ASPERGERS: Should YOU use Melatonin For SLEEP?

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ASPERGERS: Should YOU use Melatonin For SLEEP?

Does melatonin for sleep help people with Aspergers? Find out in this video! Yumi Gummies → 🔴SUBSCRIBE ➤ ↪ PREVIOUS VIDEO ➤ 50% OFF AUTISM PARENTING MAGAZINE → 15% OFF AUTISM STIM TOYS / GADGETS → [MY MERCH] → JOIN THE SUPER SQUADD [+SECRET VLOG] → 💼 BUSSINESS ENQUIRIES → TheAspieWorld@gmail.com ✉ SIGN UP FOR MY WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATES → SECRET PODCAST & SECRET VLOG: Support me on Patreon to access the secret podcast and vlog → ❌DON’T CLICK HERE → 📖 MY BOOK - How Star Wars helped my Autism, GET IT HERE → FOLLOW MY SOCIAL MEDIA: ► Twitter: ► Instagram: ► Facebook: ► Facebook Group: ► SnapChat 👻 👾Our Discord → 👽Our Reddit → *****AUTISM ESSENTIAL MUST HAVE LINKS***** → Noise Cancelling Headphones: → Chewable Jewellery: → Stim Toys (15% off): → Elastic Shoe Laces: → Weighted Blanket: → Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents: ABOUT THIS VIDEO: So the big question is how to help a child with aspergers sleep, or does melatonin for sleep help people on the autism spectrum? There are a host of aspergers treatments and autism sleep medication around, but the big one everyone talks about is melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates wakefulness, and is a top choice for people with aspergers in adults and parents of children with aspergers. But does melatonin help people with aspergers sleep? I did a test an aspergers test if you will, to see if it worked and here is my video. How to get an autistic child with aspergers to sleep? Maybe this is your way. I also have a video on an aspergers test you can watch here () Lots of help care professionals will say that it will help you and your typical doctor can prescribe melatonin to a patient if they are in need off it and if they ask for it. Lots of people including those with aspergers syndrome are wanting to be more natural and not medicated as much with drugs. Melatonin is not a drug and is a natural occurring hormone, this is why it may be more popular with people on the autism spectrum. I created a video about autism and medication you can check out here (). Do I think melatonin helps aspergers and sleep in adults, I would say yes due to the data I collected through my small controlled test. So I would say aspergers melatonin for sleep is a good way to go to help any one on the spectrum sleep or any one who aligns with aspergers symptoms. Whether you were diagnosed with autism as a child or align with mild aspergers symptoms in adults, I would recommend just checking out melatonin to see if it can help you. This is also true for parents who are always looking for how to get an autistic child to sleep, again i think melatonin may be awesome in that help. Melatonin For Sleep is an excellent hack, and also melatonin for kids is super common so it is worth checking out. Links: Mayo Clinic Minute: Is melatonin the right sleep aid for me? - Dr. Eric Berg DC - Is Melatonin a Good Sleep Remedy? ABOUT ME: Helping people understand Autism from a person with Autism’s perspective. Hey from the Aspie World and a big welcome into my life! I am a Dan from the UK and I have Aspergers Syndrome or ASD which is a form of Autism, often referred to as High Functioning Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder. I make videos every week on my journey and offer tips and tricks to help everyone who has Autism. I also have help videos for helping people get a diagnosis of Autism or Aspergers Syndrome, and also some advise and help for anyone who is friends, partners or loved ones who suffer from Autism or Aspergers Syndrome and just about anyone on the Autism Spectrum. Tags: Aspergers ASD Autism *I use affiliate marketing links and some videos may be sponsored.

Comments to the video: ASPERGERS: Should YOU use Melatonin For SLEEP?

The Aspie World 1 month ago
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StrahaoftheRace 20 hours ago
Doxylamine all the way. LOW dose.
KimmyGibson 4 days ago
Hi! Maybe I missed the info somewhere, but could you please repeat the information about the sleep app you have on your phone? I am also interested in knowing if those who have tic symptoms (before sleep) are helped by the melatonin. Thank you!
KimmyGibson 3 days ago
+The Aspie World Thank you for replying.it was an important reminder. I had already forgotten about the app and my question. SMH
The Aspie World 3 days ago
The app is called Sleep Cycle.
