Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Melatonin

Melatonin is what makes you tired at the right time. It is circadian. And if your brain doesn't make any you can buy it in the grocery store for $8. It is like magic. But you can't use it all the time because you will get immune to it. You can use not looking at white lights before bed also. So I am using my lava lamp to get ready for bed.

I think it is the best thing I have ever, ever heard of. The first night I used it I noted as I fell asleep that I had forgotten what it felt like to be sleepy, since normally I will lay in bed or just do work until I feel exhausted, and my body starts to ache and rebel, but I am just not tired and eventually the sun comes up and I have to acknowledge that no, I am not going to get to bed that night.

I had also forgotten what it was like to be tired in the morning. I know, my parents who drove off without me in the morning because I was just not going to make it out of bed probably think that is strange, but for the last 6 months I have been checking the time every time I wake up at night, and when it gets to an appropriate awake time I would get up. Wow, it was hard to get up Mon and Tues morning this week.

Apparently this grogginess is from too much melatonin? The internet says that a .5 mg dose is the best, and any more and you will get desensitized, so I am trying to get a .5 mg dose out of the 3 mg tablets i have. (I did not think to research dosage before I bought them, so I picked the middle dose.)(These 100 tablets are going to last a very, very long time.) One thing is that I still wake up a lot, but when I do I feel tired and can fall right back to sleep.

Oh, the sleepiness is here!!!!!!!!!!
I want to throw it a parade, but I also want to go to sleep.
So, I will write about the weeeeeird dreams tommorow.

1 comment:

GAFFER GIRLS said...

I am so glad you are getting some sleep..............

have a great week Caitlan....