I had a tremendous response the very first time I tried this -- I do have a very dark bedroom, which is also necessary. I slept like a log for over twelve hours, and woke up with a dry mouth because it was hanging open. I had that feeling, which had been so rare for years, of being ONE with the bed. It was like my sleep patterns had reverted back to those of a young person, though I was in my 60's. All I can guess is that I had been very low on melatonin for a long time, and low methyl B-12 had been the limiting factor.
After a few days the long heavy heavy sleep eased back to something more normal, but it definitely made a believer of me. I must have been totally exhausted.
I also found that another thing which adequate B-12 is important for, and which methyl B-12 helps a lot more than "cyanocobalamin", fine muscle coordination, definitely improved. My cello playing got a lot faster just from improved reflexes. For several weeks after starting methyl B-12, while playing quartets, I'd come up to a fast lick which I expected to somewhat muddle through, then look back in astonishment, realizing that I'd played every single note. After a few weeks I was used to it, so it stopped surprising me.
So, yes, methyl B-12 does work, at least for some people. Definitely for me.
Dex, I have been taking 5,000 iu D3, will up it.
PianoDoctorLady, will lool into the B12 you suggested, thanks!
Oh, wow, *that* feeling. I just realized I haven't had it in ... years. I have lots and lots of signs of being low on B12, but my level was 790 in the spring. I took methyl B12 just in case anyway, to no effect. I know it works wonders for many and I was hoping it would be my missing factor, but 'twas not to be!I had that feeling, which had been so rare for years, of being ONE with the bed. It was like my sleep patterns had reverted back to those of a young person, though I was in my 60's. All I can guess is that I had been very low on melatonin for a long time, and low methyl B-12 had been the limiting factor.
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Just a tidbit on B-12, if you are on Metformin for any length of time, it's good to check B-12 because in some people Metformin can drop their B-12 levels. Doesn't happen in everyone. I had mine checked last year and my levels were high.
Hormone Profiling In theory this test will help the doc figure out what my issue is. I'm hoping that when my testosterone levels go back up that I'll be able to sleep a bit more.
They just did the largest study on sleeping in the last year. It turns out that most of us need 8 hour sleep. About 5% of the population is genetically predisposed to get 6 hours. Getting 6 hours sleep does not seem to give me brain fog or whatnot. Though when my testosterone is low I do get sleepy in the afternoon. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/ma...ep-t.html?_r=1