KimmyGibson 4 days ago
One other question about the sleep app. My sleep is delayed every night by @10 hrs. of movement and tics, after which I pass out and get about 4 hours of lousy sleep w/sleep apnea, hypopnea and very low oxygen sats. (CPAP is not an option, it makes the movement worse.) So, what I really want to know is. can the app you're using handle tracking that kind of crazy sleep schedule?
Ingz N Ricky 11 days ago
I have autism, amongst other things. When I was 18 I stopped taking my seriously high doses of various medication, and I felt great for the first time since I was 10. Problem is, I started having massive sleeping problems. I would sleep about every other night. I eventually started using sleep meds. I would get completely knocked out by a fraction of a 25mg seroquel. I tried many different strengths of melatonin during my three month travel through the US. All it did was making me less tired. It had the opposite affects it should. A little over a year ago I dropped a jacuzzi top/lid on the back of my head, knocking myself out, and received my third brain injury and overnight the seroquel stopped working. Now I'm taking 300mg seroquel (as opposed to a fraction of 25mg) every night, and it still isn't always enough. It's very frustrating
The Aspie World 11 days ago
Yeah, medication can really play havoc with sleep issues. Thank you for the comment. Please subscribe to my channel to see more videos from me :).
Angie D.C. 15 days ago
I am close to being finished the assessment for ASD that my Psychiatrist is doing on me and even though it is not fully completed yet.she said at this point she is 99% sure that if we went off of old diagnosis terminology that I am PDD-NOS/Extremely High Functioning Aspergers. I have bad insomnia and Melitonin doesn't work on me but Ambien does. Although, I dislike taking meds so I rarely take it so I'm awake usually until 2-5 a.m. and wake for the day on weekdays @ 7 a.m. and weekends 7-8 a.m. I rarely ever sleep past 9 a.m.
The Aspie World 14 days ago
I don’t take any medication really as I am always offered some from my doctors etc. Best of luck with the assessments! Please subscribe to my channel to see more videos from me :).
Andy Smith 18 days ago
I’ve never slept more than 2 hours without waking up. Thank God Christmas is over
The Aspie World 15 days ago
Ahh yes. Please subscribe to my channel to see more videos from me :).
Savanna Earnhardt 26 days ago
What is the best book to explain autism? So I can learn everything about autism. Cause I have autism.
Lexort 420 26 days ago
I like to combo melatonin with Valerian Root capsules for sleep.
C K Skills 26 days ago
Melatonin never worked for me. I slept longer than necessary and no one could wake me. I missed a lot of school while trying it. CBD helped me sleep to an extent, but I also use THC to combat PTSD. The combination helps me sleep semi peacefully. Otherwise I completely agree my mind gets extremely exhausted real quick. I tend to ignore it and read and watch and listen through it while taking short breaks (ADD because my mom couldn't stand my hyperactivity and basically scared it out of me).
MasochistMouse 28 days ago
Haven't had the gummy version, but have taken melatonin in pill form works for me- but even taking the highest amount on a bottle(with doctor approval) it takes an hour to get into my system. I have tried Power To Sleep PM(all natural but also horse tablets) and though it was one of the best for me over $20USD out of pocket for a small bottle is too much for me to use anymore, and I have taken 2 different prescription pills(scary for me when some doctors refuse to prescribe something that has been working & make me get whole new prescriptions for something) also Trazodone which my last doctor refused to refill or change because he said it's a tranqaulizer and that I don't need it).
The Aspie World 28 days ago
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MasochistMouse 28 days ago
*highest amount as in tablets
Tarena Boggs 29 days ago
We tried melatonin for our 6yr old w/ severe ASD. He unfortunately had terrible nightmares as a side effect. So not a great fit for all.
The Aspie World 29 days ago
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Natural Vegan Mom 1 month ago
I used to use melatonin, worked for awhile, but then my body got used to it. Quit and started up again a few months later, didn't work as well second time around.
Denielle Martinez 1 month ago
Hummm i tried that with my daughter. Did not work but we do use a lavender oil! It's AMAZING
Denielle Martinez 1 month ago
She don't like it most nights but it does work lol
Rosa 1 month ago
I’m on amitriptyline at the moment for my migraines and they also help me sleep sooo well 😁
StrahaoftheRace 20 hours ago
Sumatriptan for me. Serotonin agonist.
