Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier

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Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier

Postby AriaLittlhous » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:43 am

I just learned that as melatonin decreases, dopamine increases. I'm guessing this is why I can fall asleep at 330 am, when melatonin decreases and dopamine increases. I'm wondering if I slowly start going to bed earlier, like now, or in 20 minutes, if I could train my brain to start releasing dopamine earlier.

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Re: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:57 pm

You have nothing to lose by trying it out and if you do, we'd be most grateful if you kept us informed of how it worked for you.
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Re: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier

Postby AriaLittlhous » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:55 am

Yeah, right now my big problem is trying too many things and spending too much time on line talking about it! I was on pramipexole for ten years and just realized a couple of months ago that it was ruining my life, tears. Never again. I'm all natural now. Btw, the falling asleep at 330 doesn't seem to because of melatonin--today I didn't drop of until after 7, and only after: thc, advil pm, calms forte....sigh.

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Re: Training Brain to Release Dopamine earlier

Postby Rustsmith » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:52 am

AriaLittlhous, since you mentioned advil pm, you may need to be careful with that one. Most of the OTC products like it contain a first generation antihistamine such as Benedryl. The first generation antihistamines are known to be frequent RLS triggers. In my opinion, you would be better off with the THC, an herbal tea or even a glass of milk. Oh, and a hot (or sometimes very cold) bath helps many of us.
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