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.