Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Getting to Sleep in No Time Flat

This post is a big thanks to my mom for introducing me to Melatonin. It's a hormone produced by the pineal gland (who knew you even had one of those?!?) that helps in sleep regulation.

I'm no insomniac, but I have a problem that I know is common to many women. I go to bed at night and then can't quiet my mind enough to go to sleep. I think about all the things I didn't get done, all the things I should get done, all the people I should be thinking about, and so much more. All of those lists just run through my mind as I try to get to sleep.

When we went to Boise, I complained about the bed at my parents house, so my mom offered me the wonder-drug, Melatonin. I've been taking it ever since. I take it about 20 minutes before going to be and when I roll over to go to sleep -- I actually go right to sleep. It's amazing! No running through all I did that day. No mental lists of all the things I need to do the next day. Nothing. Nada. Zip. I just go to sleep.

I wake up just as much in the night as I ever did, but it's such a beautiful thing to be able to fall right to sleep. If you have the same problem, then try it out. You can find it with all the supplements at the grocery store or supplement store. I found my bottle at Target.

7 comments:

Duchess said...

gonna have to try that! thanks for the tip.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

My Step Dad uses this and swears by it. I tried it several times at their house but it never seemed to work for me (but I have really bad sleep issues). I did, though, finally find a guaranteed sleep inducer. The book Deerslayer. I never slept so good as I did when trying to get through that book.

Bop said...

looks like I need to make a run to Walgreens.

PJMcD said...

WORD OF WARNING

I took a half a "HIT" and a slug of Nyquil when I was sick,and the next day I was still loaded. I couldn't wake up to save my life.

Kins said...

not to kill your joy, but my Dr. said if you take it too regularly it loses its effectiveness. We were giving it to M a bit regularly for awhile and it did nothing eventually. I'm glad it works for you, though!

Kareer Woman said...

Good post and great tip, I may have to follow-up on this, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Insomnia was a problem I struggled with for quite some time. I found out about melatonin after coming across this site on the dietary supplement information bureau website, and began taking supplements daily. I've been resting better and better every night since!