D J 1 month ago
Sweet dreams, Daniel, but then again, you are living in a different time zone than I am in the United States, so Lol
D J 1 month ago
At least you are sleeping like your newborn baby, Daniel from taking melatonin gummies! 💤😴😴
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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D J 1 month ago
I always sleep for at least 4-5 hours and still feel lethargic in the afternoon and tried to take a nap but did not.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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D J 1 month ago
They are looked like vitamin gummies I have in the closet at home!
D J 1 month ago
At least it is organic and environment-friendly!
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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D J 1 month ago
I never tried any food supplements before. Perhaps I should get them for my constant concern of sleeping well at night.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Bumcheeks AndCo 1 month ago
You ever seen open doors with red light and when it closes goes green so ducking weird couldn't handle it.
Bumcheeks AndCo 1 month ago
I struggle to comprehend the process placebo ably maybe like warm milk to sleep, sorry intense backs away.
Bumcheeks AndCo 1 month ago
I relate there always pushing to learn.
Bumcheeks AndCo 1 month ago
PS no, but I find in a related way excess sun when can't chill on hot days especially. *ponders a sunbed*xD
Smokely Seven 1 month ago
People with hfa or aspergers only live for around 50 years
Ty James 1 month ago
Hey man. So I got my testing results yesterday for asd and was told I don’t have it because I make eye contact and didn’t lick the fidget toys and I laughed and smiled. Do u think I should just keep my self diagnosis or get a second opinion
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I would try another doctor.
Gigi Schaumburg 1 month ago
I'm in California. I do cannabis, and it works well.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Gigi Schaumburg 1 month ago
docs don't know alot about the endocrine system and the brain. I shy away from melatonin because of this fact.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Ah.
Gigi Schaumburg 1 month ago
Melatonin always gave me a splitting headache.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I am hearing that a lot.
Daniel Stevens 1 month ago
What age did everyone get diagnosed with Aspergers I was 15
The Aspie World 1 month ago
26
Yun Hee Choi 1 month ago
i take remoron
Yun Hee Choi 1 month ago
+The Aspie World it's an antidepressant but it makes you sleepy
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh I have not herd of that.
PiranhaPlantPrincess 1 month ago
coming from chronic illnesses I know how it feels to be constantly tired, but having trouble with deep sleep Usually I eat or drink something with valerian in it, when lying down feels to overwhelming, but those gummies sound amazing, to bad shipping outside EU almost doubles the price, It would be nice if at least in the EU the shipping would go down a bit :)
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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carrion crow x x 1 month ago
Hey, a good video idea could be autism and eating disorder ?? I am one of many people with autism but I also suffer with anorexia because my weight tends to be more of an obsession because of my rigid thinking (autism trait) and my OCD (common thing in people with autism)
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Good idea.
Natalie Washkow 1 month ago
Just a word of advice to parents using gummies with kiddos with ASD.make sure to floss and brush extremely well.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
YES!!
Maria Gutier 1 month ago
I tried melatonin with awful results. I always start getting vivid nightmares and am unable to wake up. I prefer Sleepytime tea and i try to stop using electronic devices a half hour before bed.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh no!
Brandi Holloway 1 month ago
I actually mostly struggle with hypersomnia not insomnia. which i don't ever hear about so it was a huge trial and error process.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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nicole m 1 month ago
I use melatonin for sleeping as i have a massive problem sleeping at night
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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TekSone 1 month ago
I was told anything over 10mg of melatonin just flushes out of your system. at first I took 3mg then 6mg then 9mg, I seemed to respond to 9mg. now I am down to 6mg and that knocks me out. I don't do gummies or anything like that. too many other things in like sugar, this, that and the other. just give me melatonin, swallow with liquid.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I guess it could if your system isn’t taking it.
AlexWattsBlog 1 month ago
Sling me a pack, lad. I have problems sleeping!
The Aspie World 1 month ago
On its way my dude
Meli Wants to Play 1 month ago
I used to take melatonin until my doctors found that to be the cause of me gradually gaining weight. Respiridal was even worse. This went on until my neurologist finally recommended clonidine and I’m doing much better in terms of sleep schedule.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Ah yeah!!
