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Old 06-07-2015, 01:15 PM   #11
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In the article linked by mrsD, the dosage of melatonin given to the women was 5 mg. This is significantly higher than the doses of 500 mcg and 1 mg that I had used before, which is possibly why I didn’t notice this type of effect on my blood sugar. It is quite clear that melatonin did have a negative effect on the test subjects:

“The effect of melatonin on the insulin response to the OGTT depended on the time of day (P < 0.05). In the morning, melatonin decreased glucose tolerance primarily by decreasing insulin release, while in the evening, by decreasing insulin sensitivity.”
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:26 PM   #12
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In my original post, I mention I start at 7:30PM or so to "ready" my body for sleep and I learned about this technique somewhere in my travels, but this works for me. I never had sleep issues prior to the FM issue trauma at age 61.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:29 AM   #13
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Good for you Caroline, less side effects. A routine is the secret and personally I also put on a mindfullness relaxation tape (MP3) on with lights etc off. Lasts about 20 minutes but find it takes my mind off most things.

Good luck with that.
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would you please give an example of the tapes you use. there are so many out there. thanks, Diandra
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:23 PM   #14
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My sleep continues to be good following what I've posted on what I DO. I've also been taking Iosol Iodine for years..mostly because I've read so much about iodine deficiency in the U.S. and also breast health. I KNOW it helps my body.

Many report more energy overall, and I've read some report they get better sleep too. Maybe that's another good reason I sleep good, taking Iosol so long too.

I just read a bunch of reviews on iherb on Iosol and some report better sleep and of course the added energy. I've talked about iodine dosing enough here at NT. Lots of research out there. C
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:06 PM   #15
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This morning I woke at 5AM and was fearful that I could not go back to sleep. So instead of an inositol capsule, I took a Calms Forte' tab and slept until almost 8:30AM and could have slept longer but forced myself to start getting up. Was dreaming again too. I hope that others are trying some of these with success. A person on another group is talking about the **** of ambien and wants off it, but her doc keeps pushing it...grrrrrr Many are advising her to get off it on her own, slowly etc...I think she says she is taking it over 3 yrs and still having tough sleep.
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I've been doing this sleep remedy for a long while now and concentrating on 1/2mg melatonin. But came to the realization I may need less as my dreams can be pretty wild and can elevate my blood pressure. So lately I cut off 1/4mg piece from the 1mg tab and my dreams are less but I still sleep good. Everything else is the same. Some nights I take a gaba 500mg with my 7:30PM start time to get body ready for sleep.

Others have mentioned this about melatonin and dreams.
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Since I posted this I've added 500mg or a little less Tryptophan and 50mg B6 which I take about 10:30PM and these two get me right back to sleep after bathroom trips during the night. I've been able to eliminate the Calms Forte and down to 1/2mg melatonin since I've also added HGH Homeopathic Gel which my daughter has brought to my life. The first thing people report is SLEEP. I average about 9 yrs sleep nightly...good quality sleep.

Oh right now have cut out the Gaba since using the HGH.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:33 PM   #18
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Just I think I've seen Everything about Grape Seed Extract, I still find more....here is one of sleep issues:

How Grape Seed Extract Usage Helps Sleep - Care Foundation
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