When I read all the articles regarding the vitamins and minerals the body needs for normal healthy function including sleep, I look at my one-a-day supplement and realize that they only contain a small fraction of daily required dosages. Of course, trying to pack a little of everything into one table would lead to these low dosages. It would seem that either taking a one-a-day with other specific supplements in higher dosages or not using them at all, would be the answer. What do you think?
|vitmaine and minerals|
The topic cover many aspect of information, it is interesting article and knowledge base. Thanks.
I've recently started to use a good stained relase multi vitamin and have since seen a huge improvement in my sleep. I wasnt having problems falling asleep, just staying asleep. I now am staying asleep for 7-8 hours straight and am feeling great!
|vitamins at night|
I have found that if I take multivitamins before bedtime, my body seem to be more alert and I'm having trouble staying asleep. I'm taking my multivitamins earlier in the day now, with lunch.
It's been about a month since I last had a good night sleep. I toss and turn all night long and it affects my back and legs. With the exception of possibly 2 hours of sleep, it seems that I'm up most of the night. What can I do to relieve this. Is this caused by Restless legs symptoms?
If I take vitamins A to ZINC, my regular sleep at night is affected - brain is alerted and body is relaxed.
If you take vitamins it should be in the morning.
insomnia patient since 2006, and having medicines till
|J. K. Pathak wrote:|
I have not been able to sleep at night for the last two years. I hardly sleep three to four hours at night, of course with lots of efforts. I am taking multivitamin/mineral half- tablet A to Z everyday at breakfast. In the afternoon I usually have 15 minutes cat-nap. I am fully engaged during the day. My appetite is good and consuming nutritious food. Please note I am a vegetarian-- not even eggs. I avoid as far as possible dairy products. I am fully dependent on fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and beans. No health problems except some skin problem. I take my pathological tests once a year. Everything normal. I check eyes, dental, ECG, ultrasonography, etc regularly. Can anyone suggest the cause of insomnia.
|Also looking for solution|
J. K. Pathak,
I am in exactly same situation, except I'm not a vegetarian. I wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back into sleep.
Do you take any (not sleep related) medications? For example, blood pressure meds?
I've been a user of clonazepam .05 mg with doctor's prescription for more than 3 years now. Lately I stop abruptly but I experienced withdrawal syndrome like insomia, body pain and inability to focus although my appetite is not affected I think this makes me resilient.
Now now that I learned that B-Complex,Minerals and other vitamins will help, I will try this recommendation hope that it will work out. Perhaps it may take weeks to be able to recover my sleepless nights.
To those like me with insomia please do not attempt to drink benzodiapines, it is addicted although doctor will tell you not.
We hope for the best. More power to everyone.
i have not been sleeping for a few years ...tried everything but recently i have had two great nights....not deep sleep but at least i feel like i have rested and night...single vitamin niacin vit b 3.. take vitamin an hour before bed....please try and post your results...
|San Diego wrote:|
I have started b12 shots- not painful and an amazing difference in regards to my sleep.I am not vegetarian, but they help dramatically. I also find a b complex with high b3 helps a ton. Slo-Mag with magnesium chloride is another thing I take at night that helps.
3 months ago I went G-free and one of the happy side effects is I started sleeping through the night. I started researching to figure out why and I think I was not absorbing vitamins due to my stomach issues. I started taking B complex and magnesium as well to make sure I was getting enough with my limited diet. I also take calcium since I don't tolerate dairy. I do think there is a vitamin connection if you are deficient. I suffered for more than 10 years of waking up after 3 hours and being up for at least 2 hours before getting another couple of hours.
Most people are unlikely to find solutions to chronic insomnia only through diet or supplements (Western approach), since so many elements are at play. There is no one solution for everyone. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) offers solutions for each type of imbalance. Ayurveda may help as well. Besides your individual body type, your emotions and individual imbalances can be assessed by TCM practitioners.
Try some searching using "Insomnia TCM" online, but a thorough
assessment needs experience. I do not mean to belittle the good dietary suggestions above. It's ALL important...
The best way to take Magnesium is transdermal (through the skin)...see "magnesium oil". Good luck, I know well how insomnia feels...
|Mrs. Parker wrote:|
When I worked overseas 2 years ago, I developed a problem in sleeping. The doctor prescribed me rivotril and anrax (hope I am correct with the name). It does help me once in a while. I feel like I have a quality sleep every four days. The problem is when I drinked the medicines and I did not sleep immediately (after feeling sleepy)the medicines effect expires resulting to having not sleep at all. Reading the tread here I will try B3 and tapper by next year the medecines I am taking.
