Go Back   Bodybuilding.net - Bodybuilding Forum > >

Melatonin-any other otc sleep aids?

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2009, 09:42 AM
john917v john917v is offline
Rank: Bantamweight
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 604
Default 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)?
Bench: 275Lbx1
A2G hacksquat: 550
Eat big, Lift big, Get big!

-Hit me up!!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 10:14 AM
Pitysister's Avatar
Pitysister Pitysister is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,221

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

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

And when you seek forgiveness
You will see there is no god
And for all eternity
You will cry my name
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 10:47 AM
Kane's Avatar
Kane Kane is offline
Rank: Middleweight
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,238

Potato Vodka
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 06:50 PM
TALO's Avatar
TALO TALO is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Alberta , Canada
Posts: 3,077

I use ZMA .
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 08:06 PM
B.M.F B.M.F is offline
Rank: New Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 16

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 discountanabolics.com 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.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 07:35 AM
Frontline's Avatar
Frontline Frontline is offline
Rank: Lightweight
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,404

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.
Reply With Quote

  Bodybuilding.net - Bodybuilding Forum > >

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.