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Re: Melatonin

Postby Kopparoo2b » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:55 am

Ahahahah.....yah I bet that helped too.

I actually just checked and he just said she started taking Melatonin. Most times I start taking some kind of supplement, I get funky dreams. I hate it. I just want to sleep and wake up. Maybe its just a symptom of getting old. er. :?

They say excercise helps with sleep patterns. I'm thinking thats not always true either because, I just don't think I could work out any more. Cutting down coffee on my end doesn't mean much because I don't drink much anyways.

So.....for me.....I think its a symptom of............getting old. er. :((
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Re: Melatonin

Postby A.T.R. » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:10 pm

I would pop one capsule 3mg on the way home from work from nights.

Its not a sleeping pill. Its supposed to assist you maintain a sleep. I find it does help, but I do nights once every five weeks. So its not sometinmg I take often.


There were times when I would take two pills, however I would haev a real bad headache when I woke up.


I have been told though, take Gravol to assist with sleep instead.
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Re: Melatonin

Postby Jim Street » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:14 pm

melatonin is just the hormone that your body releases as ou sleep, it's disrupted by exposure to light.
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Re: Melatonin

Postby TMLF » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:22 pm

How right you are!

In my experience, it helped to get sleepy and get into initial sleep, but similar to pharmaceuticals, when I came to I never really felt truly rested.

Having said that, the after effects of Melatonin were nowhere near as drastic as a chemically engineered sleep aid, in my humble opinion...

Perhaps the "purest natural" products that one of the above posters mentioned would be worth a try!

Or perhaps the rum and coke (or whatever your preference is) like another poster mentioned.

Hopefully you'll find something sooner than later that will work for you.
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Re: Melatonin

Postby A.T.R. » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:59 pm

Im not a drinker. Im almost an abstainer I drink so infrequently. I couldn't picture having a wobbly pop before sleeping on nights.

To each his own I guess.
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Re: Melatonin

Postby Jim Street » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:20 pm

Not to sound like I'm preaching but sleep induced by alcohol is not real sleep because it ruins your REM anyway. I'm the same way, I can't even fathom drinking after night shift.

Take melatonin, wear earplugs, black out your windows, wear a mask if you have to.
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Re: Melatonin

Postby Q-Tip » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:05 pm

Could always go the extreme route and get a noise deprivation/flotation tank!
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Re: Melatonin

Postby mcdonaja » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:46 pm

LOL....yeah 4 kids later you don't have to tell me twice to "leave her alone".....she got the melatonin (all natural pure stuff) and started off with the lowest dose possible working up to the highest recommended dose 2mg or something like that.

Anyway it took her somewhere around 5 weeks to gradually work up to it and man she sleeps like a baby...even through my snoring (which is a first) If she does happen to wake up for some reason through the night she has NO problem getting back to sleep. 100% improvement.
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Re: Melatonin

Postby CourtOfficer » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:35 pm

Good to hear. I'll give it a good long try. Anything's better than my meth head sleeping patterns. (Up for 4 or 5 days, crash for 1).

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Re: Melatonin

Postby dwest » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:28 pm

If you need a good source I got a steady supply! lol lemme know! :thumbsup:
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Re: Melatonin

Postby Bettis » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:28 pm

I've been using melatonin on and off now for a few years. Currently taking 5mg after evenings and nights.
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Re: Melatonin

Postby TPS » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:08 pm

A.T.R. wrote:Im not a drinker. Im almost an abstainer I drink so infrequently. I couldn't picture having a wobbly pop before sleeping on nights.

To each his own I guess.


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Re: Melatonin

Postby TPS » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:11 pm

Don't rely on melatonin alone, and don't take it everyday either. It's a hormone produced by your body and if you constantly take the pills , your body will naturally stop producing it, which in turn will have the opposite effect. Especially when your on days!
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Re: Melatonin

Postby SHAMROCK » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:10 am

A.T.R. wrote:I have been told though, take Gravol to assist with sleep instead.


I have used Gravol before to help with sleep and it works. I would suggest using half a pill.

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Re: Melatonin

Postby CourtOfficer » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:57 am

Sleepless night last night. I'm gonna keep taking it to see if perhaps it needs time to build up in my temple.

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