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Started ZMA, Waking Up at 3 AM


#1

i am 17 i have been taking ZMA for 3 days now i have noticed i get a very good 4-5 hour sleep then i wake up in like 3:00am then i feel really fresh and ready to go but it is too dark then i go to sleep again the deep sleep then i wake up agin feeling tired? what is happening? anyone.

it is bothering me a lot please any suggestions?

i take 30mg of zinc

450mg of magnesium

and

10.5mg of b6 every night on empty stomach and before 30-60 minutes going to bed


#2

ZMA seems to have differing effects on people's sleep. Some sleep great, some can't sleep, some have weird dreams. I've heard some of the weirdness attributed to the B6.

Personally, I only had weird dreams, but that went away after a week or so.

But you know, if it messed up your sleep, don't do it. Maybe take it earlier in the day (or one pill with each meal or something).


#3

Some people cant sleep restfully with the b-6... try spreading it out like stated or take zinc and MG separate


#4

i can't sleep on the full dose of zma either. i take the "women's dose" lol. try 20, 300, and 7 mg respectively. also, i fall sleep better when i take it more like 15 min before bed.