Your Best Sleep Aid
- 10-21-2013, 12:18 PM
- 10-21-2013, 01:53 PM
10-21-2013, 03:11 PM
10-21-2013, 03:12 PM
10-21-2013, 03:12 PM
Melatonin + powerfull has been a nice combo for me
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
10-21-2013, 03:26 PM
10-21-2013, 03:52 PM
Melatonin is the cheapest and most effective aid out there, IMO.
Costs about $0.03 - $0.04 a night and works just as good as anything out there. Paying for marketed "sleep supplements" is a huge waste of money... Many of which just have melatonin in them anyway.
10-21-2013, 04:00 PM
10-21-2013, 06:59 PM
10-21-2013, 07:12 PM
10-21-2013, 07:19 PM
So for both a sleep REGULATOR and a sleep INDUCER, Abyss Unparalleled is far superior to melatonin. Heck, getting in some l-dopa + GABA is going to be superior for most people, along with some 5-HTP. Basically, if you have no real issues with FALLING to sleep in the first place, melatonin can be helpful getting you a better sleep, but it's not great for putting you to sleep.
Yeah, it could regulate your sleep cycle to some extent but again, the issue for most people is that they also need something to help have them go to sleep. If you're only argument is that melatonin is cheap, I can't argue, but your original post was implying that melatonin is just as good as sleep aid supplements which is just false.
10-21-2013, 07:24 PM
10-21-2013, 07:32 PM
10-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Yes and no... its used to fall asleep AND stay asleep. Although your brain releases it to stay asleep mostly. We even produce more in the winter months because of the shorter days.
It seems to have a window that if I don't catch I'll have to take more. Sometimes I'll wake up if I don't take enough but it hits most people hard and fast. Its like a sleep bomb for me. I can literally feel it come over me and then just shut my eyes.
That's why your brain releases it in stead streams. To stay asleep... So, when you take it all at once it also puts you to sleep, fast.
Everyone is different. How much did you take? I take up to 4-6 mg sometimes and I'm asleep in minutes. Same goes for many I've had this convo with. I've seen people on here who use 10-15mg on cycle to knock themselves out.
10-21-2013, 10:41 PM
I've used upwards of 50mg. I slowly built a tolerance(in terms of not being groggy in the morning), however it always remained effective. Functionally, I agree that it both induces and maintains sleep, as well as regulates the overall sleep cycle. Massively oversimplified of course, but it's a hormone with wide ranging importance that's being researched for antioxidant/anticancer/antiinflammatory properties.
After my sleep cycle was completely derailed from doing a few years' worth of owl surveys (heavy exertion all night long) I started using melatonin in higher and higher doses and sometimes stacked it with 12 mg of benadryl. That combo righted my sleep cycle that had been wrecked for years. Beats drinking one's self to sleep.
10-22-2013, 01:01 AM
Slin Sane and Recompadrol give me some pretty deep sleep.
Best GH boost you can get IMO.
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10-22-2013, 01:08 AM
10-22-2013, 01:10 AM
Had first dose of abyss last night, had a great nights sleep. Still to early to say until it becomes a regular thing, but had a great nights sleep for sure. Things are looking good
10-22-2013, 03:26 AM
10-22-2013, 04:25 AM
If you look at the research on melatonin though, you will see why it's not very effective at putting one to sleep. As you said, there is a window. The reason for this is that it works differently when orally administered compared to what you body naturally produces. Orally, you get a burst of it but it doesn't act the same as what you body produces naturally. When produced naturally, it has an entire body calming effect. When taken orally, it tends to not have that entire body calming effect. It's different for everybody but at the end of the day, it's ultimately useful for helping you get your biological sleep clock back on track but not very good at inducing sleep. If you need to take 4-6 mg's of the stuff and like you have mentioned, 10-15 mg's for some people, that should have indicated to you that it's inexpensive but not very effective. You're basically going multiple times over what is supposed to be an optimal dose (optimal dose should really be a gram or less, I've tried mega dosing it like I've mentioned, ended up having more sides).
10-22-2013, 08:22 AM
There is no exact "set time". I'll argue to the death that it affects me FAR before an hour. We are only human, Coop. Everyone is different. 30 min is not a stretch in any way to induce sleep from melatonin. My girlfriend takes it religiously too because of me and same goes for her... Around 30 min= gniiiiiight. It affects her even more than me. I mean... she's out!
10-22-2013, 08:41 AM
They come in 3mg and 5mg pills OTC when I buy them. Taking 1mg wouldn't do much for me.
Hey, I'm just trying to help and based on the hundred times I've seen this thread, many users feel the same way as me. Sorry it doesnt work for you but its super cheap and effective for the people who swear by it. So, if you're reading this and haven't thought about using it rather than paying 20x more for a fancy sleep aid then you owe yourself to try it. It will cost more in gas money to get to the store.
10-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Sleep aids are also pretty inexpensive and are very effective. There's a LOT of things you can spend your $20-$30 on which would be ineffective and useless for the most part. There is however a good number of excellent sleep aids which are very effective. Abyss Unparalleled is probably the best you can get and it's only $20-$30 a bottle, so very inexpensive as well. Plus something like Abyss Unparalleled has extra benefits beyond just helping one with sleep.
10-22-2013, 10:12 AM
Again, that's a bummer and I'm sorry, but you just can't vouch for its effectiveness on anyone but yourself, man.
I'll stick to $3 a bottle because it works for me and then spend the other $27 on steak and potatoes. Only $20-30 a bottle (30 servings) to get a "good night's sleep with added benefits"... Good lawd. Supps are fun, if they weren't people wouldn't waste billions... yea billions... every year. I'm in the wrong business!
10-22-2013, 10:23 AM
1) Not very effective since you are going WAY over what should have been an optimal dose @ 1 gram or less.
2) You have not even bothered to compare and contrast melatonin to other sleep aid supplements.
Again, it's obvious that you are just trying to penny pinch at this point rather than being objective with what really does work well and what doesn't work well. Then there's the whole issue of you not actually understanding how melatonin works, how it works, what it actually does, and the HUGE difference between orally administered melatonin vs. the melatonin your body produces, which is an entirely other huge can of worms which you seem to be completely negligent of.
Hey, you want to penny pinch and just merrily assume that melatonin is just as good or comes anywhere close to good sleep aid supplements, that's your prerogative, just don't come out claiming it as if this was fact. Penny pinching is an entirely different issue than what is effective and what is not.
As for me vouching for things, AT MINIMUM I've used what I have talked about/mentioned thus AT BARE MINIMUM I have a basis for comparison that goes far beyond just looking at cost. You on the other hand, I highly doubt you can really substantiate your claims here.
Lastly, there's a reason why medically, melatonin has only really been recommended to treat circadian rhythm disorders but not really recommended all that much as an actual sleep aid apart from being recommended by folks like yourself whom are taking a ton of it (way over what should have been an optimal dose) just to get an effect from it. When you are taking something at 3-4 times the optimal dose, what you are taking obviously isn't all that great and useful. Then there's that other poster in this thread that has said he took 50 mg's. Does common sense here not surface? For goodness sakes, PRESCRIPTION time release melatonin is like 2 mg's. Does this not tell you ANYTHING?
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