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Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by MyInitialsAreJC, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. MyInitialsAreJC

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    makes it hard to study during the daytime.

    ive been taking melatonin but i think i pop awake as soon as it wears off, ~3 hours into falling asleep.
     
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    Melatonin is not a sleeping pill; it regulates your sleep cycle. It really only works if you take it consistently.

    I have acute insomnia and I take Melatonin. You need to get into the habit of taking it and going to sleep at the same time every night.
     
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    Pineal Gland, part of the endocrine system:
    Melatonin is regulated by the light and dark cycles. It also plays a role in regulating Circadian Rhythms.

    lol..sorry had to say it

    Try exercising, that helped me
     
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    Yep, exercise works wonders. However, don't do it right before you sleep.
     
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    I take Unisom, but I find that my limbs feel so weak the next day. Is there a better OTC sleep aid? Can you get melatonin OTC? I just lie in bed almost every night wishing I could go to sleep!
     
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    I don't know of any. I took Unisom last summer for my personal mcat inferno, but I quickly developed tolerance for it. Then took lunesta, again, my nerves resisted and wouldn't rest. The best thing to do, I think, is cut down on the caffine. If you need to have some... drink it in the morning. Even if you go to bed at 4 am, force yourself to get up at 6 or 7. Yeah! and no nap. If you are tired all day..just put in a good 4 hours and make up for it the next day.

    And go to the gym everyday..you don't want to look busted after the test when you finally get to party..lol
     

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