How to Sleep Better

Not getting enough quality sleep? When you don’t get enough sleep or your sleep is not restorative then you can wake up feeling tired, sleepy, and not function properly during the day. Even one or two lost hours can have a major effect on how you perform at work or during your daily activities.

Side effects of poor sleep or lack of sleep

Disrupted sleep or lack of sleep can affect you in several different ways. You may have problems dealing with stress, coping with discomfort and managing your mood.

Sleep Problems can lead to poor work performance, difficulty thinking clearly and trouble remembering things.
Left untreated, sleep disruption can have long-term consequences for your health and longevity.
Older people may experience reduced physical performance and increased risk of falls.
It’s not surprising that many people who suffer from poor sleep or lack of sleep have a reduced quality of life.

Treatments for sleep problems

If you’re experiencing trouble sleeping, or if your sleep is restless, light or of poor quality, there is a range of solutions to explore:
  • Adopting good sleep hygiene techniques and sticking to a regular routine is usually one of the first options people try to improve their sleep.

  • Learning relaxation techniques including breathing exercises, muscle relaxation and meditation are useful techniques.
  • Identifying and dealing with any underlying medical problems, stress, or other worries can also help.
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (sometimes referred to as CBTi) is also recommended as an initial treatment option.
  • A sleep supplement (such as CIRCADIN) in conjunction with good sleep habits may be appropriate.
Treatments for sleep problems
Treatments for sleep problems
If you have sleep problems that have persisted for more than 3 months you should seek professional support and talk to your doctor about the possible causes and the best treatment options for your sleep problem.

CIRCADIN vs traditional sleeping pills

Some types of sleep medications are designed to help you get to sleep and only work for a few hours.

Other types of sleeping pills may be able to provide you with sleep, but they can also have a downside such as:
  • Waking up feeling drowsy or groggy
  • They may increase the risk of having a fall or an accident
  • Dependency may develop with some types of sleeping pills
  • There may be withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking them
  • Some can affect your memory or make it harder to focus during the day
CIRCADIN vs traditional sleeping pills
CIRCADIN vs traditional sleeping pills
CIRCADIN doesn’t work like traditional sleeping pills.

CIRCADIN Sleep Tracker

A free tool intended to help you understand your sleep and lifestyle habits that influence sleep quality.

This easy to use app helps track your sleep data in a private and tailored way. Get valuable insights into your sleep patterns to help improve your sleep.


What is Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep hygiene refers to a range of everyday habits that can help you sleep better, such as avoiding alcohol or caffeinated drinks (like tea, coffee, or cola) close to bedtime, waking up at the same time each morning, and ensuring your room is at a comfortable temperature.

Learn more about sleep hygiene or click here to download the sleep hygiene fact sheet.

What can I do to try and prevent Sleep Problems?

Poor sleep hygiene (sleep habits) is a common cause of sleep problems.

One of the most important steps in improving your sleep hygiene is to establish a regular sleep routine. This can involve maintaining regular pre-bed activities, keeping your bedroom surroundings relatively constant, and waking up at the same time each day. However, you should avoid going to bed if you aren’t tired, even if it means going to bed at irregular times.

Here are a few steps you could try:

  • Avoid caffeinated drinks before going to bed
  • Avoid napping during the day
  • Limit your alcohol and cigarette use before bedtime

Learn more about sleep hygiene.

Click here to download a sleep hygiene fact sheet.

How long will CIRCADIN take to work?

The sleep promoting effect of Circadin will take place from 1 to 2 hours after taking a tablet.

For the best effect, take Circadin as directed. (Circadin should be used regularly at the same time each day, after food and 1 to 2 hours before you go to bed). To approach your sleep issues holistically, we recommend you also follow good sleep hygiene practices.

Always speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

How is CIRCADIN different from other Melatonin tablets?

Circadin has a specific, prolonged release formulation which means the melatonin is slowly released over the course of 8 to 10 hours and mimics the body’s natural pattern of melatonin release.1

Circadin is a pharmaceutical grade melatonin product – which means it has been carefully assessed for quality, efficacy and consistency, and has been approved for use in Australia.

Sleep Resources Circadin

Sleep Resources

Good sleep habits and lifestyle changes should always be tried first to improve sleep.



CIRCADIN has been clinically proven¥† to improve sleep quality, morning alertness and daytime functioning, and to decrease the time it takes to fall asleep.

compared to placebo in adults aged 55 and over

Make more of every day.

Sleep better and live better with CIRCADIN.¥
Make more of every day Circadin
Sleep better and live better with CIRCADIN

¥Wade AG, et al. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007; 23(10):2597-2605; supported by Neurim.

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