Sleepy is a food supplement of melatonin and vitamin B6 which is presented in a unique and innovative drug delivery system of oral films (strips) that dissolve fast and completely in the mouth.
Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced that helps the body to maintain its natural rhythm, adjusting normally the cycles of sleep and wakefulness. Melatonin is widely used by persons who work during the night, because it helps to reduce the time to sleep and also by persons who frequently travel, because it helps to alleviate the subjective feeling of jet lag.
Besides melatonin, Sleeply has in its composition vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) which is multifunctional, and is important in the maintenance of a good health. Vitamin B6 besides helping the body to produce antibodies to fight disease and infection, helps the nervous system in the process of endogenous synthesis of hormones such as serotonin, norepinephrine and melatonin, that influences our mood and biological cycles. Some studies have shown that the administration of vitamin B6 is associated with increase of melatonin biosynthesis when compared to the control group. Furthermore, the deficient production of vitamin B6 has also been linked with a reduction in endogenous melatonin.
The innovative drug delivery system of Sleeply (strips) give the product clear advantages when compared to other oral dosage forms, such as tablets, capsules, liquid or inhalants. This new delivery system of films has the following therapeutic advantages: reduction of the dosage improving efficacy and safety profile, improves product onset, reduces the time of dissolution and absorption, increased product stability and is more convenient and enjoyable for patients and consumers. Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies and consumers alike have embraced this new drug delivery system as a practical and accepted alternative to traditional medicine forms.