Umm3umar 1 month ago
I drink tart cherry juice in the evenings as a natural source of melatonin. It helps me to sleep more soundly. I go the idea from this video.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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The Highway Cowboy 1 month ago
Our 10 year old daughter Savannah has Septo Optic Dysplasia Spectrum, Autism/Aspergers and has been prescribed Melatonin since she was around 5 years old. Her Endocrine Consultant first prescribed them as her sleep was very erratic and would take hours for her to get to sleep. The Melatonin helps her to fall asleep but doesn't help with a good night's sleep. They only help with initial getting to sleep but she can then be awake again after a couple of hours
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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bocaj47 1 month ago
I did used to have melatonin but then doctors stopped prescribing Me it. It helped me relax better and sometimes a decent amount of sleep too
bocaj47 1 month ago
Maybe mate. i haven't had any for a year and i usually only get 5 hours of sleep a day sometimes 6 if am lucky but most the time its 5 or less
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yeah, maybe they didn’t want you dependent on it.
Nataly Arciniegas Palacio 1 month ago
I used to take liquid melatonin, the equivalent to 10, 15 or 20 mg (I was desperate). I later realized that smaller doses work much better. Now I only take it when I need it and I keep it at 4 mg max. It works great.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Paula Scheib 1 month ago
My son's doctor has him using melatonin with clonidine. He usually falls asleep within an hour compared to the two-three hours it used to take. He takes 5mg tablets. I'm not sure he would take the gummies because of sensory issues with texture.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yeah, that’s understandable.
Jerry Johnson II 1 month ago
Very Cool Dan an thanks for showing this product. I need to get some of that stuff.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Hey no problem!!
J Film 1 month ago
To help me sleep well I bought a Philips wake up lamp that wakes you up naturally in the morning and also has a sunset function which gets darker and simulates sundown and it even changes colour from daylight to orange to deep red then finally off. Here is a vid that shows you how it works.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh that sounds awesome.
J Film 1 month ago
Circadin is very effective.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Aspiemepoetry Pearson 1 month ago
The one I took didn't say (sleep) melatonin so I don't know if that is a different
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Aspiemepoetry Pearson 1 month ago
I didn't work for me. But I was also highly stressed
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Ah yeah, it isn’t for everyone I guess.
JAMQWERT 1 month ago
You should set up a referral link with Yumi. When people are referred to this yumi site from your video and buy from them, they get a 20% discount as do you. could be a good way to encourage people to try it out. just an idea
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I can ask them :)
Rowan 1 month ago
Nice! I have trouble swallowing pills so gummies for adults are appreciated!
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yeah!!
J. Donoghue 1 month ago
My sleep is pretty crap and have been prescribed medication to help with that.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yeah.
Jay Daniel 1 month ago
Hi Dan, I know you've made a video on the benefits of cbd, which is awesome! However would you consider making a video regards on the benefits of cbd and thc together? studies in America are making great discoveries on the benefits of full cannabis medicines on ASD's and I'd like to know your opinion on this.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yes indeed!!
Zz Hetty zZ 1 month ago
I use melatonin to help me sleep when I get stressed out and have troubles sleeping because of anxiety. It knocks me out and helps regulate my sleep for quite a while afterwards.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Miranda Gibson 1 month ago
I have tried melatonin for over three months and it had no effect. I tried different brands and different milligrams. The only things that help me personally is valerian root (natural herb) or Ambien (prescription)
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yeah, I guess is won’t work for everyone.
Jessica Fitch 1 month ago
My son has autism an takes 3 mg of zarbees naturals melatonin its a grape flavored chewable one. You can find it at most local retailers here in the US. He was on clonidine for a while it would get him to fall asleep, but he wouldn’t stay asleep. The melatonin takes him a while to fall asleep, but at least he stays asleep. He had side effects with the clonidine as well. It effected his appetite, completely depleted his energy levels, and he started getting kind of what we think were like hallucinations when he got really sleep on the clonidine. Melatonin has been doing great though we usually only have one bad night a week. Also want to thanks for your review video on cbd oil it pushed me to finally give it a try. I have been hesitant, but after watching your video and doing some research I ordered Charlottes Web its registered with the FDA and has great standards. I have Aspergers as well an struggle from Anxiety an sleep issues hoping this will give me a little relief!
