AgeForce is knocking me the f*** out with the Melatonin Patch
- 02-23-2012, 03:08 PM
Thursday, Feb 23rd:
So, on Tuesday night I went to bed a little early. I put that patch on about 8:30pm and went to bed at 9:05pm. Despite the pain in my back, I slept pretty soundly. There was no tossing and turning, which was good, because I know it would've woken me up!
I had pretty good energy on Wednesday, with just a slight dip about 11am. I made it through the rest of the day pretty well, and with enough energy to stay awake during class without issue.
I put the patch on at 9pm when I got home from class. I went to bed at 9:45pm. I slept pretty soundly. My back was feeling was great while I was laying down. I got up Thursday morning, holy hell, I couldn't walk! I'm limping around a bit now. Kind of having a lazy day. I called into work, just trying to rest up, but I haven't been doing any extra sleeping, since I'm not tired.
- 02-23-2012, 04:01 PM
Hey dude, I was reading a study about melatonin that basically says it can be theoretically used as a mild AI in men. The study subjects were seeing an increase in testosterone due to inhibition of estrogen.
I will see if I can find it again...it's on pubmed!
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02-23-2012, 05:58 PM
I also heard from my girlfriend's mother that melatonin takes a bit to build up in your system, which would explain why it wasn't really doing anything for me the first week. I have no idea the truth to that though. But she's old and takes all kinds of herbal stuff.
02-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Friday, Feb 24:
I ended up going to the doctor about my back. He gave me some Vicodin for pain and Prednisone for anti-inflammatory. I'm feeling pretty good now.
I put the patch on tonight at 9pm. It's 9:39pm right now and I'm still wired, but I'll be hitting the bed soon.
02-25-2012, 03:33 PM
Saturday, Feb 25th:
Well, I didn't actually hit the bed until 11pm last night. I wasn't tired at all, but I figured I needed to. I slept fairly well. Woke up a couple times as usual. I got out of bed this morning at about 8am with no problems. I actually woke up before my 4 year old. That's unusual.
The little one is taking a nap now, and as much as I'd like to, I have an English essay to write. I'm feeling pretty energetic right now. So here's hoping I can power on through it!
02-25-2012, 06:16 PM
Are you noticing any strange/vivid dreams?
That is the first sign for me when I start something, the dream recall becomes a whole lot more frequent.
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02-26-2012, 12:41 AM
02-27-2012, 10:15 AM
Saturday/Sunday, Feb 25/26th:
I got home later Saturday night, then got distracted doing other stuff, and nearly forgot to put the patch on. I slapped that patch on about midnight and went straight to bed. On Sunday morning, my alarm was set for 8am, and I actually woke up before my alarm and got up and out of bed. Sunday was a great day for energy, and I ended up running around all day. Back was still a little sore, but I'm doing a lot better. I'll be going a bit easy on any workout that involves use of my lower back for awhile though.
02-27-2012, 11:26 PM
Monday, Feb 27:
Another day of solid energy, and to top it off, I'm flying high with adrenaline right now! I just got home from class, where I finally got my grade back for my first essay that I turned in a few weeks ago. I hate English class. I hate writing papers. I skipped English 101 last semester when I started school again because I didn't want to write papers. Well, I got my paper back tonight, and I got an A-! That puts me at an A in both my classes right now (other is Trigonometry). I'm stoked!
I slapped the patch on at 9pm when I walked through the door, I hope I can sleep tonight.
02-28-2012, 10:32 AM
Tuesday, Feb 28th:
I had one of the better night's sleep than I've had in a long time. As previously mentioned, I put the patch on at 9pm. I went to bed about 10:40pm when I started feeling the fuzzy headed effects. I slept completely through until about 10min before my alarm went off this morning. I was shocked that I didn't wake up once. I even made it into work early today.
02-29-2012, 11:22 PM
Wednesday, Feb 29th:
Ok, so Monday night was a great night, figures that it had to turn around. Tuesday night was absolutely horrible! I put the patch on last night at 9:20pm. I went to bed at 10:40pm. I wasn't feeling anything. I tossed and turned forever. I finally fell asleep but woke up numerous times throughout the night. Today around 11am, I started falling asleep at my desk again! *sigh*
Still removed from working out this week because of my back injury. I'll start back up at the end of this probably. It doesn't really hurt anymore. I just want to make sure it's healed before I start stressing it again.
Patch on tonight at 9:10pm.
03-01-2012, 09:55 PM
Thursday, Mar 1:
Last night, I ended up in bed at 10:30pm. I was pretty tired, wasn't much tossing and turning, so I fell asleep quick. Woke up a few times during the night. Didn't feel that well rested this morning. I had a meeting at work at 10am this morning and I was struggling to stay awake.
