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demografx

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Forced sleep
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:38:59 PM »
Forced sleep (e.g., just now, 10:40am till 11:30am - - even after a good night’s sleep) helps my POIS recovery *enormously*!

Trouble is, I use 50mg Benadryl to accomplish that. Some professionals - - including Harvard Medical School - - believe this can possibly contribute to dementia:
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667

Can anyone recommend a safer route?

Thank you!


« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 03:42:15 PM by demografx »
10 years of major POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks associated with it.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business.

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 01:28:00 AM »
Magnesium is known to aid sleep as it forms GABA to help the mind relax. Also l-glutamine is the precursor to GABA so that might help too (I take l-glutamine).  l-glutamine is also the most abundant amino acid in the body... These supplements are natural and the body relies on them so they are probably safer than benadryl (but I'm no Dr.) 

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 01:30:31 PM »
Thank you, Limejuice!!
10 years of major POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks associated with it.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business.

certainlypois2

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 02:31:28 AM »
melatonin
my sisters swear by lavender oil LOL

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 07:06:24 AM »
Forced sleep (e.g., just now, 10:40am till 11:30am - - even after a good night’s sleep) helps my POIS recovery *enormously*!

Trouble is, I use 50mg Benadryl to accomplish that. Some professionals - - including Harvard Medical School - - believe this can possibly contribute to dementia:
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667

Can anyone recommend a safer route?

Thank you!

To be honest, the main factor for me is the temperature. We know that the boundaries for optimum comfort are set between 20ºC-25ºC, so you should consider turning off a little bit the radiators or even use less blankets if you are having difficulties right now. I have been having problems with this issue lately.

It's the 10th factor in the following list:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-tips-to-sleep-better#section10

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 12:18:20 AM »
Thank you, Observer & CP2!!
10 years of major POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks associated with it.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business.

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 09:59:43 AM »
To be honest, the main factor for me is the temperature. We know that the boundaries for optimum comfort are set between 20ºC-25ºC, so you should consider turning off a little bit the radiators or even use less blankets if you are having difficulties right now. I have been having problems with this issue lately.
Keep an eye on this symptom. It could worsen over time especially during summer. This range of optimal temperature can become smaller and smaller until there is almost no margin left. When this happened to me, my body had a hard time regulating heat flow and could not counter temperature changes fast enough (abnormal slow endothelial response?).

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 10:46:19 AM »
Thanks, Muon!
10 years of major POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks associated with it.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business.

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 09:31:40 AM »
Magnesium is known to aid sleep as it forms GABA to help the mind relax. Also l-glutamine is the precursor to GABA so that might help too (I take l-glutamine).  l-glutamine is also the most abundant amino acid in the body... These supplements are natural and the body relies on them so they are probably safer than benadryl (but I'm no Dr.)
Tried 300mg magnesium last night! Didn’t realize my wife was taking it, so...handy supply!
10 years of major POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks associated with it.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business.

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 12:19:15 PM »
It didn't work well? It could take a few nights/days as your body readjusts to new changes. There are several magnesium supplement types and it's said that magnesium gluconate is among the best absorbed by the body.

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Re: Forced sleep
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2019, 01:50:51 PM »
Limejuice, thanks. I think I just need to go back to sleeping naturally.
10 years of major POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks associated with it.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business.