April 25, 2011
I have been taking Sedalin once daily 30 minutes before I go to bed for about two months now. I read an article in the Bottom Line tip sheet recommending it and I have tried just about every other sleep aid available. I noticed an immediate effect on my daily sleep and waking cycle. I have struggled at times with severe insomnia, sleep deprivation and hampered ability to function normally during waking hours. Several years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and as my thyroid loses its ability to produce the correct hormones my daily schedule and life have at times been hellish. Sedalin has so far helped to regulate the entire 24 hour cycle and enabled me to get enough sleep; 7 to 8 hours a night during the work week, to maintain a fairly normal 16 waking hour/8sleeping hour daily schedule. It has been a looong time since that has been possible! I have noticed in the last week that I haven't been sleeping well again-perhaps I need to take a break from the Sedalin? Or, it could be the old insomnia cycle reasserting itself. My old friend wants to come back for a visit! Whatever happens from here I am extremely grateful for a period of time to readjust my daily schedule and function normally again. My wife is very thankful too, and she keeps remarking on how much better I am able to function with the help of Sedalin...no more craving a nap after 3 hours of being awake, nodding off every time I sit down or cursing at the computer every time there is a glitch.
Pros:It affects the entire sleep/waking cycle helping to provide refreshing sleep and improved ability to function during waking hours. No sleeping pill hangover or fog.
Cons:It may prove less effective over a long period of time if taken daily. It is expensive: I paid $47.30 apiece for the first two bottles of 60 capsules. But, at $.79 per day for decent sleep it is worth it. It sure beats Ambien CR at $170.00 for 30.