Better sleep

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by SherylS, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. SherylS

    SherylS Member

    Montmorency cherry juice!! Has anyone else tried this? It is full of natural melatonin and seems to be helping my sleep a lot. You can find it in the refrigerated juice section at the grocery store. You need the concentrate...not the cherry juice...it is thick like cough syrup.

    This is the new protocol that is working for me. I take 1 or 2 TBsp of the cherry in water between 2:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon. Then I take 1/2 capsule of Seriphos before dinner, about 6:00. I add 6 mg of amitriptyline at 8:00. I am in bed at 10:00 and asleep shortly after(unheard of for me). I have been getting 8 hours of sleep most nights, the most in years!

    I no longer need the Ambien or Klonopin, and way less amitriptyline. I have tried every type and dosage of melatonin before and it never worked. Hopefully this will continue.
  2. LadyCarol

    LadyCarol Member

    I'm experimenting with a simple sleep remedy that is actually working for me.

    200 mg L-theanine and 2 mg prolonged-release melatonin about 15 mins prior to getting into bed, and 1 mg sublingual melatonin just before getting into bed. I get about 5 hours of solid sleep and then 3 to 4 hours of natural light sleep.
  3. SherylS

    SherylS Member

    LadyCarol, glad it's working for you. We have to try so hard just to get some rest!!

    None of the melatonin capsules, tablets, or sublinguals at any dose work for me. Until the cherry juice. Interesting how we are all so different!
  4. SherylS

    SherylS Member

    The brand I have is Nature Blessed
  5. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    I'm really glad to hear the l-theanine and melatonin are helping you with sleep. That's been part of my nightly protocol for several years, although I've never tried the prolonged release melatonin. Together they are a good combo!

    Mary
  6. LadyCarol

    LadyCarol Member

    Mary, what else do you use for your nightly protocol ?
    Do they help improve sleep above that of l-theanine and melatonin ?