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Not heard of that make before.
Skygge Vikingr 1 month ago
I have to take 10mg of melatonin plus gabba and a generic version of zzzquil in order to even have a prayer of getting any sleep. The stressfullness of having aspergers I guess. Haha I have aspergers, adhd, ocd, odd and possibly but not anywhere near 100% sure bipolar disorder. I'm a mess haha but I'm me.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh.
Matt Lawrence 1 month ago
I take melatonin intermittently to help reset my body clock. Generally I limit myself to once or twice a week (and many weeks I don't take it at all). I tend to suffer from nightmares (in the past full on night terrors) and melatonin makes my dreams a lot more intense, which can turn a nightmare into a wake up screaming nightmare. Not a good thing. When traveling across 8 time zones I will often take it every night for a week or more just to keep my sleep schedule somewhat under control. I could likely take it more often in my everyday life, but I have a strong aversion to any sort of dependency. I sometimes take diphenhydramine to help me go to sleep, but I limit that to no more than once a week. I tried valerian root and discovered that I am one of about 2% of the population that has an adverse reaction. 36 hours of massive anxiety and my skin crawling. It's fairly rare, but for those of us who have that reaction, it's rather terrifying. Keep up the good work. I wish there were better resources for Aspies here in the US.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
That’s awesome.
Samantha Kuehler 1 month ago
I do supplement melatonin when I'm struggling. I have a gummy version I like. Can't remember the brand just now, but they're wonderful.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
They are awesome!!
Larry R. Parker 1 month ago
I have been on Melatonin and Hydroxyzine for five and a half months now and they seem to help my mind and body get calm enough to fall asleep within about five minutes every night.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Hellbound Iscariot 1 month ago
At least it ain't Ritalin.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yeah.
Julia 1 month ago
When I was younger it didn't work and it make me have fever symptoms
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh.
Joymes 1 month ago
Used it for about 2 years did really help but I decided to stop the tablets and now I can sleep sorta fine where before I could be up like 48hrs with no sleep.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh cool.
Judi McCormick 1 month ago
I say no, because it is a hormone. The best item is from Standard Process, Kava, but the best thing to do is to settle your brain and the Calm app has great sleep stories.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I’ve not heard of that before. I have the calm app on my list of apps to get!
kai 1 month ago
I have melatonin and at first it didn’t work but they upped my dose and now it works fairly alright although with the higher dose I would sleep at night but in the morning I wouldn’t feel any benefits and I’d be awfully exhausted. (I take prescription tablets btw)
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh interesting.
pineappledust 1 month ago
In my experience 1mg is too high and it makes me sleepy during the day. I’ve read that most people don’t need very much so I use a.3mg under the tounge dissolvable and it helps me sleep every night. People with Aspergers have shown to have less melatonin than NTs so it can definitely help.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh I didn’t know that. That is super interesting.
The Mom 1 month ago
They'll take it out of my cold dead hand! I like the cheap Walmart chewables. It's worked for me for over ten years, with no need for an increase. My 13 year old was a toddler when her pediatrician recommended it because she had no sleep schedule, she'd just sleep an hour or two here and there. It worked like magic for both of us. I had been addicted to Ambien but a few days of adding melatonin and I completely stopped needing Ambien, which is a bit of a miracle to me. We just take 1.5 mg. Any more than that and we get weird dreams. I know it doesn't work for everyone though. My NT daughter says it doesn't do a thing for her.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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353 Bandit 1 month ago
Melatonin did nothing for me. I ended up on Trazodone RX. It works and it doesnt but its the only thing that has helped me sleep more than 2 hours. I got a weighted blanket this summer and that helps calm me even if im in meltdown. Ya I agree on our brains going 1000 mph and never shutting off. I also have issues with my cooling fan. I get extremely hot even in cold weather. Do you get this reaction when these things go on???
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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morgan french 1 month ago
I have aspergers, adhd, ocd, anxiety and depression. And I got prescribed melatonin (circadin) from my psychiatrist and it helped for a while but now I need a more potent sleeping medication
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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John Amidon 1 month ago
I tried melatonin for sleep a few years ago,; it gave me vivid dreams , like volcanoes & tidal waves. Use with a bit of caution, your results may vary.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh!! I am reading that it gives crazy dreams a lot.
