Did you take choline with piracetam? As a poster said above, acetylcholine is important in REM-phase sleep, so you might have altered your choline balance/stores if you weren't taking pira with choline. It's very odd, as I wrote in another thread, piracetam makes me consistently sleepy, to such an extent I can use it like a sleeping pill at bed-time. The half-life of pira means it should be out of your system pretty completely after 8 days, unless you were taking very high doses to begin with. Is it a good idea to run 1500m before bed? I'd have thought that alone would keep you awake due to all the adrenaline pumping around your system
I never ever took piracetam without choline - alpha gpc. I take atleast 10% choline with piracetam. I take 300mg choline and max 3000mg piracetam. Never exceeded limit of 3000mg.
Solved the issue with mirtazapine
I use 3.75mg mirtazapine 2 hours before bed, to sleep early. Plus I use magnesium for better REM sleep.
I sleep 9 to 10,5 hours, and my cognitive function is amazing. Greater processing power, I can process huge amount of information.
I am a workaholic, and do high demanded senior executive manager work, so I need to high-level thinking. And make multiple connections.
When I get out of bed, I can work 10 hours high level cognitive functioning instead of 8 hours with 6 to 8 hours sleep.
Rem sleep for improved functioning what do you want more.
Sorry to kind of gravedig this thread, however I suffered from exactly the same problems as several others on this thread.
After taking piracetam (pharm grade, I have a prescription for it), I suffered from Insomnia (only being able to sleep about 3-5 hours every day) that persisted for several weeks, even after I stopped taking it.
It took me several months to return to baseline and up to this day (about 1 year later) I still don't sleep as well as I used to, I am however luckily able to get enough sleep most of the time.
I've been suffering from heavy depressions (Lately the suspicion arose that it might be Bipolar Type II and not an unipolar Depression) and heavy concentration problems since I was 16 years old (about to turn 21 currently), so I am far from a mentally healthy individual as well.
Now i was wondering, did you completely manage to solve this problem with mirtazapine and magnesium?
And if so, could you also tell me if mirtazapine (like many other antidepressants) causes digestive issues?
Since I unfortunately also suffer from heavy gastrointestinal problems, which could possibly render me unable to take mirtazapine.
Really appreciate if you could answer those questions for me especially because Piracetam was the best thing I ever tried against my depression and compulsive behaviours.