What is CIRCADIN used for?
*Primary insomnia is insomnia without an underlying medical cause or any other clear cause
CIRCADIN can help with sleep problems:
Sleep and ageing
As we age, our bodies may make less and less melatonin (the hormone that facilitates sleep onset and good sleep quality) which can eventually make us feel that our sleep is restless, light or of poor quality.
Improving sleep quality
By mimicking the natural release of the body’s melatonin, CIRCADIN may help improve sleep quality, which is an essential component of restorative sleep.
Improving daytime functioning
Melatonin plays a central role in the body’s sleep-wake cycle – promoting healthy sleep and helping to set our natural circadian rhythm. CIRCADIN will supplement the natural decline in melatonin that happens as we age, allowing you to have good quality sleep.
CIRCADIN vs traditional sleeping pills
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
When is CIRCADIN not recommended?
Liver or kidney problems
Some autoimmune diseases
Rare hereditary galactose intolerance
Allergy to melatonin or other CIRCADIN ingredients
With certain medications
Before or after drinking alcohol or caffeine
Before or after smoking cigarettes
If pregnant or breastfeeding
A holistic approach can help you optimise your sleep quality. Circadin has partnered with the award-winning sleep and mindfulness App AURA, to help you on your personalised journey to sleeping better and living better.*Terms and Conditions
Circadin is best taken after eating and 1 to 2 hours before your selected bedtime. Ideally, it should be taken at approximately the same time each day.
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.
It depends. A 3-week supply of Circadin can be obtained without a prescription for people aged 55 or older. However, you will need to talk to your pharmacist first so they can decide if it’s right for you. Otherwise, you should speak to your doctor.
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.
We are here to help you sleep better
Good sleep habits and lifestyle changes should always be tried first to improve sleep.
Everyone struggles with sleep occasionally, but if it keeps happening then seeking advice is the healthy thing to do.
Make more of every day.
¥Wade AG, et al. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007; 23(10):2597-2605; supported by Neurim.
- Zisapel N. Open Neuroendocrinology J. 2010;3:85-95.
- Wade AG, et al. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007;23(10):2597-2605. Funded by Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Lemoine P, et al. J Sleep Res. 2007;16:372-380. Sponsored by Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Tel Aviv, Israel.