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    What has been your best hack or method to get more and restful sleep?

    I struggle with middle of the night insomnia especially during stressful times with work.

    Natural calm has helped some. Looking for personal recommendations and "success stories".

    Thanks....

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    Potato starch before dinner seems to help me sleep really well.
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    +1 potato starch. I have only been taking it for 3 days, but I have not woken up at all during the night since I started.

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    A banana at bedtime, magnesium citrate + turning off phone, laptop etc. and keeping them as far away from the bed as possible.

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    Yes to bananas (or mangoes work but not as well) before bed. Best sleeping aid.

    Less protein/fat and more carbs for dinner.
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    Also, I can't eat anything except fruit/sugar within a few hours of bed. Fruit/sugar digest pretty quickly so I don't have issues falling asleep. Protein or fat on the other hand tends to make me uncomfortable when trying to sleep.
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    Smoking some weed right before bed, back when I was into that. Now, it's up and down. Mag glycinate helps, but I won't take more than 200mg due to the aftereffects come morning. My ND has me taking phosphatidylserine to help normalize cortisol; no idea if it's doing much. I haven't found potato starch to have any appreciable impact on my sleep yet, and am just up to 4Tbsp/day of that, half right before bed.
    I always sleep in a full dark room with a mask and earplugs. I have yet to sort out what will produce good, consistent, uninterrupted, restful sleep for me, though.

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    Magnesium glycinate 400mg and melatonin 1mg at bedtime works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemontwisst View Post
    Smoking some weed right before bed, back when I was into that.
    LOL

    I haven't burned the hippy cabbage in about 20yrs but i second that Rx!!!!

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    I take a Tablespoon of honey on an EMPTY stomach (Nothing within 4 hours) right before bed. You'll sleep like a baby! Google it for more info!
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