When it comes to dispensing melatonin tablets Australia has to be among the world leaders per capita. Not only is it a big country, but it is a very long way away from everywhere else. These long travel times mean that Australians are more likely to suffer from jet lag than, say, Western Europeans who live in a small continent all jammed together.
The two primary uses for melatonin tablets are, of course, to fight insomnia and to help mitigate the effects of jet lag. The tablets are an artificially produced substitute for a naturally occurring hormone in the body that is associated with sleep patterns.
In the event of disruptions in the body’s natural cycle of rest and wakefulness, melatonin can bump up the body’s levels and bring on a better, more restful sleep with few noticeable side effects.