- As a child it took 2 plus hours to fall asleep. In my 20’s I had great sleep for a few years. Now, in my mid 30’s I have no problem falling asleep but I always wake up 1-2 times per night. I often need some carbs to fall back asleep as well.
I have had 24 hour salivary cortisol testing done by a functional med doc and the results came back great except I was at the low end of normal at some point during the day in DHEA. He put me on 25mg of DHEA but I didn’t notice any difference in an area so I stopped taking it. I’m assuming it’s cortisol that is spiking, perhaps from a drop in blood sugar, at night that is waking me up but if cortisol"normal", what gives? How can I remedy this?
I have tried Z12, high dose magnessium, micro-dosing melatonin, regular dose 2-5mg melatonin, glycine, tylenol pm, benedryl, dramamine, you name it. Nothing keeps me asleep all night. I once got lost in my own bathroom after a Tylenol PM so I hardly ever take that. Glycine does make me very relaxed and sleepy, but it doesn’t keep me asleep. I’m currently taking Z12 but really don’t see any effects.
- Have you noticed a relationship between Neurotypes and their response to supplements? Or at least certain types of supplements?
I’m a 2A after taking your test and I have noticed I tend not to notice the intended effects of supplements that I would expect to have. A few years ago when Nootropics got popular I tried aniracetam and periacetam and didn’t notice a thing. Also creatine doesn’t seem have an additional benefits for me. I’ve taken it on and off for years and don’t notice any difference. Just curious if there is a relationship with supplements and neurotypes?
The closest positive effect I ever experienced was taking high dose 15mg of methylfolate with a b complex. I felt almost euphoric. But after the 2nd time and there after taking it I didn’t notice the same effects as the first time.