First post here – sort of a public service announcement that I wanted to throw out, in case it can help anyone else.
My health severely deteriorated due to not being able to sleep (couldn’t sleep due to being too hot, because of roasting hot hands and feet). Nearly 4 decades of poor sleep has led to chronic fatigue issues that, unfortunately, I still have a long ways to recover from – and, unfortunately, youth is no longer on my side.
But I wanted to share one thing that has helped me with sleep, significantly: A supplement called Phosphatidylserine. Just 1 pill (150mg), before bed, does the trick. I’ve taken 2 pills before bed, but don’t notice a difference. The only exception is if I wake up super hot in the middle of the night, and cannot sleep, I may pop an additional pill, but that is rare.
This supplement is supposed to block cortisol. It doesn’t cure my EM or hotness, by any means, but it seems to alleviate it to a degree and significantly improve my sleep – which I need badly. Not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but personally, when I’m stressed my EM is worse. Anyway, this stuff makes me tired enough that, generally, when I wake up hot, I can fall back asleep (without it taking 2 or 3 hours like it did before). I’ve tried a lot of supplements and best part is that I never feel groggy or drugged from this – I just fall asleep faster and deeper – and if I wake up hot I can usually get back to sleep (although not necessarily the deepest, best, sleep, but way better than what I use to get). I also have a crazy amount of dreams on this.
The only potential downside I’ve noticed is that when I wake up, I always feel like I could sleep for hours longer. But that could be because I actually do need more sleep or because my brain and sleep cycles are totally out of whack. So I’m not sure if this could be attributed to the supplement or not, but thought I’d mention it.
I feel this supplement will play a key role in my recovery, as sleep is absolutely crucial. I just wanted to pass along my experience in case it can help someone else – it’s a relatively cheap thing to try that might save the quality of your life and potentially your health. I wish this was around, and I had known about it, decades ago – my life and my health would probably be a lot different.