posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 11:48 PM
Originally posted by ARandomAfflictionOfSense
I just started trialing melatonin this week.Being a shift worker my sleep isnt the best and has been getting worse.Too early to say how it's going
yet except to say is my sleep is not worse .Seems a promising treatment even though ive seen studies say it doesnt help "shiftwork sleep disorder".
I have been taking melatonin for years, as I used to be an insomniac, and now I work nights and have a LOT of trouble sleeping during the day. I take
a minimum of 13 mg (timed release) when I first go to sleep, and sometimes take as much as 23 mg. I still wake up about every 2 hours, and many times
have to take more to get back to sleep, so I would agree with you that it does not help "shiftwork sleep disorder", but without it, I don't think
I'd get more than 3 or 4 hours of total sleep.
I also have the vivid dreams you mentioned, but much less than before, or maybe I just got used to them, and they almost always make no sense. I think
your dreams will return to normal, or nearly normal after a while.
I have always (at least for the last 10 years or so) strongly suspected that psychoactive drugs were illegal for a much bigger reason than we've been
told, and that reason has to do with freeing and expanding our minds.
Tonight I'm going to try 10 mg of melatonin along with 200 mg of 5-HTP. I've never taken them together, so I'm curious to see what happens.