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Old 11-27-2018, 09:18 AM   #21
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All things in moderation.

I find melatonin to be a nice alternative to other consumables.
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For those living in certain states: I am hearing great things of CBD -- for instance, https://www.theguardian.com/society/...s-medical-uses
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All things in moderation.

I find melatonin to be a nice alternative to other consumables.
Interesting article on Melatonin: Melatonin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know | Slate Star Codex
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:40 AM   #24
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Melatonin, valarian root, or CBD oil work for me. Alcohol makes me sleepy, but I don't imbibe very often.
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No solution. Have learned to get by with three hours of sleep.

BTW... where does one get marijuana? I don't think they sell it here.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:00 PM   #26
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Melatonin is a natural substance taken by gummies. And it's great for sleep.
My wife is taking OBD oil for restless legs, back and foot pains and in place of Klonipan. It's done a great job--actually miraculous. But I don't know if it makes you sleep well.

I just use hard work--being tired. Now if I could just get Xena the Rottweiler to quit waking me up at 3:00 a.m. for a good rubbing, I'd sleep much longer.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:17 PM   #27
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I'm interested in listening to the podcast, but I can't figure out which episode deals with this topic
What day was it published on?
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No solution. Have learned to get by with three hours of sleep.

BTW... where does one get marijuana? I don't think they sell it here.
At a dispensary. Illinois has medical cannabis for some conditions. I did read there is a move to pass recreational cannibis in Illinois soon. Here's a link about qualifying medical conditions.

http://earthmed.com/patient-informat...al-conditions/

Qualifying Medical Conditions

While there are hundreds of conditions that can potentially be helped by the use of medical marijuana, the state of Illinois only recognizes the following conditions as treatable using cannabis.***Please note that this list will be changing as the Illinois law evolves. If you do not see your condition listed, please check back at a later date as we will be updating the list of medical conditions that the state of Illinois deems appropriate for medical marijuana use.**


Map of current legal status of cannibis:
http://www.governing.com/gov-data/sa...reational.html
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I read for about a half hour in bed before turning the light out. Then I start listening to a 12 minute meditative podcast on my i-Pod Shuffle. I rarely get to the very end before I am zonked out.
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I'm interested in listening to the podcast, but I can't figure out which episode deals with this topic
What day was it published on?

I've never listened to these, but they are supposed to help you to sleep.

Pod City: 10 Podcasts to Help You Sleep | Mental Floss
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I've never listened to these, but they are supposed to help you to sleep.

Pod City: 10 Podcasts to Help You Sleep | Mental Floss
Those are good choices for chemical free sleep aids. I would add one more podcast : Dave Ramsey - that droning voice , sure does it for me.
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I find that getting fresh air everyday regardless of the weather helps me to sleep more soundly. I keep my house cool at night both winter and summer...can't sleep well if air is too warm...and sleep in a very dark bedroom with no distractions (tv, computer, etc.). I also try to go to bed at a consistent time and get up at pretty much the same time (11 p.m.-7 a.m.) and don't eat anything after 7 p.m. I sleep pretty well most nights.
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I asked my doc about sleep, he said Melatonin or he could Rx Trazodone.
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I just get hammered around 8:30 on Scotch and head to bed at 9.
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A couple of shots right before bed work well for me. Or some pot. I have lately begun trying CBD oil, not sure if it helps yet.
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If you're in an adult use or medical cannabis state, an indica dominant cannabis strain is worth a try. I know a good number of folks who use cannabis for relaxation and sleep. Most either smoke "flower" or use a vape pen. Edibles have delayed onset, and dosing is hard to control consistently.

If you try cannabis, they key is to microdose, then scale up to what works best for you. Today's cannabis is not like the Mexican "dirt weed" we had in the 70s -- it can be 5x stronger in THC concentration. Too much THC = a bad experience for most.

Some report that CBD aids in sleep, but I don't find that to be the case personally. I use CBD almost daily (in the morning) as a general health and wellness supplement.
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It's safest to use none of the above.
says who? actually, were I in a cannabis friendly state I'd likely try just the opposite of what you consider the safest.

As it is, I muddle along with some alcohol in the evening, no TV or computer for an hour before sleepy-bye time, a clear and clean conscience, some reading in bed, and just figure it's ok if I wake up after two hours and need to pee and may or may not get right back to sleep.

After all, I'm retired, and don't need to answer to an alarm clock. And I avoid making any appointments before 11 AM.
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Sleep. For a nightcap, which is healthier: alcohol or marijuana? if you need chemical
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Sleep. For a nightcap, which is healthier: alcohol or marijuana? if you need chemical

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says who? actually, were I in a cannabis friendly state I'd likely try just the opposite of what you consider the safest.

As it is, I muddle along with some alcohol in the evening, no TV or computer for an hour before sleepy-bye time, a clear and clean conscience, some reading in bed, and just figure it's ok if I wake up after two hours and need to pee and may or may not get right back to sleep.

After all, I'm retired, and don't need to answer to an alarm clock. And I avoid making any appointments before 11 AM.


Perfect. I add classical music, played VERY low (you can barely hear it) to the mix.
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