I find when I Take my ZMA before bed I cant get to sleep, and after about an hour I get this second wind that last for 3-4 hrs. Then when I finally do get to sleep, I can’t seem to get going the next morning. I seem to notice increase recovery on ZMA, thus don’t want to stop taking it, does anyone (preferably coaches or someone who actually knows what their talking about) have any ideas or solutions as to why this is?
When I first started on ZMA myself, it took almost a month to have it totaly cycle through my body. When it finaly ‘broke’, I was able to sleep better and if I did wake up, was able to go right back to sleep better…dreams were really freaky, but better sleep none the less.
Remembering though, I was a cronic insomniac to begin with.
I can’t sleep when I take ZMA. I stopped taking it, and I fall asleep much faster.
What happened with me was that I would take it 30 minutes before bed (along with melatonin, which I’ve been taking for years), toss and turn for 30 minutes in bed, then fall asleep. Twenty minutes later, I’d wake up and not be able to fall back to sleep.
I also never had any freaky dreams (that I could remember). I was kind of looking forward to those.
I fall asleep fairly easily when I take ZMA, but I cannot get a full night sleep with it. I’ll wake up the first time about 3 hours after going to sleep, and then a few times again throughout the night.