Vince sometimes takes Melatonin to help him fall asleep. Hmm . . I’d say turn the TV on, sit in the recliner . . that usually works! 🙂
After watching one of the videos the other night about how important good sleep is to brain health, I decided to take a melatonin last night. I never take meds and one aspirin will cure just about all that ails me. Almost any medicine I’ve ever taken seems to be stronger for me than for most people. I didn’t think about that before I took a melatonin last night. Vince suggested I take it about 9 p.m. and I should be able to fall right to sleep by 11. I took it at 9 and by 9:30, I was feeling so groggy I didn’t think it was safe to take a shower for fear of breaking my neck getting in and out of the shower so I went to bed.
We got up about 6:15, I told Vince .. I’m still sleepy. Went back to bed and slept til 8:15. I don’t think I need any sleep aids! Not doing that again.
Judy H says
I take melatonin occasionally, but I read an article recently that said taking it on a regular basis can cause you to be less responsive to it. I don’t want that, so I’m limiting myself to times when I really need it.
Judy Laquidara says
I think I’ve had my first and last melatonin. 🙂
After 2 weeks of laying in bed awake, i tried valarian root capsule and got good sleep. Just one, and just one nite. since then i’ve used it a few more times over several months when i’ve had a spell of sleeplessness. Worked for me and i’ve told others about it — some that already had been using it.
Carol C says
How many mg did you take? I’ve taken it for years off and on. I was up to 11mg (sublingual) and after some months it no longer worked so had to stop for a while. I started at 3mg and increased over time. Everyone reacts differently. You have to find what is right for your body chemistry.
Judy Laquidara says
3 mg. One! I don’t need any help sleeping so I’m not taking them again. Most nights, I’m asleep before I ever get my little nest the way I want it. I never wake up once during the night and wake rested so I don’t know why I thought it was a good idea to take it.
Carol C says
Well then, I am puzzled why you took it in the first place! Certainly seems like there was no reason for you to take it. I was having major problems going to sleep, and if I ever woke up, it took at least a couple of hours to get back to sleep. That equates to very little sleep! I was willing to try anything. Luckily it gave me a couple of years sleep before it gradually did not work anymore.
I’ve joked that laying on the couch with a blanket and the television on is just like taking a sleeping pill. That’s partly why whenever I watch television I either work on a hand sewing project or a puzzle book.
Carolyn Sullivan says
YEAH? light weight!! 🙂 I take 2 mg of Melatonin. DH was sick this year and in and out of the hospital. He was having a lot of difficulty sleeping. So he started taking it too. It’s time released, bc my biggest issue is waking up at night and not getting back to sleep.
You are so funny Judy! My husband is just like you, I seldom recommend he take anything as every time his reaction is totally different than what it should be. He will take ONE aspirin for a major pain and say it relieved the pain. He is currently taking some Allegra and hasn’t had any bad reactions–thank goodness!
Nelle Coursey says
I forgot to pick up my pills for severe sleep apnea (use those plus C-Pap) and I was so sleepy at knitting today everyone noticed! I came home, ate lunch and then laid down on the couch. I woke up at 5:00! I feel better now but don’t know what I will do tomorrow. Go pick up the medicine?? LOL
Yeah, I’m more likely to need a anti-melatonin to stay awake! LOL I had a 2-hour nap today, but no nap yesterday! Good night’s sleep last night, and still a nap. I think that the Beta-blockers are doing that, though. Since I can’t stop them, I can’t find out. =)