Working Night Shift...ideas?
- 11-10-2008, 06:47 AM
Working Night Shift...ideas?
Ok so I got a new job and I am working 8pm - 6am. Seeing the sun come up when I go to bed is messing with me. I am thinking about maybe adding some 5-HTP and Valerian root with my usual ZMK to help me get to sleep. Just wondering if anybody else has experience with a situation similar to this.
- 11-10-2008, 12:08 PM
i work security 10-6 but i take naps lol
- 11-10-2008, 01:00 PM
low doses of lean extreme, and occasional melatonin. cortisol seems to spike when working night shift.
11-10-2008, 10:13 PM
When working the overnight shift (which I do often), Somnidren GH helps me to bed very easily. It also stacks perfectly with ZMK.
11-11-2008, 01:00 AM
I work 10:30-6am.. but Ive always been a night person, up til 5am no matter what.
its quit difficult to fall asleep when its daylight, i shut my door and curtains.. if I need to.. some zma/gaba etc,.,
11-11-2008, 04:40 AM
I take 3mg of Melatonin...works good for me.
11-11-2008, 05:00 AM
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11-11-2008, 07:28 AM
yea I hear on that last point. I used to be up until like 5am every single night...but it was just before it got light out. Now when i'm forced to be up until it's light out....it just feels wrong.
11-11-2008, 07:38 AM
i been working night shift for off and on 20 years now. plenty of exercise and a good diet are good no matter what shift you work. blackout curtains, and telling friends and family if you call or wake me at 3 in the afternoon i will be calling you at 3 am, it only took a couple of times to make my point. melatonin and cycling a cortisol reducer really seems to help. i am interested in trying endoamp, it seems mild and safe for long term. btw i often work 12's from 11pm to 11am, nothing to average 60 hours a week and i just turned 50.
11-11-2008, 07:55 AM
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11-11-2008, 10:49 PM
I work the night shift randomly, on top of a regular day shift and it sucks; sleep is all over the place. I would suggest SNS Phenibut and Valerian root for sleep - these 2 help me more than anything in the past.
11-12-2008, 02:16 AM
Valerian gives me "night terrors". Camomile tea and Bacopa are good relaxants. Black out the room and kill the noise. Earplugs or masking or both.
11-12-2008, 03:04 AM
ive been working night shifts for 5 years(10pm til 830am).for the last year ive been taking bulk carboxy or powerfull(either 1/4 tsp or 2 pills) and my (often) short sleep(4-6 hours)feels like a full 8.it doesnt really knock me out though,for that i use loads of alcohol and masturbation.
11-12-2008, 04:02 AM
11-12-2008, 04:37 AM
honestly i would reccommend bulletproof in this situation but the cheapest way would be 3mg melatonin. i have only taken melatonin a handful of times but each time it was very effective and i dont use it because it makes me sleep too long. You will get used to it eventually but ive been doing this for awhile and once you get home and see the sunlight just about everytime no matter how tired you are before that, you will be awake. serotonin releases naturally with the sight of light so melatonin supplementation is a good counter. Bulletproof really works too.
11-12-2008, 04:43 AM
i can't believe no one else has followed up on the FACT that working night shift raises cortisol levels.
11-12-2008, 05:17 AM
When would be the best time to work out? You'd think prior to going to work if the night shift raises cortisol levels.
I've wondered if taking melotonin long term would cause shutdown or suppression of your bodies own natural production?
11-12-2008, 05:27 AM
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11-12-2008, 10:29 AM
zma hasnt put me to sleep that well its more something i take when im already ready to sleep. If you run Muscle Pharm Bulletproof as a norm that will get you to sleep good but if you really need to you could take a break and just take 2-4mg of melatonin. Alot of people get used to the melatonin supplementation ive noticed. Just eat more to fight cortisol imo i dont think it matters much now.
11-12-2008, 10:48 AM
11-12-2008, 12:12 PM
BigT, you could use Phenibut with Melatonin without a problem. I would just use half your usually dose of melatonin.
11-12-2008, 12:18 PM
While everyone here in the U.S. is getting all hopped up on Melatonin supplementation and thinking you're helping yourself out...please note that the melatonin you're taking is synthetic...not the exact same melatonin in your body. It is made from organic substances like the vomit of a cow (literally) and then given to you to use.
I think i'll stick with my zmk/somnidren
11-12-2008, 05:57 PM
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11-13-2008, 08:27 AM
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11-13-2008, 09:11 AM
which makes staying in shape an extra effort.
BTW bulk 1-carboxy and cissus work for me.
I just pop about 600mg of each and some soothing tea and its a gradual thing.
then again staying asleep is the problem.
then being that I am the errand runner and handyman for my elderly gran, I am usually getting woken up and/or called anyway.
11-13-2008, 10:50 AM
so wait u guys r gonna use this stuff to help u sleep all the time....
Do what i do i work graveyard and go to the gym right after in the morning then have no problem going to sleep i knock out without takin a shower sometimes lol
11-13-2008, 10:55 AM
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11-13-2008, 11:00 AM
all the old people go in the morning so you'll probably be the biggest one there:dl::clean::good:
all the old chicks will be hitting on you jk lol
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