Bev Choy 1 month ago
Thank you for advising that we speak to our medical practitioners before using. As these supplements affect hormone regulation, it also affects blood and when you have a blood disorder (as I do), anything that affects hormones can and will throw the blood problems into chaos. I'm sure it does it to other disorders as well, so no supplements should be taken without talking to a doctor first :)
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yes indeed.
Fay Jones Day 1 month ago
I used Melatonin for years but it only really worked if I took about 10. Then I sometimes got horrible nightmares. I also took valerian. Now i just take two benadryl and forget about it. I never realized insomnia was an aspie thing. I thought it was from my fibromialgia.
Fay Jones Day 1 month ago
+The Aspie World - I never follow directions.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh that’s a lot.
The Green PlumBob 1 month ago
I honestly feel like melotonin pills are just placebo.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Ah.
donna pryor 1 month ago
prescription melatonin but it gives me a sore throat. I love my sleep tracker I use fit bit it shows you the amount of time in each stage of sleep 💕
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh cool, I’ve not used fit bit as I have an iPhone and Apple Watch.
Pastor MO 1 month ago
Use magnesium tab with it
Nataly Arciniegas Palacio 1 month ago
+The Aspie World Magnesium has over 300 functions in the body. Everyone loses magnesium everyday so it is important to replenish it. It helps relax your muscles, your digestive system, sleeping among many other things. It's very safe to take and taking too much is not harmful, it will simply be secreted by the body. There are cheap and expensive magnesium supplements and they work for different purposes. 100% recommended.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
What does this do?
robin saunders 1 month ago
I am going try these I don’t sleep I only get 5 hr a nigth only time get good night sleep is when I am in Spain
The Aspie World 1 month ago
That is interesting.
mil 1 month ago
thank you for making this video. i’m on the spectrum and i struggle to sleep. i’m going to download sleep cycle and i might even try the melatonin! have an awesome weekend Dan :)
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Hey you are welcome!!
Brittany Daniel 1 month ago
CBD and weighted blanket all the way!
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yes!!
Plissa Barrett 1 month ago
Goody's PM is only thing that helps me sleep
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh
Laura Markovich 1 month ago
Melatonin gave me nightmares
wicious 26 days ago
A lot of people are taking 10mg but should be taking a third or a half of one mg. A lot of autistic people have circadian rhythm disorders or low melatonin production and then take 10mg which can make everything worse. (In my case, I have DSPD which makes it so I can't go to sleep until 3am or later without treatment, and my workday starts at 8.) A dose of 0.3 - 0.5mg simulates what typical bodies produce. Typical bodies start producing more melatonin at 6pm. So if you have issues like mine, you should take 0.5ish mg at 6-8pm, depending on how melatonin affects you. I take it at 8 because it works more quickly for me than for some other people. If you take it right at bedtime it probably won't work that well, and it may make you groggy in the morning because it will stay in your system later into your sleep cycle. I paid $500 for that info, so I hope others can benefit from it for free. My sleep doc also told me to get blackout curtains and close them 4 hours before bed, and open them immediately in the morning. I use a blue light filter on my devices at night, which I think helps but my doc didn't endorse it. I think she also said to use lower, more-amber lighting after 6pm, but I may have read that online. I have a 2w LED Edison bulb that is perfect (I think it's from Feit). Amazon sells amber LED night lights too, which I love (and I bring with me on vacation). Also part of the reason I didn't go to sleep on time in the past was due to not even getting home until after 9 many nights, or gearing up to do projects at 8pm, that kind of thing, which I thought I wouldn't be able to stop (because I'm autistic and have OCD/ADHD). But melatonin helped with that, and I made it a priority to do shopping or whatever on the weekend or as early as possible on work nights. That part was the only real effort/change involved and it wasn't a big deal for me. Once the melatonin was in place, everything else (like detaching from projects at night) became WAY easier because 8-9pm was no longer my prime working time. I also have a melatonin alarm set on my phone, so if I'm stuck somewhere it gives me an excuse or reminder to get out of whatever I'm doing. That's the only other change--I take my pm meds at 8 instead of much later. It doesn't work for everyone. However, I think a lot of people never get guidance on this method of melatonin so they never even get a chance to try it. Even if it doesn't make you fall asleep, it may still help you stay asleep. Seriously, I took melatonin in the past and it didn't work. When I started taking tiny doses on a rigid schedule, my life changed. My life is truly completely different now. I think it would be ideal for me to get a job with night hours but for now I can't and this is the next best thing. I used to just wobble around because I was woozy from exhaustion. And now I don't! Also if it's accessible to you, super high CBD weed (in cartridges) is a godsend. Mine is about 3:1. It doesn't matter when I smoke it, I'll fall asleep. But at night I only stay asleep because of the melatonin regulating my sleep schedule. (NB: Melatonin worked for me without any weed. Weed just makes it a more enjoyable and relaxing night time ritual for me.)
