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john917v 09-09-2009 10:42 AM

Melatonin-any other otc sleep aids?
Does anyone else use Melatonin? I do-I feel it has worked quite well for me-I take 2 before bedtime, and I can feel it take effect quickly. I start feeling sleepy pretty soon afterwards, and I sleep very soundly. I have noticed good results with melatonin. What do you use to help you sleep better (or to get some sleep, period)?

Pitysister 09-09-2009 11:14 AM

melatonin wore off after awhile for me....zma does help a little bit. but after i took them both for awhile...and then didn't take them for awhile...i'm now back to sleeping very well on my own. it's been really nice :)

Kane 09-09-2009 11:47 AM

Potato Vodka :)

TALO 09-09-2009 07:50 PM

I use ZMA .

B.M.F 11-02-2009 09:06 PM

I read a pretty good article in Fitness Rx Nov. 2009, they listed some good sleep aids and recovery aids while you sleep: Arginine suppresses somatostatin, a hormone in the brain that halts GH secretion and other helpful advantages such as immunity healing and recovery, Gaba an amino acid thats considered to be a strong neurotransmitter it helps regulate sleep cycles and pituitary gland which is the gland that releases GH, the university of Milan reported that Gaba increased blood levels of GH by 5.5% after 90 minutes of intake. Glutamine is also an amino acid a powerful recovery agent that boosts immunity 2 grams of it can raise GH levels more than four times that of base level verses a placebo. It also preserves muscle mass and prevents muscle acidosis which increases muscle wasting and fatigue. The article also listed Melatonin and Tryptophan as good sleep aids and GH inhibitors I found all in powder or liquid form on except for Tryptophan the only thing I found with Tryptophan also had Salvia in it so I passed cause I want to sleep not hallucinate. also on a personal note my wife and I have had success with Valerian root extract it comes in liquid form there is also some teas that have it one is called Sleepy Time, a couple drops of that stuff and your out in no time.

Frontline 11-03-2009 08:35 AM

I use TrueProtein's Sleep Aid Caps. They work better than anything else I have tried and you don't wake up feeling groggy like you do with a lot of OTC sleep aids.

Ingredients: GABA, Melatonin, 5HTP, Chamomile Powder Extract, Valarian Root Powder Extract 0.8%, Free-Form L-Tryptophan.

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