Good supp's for helping with sleep?
05-22-2004 03:15 AM
Good supp's for helping with sleep?
I am 1 week into an M1T cycle and, ironically, not only has the m1t not given me lethargia at all, but it has actually given me quite a bit of nervous energy and I am having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Really bad night sweats as well. This is really out of the ordinary for me as I normally can fall asleep anytime, anywhere and sleep peacefully and deeply for 9-10 hrs. The best I can manage since starting the M1T is about 5 hours of restless sleep.
So basically, what are some good supp recommendations for helping with sleep? I believe B-12 and melatonin, correct? Anything else, and what doses of B-12 and melatonin should I use?
On a side note, I have gained ~8lbs and strength is up a bit... and the only sleeping 5hrs a night IS causing me to be more productive.... So far, M1T has treated me right.
05-22-2004 03:52 AM
Well being an insomniac myself here are my preferences:
Best and Natural Way:
1)Sex, and lots of it.
Though you're on m1t, so I personally wouldn't do the nyquil because of the alchohol content.
05-22-2004 04:43 AM
Try Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time Extra tea. It contains valerian and chamomile.
05-22-2004 08:29 AM
Magnesium by itself (no zinc, no calcium, no nothing), play with dosage to get correct for you, 1-2gms at bedtime, very relaxing and sleep inducing.
05-22-2004 08:38 AM
Wild Turkey works well for me.
05-22-2004 11:40 AM
I second Magnesium! Makes me sleep great while "on." I get mine in ZMA, but the cheaper route would certainly be magnesium by itself.
05-22-2004 12:41 PM
melatonin will make you a lot sleepier than just magnesium. I've tried both along with many others.
If neither helps, look into getting some ambien or seroquil but i doubt that would be necessary.
05-22-2004 12:51 PM
Melatonin 1-3mg gets my vote. It also may help in blunting cortisol.
05-22-2004 02:02 PM
Melatonin.......works the best....although this PHG I started taking is making me sleep very soundly.
05-22-2004 02:06 PM
05-22-2004 02:11 PM
Melatonin works very well for sleep. PM for a source that offers 100 3 mg tabs for $1.50 (ON brand).
05-22-2004 06:18 PM
I've tried melatonin numerous times, played with dosage, I never got anything out of it. For some reason, hormonal manipulation of wake/sleep cycle doesn't do much for me, I'm a chronic insomniac. Magnesium works, although I'm sure there is better out there, it just seems to induce relaxation and take my mind off everything and I can fall asleep.
Originally Posted by NPursuit
If melatonin works, go with it.
05-22-2004 06:43 PM
Originally Posted by gobig1
Yea by saying it works really well for sleep I meant for myself. I recommended it to a few friends who also liked it. If you get it at the right places it doesnt set you back much.
Although I should mention I had some messed up dreams on melatonin. Really vivd. Could of been placebo for sure.
05-22-2004 07:24 PM
increased dream activity is not just you, it happens to many who supplement with melatonin. I believe it comes with sleeping at a deeper state.
05-22-2004 08:23 PM
Melatonin plus 10 grams taurine works like a charm for me. Either by themselves don't do much for helping me sleep, but combine the two and I'm out within an hour generally.
05-22-2004 10:12 PM
ZMA.......not the ready made expensive formulas....buy the stuff seperately from GNC for like $10 for 3 months' worth.
05-22-2004 10:47 PM
Did I just hear someone recommend GNC?
05-23-2004 01:11 AM
I really must be dreaming now
05-23-2004 04:42 PM
05-24-2004 05:48 AM
Melatonin or a big ole fashion joint always worked well for me.
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