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 Posted 8/28/2013 8:27:44 AM
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 Posted 8/30/2013 4:27:49 AM
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[Transpower: I already take inositol, but could take more just before bed or when I wake. Melatonin just before bed? Or a small dose of liquid melatonin when I wake?]  Take inositol (2 grams) and melatonin (1 mg or so) one hour before bedtime.  Perhaps you should try time-release melatonin.
[Transpower: Great idea about Doxepin. I took Xyrem and Doxepin in the past for fibromyalgia and they're great for sleep quality, too.]  Yes.

You could also try saffron at night.
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Many things can help with sleep, but I try to get to the root cause, if possible. My hypothesis: the problem is hormonal, so it's probably best addressed with melatonin or balancing of hormones. However, melatonin is tricky.

I first tried melatonin when I was 30-something and it did not help, but I probably didn't need it 20 years ago. This summer I tried 1.5 mg and slept awful, but I kept taking it and started to sleep better after 2-3 weeks. Hormones take time to adjust. Also, time release is important. I am not having trouble falling asleep (because I take tryptophan, inositol, jujube and progesterone), so I take 6-hour time-release melatonin right before I go to bed. If I had both problems, I'd probably take a small dose of liquid melatonin before bed, then time release when I get in bed. Others have told me melatonin only worked for them after they figured out the dose. This isn't easy, especially if it takes you 3 weeks to see if it's helping.

Years ago, I noticed that I tend to be more relaxed and sleep better from June through December. In January, I'm more activated and sleep is harder. I've seen this pattern in others. This year in July and August sleep didn't improve, so I felt it was time to try melatonin again. If you watch your patterns, you can make some good guesses.

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5mg of melatonin helps me fall back to sleep when I wake too early. It is short acting so doesn't leave me feeling tired if I get 2 hours of sleep after taking it.
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