It's 7:50pm right now and I'm feeling pretty worn down. I'll probably try to go to bed early tonight.
03-02-2012, 04:32 PM
Friday, Mar 2nd:
I went to bed a bit early last night as stated. Patch went on at 9pm, and my head was hitting the pillow by 9:30pm.
I fell asleep pretty quickly (to be expected seeing as how tired I was), and I slept pretty good.
Today is running solid on energy. No dips yet at 2:30pm.
Maybe I just had a bad couple of days? Maybe I had a bad couple of patches? Who knows.
03-04-2012, 11:30 PM
Sunday, Mar 4th:
Friday and Saturday night were great! I slept 10 hours each night! Went to bed at 10pm, and up at 8am. I felt great all day both Saturday and Sunday. I worked on my motorcycle on Saturday afternoon (changing oil, adjusting chain, installing crash bars). Sunday, I did my first workout since I hurt my back a week and a half ago. I was pumped! I did chest and biceps using lighter weight and higher reps. My energy was through the roof.
Patch on at 9pm tonight. It's 9:30pm now and I'm headed to bed!
03-04-2012, 11:57 PM
03-05-2012, 10:05 AM
03-06-2012, 10:13 PM
Tuesday, March 6th:
Another couple good nights of sleep with solid energy throughout the day. I hit up a back workout tonight (i know, glutton for punishment). I didn't do deadlifts though! I felt real good all through, then went for a jog afterwards. It was a 20 min jog. Up from 12 minutes on Sunday night. I gotta get back into this cardio thing!
I've got three patches left to go. Only because I missed two nights along the way, otherwise tonight would be my last night. Looking to hit the bed early tonight! Got school tomorrow night, but only one class. May go for a run when I get home tomorrow night.
I also have a followup with the doctor on Thursday to check out my back. I still got a little bit of pain, but it's certainly bearable for now. Guess that's what I get. I was feeling so good that day, I did more than my body could handle.
I know I started out this thing posting my 1 rep max lifts with the hopes of testing again at the end to see if the better sleep helped to increase my lifts any, but because of the injury, I don't think I'm going to be able to do that. I know I at least won't be able to do the squats or deads. I may squeeze out a bench though.
03-08-2012, 12:05 AM
Wednesday, March 7th:
Patch went on last night at about 8:30. I didn't hit the bed until 10pm though. Crashed pretty quickly.
I slept ok, wasn't great, wasn't bad. I felt like I was dragging all day long though. I wasn't falling asleep at my desk or anything, I just didn't have the new found energy I've become accustomed to on this patch.
I didn't go for a run when I got home tonight. I had other things to get done before bed.
Patch on tonight at 9:30pm. It's just after 10pm now and I'm headed to bed!
03-09-2012, 04:07 PM
Friday, March 9th:
Wednesday night, I did go to bed shortly after I posted. Unfortunately, I had a terrible time trying to go to sleep. I was tossing and turning for awhile. Thursday morning, it was hard to get out of bed. I dragged through most of the day. At 4pm, when I got off work, I was driving to the gym and fighting to keep from falling asleep at the wheel. That's not an uncommon occurence for me, but something that has only happened once or twice since I started using this patch.
I drank my pre-workout on the way to the gym, and was able to pound out a leg workout that wasn't too bad. I limited myself to 225lbs on squats because of my back, but then loaded it up on the hack squats and leg press.
Thursday night, I put the patch on at 9:10pm. Same experience as the previous night. I couldn't get comfortable. I tossed and turned for awhile, woke up several times through the night. Today, my energy has been ok, but i just feel like this day is never going to end.
That was my last patch last night. I'll follow up later with my final thoughts.
03-11-2012, 02:44 PM
And we now return to Jerry Springer's Final Thoughts... oh wait, wrong show.
A month ago, AgeForce selected me to do a log on the Melatonin patch. I had a fairly good experience with it, though it didn't seem to be real consistent. It got off to a slow start with no affect on my sleeping at all. In the second week, it started to shine. I was falling asleep quicker, waking up less often during the night, having more energy throughout the day, and most importantly, not falling asleep while driving anymore. There was a short relapse in the third week. It picked back up in the fourth, then ended the last few days without much affect at all.
More often than not, I feel it did help my sleep. It wasn't as dramatic as I was hoping as evidenced by my thread title, but with what I was working with, any improvement really was a good one. I've used other sleep supplements before, and when comparing them to melatonin tablets, the various brands of ZMA, and even AI's 3z, I'd have to say this worked marginally better than all of those.
Would I buy again? Maybe. Perhaps I'll give it another shot after I rule out the possibility of sleep apnea (since so many people seem to think that's what I have).
Thank you, AgeForce, for giving me opportunity to log your product.
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