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What is your favorite sleep supplement?

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#1 AlxM

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:43 PM

Please mention your preferred brand and dosage. 

#2 mkp6019

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:11 PM

I take two Natrol Melatonin 5 mg pills  or 10 mg per night. I had been waking up in the middle of the night and having a hard time getting back to sleep. I also had been registering higher fasting blood sugars and this supplements fixes both of those issues. I reordered recently and my prior bottle were 1 mg dissolvable tablets and accidentally took 4 or 5 of these 5 mg pills and was incredibly drowsy and anxious. Thought my body was reacting to a tsp of glycine that night. Scaled back to 2 pills the next night. It took me a few days to compare the bottles and noticed I had ordered higher dose version.

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#3 Dorian Grey

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 05:08 AM

You might find (myo) Inositol interesting.  It's popular with the OCD crowd as it helps quell repetitive thought loops.  Sometimes insomnia occurs due to these same thought loops.  My girlfriend swears by this supp.  Doesn't make you groggy or foggy.  Just clears your head so you don't lie in bed pondering things for hours.  She takes 500mg around an hour before she want's to hit the hay.  

#4 CharlieG

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 06:54 PM

My favorite sleep supplement (and great for overall relaxation as well) is Glycine. It has so many benefits and also helps to increase levels of collagen, for people who are into keeping their skin youthful. I usually take 2000 mg a day. I will take one around 7 or 8pm to just relax and then one around 10 or a  half hour before I go to sleep. I know some people take a lot more than that, but that's all I need. I am currently just using the Now Foods brand of it. But, I am sure anything would be fine. I ran out of it recently and my sleep hasn't been as good. I miss it! If you are a person who gets super stressed out, it can also help with just calming you down.

#5 ironfistx

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 06:33 AM

I used inositol twice for OCD at 18g a day which is the recommended dose.  Gave me chest pains each time, months apart.


Best sleep supplement for me?  Magnesium taurate.  I was using cardiovascular research's version but according to https://labdoor.com/...gnesium-taurate labdoor they failed a heavy metal test so I stopped.

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 03:14 PM

I'm working night shifts and I've been using melatonin or some herbal teas for some time and also experimenting with times of feeding. But sometimes after melatonin (1 to 3 mg) I felt groggy even after 10h of sleep or wake up on the night off at 3am.

The best I found is:

1) A little bit of swimming plus sauna plus cold shower 1 - 2h before sleep. But covidiots have closed all the public saunas in my city. A hot/cold/hot/cold shower is a good substitute, though. Maybe finishing with hot/warm will suit some the best. Hot & cold exposure plus some breath work (under the shower even unintentionally you will do some!) attenuates hormonal levels and brings best sleep quality.

2) Low carb diet / intermittent fasting, no food min 3h before bed.


Therefore, from my experience, before using any supplements, I would recommend fixing diet, hot/cold exposure & breath work.


#7 mike_nyc

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 08:48 PM

My sleeping stack is:

Liquid melatonin, Source Naturals

Holy Basil, Gaia

Magnesium L-Threonate, Life Extension

Honokiol, Econugenics

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#8 DeltaWave

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 08:54 PM

melatonin with ashwagandha and cordyceps

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