Dim Light Melatonin OFFSET Test, 7-Sample
*Currently Unavailable in New York State*
Morning Sampling – Do you know when your body wants to wake up? Many of us work against our body’s natural sleep cycle, also known as a “circadian rhythm”. However, this simple circadian phase test can reveal the exact timing of your body’s natural wake cycle using saliva for Dim Light Melatonin Offset (DLMOff). Your Melatonin offset is a specific rhythm of post-awakening melatonin secretion tied to promoting waking up from sleep in healthy individuals. This test allows the visualization of this biological pattern to see if it is abnormal or shifted, which can extend or reduce an individual’s biological night when they need to be awake and alert. In normal individuals, morning levels return back to baseline just prior to spontaneous awakening or typically fall rapidly after awakening.
This Circadian Phase Assessment Kit offers an all-inclusive, easy and accurate way to measure your circadian phase through salivary melatonin testing in the convenience of your own home or at a sleep facility, without the need for a blood draw or overnight polysomnography. This simply requires the collection of 7 timed saliva samples over one morning. Once samples are self-collected, freeze and send samples to Salimetrics’ CLIA-Certified testing facility using the pre-paid return shipper. Results are reported directly to your sleep specialist (if provided) and you through a secure, HIPAA compliant results portal. Results can then be used as the next step towards treatment for a better night’s sleep.
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The National Institutes of Health estimates that 50 to 70 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems. Likewise, a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation indicates that 70% of Americans say they have frequent sleep problems. Due to costly, unpleasant testing procedures, most sleep problems remain undiagnosed and untreated in the US. When properly diagnosed and treated, sleep specialists estimate that 85-90% of their patients get better sleep.
Why Saliva-Based Sleep Assessment from Salimetrics?
- Convenient, All-Inclusive, and Easy to Use Sampling Kit with Cold Chain Managed, Round-Trip Shipping
- Most Reliable, Biologically Accurate, Evidence-Based Assessment of Circadian Rhythm Available
- Supported by Researchers and Clinicians
- 7 Sample Profile Screens for Most Sleep-Related Disorders
- Performance Validated
- Safe for All Ages, Including Children and Elderly
- Flexible, At-Home, or In-Sleep Center Collection Protocol