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is there any danger in taking it?

the woman turned me on to taking one 2 hours before bed and I have to say it absolutely knocks me on my ass.
 

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Originally Posted by MrGoodBytes
is there any danger in taking it?

the woman turned me on to taking one 2 hours before bed and I have to say it absolutely knocks me on my ass.


Are you sure she didnt give you a roofie? Maybe she needed to knock you out to extract your semen for a blackmail type objective??
 

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I took it once and woke up in the middle of the night with confusion. I had the same thing happen the night after without taking it again.
 

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interested in this. have taken both zinc and valerium extract before bed with mixed success.

valerium works well but i dont want to rely on it too much.

Zinc works well if i get to sleep within 15 minutes or so but any longer and i wake up again and cant get to sleep for hours (not sure if this is a placebo effect as ive read about it in other people).

always have trouble sleeipng as i finish weightlifting workout 2 hours or so before bed and my CNS is always fired up (physically exhausted but mind racing)
 

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Originally Posted by MrGoodBytes
is there any danger in taking it? the woman turned me on to taking one 2 hours before bed and I have to say it absolutely knocks me on my ass.
The only side effect I have is really, REALLY weird dreams. If I don't alot sufficent time for sleep (7+ hours, minimum), if feel very groggy the following day.
 

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Melatonin-rich rice plant as feed, to reach girls ingested has been shown to bind to melatonin receptors in their brains.Melatonin a hormone found naturally in the body. Melatonin used as a drug is created synthetically laboratory.Melatonin usually a natural sleep-inducing agent. Because daylight reduces melatonin production, melatonin blood levels of generally higher at night and during the day are low.
 

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Originally Posted by ChiliPalmer
The only side effect I have is really, REALLY weird dreams.

agreed and I count that as a plus.

I've always struggled with insomnia and regular sleep patters (as well as being a restless sleeper).

I've been taking one pill a night for a week now, I can now fall asleep like clockwork. My sleep is now much deeper and it feels like 5 pound weights have been attached to all my limbs (so I'm much less likely to try getting up in the middle of the night).

The bonus being that I am not groggy or anything in the morning which is something I've had problems with prescription aids.

Its something I would like to use long term/daily but I want to do a considerable amount of reading first.
 

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My "layman's understanding" of how it works is this hormone is automatically released when the body thinks it is time to sleep (lack of light detection I think?). So, taking this earlier than will get the body into sleep mode without requiring you lay in the dark for an hour trying to pass out. Corrections?
 

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Cal-Mag caps are great for sleep. You wake up feeling very refreshed. I always take one when there is a sleep debt to pay off.
 

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i think i have been taking for 1.5-2 years now i use it to force myself to sleep at 10:30pm to wake up at 5. take it 1hr before, so 930 i cannot say i have a more restful sleep but it removes the tossing and turning waiting for sleep to come. i do not take it on weekends i guess wierd dreams could be a symptom, but i always had weird dreams. i think lowered blood pressure is a indication that you are getting better rest/more rest
 

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Originally Posted by MrGoodBytes
agreed and I count that as a plus. I've always struggled with insomnia and regular sleep patters (as well as being a restless sleeper). I've been taking one pill a night for a week now, I can now fall asleep like clockwork. My sleep is now much deeper and it feels like 5 pound weights have been attached to all my limbs (so I'm much less likely to try getting up in the middle of the night). The bonus being that I am not groggy or anything in the morning which is something I've had problems with prescription aids. Its something I would like to use long term/daily but I want to do a considerable amount of reading first.
Originally Posted by iampeter
i think i have been taking for 1.5-2 years now i use it to force myself to sleep at 10:30pm to wake up at 5. take it 1hr before, so 930 i cannot say i have a more restful sleep but it removes the tossing and turning waiting for sleep to come. i do not take it on weekends i guess wierd dreams could be a symptom, but i always had weird dreams. i think lowered blood pressure is a indication that you are getting better rest/more rest

So how soon before going to bed do you take it? Are you using pills or sublinguals (dissolve under the tongue without swallowing)? What brand/amount (3mg)?
 

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it makes me feel really hungover in the morning, like i wake up and dont want to move or get out of bed
 

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I've been taking it occasionally for a couple years. I've settled on taking 5 mg about a half hour before I want to sleep, and only when I feel like I'm going to have trouble getting to sleep. It makes it significantly easier to fall asleep and seems to slightly increase sleep quality.

I haven't noticed any negative side effects. I almost never notice my dreams anyway, and that hasn't changed on the melatonin.

I usually stack it with valerian, which seems to calm me down a bit but doesn't do much for sleep quality.
 

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Originally Posted by ChiliPalmer
So how soon before going to bed do you take it? Are you using pills or sublinguals (dissolve under the tongue without swallowing)? What brand/amount (3mg)?

I try for 2 hours. after the first hour I'm already eased to the point sleep is easy, at hour 2 its overcoming that I NEED to goto bed.

its just a basic pill, straight melatonin from walgreens... not sure the dose.
 

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