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Originally posted by Springheel Jack
reply to post by SolarE-Souljah
My wife gives my boys 1mg chewable melatonin almost every nite, works pretty darn good especially when they dont want to settle down for bed. And just for info its pretty much harmless seeing as how our bodies create it. I sometimes take Valerian root but that makes me super drowsy in the morning and it does give me vivid dreams. Lobelia will as well. Actually my wife suggested I take some since I didn't sleep well last nite and I need a good nites sleep tonite. I will tell you tomorrow how vivid or not my dreams are. I think 3 mg is an adult dose so there's a starting point for dosage vs. vividness.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Wanna' talk about vivid awful dreams? PLAQUINEL. Every stink'n night it's strange and vivid and intense. I've been stuck on this for 4 months and will have to take it the rest of my life. It does a good job with the symptoms of Sjogrens - helps mitigate some of them - but I"m telling ya' ... nighttime? .... wow! ugh.
Originally posted by Cinquain
Up until recently I had been working night shifts for quite a few years. This eventually came to have a great impact on my sleeping patterns and at times I would end up going days without sleep. A few people had suggested that I start taking Melatonin, and after researching it I decided to give it a try.
Firstly, I have to say it knocked me right out, which was great as that was the whole point of me taking it The dreams though, I can honestly say I have never experienced dreams like I have while taking Melatonin. I rarely woke up feeling rested and I feel it's due to the fact that I would spend the majority of the night having the most vivid dreams, waking up terrified, falling asleep and starting all over again.
Not only were the dreams extremely vivid and realistic, but the emotions that would run through me were also unbelievable. Some of the dreams would feel so complex, and often times would reveal a lot of answers to me after a few days of mulling them over. Anything from relationship troubles to stresses at work. Some were so silly, being chased by a pair of disembodied shoes, but literally fearing for my life and feeling effected by it for some time after. It was like my mind was literally being blown every time I fell asleep.
It's funny because I would mention the dreams to some of the guys at work who had taken it and they would swear up and down Melatonin put them to sleep and allowed them to wake up feeling completely well rested. I guess it's different for everyone. I mean for me the dreams alone are enough to make me use it as a last resort now, only if I'm totally desperate for sleep.