Hello, I've had insomnia for quite a few years (since 15). I never kept track of it so I can't confirm it was always ongoing, but the one thing constant is that it would take me a long time to fall asleep, and I would wake up feeling tired as if I never slept in the first place. 'Drag myself out of bed' is my norm then. My sleep would also be filled with dreams(usually nightmares) and I need at least 10 hours sleep to actually feel somewhat rested.
Mid last year, a friend suggested supplementation on protein, vitB, calcium and magnesium right before bed. I saw no harm in the suggestion and took it. Now here's the interesting part. After 2 weeks of religiously following, there was a difference. I woke up feeling refreshed, and energized. It only takes me around 5-10 minutes to drift off to sleep. I reduced the dosage a few months ago, gradually eliminating them. Currently I am not on any supplementation.
I'm absolutely amazed. Now when I go to bed, it's like I get knocked out (k.o) once my head touches the pillow, my body seems to have a shut down timer too: I automatically feel sleepy and weighty at 11 - 1 am. I usually ignore it and go to sleep at 1 instead, but if I had a long eventful day, I can even k.o. on the phone, in cafes, in the car. I'm elaborating too much here, but it's just too bizarre from 3 am sleepless nights to 11 pm knock out period anywhere.
Has anyone else ever followed or experienced this? Or what is your view on this? If you're wondering what other lifestyle changes I made, I didn't make any. I don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol, sleep cycle always constant.