I hope B3 is the answer :-)
|Mrs. Parker wrote:|
Joven, are you able to get a good results from B3 ? Please share your experience.
I began having restless leg in college. I did not know what to do about it and had never heard of it before. My symptoms became increasingly worse over some years. After six years of college I began having insomnia in addition to restless leg....it came in spurts. Pregnant, I asked my doctor what he thought it was, but he had no idea. I happened to read a short article in Reader's Digest about it and finally had a name for it. When I took pre-natal vitamins my symptoms went away. Many months later, off of vitamins, my insomnia and RLS came back. After reading The Miracle of Magnesium I knew that a big part of my own deficiency was magnesium, which I supplement fairly regularly for a variety of health benefits. When off of magnesium for a length of months I notice both symptoms coming back.
|Mrs. Parker wrote:|
After reading this article I bought B12. I drink this together with Centrum Advance after having my lunch. It helped though but still at night drinking Rivotril to help me sleep.
I hope one day B12 and the other vitamins I am taking will help me get through with this sleep disorder without taking any medication as I plan to have another baby by next year...
Vitamines and minerals play a massive role enabling our bodies to function properley. Being an acupunturist of traditional chinese medicine. I have seen great improvments with insomnia from acupunture. One of my clients suffered from insomina for 15yrs after 5 treatments the gap of being awake in the night is starting to close. So there is hope for you all yet. Good luck
|pantothenic acid stops 4am awakening|
I struggled for some time with waking up in the middle of the night and unable to go back to sleep for a long time. This started in my early 50's. My doctor suggested 500 mg pantothenic acid before bed and it WORKS!! I take it with a costco melatonin at bedtime. I sleep through the night, unless I forget to take it before bed.
I had a B12 deficiency & I couldn't sleep kept getting up at 3 am the doctors didn't take notice they put me on sleeping tablets & anti depressants & it worsened the condition. Then by researching on my own i found out i have been having a life long deficiency of B12 especially if you're vegan or vegetarian you should watch out for this I took oral B12 in the form of sublingual Methylcobalamin dissolved on the tongue for easy absorption straight to the blood stream, since the commonly prescribed cynacobalamin contains a minute amount of cyanide which harms the brain. So in 2 months i got my B12 levels up my sleep was normal & i also took magnesium for relaxing on n off. And also please take all your vitamins after breakfast.
Dont listen to that jargon about Tryptophan not being available in the US. Ive been taking a 100 percent pure tryptophan supplement for about a year and it has dramatically helped my insomnia.
|restless leg syndrom|
I thought I had this, and it was severe. Turned out I had a tumor on my spinal cord...once it was removed I was ok
I live in the USA and I've been using L-tryptophan for the last 5 years. The last purchase I made (about 6 months ago) was for 500 grams, or a little over a pound worth.
The caveat here is that tryptophan should be taken on an empty stomach with Niacin and vitamin B6 or it will converted into serotonin instead of melatonin.
Also, there are GABA derivatives such as phenibut which may be used on a short-term basis of a couple weeks to help acclimate someone's transition from pharmaceuticals (mine was Ambien) to a peaceful night's sleep without harmful drugs.
I hope everyone will benefit from this info I've collected from across the internet.
It was started last August when I got fever for almost a week I am away with my family, and this concerned me alot that makes me not to sleep well up to now. PLS. HELP. I am taking rivotril for sometime and Mosegor Vita for 5 days as if it is not working. How many week do I feel the effect of Mosegor Vita for those who is using it PLS. HELP.
|Severe anxiety depression and vision|
For year I suffered from severe anxiety and depression for almost 4 years and still suffering from it. I used to have perfect eyesight since 2004 when I had a lasik surgery done. Few months ago, I noticed my right eyes is getting blurry and just getting worse. I took several and different kinds of anti depressants and sleeping pills over the years. Could anxiety and depression have anything to do with my eyesight?
|insomnia and B-vitabins|
I started taking B complex which contains B1, B6 and B12 and i cannot sleep atall..so i have the worst kinds of insomnia!!! I heard that it should be taken in the morning only because it keeps you alert and energized..It could be that im taking it in high doses. I will stop it all together and see what happens.
