Physician’s Seal, makers of REMfresh, a non-prescription sleep brand, revealed results of a nationwide survey conducted by QuintilesIMS among 700 US primary care physicians with certification in sleep disorders. REMfresh ranked as the #1 recommended modified-release melatonin brand for sleep management. “Modified-release” encompasses a broad continuum of extended-release products for sleep, including continuous-release, timed-release, and sustained-release products.

REMfresh is a continuous release and absorption melatonin (CRA-melatonin) product that helps to maintain sleep for up to 7 hours.

“Sleep research continues to be important because sleep is an area of unmet medical need,” says David C. Brodner, MD, in a release. Brodner is board-certified in otolaryngology — head and neck surgery and sleep medicine and is founder and principle physician at the Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness, in Palm Beach County, Florida, and senior medical advisor for Physician’s Seal LLC.

“Melatonin products have been used primarily as a chronobiotic to address sleep disorders associated with abnormal timing of the circadian system, such as jet lag and shift work, but that has now changed. With its patented Ion Powered Pump (IPP) delivery system that mimics the body’s own natural sleep pattern, REMfresh may allow more individuals having trouble sleeping to experience drug-free, consistent, restorative sleep and have an improved quality of life,” Brodner says. “The clinical data on REMfresh represents an unparalleled breakthrough in drug-free sleep maintenance therapy. With the recent launch of non-prescription REMfresh nationwide earlier this year, it is gratifying to see the remarkably strong patient feedback. The product has strong efficacy along with the ability for patients to wake up the next morning without a drug hangover.”