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2009/07/20 15:06:48 (permalink)

Is there an opposite of caffeine?

Something that you can take and will make your drowsy enough to fall asleep?

I suppose there is beer but perhaps something a little less intoxicating.

I want it for times when I am knackered and needs a few hours nap time but cannot sleep especially during the day.

Any ideas?

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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 15:09:17 (permalink)
    GHB even though (i think) its alcohol. you could always give kalms a go
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 15:24:26 (permalink)
    ghb is the date rape stuff right?
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 15:53:35 (permalink)
    beta blockers?

    melatonin.

    loads of "sleep aids" about.

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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 15:56:56 (permalink)
    S777

    ghb is the date rape stuff right?


    yup, but some of my mates take it to knock themselves out after a drugs binge.
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 15:58:08 (permalink)
    Actually...eating turkey!

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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 15:58:09 (permalink)
    Plenty of prescription only medicines, but not really suitable for a short nap.
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 16:06:52 (permalink)
    Faux Real

    Something that you can take and will make your drowsy enough to fall asleep?




    If you're looking for something that works "on demand" then we're really going down the POM route, in particular the benzodiazepine family of drugs. However, they are not to be taken lightly as dependance can occur. Not only that, but not particularly suitable for 'naps' as even the faster acting ones will leave you drowsy if waking after a couple or three hours.

    I think tbh if your body needs a nap that much, you will drop off. If it doesn't, you won't.

     
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 17:46:24 (permalink)
    OTC antihistamines can do a decent job, something like diphenhydramine
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 17:48:16 (permalink)
    Milk. Like Turkey rich in Tryptothan.

     
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 17:48:57 (permalink)
    Banana'a are as well aren't they?
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 17:55:33 (permalink)
    Ovaltine !
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 17:57:20 (permalink)
    Mobster

    Milk. Like Turkey rich in Tryptothan.

    Was surprised Myprotein didn't add tryptophan to that sleepmax stuff they brought out recently.
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 21:28:47 (permalink)
    Daari

    OTC antihistamines can do a decent job, something like diphenhydramine


    Has a long half life, not really suitable for naps.
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 22:49:50 (permalink)
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    Milk. Like Turkey rich in Tryptothan.

    Was surprised Myprotein didn't add tryptophan to that sleepmax stuff they brought out recently.


    There was an issue with a single contaminated batch a few years back and maybe they took the decision not to worry the customers. Or what they sell might work without it - no idea.

     
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/20 22:51:05 (permalink)
    Nytol. Not particulary strong stuff, but it helps a little.
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/22 11:29:59 (permalink)
    Bananas can aid sleeping, they include:
    triptophan which stimulates synthesis of melatonin
    seratonin in the brain that induces calmness. They have vitamin b12 known for combating insomnia and production of endorphines (feel good hormones).
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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/23 10:06:30 (permalink)
    There's 5-HTP, too (which is one of the building blocks of seratonin). It's £14.99 (for 50 caps) or £25.99 (for 100) from H&B, but there are plenty of places you can buy it online for FAR cheaper (I picked it up from H&B for convenience's sake).

    Oh, that's what Rob just said (didn't read his post properly! )

    But it helps (it also makes you feel good for similar reasons.

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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/23 15:56:42 (permalink)
    I tried 5-htp a while ago and didnt notice any difference.

    Melatonin helped me to sleep I think - its hard to say though, how do you tell, no night is ever the same, there are so many variables.

    I like bananas.

    I'd love to just put my head down and sleep for an hour or two for a recharge.

    Thanks.

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    Re:Is there an opposite of caffeine? 2009/07/23 23:26:28 (permalink)
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    ghb is the date rape stuff right?


    yup, but some of my mates take it to knock themselves out after a drugs binge.


    No it's not "the date rape stuff". It's rarely used as a date rape drug. It's a recreational drug just like any other. Would you class alcohol as "the date rape drug"? No? Even though it's the most commonly used date rape drug out there? I understand where you are coming from though you have been following the media blindly and thus been mislead. It's pretty common don't worry.
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