Re-occuring Insomnia

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  1. Happycat

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    Hmm, maybe we are on to something here thanks to @marcar72 , I suspected it might be vitD supplementation, although I only take 2000IU/day.
    Every time I took it my sleep deteriorated, but I keep reading how good it is to have optimal vitD levels so I keep going back to it.
    My level was tested at 52 and apparently thats the low end of normal, but maybe my body can't properly process this vitamin D3 I keep pushing into it.

    @Peater I am getting some calcium from my diet, I am guessing around 500mg/day and I sometimes supplement with another 600mg as calcium carbonate.
     
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    That's almost identical to my situation! I too have been taking 2000 IU daily for a couple of last weeks because after I got my results 59 I thought I must take it, because it's below 70, that's what doctor told me. But interesting thing that after summer it was 59 and after winter in March it was also 57 :D It means that it's stable despite of the sun (I live were winters are long and dark). I get it all from food.
    I cannot believe it might be that simple, but I am quitting from tomorrow and will see.
     
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    Sorry, I misunderstood your post. Thought you were touting your D3 supplementation. My bad!! :confused:
     
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    That's what I mean, I'd never have heard about that anywhere else
     
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    Sorry, I misunderstood your post. Thought you were touting your D3 supplementation. My bad!! :confused:
     
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    No worries mate I could see it was a misunderstanding. You were quite polite considering what you thought I meant :D
     
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    I stopped vitamin D two days ago and I slept so much better!

    @Hirri how are you doing?
     
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    I am glad to hear that you slept better. I stopped vitamin D two days ago as well and one night I slept amazingly but tonight I had a hard time falling asleep until 1 am (which is still good comparing to 2-4 am :D). But I felt sleepy and calm, so definitely ditching vitamin D helped. It's just I have loud neighbors who are sleeping later and I hear their steps and it makes me anxious. So I am thinking now on the top of making me calm from the inside, maybe I should change the environment too, just haven't decided if I'd rather rent more quiet apartment or invest into CBT for learning to sleep with those sounds.
     
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    Can you get some ear plugs? I use them every night, even though I live in a quiet area.

    I wonder why vit D interferes so much with our sleep? There is one study out there that found out vitamin D can lower melatonin levels, could that be the only reason?
     
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    I use them and they help a lot but I also "feel" those steps, it's like vibrations. I am very very sensitive. I wish there was something to make me less sensitive. My husband can sleep when I vacuum the floor :D

    I read that too. I always thought that taking it early in the day would prevent this (I took it first thing in the morning), but apparently not.
     
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