How do I get my natural sleep pattern back??
01-06-2005 01:04 PM
max silver......what an avatar
DAMN THATS A NICE ASS!!!!!
01-06-2005 02:46 PM
Melatonin is a hormone that your body produces at night. It produces less and less as you age. Also if you are used to working nights, over the years it may have slowed the production of it since you stay up all night. Working nights is just not good for your body. Its a hormone, and just like any other exogenous hormone that you put in your body, you body will start a negative feedback loop. In other words after taking it for so long it will naturally stop producing that hormone. So you should only take melatonin is cycles. I wouldn't take it for more that 2 weeks. Just make sure you reset your natural sleep cycle by going to bed the same time every night and getting up the same time every day!. You more likely to get better rem sleep and produce more hgh if you go to be before midnight!. Get up and get outside and try to get as much sunlight as possible. I myself have trouble with sleep as do most people these days. It is extremly difficult to get on a consistant sleep schedule. This is what you have to do though to do it.
01-06-2005 05:55 PM
There is nothing harder than a rotating shift on the sleep schedule, I've been working one for the last 7 years. I got into bodybuilding a few years after having worked that schedule, and it makes things a real painintheass, as far as meal timing, supplement dosing, and don't even get me started on transdermal cycles. I've found that since my sleep schedule is hooped anyway, I take melatonin pretty much all the time.
For those of you that find unisom to leave you groggy upon waking, there is also unisom-2. This has doxylamine succinate as an active ingredient. I personally find it to not leave so much of a hangover effect the following day.
01-06-2005 10:20 PM
sorry, a little off topic, but HOLY SH*T that is a nice a$$ in Max's avatar!!!!!
It distracted me from the entire post, haha
Carry On The Chaos
01-06-2005 11:07 PM
If you really get desperate and the melatonin doesn't let you sleep all the way through the night then, if it works for your lifestyle/schedule, stay up for a full 24 hours, take melatonin and go to bed at the desired time.
My sleep schedule gets seriously screwed during a part of the year when I survey for owls and I have found that sometimes, staying up a full day is the way to go to get your circadian rythum back.
01-07-2005 11:06 AM
I agree with this. Use it as a tool to reestablish a sleeping pattern, not be a basis for a pattern. Once you are in a good patttern, slowly decrease dosage over time and get rid of it eventually.
Originally Posted by shootmeagain
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