so i think the information about b complex providing a better sleep is misleading. what are the recommended doses of the b complex vitamins?? so i know if i was taking a toxic dose or not
|Vit B 12 & 6|
Just started Vit B 12 & 6 and have more insomia and some restless leg at night. I am intrigued with this discussion - I started it for purposes of memory and mood; therefore will stick with it for a while longer. Like all medications and side effects, this may be an example of a medication, where the very thing it is meant to fix, it worsens. Likely not enough good evidence to support good, bad or neutral effects.
|Feeling sleepy day time|
I am having trouble to have a quality and deep sleep as i keep waking up in the night, although i sleep back but it does not restore my energy as i feel tired, fatigued and sleepy through out the day. Please help.
I have insomnia but found that the only medication that works safely is melatonin or L Theanine, both natural. Alternate each tablet every month. Excellent results
Keep pounding away at the Internet and learn all you can. If daytime sleepiness persists it may be obstructive sleep apnea. Get a sleep study to find out for sure. Regular exercise helps for a variety of reasons. Good nutrition, contolling anxiety etc. Many conditions can contribute to poor sleep. Research!!!!
I have insomnia for years already. I went to a psychiatrist and prescribe with Clonazepam and risperidone but still I can\'t sleep. I\'ve also tried vit. B complex and melatonin but they are not working. I\'ve tried vitamins but it gets worse. I can\'t sleep the whole night and not feeling sleepy. Clonazepam sometimes work but it\'s not always working. What will I do? I feel like my life stop. I can\'t find work \'coz my body is feeling tired always and it\'s like there\'s something wrong with my stomach.
Full spectrum B vitamins hurt my sleep, even when taken in the morning. I believe I am allergic to some part of the process used to make the supplements.
B Complex and L Tyrosine improve the quality of my sleep when taken at bed time.
Melatonin helps to induce sleep, but then it causes me to sleep too much. Also, I don\'t feel refreshed from Melatonin induced sleep. However, it\'s useful to resetting circadian rhythms.
We all have different biochemistry, and what worked for me may not work for you.
|Houston insomniac wrote:|
|Jack\'s comments on his insomnia-20-14-3|
Talk to your PCP-primary care physician and ask him/her to recommend a great Neurologist,however, you also need to find a great Gastroenterologist to identify and address your stomach issues. Often,stomach problems can compromise your quality of sleep or lack thereof or vise versa. I was in your situation,unfortunately, too long.
|Tobe Khazak wrote:|
What kind of water do you drink. I find that if I completely avoid drinking the tap water in England and only drink bottled water I get insomnia. This may be because bottlerd water companies purify their product through a process of reverse osmosis. This way also delete essential minerals (ie calcium and magnesium), apart from harmful bacteria, necessary for inducing sleep
|Mrs Parker wrote:|
It was 2 years ago when i visited this thread. I am the one working overseas and still troubled by insomnia. I am exercising now - zumba, jog, run, and I guess it helps to relax your mind. Just do it 3x per week and 4 hours before bed time. In time our problem will be solved! Just believe it we can!!
I\'m 56 & have tried melatonin, B12, magnesium, various tonics with alcohol, etc. I can\'t seem to find any concrete remedies that work. The harder the physical work I do during the day the less I sleep at night. My muscles feel sore all the time & joint pain seems to migrate through my body. It sucks feeling like you\'re 90 when you\'re in your 50s.
|GMOs & Insomnia|
Cut out GMOs. I used to wake up @ 2:30-3am every night, it was my liver crying for help. Sugar,soy, corn, canola & all their code names & derivatives gave me stomach & sleep problems.
God bless! :)
|PMB SOUTH AFRICA wrote:|
I have been battling for 5 years or more with insomnia but trained myself to alternate a few natural sleep aids.I take Solgar L Theanine for a month while in lying bed,then magnesium citrate with some sugar free yogurt 5 mins before bed for the next month and then Solal Melatonin while in bed. This is how I have survived and it is manageable, Ones body build a dependency and therefore I rotate these.
You may be vitamin D deficient and magnesium deficient if your muscles hurtthat much.
For insomnia I would highly recommend getting cortisol levels checked via the saliva test. High cortisol is often the cause due to stress. Without getting tested you are basicslly shooting in the dark. If it is an adrenal issue sleep can be fixed by getting cortisol levels under control.
