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Discussion: Melatonin

in: Spike; Spike > 2018-09-08

Sep 9, 2018 3:20 AM # 
tomwcarr:
A couple of winters ago in Granby I as struggling to sleep for the 3rd night in a row. That combined with hard days of activity was draining and frustrating. Surfing at 2am I searched on "altitude sleep" and discovered melatonin. I had certainly heard of that before but never thought about it as something for me. However, I was desperate and so went the next day to a vitamin shop and picked some up. I don't use it at home but it is now standard for me at altitude. I presume that if I stayed at altitude for a couple of weeks it would no longer be necessary, however, I never have that luxury.
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Sep 9, 2018 7:09 PM # 
ebuckley:
I’ve never needed it, but it sure helped Yaya sleep. There don’t appear to be any negative side effects as long as you make sure you really do have a good block of time to sleep (it’s not easy to wake up from if your sleep gets cut short).
Sep 9, 2018 9:44 PM # 
Spike:
I'll think about giving it a try next time. More likely, I'll completely forget about it until after I've had a few nights of bad sleep.

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