reply to post by USMC-oorah
Medication won't do a lot to help, it might even worsen the situation. It may seem there is something missing with you and you need a completion to
complete your self so you can fall a sleep natural. Even more that sleep medication will complicate things for you, in time it will weaken you.
Sleep depravation is one of the worst things that can happen to someone.
It would seem what you describe is that you are dry, your mind brain is dry, it needs oiling, right now it's like a rock with sharp edges.
There might be something wrong, your body might not produce some hormones anymore, or it is not producing them in a suficient manner. You might lack
sufficient serotonin levels.
I would start with Valerian root, it's a herb.
It takes about one week for it to kick in into full effect.
All before you go to bed 1 or two hours before bed:
1 Make tea out of Valerian roots and drink, it should be made out of the amount of 300 mg. Valerian root is a herb, or better put the roots of the
herb, it acts as a sedative. Make it as an infusion tea.
2 Take up to 200 mg of magnesium, it has a calming effect.
3 Take Lecithin 1200 mg, this is most important as it is used to oil the brain, protect brain cells keep everything fluid running, and induce a
natural sleep pattern so you can fall asleep very easy. Lecithin is naturaly released into the brain every evening.
For all this to work best it is good to excercise, jog 2,3 km a day.
This is for starters, there are additional things that can be done, and get rid of the sleeping pills, in time they will create nothing but problems
for you like anxiety and other health problems. it's not good to be that calm, too calm and your body won't fall asleep, it will just hang in there
like a broken ship.
I am very sorry for you as I once had these problems and I can relate how depressing it can be, it can reach to your frustration and kill you inside.
Sleep depravation is pain.
Some say to try melatonin, it's a hormone and I advice trying to make your own melatonin, your body should make it. Taking melatonin pills should be
a last resort as it is very dangerous, it can imbalance things and long term side effects can come later in your life. But telling your body to make
it is another thing.
Here is a very easy explanation on how to make melatonin if your pineal is still active.
Also Lecithin is stored by the pineal, so Lecithin is also crucial to making the melatonin hormone.
If you can't get to serotonin, there will be no melatonin, so if your body can't make it, or can't make enough of it then buy it in the form of
5-HTP, my opinion is that is safer than taking melatonin directly, even safer is tryptophan, and it's one step before the making of 5-htp serotonin,
from tryptophan we get to serotonin, but maybe your body can't make it so you would have to take 5-htp directly and depend on your pineal gland to
make from it melatonin.
Serotonin even not transformed into melatonin should induce sleep, and it is responsible for our well being, sleep included, but serotonin is modified
into melatonin for a better sleeping hormone and we can sleep even better with melatonin.
Drugging your self with weed, alcohol and medical prescribed drugs is not a solution.
I wish you the best of luck. May god bless you so you can fall asleep easier.
edit on 28-4-2011 by pepsi78 because: (no reason given)