Aurélie 1 month ago
Same
Maria Gutier 1 month ago
Same experience here. Extremely vivid nightmares that i couldn't wake up from. 😞
Fay Jones Day 1 month ago
+The Mom Thanks, but that tiny dose has no effect on me.
Laura Markovich 1 month ago
+Fay Jones Day thank you. I didn't have nightmares like that but it was still hard to forget
Anders Engelbrecht Ødum 1 month ago
You should try qetiapin I take 25mg every night et is helping ps I have the same problem
Anders Engelbrecht Ødum 1 month ago
+The Aspie World is like melatonin
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Not sure what that is.
Anders Engelbrecht Ødum 1 month ago
Melatonin gives me nightmares
Davi J Vee 1 month ago
I am currently taking melatonin for sleep. i am also using magnolia and wild cherry bark to get ready for bed. i have been wanting to try melatonin gummies. Just to see if the gummy version would work any better. Thanks again Dan! Great info!
Mantralightofangels 1 month ago
The gummies work so much better and faster in my opinion.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Jessy S 1 month ago
My son used melatonin but he still waking up at nights. But he have autism so I know the that the reason but I don't want him to take more drogs so I still use the melatonin a help a little bit at least. Thank you for the info ❤👍
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Stormy Sammy 1 month ago
I use L-thenanine to help me sleep. I got it for anxiety, but it made me drowsy, so now I use it for a sleep aid.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I have heard a few people use that.
LittleKittyMine69 1 month ago
Melatonin saved my life tbh. I actually have a sleep schedule now, rather than sleeping whenever and wherever
wicious 26 days ago
Do you have DSPD? I do and melatonin saved my life too!
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Gabriella Rosenfeld 1 month ago
Is Melatonin over the counter in the UK? Here in Germany it is only allowed by prescription, Circadin, and it can be difficult to get for children. My 12 yr old has been on it for a year and it has worked well. He has autism which causes his mind to be on full throttle when it’s time to sleep. Has anyone tried to use white noise? I read that Temple Grandin uses a certain music to help her sleep.
Gabriella Rosenfeld 1 month ago
I would check just in case. Some EU countries require a prescription and only for Circadin.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Not sure I think so.
Maria I. G.R. 1 month ago
Over the counter melatonin didn't help but when in a prescription is working very well. It has to be full strength or it might not work. That's why some people might not be benefiting from it.
Mantralightofangels 1 month ago
Gotcha. I’m in the U.S. we can get the strong stuff OTC. Sorry you have to get a script for melatonin. However, we do have to pay for all aspects of our own healthcare with sucks. Wish we had more of a universal plan here.
Maria I. G.R. 1 month ago
+Mantralightofangels I'm not sure how that goes where you are but here in Australia I can't buy the real stuff over the counter. I have to get a prescription to get it. OTC melatonin here in Australia is a homeopathic formula that it's extremely diluted. The one you get a prescription for is pure and full strength.
Mantralightofangels 1 month ago
I didn’t know there was an option for a prescription form of melatonin. What’s the difference between it and OTC?
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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ND Kalypso 1 month ago
I sleep great in the winter but I have the hardest time falling and staying asleep during the summer. I have tried all kinds of things but I have not tried melatonin yet.
almostsurreal 1 month ago
ND Kalypso Are you too warm? I like using my ChiliPad which uses water in tubes to cool, or heat, the sheets down. Kinda expensive, but so worth it.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
✌🏼 - maybe you could try it out.
