Supplement Cocktail For Sleeping While Sitting?

I'm going to be on a 3-day trip later this summer which is going to involve sleeping in a seated position on a train for 2 nights in a row. (Ugh, I know.)



I've never been able to fall asleep while sitting in my life -- I've tried on many red-eye flights and always fail.



Any recommendations for an ideal sleep cocktail that would help me get some reasonable quality sleep while sitting upright?

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  • 'catspaw' wrote:


    I'm going to be on a 3-day trip later this summer which is going to involve sleeping in a seated position on a train for 2 nights in a row. (Ugh, I know.)



    I've never been able to fall asleep while sitting in my life -- I've tried on many red-eye flights and always fail.



    Any recommendations for an ideal sleep cocktail that would help me get some reasonable quality sleep while sitting upright?




    Have you considered putting yourself in an extremely sleep deprived state? This way you are so exhausted, you can't help but to pass out. The other option is, modafinil and a bunch of procrastinated work. Either option is a bit extreme, but I am an extremist.
  • I don't know if you've already gone on your trip, but:
    1. I like melatonin. You can take pretty high doses with it. Here's a link to a Source Naturals one: [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://amzn.com/B000GFPCN4. Make sure you get a sublingual one. I've never tried the capsules you swallow, but a few of my friends have tried them, and not noticed any benefit.[/font]
    2. [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Make sure you have a comfortable travel pillow. I recently had to fly to Atlanta and back for a short work trip. I had to pull an all-nighter b/c of my work/travel schedule, so I slept as much on the plane on my return trip. I was happy with the "Total Pillow" that I bought at a Walgreens on an impulse buy. It doesn't get very good reviews though: [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://amzn.com/B003UAZTI0. This pillow does: [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://amzn.com/B004BB3SFS. A sleeping mask would probably help too.[/font]
    3. [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Cocktail? I've used Scivation Knockout a few times. It seems to work well, but I haven't done the research on the individual ingredients: [/font]http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/scivation/knockout-90-sci-tabs.html.
    4. You may want to look into Phenibut. I've never tried it though
    5. You could also talk with your doctor about some of the prescription sleeping pills.
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    GABA[/font]
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    Gamma-Aminobutyric acid is a naturally occurring neuro-inhibitory transmitter. Whilst that might sound quite scary I assure you it really isn’t. It dramatically calms you when taken as it has a key role in regulating neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system [1]. I take GABA along with the other things in this list about 30 minutes before my bedtime.[/font]


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    Magnesium[/font]
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    Magnesium aids in calming the nerves and relaxing the muscles, which in turn can help individuals to fall asleep. Similarly, a deficiency of the mineral is sometimes responsible for the nervousness that prevents sleep.[/font]
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    Potassium[/font]
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    Potassium works very closely in the body with Magnesium, so if you’re supplementing with one, you should probably supplement with the other. It may also help if you suffer from leg cramps during the night [2][/font]


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    L-Arginine / L-Ornithine[/font]
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    Although Ornithine is considered to be a protein that puts the body into a relaxed state when taken away from other proteins, the main reason I take it at night is to potentially increase the level of HGH released [3] and to improve the amount of deep sleep I get.[/font]


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    Vitamin D[/font]
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    Now although I take Vitamin D in the mornings and primarily because of the million and one other benefits it has for us hackers, it deserves a place on this list. You get vitamin D naturally from the sun hitting your skin, because of this vitamin D is inextricably linked to our natural body clock. I have tested taking my vitamin D after waking vs before bed as have many other hackers and I found that I had a much better sleep when it was taken in the morning.[/font]
  • I know dave doesnt recomend it on a regular basis, but Melatonin works for me.



    If I combine Melatonin and Gaba it knocks me out!
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