Vitamin D3 Dosing Question - Need Help!
Hi all - I am new to the forum but have found this site incredibly helpful. I have had sleeping issues for a few years now that is really starting to take its toll. I mostly experience daily mental lethargy, inability to focus during the day, long sleep time (8-8.5 vs. 7 hrs, which is what I used to sleep with solid results), hard to waking up and getting out of bed - all of which I believe are driven by poor circadian rhythm due to lack of REM.
After reading this site, I deciding to try dosing with vitamin d3. I bought 5000 iu pills from garden of life, and tried one in the evening with dinner. Needless to say, I slept like a rock, getting just 5-6 hours, but woke up feeling great and better than I've felt in years. I thought I had found the cure. The next day, I did the same, with fairly similar results. However, the next night, I took it, and woke up feeling as I had gotten little to no REM. I decided to start dosing in the morning, and unfortunately, had the same problem - sleeping 8 or so hours, and not feeling fresh or sharp when waking up. Getting through the day has been a challenge, although I do feel slightly better than I did before I started the pills.
I am starting to think the body was at a deficiency at the beginning (which is why i could take 5000 iu d3 at night and sleep great), and that now perhaps I am 'oversupplied' and need to reduce the dose. I am just disheartened that it worked so well the first few days and now I am struggling again even though I moved the dose to the morning. I am also considering stacking a lower d3 dose with magnesium to see if that helps.
If anyone has similar experiences, or any advice, I would greatly appreciate it!