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dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
19978 posts

Anyone take a sleep supplement?
I’ve struggled with sleep for years and get by with nightly unisom and ZMA

It’s hit or miss and last night couldn’t fall asleep until 2am.

I have shoulder pain and it’s hard for me to relax. I do all the tricks. No sceeen time 2 hours before bed, no caffeine after 10am, workout early in morning, etc. I even sleep with a weighted blanket

Melatonin makes me feel like a zombie the next day so curious what other people take.

TIA


DownSouthJukin
USA Fan
The Cleanly South
Member since Jan 2014
18852 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
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Melatonin makes me feel like a zombie


Take less of it. I take 2.5 mg at night when needed (I bite a 5 mg pill in half). It does the trick and I don’t feel like the walking dead the next day.

I used to have bad insomnia, and still do some nights. You have to learn to shut your brain down. Making checklists each preceding day and completing them helps. Also tuning out work and life issues and thinking, “if I don’t sleep I’ll be worthless and feel like shite tomorrow...” seems to help me.
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dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
19978 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
I only take 1-2 mg. I wonder if it’s interactive with the unisom.

Maybe I’ll just try melatonin and see but there is nothing worse than the sleeping pill hangover the next day. Nothing kicks it

Do you get addicted to melatonin?


DownSouthJukin
USA Fan
The Cleanly South
Member since Jan 2014
18852 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
It definitely interacts with the Unisom.

I’m not addicted to melatonin. I only use 3-4 times per week now. I used to use it every night.

Also-try to cut the carbs after lunch. I know I sleep a whole lot better if I do that.
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Boring
Member since Feb 2019
1256 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
I haven’t slept full through the night for probably 10 years. Melatonin by itself doesn’t do anything for me, nor does that Zquil stuff. The only way I sleep a solid 8 hours is the below cocktail

- 2 xanax
- 2 muscle relaxers
- 3 melatonin (10mg)
- 2 restless leg pulls
- a capful if Zquil

Seems like a lot and I only use it sparingly, but it makes for the absolute best sleep I’ve had as an adult.


lsu777
LSU Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
13902 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
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xanax
- 2 muscle relaxers
- 3 melatonin (10mg)
- 2 restless leg pulls
- a capful if Zquil



!!!!!


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oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Vols, Bitch
Member since Oct 2012
28455 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
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2 xanax
- 2 muscle relaxers
- 3 melatonin (10mg)
- 2 restless leg pulls
- a capful if Zquil


And u wake up?


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Jinglebob
Member since Jan 2020
801 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
I've tried it all:

NyQuil
Zquil
Benadryl
Bourbon
Beer
Melatonin
Weed gummies
Weed vape

Nothing ever worked, even when mixing all of them together.

Fortunately I found my cure during these uncertain times...

Quit drinking, 20k steps a day

Sleep like a fricking baby, by midnight, sometimes 10pm. Wake up at 5 for sunrise and morning walk. Life is good.

Good luck, insomnia is the worst.


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
62272 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
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Anyone take a sleep supplement?



A fifth of Jack


mmill32
LSU Fan
Round Rock, Texas
Member since Jul 2005
2635 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
I take CBDMD CBD oil with melatonin as needed. The girlfriend takes it almost nightly and swears by it. Took it last night at 11:00 for the first time in a while, knocked me out right after, woke up at 6 AM feeling great and ready to tackle the week ahead.


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Mo Jeaux
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re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
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- 2 xanax
- 2 muscle relaxers
- 3 melatonin (10mg)
- 2 restless leg pulls
- a capful if Zquil


Yes, that does seem like a lot.


pwejr88
LSU Fan
Friend of Bill W.
Member since Apr 2007
31022 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
Heard a doctor on the radio talking about this. Said one thing he now prescribes works better than all the years and all the medicines he’s tried:


Laughter.



Before going to bed watch a funny movie, a stand up comic, a funny book, etc. The effects it has on your brain is better than any pill.


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dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
19978 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
Interesting you said CBD with melatonin

I went by a local store yesterday and the clerk recommended it. It was $79 for a 1 month supply so I didn’t buy it

I’ve tried cbd tincture before and it didn’t do shite. I take ashwaganda Now for anxiety and it helps

I often wonder what the difference of feeling is between taking unisom and getting 8 hours and being hungover all day or taking nothing and just staying up till 12-1 until I fall asleep and getting only 5/6 hours. Wonder which will feel better

I just want to get off of unisom and afraid to


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tigerfoot
LA-Monroe Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
43786 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
Olly stress gummies is what you want.


dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
19978 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
I’ve tried them and every other natural supplement on amazon. Nothing


tigerfoot
LA-Monroe Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
43786 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
Olly sleep works great for me but I don’t are up at like 3. The stress ones I just drift off and sleep till like 6


dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
19978 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
Anyone else have luck with a CBD with sleep?


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TTB
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Nov 2006
1409 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
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Weed gummies


That's what works for me!


dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
19978 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
I wish I could get them. I live 7 hours from CO border. Trust me I’ve thought about it


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yattan
Member since Nov 2013
495 posts

re: Anyone take a sleep supplement?
Hard work! Will make you sleep better than anything.


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