A cause of sensitivity to supplements can be a toxic liver which if addressed with herbs such as milk thistle or coffee enemas will lessen considerably.
|Long term insomnia|
Hi I\'m jess, I experienced insomnia since when I was in 3rd year high school and now I\'m 2nd year college I still sxpiriencing this. I can\'t fall asleep everyday and it makes me frustrating every morning.. I can sleep once in a week or twice a week but thats all.. I can\'t sleep continouosly as before.. What should I do? It is affecting my studies and my health also. What should I take ? Please help me.. Thanks
I have 4 months of insomnia. Sometimes Im having a hard time falling to sleep and sometimes I woke up several times at night around 2 A.m. and can\'t be to sleep..this is my big problem. I am very tired going to work in a day and very sleepy. Can anybody help?
|Sleeping Now Every Night|
I had terrible insomnia but have been sleeping every night since I started this combination:
Sublingual B-12 tablet 500 mcg
Magnesium Citrate 400 mg
Potassium Citrate 99 mg
Multi-Vitamin without Iron
Calcium Citrate Calcium 400 mg, Vit D 500 iu
|Possible Cure? Hopeful...|
Having had insomnia for 17 years, I\'m finding some relief now that I\'m having my big meals at breakfast and at lunchtime. Dr Andrew Saul (search online) has written many books on health and I am impressed with his knowledge. One Takeaway is I now take niacin every day, on top of Vitamin C - D - E & much more. Always taking NIACIN after a big meal with plenty of cold water. Niacin can be painful with the flashing that it causes. Do not take non flush type, not the same. Flushing can be completely avoided by taking it after a meal and with COLD water -My last final straw is--- today I spent $700 on a device that helps cure insomnia, anxiety and depression - look it up. FDA approved since 1991 - its the Fisher Wallace Stimulator. I\'ll be receiving mine in a few days. I\'m trusting it will be the answer to this miserable chronic condition that has ravaged me for way too long. Lots of Dr endorsements and great patient reviews. Hopefully this helps others.
|Those with Insomnia|
People are suffering from insomnia due to so many reasons, lack of vitamins and minerals. But deficiency on a certain vitamin or mineral may not be the cause of insomnia. A person might have problem with his or her thyroid. Better to check it out through lab test. Or a person might have an unresolved issues in his/her life. It may also be hereditary.
|Tanvir Alam wrote:|
|Insomnia since last 7 years|
I have tried some medication for the same but nothing worked on me. Now my GP checked my thyriod and vitamins.
Found Vit D very low.Suggested to take Vit D. I am thinking to have some Magnesium also. Hope it will work on me.
|Hope with Faith in still good doctors|
Around the time I\'ve developed shingles I could not sleep naturally, at the beginning just not sleepy, later because of pain and itching. The doctor discovered all my problems such as stress, shingles and lack of sleep originated in my overactive thyroid. I\'ve never known I had such malady; doctors can\'t detect it so easily unless they do blood test on everything. I\'m recovering from shingles but still can\'t sleep. I have hope when I see the endocrinologist my thyroid will be under control and go back to my normal patterns of 7-8 daily hours of sleep. My family doctor said that I am very healthy, except for the stress due to overactive thyroid. I pray for all those who suffer of lack of sleep because it is the worse situation one can go through, I feel I\'m good for nothing without sleep.
Try candida diet it helped me with insomnia
I can\'t really say that I\'m an insomniac. I often sleep too much, up to 10 hours a night. But I don\'t get to sleep until about 2-4am. I want to get back onto a better schedule of being able to go to bed at 10-11 and getting up at by 9 at the latest. But I haven\'t been able to do this. Right now it\'s 3am and I\'m wide awake. I think I\'ll try a potato and beans to see if that helps. I recently adopted a plant based diet because I\'m diabetic and have high cholesteral along with other health issues. Although I\'m not abounding with energy during the day, I\'m wondering if it\'s affecting my sleep. I\'m still learning what to eat and how to balance food to get the vitamins and minerals that my body needs. Good sleep to all.
