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Melatonin for sleep?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by kuvash, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. kuvash

    kuvash Friend of Leo's

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    Yes,no,a good experience,a bad experience?
    I am talking about doctor prescribed here.
    Did it bumch your shrit?
     
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    My wife swears by Benadryl
     
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    My wife and I have had good experiences with it. Might affect your dreams, but does seem to help getting to sleep and depth of sleep. My doctor emphasized, and I from experience agree, that you want "sustained release"... I've never found SR at Wally World, but all the Natural Grocer types seem to carry it. I take a 3mg SR at bedtime.
     
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    I use it to help regulate sleep. I like it lot better than sleeping pills; it doesn't leave me feeling grogged-out the next day.
     
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    It works as prescribed. But do not, under any circumstances take more than then the recommended dosage. A Melatonin hangover is something that you would never want to experience!
     
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    Mrs w3stie used it but had bad side effects. But she has MS so not a typical case. When I was studying psych we had a tutor who was a sleep researcher and he said doctor prescribed stuff ( shop stuff is too low dose ), is the only effective substance - barring other issues e.g. sleep apnoea.
     
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    Read up on what artificial light and computer screens (!!) do to your melatonin.
    Always better to do it the real way instead of the pill way.
     
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    endorphins work better, just got to chase her around the house a few times and catch her once or twice , youll sleep like a baby!
     
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    Benadryl and ZZ Quil are an antihistamine and both have the EXACT same ingredients .
     
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    You don't need a prescription for it, it's probably cheaper without one. And yes, it works very well. It's simply the chemical secreted by the pineal gland to put you to sleep.

    Benadryl/diphenhydramine develops a tolerance. Won't work for nightly use.

    I'm (mostly) ignoring the ridiculous shirt comment.
     
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    I use it when I travel, really helps me sleep in hotels. Never had a negative experience.
     
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    I occasionally use Benadryl as a sleep aid. It works great. However long term use of said aid has recently been linked to dementia. All things in moderation, I suppose.
     
  13. marshman

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    I find Melatonin works very well for me, and in lower doses, for my munchkin, but for me, it interacts badly with other sleep-aid OTC offerings (like Z/NY-Quil or Tylenol PM)...10mg (2x5mg gummies) is all I take, any more seems counterproductive so I don't bother.

    Benadryl makes me sleepy, but I do not sleep well when I've taken it...but for some reason, ZQuil works great for me.

    Good luck.
     
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    It works as prescribed, or advertised.
    It help to get you to sleep and keep you sleeping.
    Weird dreams are usually a sign you're sleeping well.
    But you want it to completely metabolize before you wake up.
    If you are awakened before it is out of your system, you'll feel drowsy or loopy all day.
    Coffee, energy drinks won't do a thing, you have to sleep it off.
    So don't over do it.
     
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    OK...please ignore the ridiculous shirt comment...
    better now?
     
  16. kuvash

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    Seems to be my ecperience.
     
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    Never worked for me. I was told to take it when I was suffering some severe ptsd. Doc then put me on ambien which did some weird stuff to me that I wasn't a fan of. After that, he just told me to take benadryl. Said it has the same active ingredients in it that something like Tylenol pm does.

    So yeah, just take a cheap antihistamine.
     
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    experience
     
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    I love it. I've been a terrible sleeper my whole life, even as a baby. I take 1/2 of a 500 microgram Trader Joe's children's melatonin pill and finally, after a lifetime of frustration, sleep like a normal person. Down a few lbs too, because I don't have to eat to get to sleep or wake up in the middle of the night and snack to fall back asleep.

    I'm not sure why anyone would say you have to take a full dose. I'd suggest you start small and work up. If I took a full adult gummy pill it would be 10 times the amount I take.
     
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    I have been having trouble with sleeping the better part of the last 2 years. Think I might give it a try.
     
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