GetTested’s Melatonin Test analyzes your secretion levels of melatonin. Too low or too high levels can contribute to everything from disturbed sleep to premature aging. With millions of people around the globe suffering from sleep disorders, such as insomnia and hypersomnia, measuring your melatonin levels can help you figure out the origin of your sleeping problem.
The test is easily measured in saliva where you collect it yourself at home and then send the sample to our lab for analysis.
At-home test without need for a doctor’s visit
Clinically approved test that is analyzed by an ISO 13485 certified lab
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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland, the epiphysis of the brain and its function is primarily to help control our circadian rhythm. The secretion of melatonin is a mechanism that makes us sleepy and the content varies during the day and is affected by light and darkness. The level increases in the dark and is at its highest at night and at its lowest during the day when the light is at its strongest. Some people have too low melatonin production which makes it difficult for them to fall asleep. If you suffer from sleep problems, there are good reasons to test your levels and if our test shows low levels, there are supplements to buy to get your levels up.
Melatonin also helps the body regulate other hormones, our blood pressure and body temperature. There are also links between low levels of melatonin and depression and premature aging.
Melatonin is a hormone that is created from the amino acid tryptophan and that the body itself produces in the pineal gland. When the levels of melatonin rise during the day towards the evening, it gives the body a signal that it’s time to sleep which makes you drowsy and tired. If melatonin production is disturbed, you may have difficulty sleeping. Sleep disorders can be caused by various factors such as blindness, jet lag, menopause, rising age, night work and more. To overcome the sleep problems, you can take extra melatonin in the form of supplements or medication.
The production of melatonin is affected by, among other things, artificial lighting, hard training late in the day, the cycles of the year and aging. By measuring and identifying any imbalances, you can initiate the right treatment to improve melatonin production.
How to take the test?
You do the test at home by collecting a sample of your saliva. You collect the saliva before going to bed on a Sunday evening. This is important since the test needs to be send to our lab on a Monday.
Your test is sent to our lab for analysis, and you will receive the results digitally as soon as the analysis is done. Allow 30 minutes to pass after brushing your teeth, before doing the test. If you’re bleeding from your gums, we recommend waiting, as this can interfere with the analysis. Also avoid drinking, eating, smoking and chewing gum 30 minutes before the test.
- Make a purchase on the website. Order a test at our website and complete the transaction. We accept VISA, Mastercard and AMEX. The transaction is handled quickly and securely through our payment provider.
- A test kit will be sent to your specified address. When an order is made, we send you a test kit, including instructions. We also include a prepaid envelope that you use to send the test to our lab. We highly recommend sending the test on a Monday or Tuesday.
- Do the test according to the instructions (can be found on this website and in the test kit) If you have any questions regarding the testing procedure, please contact our support team.
- Send your completed test to the lab and wait for the results Send your test kit to our ISO certified lab. You will receive your test results within 15 business days.
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