Uncovering the Biology of Sleep
Dim Light Melatonin Onset (DLMO) is an index to measure an individual’s circadian phase (biological clock) and a comprehensive assessment of circadian timing can help aid in the diagnosis of chronic sleep disruptions, as well as guide the timing of targeted treatment(s). Salimetrics’ sample collection protocol provides a flexible sampling schedule, based on the gold standard predictor of circadian timing, DLMO. However, since the timing of sleep issues fluctuates between days and individuals, melatonin levels may also be measured with varying schedules to determine an individual’s circadian phase at any time. Salimetrics has applied its expertise in saliva collection, handling, transport and CLIA-Certified laboratory processing to develop a HIPAA compliant, easy to use, patient-based system for an at-home or in-clinic circadian phase test.