Melissa Thomas 1 month ago
ND Kalypso I hope you do and I hope it works for you! 😊
Dr. Larry Mitchell 1 month ago
I've used a bunch of sleep aids, and Benedryl is the only thing that works. However, it's easy to build up a tolerance to it, and after a few days I find that the medicine effects my mood- I become surly and nasty.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Ah yeah.
Karbonite Kyla 1 month ago
I sometimes take liquid melatonin. I don't know if it works or its placebo. But it prevents me from waking up four times a night. I would wake up 1-2 times instead
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Agent 47 1 month ago
Melatonin doesn’t work for me. I use CBD oil, and a weighted blanket. I also have a sensory diet I do that helps me relax before bed. It helps me get better sleep. Maybe take a test to see what kind of sensory diet you might need to help you relax before going to bed. Look up ‘Sensory Diet’ or ‘sensory diet for sleep’ and add ‘test’ and it should come up with an actual test or lists of things you can do to help you calm down using your sensory responses. (I’m not exactly sure how it works but my therapist says it helps most of her Autistic or patients with autism to calm down.)
Maria Gutier 1 month ago
+Agent 47 thank you!!!
Agent 47 1 month ago
Maria Gutier mine is great. I love it. I actually got it from Walmart where they sell the things advertised on TV. You know, the “this item is not sold in stores” items. If you think it might help, do it. I don’t think you’ll regret it. Although they always have to be pricey.
Maria Gutier 1 month ago
Love the idea of a weighted blanket
Agent 47 1 month ago
The Aspie World interesting. I have fibromyalgia and lupus so it helps my chronic pain. Peace✌🏼
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I actually use CBD for anxiety.
Sara Regine Hansen 1 month ago
I use Melatonin for plan b if i can't sleep
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Yeah.
Melissa Thomas 1 month ago
Sara Regine Hansen What’s plan a?
Marie Preston 1 month ago
I have allot of nightmares with it. I also have to use 20mg and it never Really helped. I just started Trazodone a week ago and it's amazing for my sleep.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh that is interesting.
Hypolaristic 1 month ago
how long did the procedure of your diagnosis take?
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Months. I have a playlist of 3 videos specifically on how to get a diagnosis.
Lewis James 1 month ago
Do other brands work that are a bit cheaper?
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I have never tried any other than these ones so not sure.
Emmanuel Salgado 1 month ago
I don’t take melatonin for sleep. Instead, I take medications called trazodone, risperidal, and clonidine. These medications help me sleep when I take them and I wouldn’t be able to sleep without them.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
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Minty 1 month ago
The only thing that has helped my sleep issues is cannabis. Pharmaceuticals did Nada. Remember melatonin is only to be used in short term.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Lots of people use THC and CBD for sleep, I have seen.
Louise Crowley 1 month ago
Really? It smells like Jack Daniels?!Does that mean you can get drunk of the smell? (Joke) Sorry, it just made me laugh when you said that.
Louise Crowley 1 month ago
You just made me laugh again.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Haha - na no alcohol in it.
KALEIDO jess 1 month ago
I’ve tried it, it works but after a while it doesn’t have any effects at all. I haven’t tried those pills, but I’m assuming it’s the same concept. All I can do is workout during the day to make sure I’m tired. Incense and asmr works pretty nicely too. I think it’s cool that it’s vegan though.
KALEIDO jess 1 month ago
The Aspie World I should try that
The Aspie World 1 month ago
I found that walking at evening / night makes you super sleepy.
Kayley Rebell 1 month ago
i have used Melatonin for sleep dose not really work for me but might work for someone else
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh interesting.
Rick Nagle 1 month ago
Melatonin is nice as you can take 1mg or 20mg depending on how tired you are. I take 5mg every night and 10 if my mind is wandering and 20 if I need to get to sleep quickly to get up earlier then my usual time.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh yeah, that’s a very good point!
ceiling fans and stuff 1 month ago
I've been using melatonin for 2 years now and it's worked great when I used the Nature Made brand gummies from Walmart but I switched to the pill form that's made by the same company because the gummies cost more per volume and the pill works good but I noticed that the gummies were better. Is the Yumi brand available in the US?
Mantralightofangels 1 month ago
US here also. I buy our local H-E-B grocery brand. Work awesome.
The Aspie World 1 month ago
Oh interesting. I am sure they will ship to the US, shoot then an email or tweet or Instagram :), tell them the Aspie World sent you!