Dim Light Melatonin Onset – Circadian/Sleep Assessment
Melatonin is vital for measuring circadian rhythm. In healthy individuals, melatonin levels follow predictable cycles and are suppressed by exposure to daylight. In the evening, melatonin levels in the body are expected to rise about 2 hours before the onset of sleep. This is called Dim Light Melatonin Onset (DLMO).
Knowing the timing of an individual’s nighttime melatonin secretion reliably evaluates the sleep-wake cycle to determine alignment or misalignment from a typical 24-hour circadian clock. Shifts can indicate abnormal sleep-wake patterns and provide clinicians with important data for sleep disturbance assessment.
BioHealth’s #220 DLMO Profile – Saliva Melatonin
- The only National and Worldwide at-home Dim Light Melatonin Onset (DLMO) panel
- 8 measurements of salivary melatonin for determination of DLMO phase
- An effective alternative to inconvenient collections performed in clinics or labs
- Performed using the Salimetrics melatonin assay, the industry standard – with higher specificity and consistency between tests, and a lower variability between replicate tests