For the passed 3 months have been having sleepless night. I have been taking sleeping pill but I need to get off them I need to sleep naturallyi did a blood test I found out that my body lack b12 vitamin have been taking the B12 injection once per week for the pass 4weeks still unable to sleep I an wondering if I could take the b complex and magnesium to sleep need some advise
|Vitamins for Insomnia|
I\'m a 39 yr old woman who was 90 lbs overweight and struggled terribly with Insomnia and also constepation, galbladder problems. Here is what helped... (I\'ve lost 40lbs so far)
First and most important I relied on God to help me overcome and these are the things he lead me too...
~~Supplements... (I get most supplements on a website called Swanson\'s)
*1/2 Megafood woman\'s vitamin in morning (other half at diner)
Probiotics in morning along with tall glass of freshly filtered water
*mega b complex in morning
*black cohosh in morning
*miranga Oleifera in morning
*1/2 tsp liquid trace mineral every morning and sometimes with lunch (I notice I have a hard time falling asleep if I take trace minerals in evening time)
*St John\'s wart in morning (Notice this made me a little agitated at first but when it really kicked in I felt like I found the holy grail)
*transdermal magnesium in evening
*I used internal magnesium first and switch to transdermal
*New Chaper salmon oil morning, afternoon and evening is best
*Valerian root in evening
*Hops in evening
*Mega EPA/DHA in evening
Others things that contributed overcoming sleeping problems:
3-4 cups raw milk every day
I eat seeds of fruit that I consume on a daily basis... apples, apricots, ect.. (There is a necessary vitamin called b17 that can cause serious illness like cancer if you don\'t get it.
Raw honey with everything... apples, honey cinnamon milk, salads, in tea
Juicing raw fruits and vegies.. My favs... (apple) (celery, carrot,beet)
I go through Periods of time only consuming raw fruit & vegi Juice and raw milk... (never mix fruit and vegies together accept the apple can usually be mixed with vegi like cucumber and celery
For constepation... 2 tbsp every morning and sometimes evening of equal parts raw honey and raw vinager (find health store who sells raw vinagr in bulk with pour spout on bottom of container so you get all the good stuff at bottom)
I go through periods of time where I only eat lots of fruit and raw milk through out day and then eat a meal in evening...
I eat wild caught salmon as much as possible
With out fail I always start my day out with 3-six pieces of fruit in morning before eating anything else.. bananas, apples, pears, watermelon, cantalope... Then 3-6 tea bags of detox tea and 1/2 tsp of liquid trace minerals
Leafy green salad, raw cucmber speggi and steamed vegies everyday or at very least 4 times a week
Kale everyday, (in smoothie)
oatmeal with Celtic sea salt, raw honey, and raw milk
Celtic sea salt on everything (This salt contains a mineral brine that will make you feel great. I notice when I am not using it. ( conventional table salt is bad) ( God has a lot to say about salt as being a good thing. It is crucial to good health.
After I started feeling better and got to moving around more, I noticed I slept better when I stayed more active in the day
*For over a year I took milk thistle with everything I ate. (milk thistle made me a bit constapated at times but the raw honey/raw vinagar mixture helped
*For over a year I also took Stone free by planetary Herbals
* I currently only take milk thistle with dinner or a meal that has some fat in it like nuts or what not. I have to eat low fat meals because of my galbladder issue but even low fat can give me discomfort so I take about 13-15 175mg capsules with meal. My favorite place to eat when going out is Mongolian grill and ask the cook to remove any oil from grill. (The milk thistle brand I use is Spring Valley and I get it at Walmart. It is usually located on Bottom shelf
|Forgot to say|
The brand of b complex I take is by megafood
I also take camomile in evening before bed
|Forgot to say|
I take 500-1000 mg vitamin d3 unless Im drinking lots of raw milk which has sufficient vitamin d. ( I notice if I have too much vitamin d I get a bit irritable)
|K Lee wrote:|
I have suffered from insomnia for years. Benedryl works great with no drug hangover. I also will
carb down with yogurt and bran cereal at times during the night. Because of a shoulder injury a few years ago, I now sleep on my back with my heard elevated and I am sleeping on average 7 hours a night.
For restless legs take magnesium and calcium to help absorb it this should help
|Insomnia b12 injection|
I never had sleep issues then I received a b12 shot thinking it would help depression from an antibiotic side effect now I have had insomnia for 2 1/2 mnths. Has anyone recovered from insomnia caused by b12 injection? Insomnia is the worst especially for me who slept 10 hrs easy.