Monday, November 9, 2009

I'm relaxed alright, maybe a little too relaxed........

One of my biggest issues is lack of sleep. So I thought that maybe if I got some calming tea and drank it before bed in the morning I would sleep better. So I found some nice, flavorful tea in the natural foods section of my market. And while I was there I was perusing some of the items and remembered Melatonin helps sleep cycles also. So I got some of that too. So this morning right before getting off work, around five a.m., I drank a cup of the tea. That was relaxing. Then, around ten or eleven, maybe, I took the melatonin. And within a half hour I was nodding out while trying to read my book. I slept more soundly than I have since my drug induced days. Only problem is, I only had about five-six hours of sleep time. I'm not ready to wake up yet, AT ALL! I feel sleepy, oh, so sleepy. I think I may fall asleep sitting up at the desk. That would be bad. I think I'll try to keep using it though because I'll probably get used to it. And I'll just try to take it earlier too. Because if I could sleep that well everyday, it would be a miracle.
As far as supplements go, Omega oils have helped me a lot too. If I take at least two a day, I feel pretty calm and together. But if I forget to take them for a couple days, I get so irritable I could punch a hole in a punching bag. I don't know why it has this effect on me, but it does. And it helps my skin, hair, and nails a bit too.

But a warning to all....make sure if you take melatonin that you give yourself at least eight hours to sleep. Or else you'll be like me. Looking like a relapsed H addict nodding out onto the desk at work. Wouldn't want that, although I feel veeeeeryy caaalllmm........

4 comments:

Gledwood said...

I have severe oversleeping disorder. I think it being nearly winter has something to do with it ...

Jeannie said...

GABA also helps - if your mind is racing - to calm down. I've used melatonin at times as well. Chamomile tea (although there's sleepy mixtures too).

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Strangely, melatonin really helps me, too. I say this, because most sleep aids (other than Ambien), don't do shit for me. I have a really strong constitution to drugs of any kind. So it shocked me that the melatonin really helps.

Glad you got some rest. Don't fall asleep at work. I must say, at my job, I'm not sure anyone would notice if I fell asleep. How sad is that?

Nellie said...

Gleds - I could have slept, and slept forever today. Some of us just need lots of sleep I think. Especially in the winter.

Jeannie - Yeah, I read somewhere else that you mentioned GABA seemed to help you with anxiety. I think I'll try that too. My calming tea has chamomile and that really does help. Now, if I just had more hours to actually sleep, I'd be great.

SB - I hear you. I think maybe melatonin works because we already produce it ourselves, don't we? Just not enough I guess, so when we take extra it works extra well? I could be seriously wrong. All I know is, it works. Honestly, I'm not sure anyone at my job would really notice either, if I fell asleep I mean.

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