For those of you who’ve known me for some time, or have been reading my blog you know that I have suffered from sleep depravation for many years. I’ve been on just about every known prescription and non-prescription sleep aide on the market, with no real success, and had to be weaned off of Ambien and Lunesta! Well, a very good friend of mine recently told me about Melatonin, which is a natural sleep aide and it’s very inexpensive to boot.
Before I decided to try it, I went to www.melatonin.com and found some very interesting information. Our bodies naturally produce Melatonin, it’s a hormone produced naturally in the pineal gland at the base of the brain – cool huh!?!
I bought a 60 tablet bottle (3mg per tablet) at Target the other day in their vitamin aisle. It was under $4, and came with an extra 60 tablets. I take 1 about 1 hour before I want to fall asleep and I get about 6-8 hours of restful sleep. I’ve taken it the past 4 nights and I can honestly say, I feel so much better. I go to bed around 11pm, take 1 Melatonin, read or do my Sudoku, and within an hour, I’m in la-la land. I’m also getting up between 8 and 9 am and I am loving it. I was having so much trouble for the past month or so, when my family was awake, I was asleep. I would wake up around 4pm, and be up till 7 or 8am the next day. I would lay down for a nap, then the same thing would happen the next day.
I can also tell you that you don’t get the weird fuzzy or lightheaded feeling either – I can’t tell you how much better I feel and how nice it is to be up with my family.