be temporary lasting only a few days, short-term (weeks) or chronic in nature (lasting more than 3 weeks). At Como Compounding Pharmacy we can provide treatment options for all types of insomnia.
A common method of treating insomnia is Melatonin treatment. Melatonin is a natural hormone involved in controlling the body’s circadian rhythms (internal “body clock”) and sleep regulation. Normally, the levels of melatonin production decrease in daylight and are increased at night.
We compound melatonin in a range of forms including capsules, troches and solutions.
You do require a prescription from your doctor to obtain this medication.
We also offer a range of naturopathic, herbal and medical products to assist sleep.
For more information, contact our pharmacists via our contact page, or ask in-store.