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30 minutes ago, johnojohno said:

Melatonin Tablets and Coeliacs

Has anyone experimented with melatonin to help aid sleep?

 

 

It is hit and miss many times you need some others things and you have to find your problem, I found 1-4tsp of pumpkin seed protein before bed helps, it actually contains many of the amino acids and compounds to help your body produce serotonin and melatonin to help you wind down naturally and sleep. Along with zinc, protein, and amino acids for recovery and repair. Others find they need magnesium to help sleep, this is especially noticeable if you have restless legs, leg cramps, muscle tightness, or no dreams at night as these are signs of magnesium deficiency. I have heard of a blend of melatonin and b6 sublingual drops you put under your tongue that are supposed to be a huge help.

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Have you tried tryptophan?  It's an amino acid found in milk and turkey.  Being allergic to milk, I use a tryptophan supplement, along with a calcium supplement, and I'm out like a light.  

Another amino acid supplement, L-theanine is good for relaxing and a feeling of well-being, though not sleepiness.  

And passion flower extract is really good for calming and relaxing.  

B6 will help with the dreams.  Ennis is right. 

Hope this helps!

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On 12/28/2017 at 5:22 PM, johnojohno said:

Melatonin Tablets and Coeliacs

Has anyone experimented with melatonin to help aid sleep?

 

 

I have taken Melatonin before.

while it can aid sleep. 

Nothing is free.

be aware it can raise your blood sugar levels. even in an otherwise healthy indvidual (one without diabetes already)

these are some quick links I could find.

see this wisegeek article.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-connection-between-melatonin-and-diabetes.htm

quoting from wisegeek

"Healthy individuals, or those who do not suffer from any form of diabetes, can also find that fasting blood sugar can become quite high in the morning after taking melatonin."

here is a livescience article that covers many of the benefits (sleep) with many of the possible side effects.

https://www.livescience.com/42066-melatonin-supplement-facts.html

so in moderation (short term) Melatonin does help moderately but if you have sleep problems. . .

I must agree with Ennis_Tx on this one.

Find a high quality Magnesium as Magnesium Citrate or Mangnesium Glycinate and your sleep will improve.

And despite the misnomer of vivid dreams -- dreams improve your sleeping experience.

It is a sign of REM sleep and often noted when people take Magnesium especially as a Citrate or Glycinate a sign Magnesium is working properly.

see this healthline article about why Magnesium is better!

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/magnesium-and-sleep#section2

quoting from heathline

"On a chemical level, magnesium aids this process by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsible for getting you calm and relaxed (6).

First, magnesium regulates neurotransmitters, which send signals throughout the nervous system and brain.

It also regulates the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body (7)"

soo just skip the melatonin all together is my best advice and go for the Magnesium first and I think you will be very happily dreaming soon

On 12/28/2017 at 5:55 PM, Ennis_TX said:

Others find they need magnesium to help sleep, this is especially noticeable if you have restless legs, leg cramps, muscle tightness, or no dreams at night as these are signs of magnesium deficiency.

Ennis_Tx and I agree on Magnesium.  It is woonderful stuff when you find it in an highly absorbaliable form like a Citrate or Glycinate.  Magnesium is best taking in divided doses ie. with each meal.  Or you can experiment with a dose one hour before bedtime fore the first week.  And the 2nd week take it twice a day (Morning and evening) working up to 2/day and an hour before bedtime for your 3/dose of the day.

200mg at a time is the most many people can take  of Magnesium Citrate without flushing. Magnesium Glycinate (more expensive) does not have this problem/issue.  But rarely do you find in higher amounts for that reason.  So as long as you don't double up your dose(s) or try to catch up and take two at a time you should only experience the many, wonderful affects of Magneisum including restful dreams ++++ all the things Ennis_Tx mentioned.

***** this is not medical advice but I hope it is helpful.

It has been my experience that skipping the Melatonin and going straight to the Magnesium is better than the long term risk of taking melantonin and its' risk of  high blood sugar.

2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things”

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