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bungleski
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633 posts since 21/7/11

5 Mar 2022 00:05
Looking for something to help with getting back off to sleep when abruptly woken In the night. Got a 1 year old who insists on waking up between 1-3am every night . No dummy and takes FOREVER to finally get back off, by which point I am fully awake. Little bastards cute AF but barely getting any sleep because of it and starting to impact
My day.
Sholto
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810 posts since 25/12/12

5 Mar 2022 07:19
I don't have a kid but I have the same problem, if I wake up in the night I can't get back to sleep for 2/3 hours at least, if anyone's got any suggestions.
Toasted
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1733 posts since 15/10/09

5 Mar 2022 09:25
I stopped drinking and if fixed exactly the problem you describe.
Dreep
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1823 posts since 29/7/08

5 Mar 2022 11:31
Apart from benzos which I wouldn't recommend for you lads, there's really only things like zopiclone/mirtazapine to help you sleep and I think they're both steps too far in the direction you're wanting.

Knock one out or make yourself cry, solid winners of sleep.
snaye
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11067 posts since 24/10/02

5 Mar 2022 11:48
…..or combine the two for a good ol' cry wank (no YLAup)

EssexBoyII
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7340 posts since 5/6/07

5 Mar 2022 11:56
Lol

I have had some success with 5htp for getting cleaner sleep
generic_guy
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10182 posts since 16/9/02

5 Mar 2022 13:58
bungleski wrote: Looking for something to help with getting back off to sleep when abruptly woken In the night. Got a 1 year old who insists on waking up between 1-3am every night . No dummy and takes FOREVER to finally get back off, by which point I am fully awake. Little bastards cute AF but barely getting any sleep because of it and starting to impact my day.

100% get some ZMA, available everywhere and is absolutely great for this. Sleep is much better and when I wake up during the night I go back to sleep almost immediately.
Only side effect is quite intense dreams if you take the full dose (the one I’ve got at the moment recommends 3 pills but I take 2).
generic_guy
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10182 posts since 16/9/02

5 Mar 2022 14:05
This is the one I take
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maximum-Strength-Magnesium-Vitamin-Capsules/dp/B0937JPFVL/ref=sr_1_2?crid=30W8WJV31APKI&keywords;=Z-max&qid;=1646489018&sprefix;=z-max%2Caps%2C67&sr;=8-2
snaye
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11067 posts since 24/10/02

5 Mar 2022 14:11
Batshit mental dreams on ZMA

FTP
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331 posts since 7/1/12

posted 5 Mar 2022 15:05, edited 5 Mar 2022 15:05
Magnesium Glycinate > Citrate for sleep, partnering it with Glycine helps too.
ismvil
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2058 posts since 16/9/11

5 Mar 2022 15:35
snaye wrote: Batshit mental dreams on ZMA

Co-signed. Like eating dairy just before bed. Totally mental.
ODB
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3625 posts since 21/6/06

5 Mar 2022 18:03
bungleski wrote: Looking for something to help with getting back off to sleep when abruptly woken In the night. Got a 1 year old who insists on waking up between 1-3am every night . No dummy and takes FOREVER to finally get back off, by which point I am fully awake. Little bastards cute AF but barely getting any sleep because of it and starting to impact
My day.

Reckon you just rough it out as it won’t be like this forever, par for the course(no tiger woods)
Mancunia
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878 posts since 29/10/12

5 Mar 2022 22:18
With melatonin I just use it to regulate my sleeping patterns when theyre off, usually Sunday night tbh. Not really recommended for constant use.

L-Theanine is also a good option to use with it, along with magnesium glycinate as somebody said on the last page
bungleski
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633 posts since 21/7/11

10 Mar 2022 00:31
Thanks all for the suggestions. Appreciate lack of sleep comes with the territory but I’ve got 3 kids and never had it this bad with the other 2! Thank god for the whole wfh set up as reckon I would struggle if heading to London everyday (based in Brighton). Appreciate the [email protected], feels a bit much those suggestions at this stage. This ZMA, do I take before bed and am I actually waking up when I need to or dead to the world till morning?
Paul88
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298 posts since 6/12/12

10 Mar 2022 17:32
bungleski wrote: Thanks all for the suggestions. Appreciate lack of sleep comes with the territory but I’ve got 3 kids and never had it this bad with the other 2! Thank god for the whole wfh set up as reckon I would struggle if heading to London everyday (based in Brighton). Appreciate the [email protected], feels a bit much those suggestions at this stage. This ZMA, do I take before bed and am I actually waking up when I need to or dead to the world till morning?

Yeah just take it before bed. It helps your sleep but crying children will still wake you up, wouldn't worry about that. I've tried 5 htp and zma and would say 5 htp is better. I think it works better when you take both though.

You can get both from my protein for pretty cheap, it's just your luck when they have stock though.

I wouldn't pay some of the crazy prices for zma on amazon etc, It really isn't anything special. Just zinc and magnesium. If you already take a multi vit I'd check the ingredients, you might already be getting your daily intake of both.