Have just ordered Thorne Research L Tryptophan to try and see if it helps my chronic insomnia which has put me in a crisis currently. Currently 11 days of very patchy sleep, with the last 3 nights absolutely no sleep... I feel absolutely an anxious wreck from this.
I do have periods of reasonable sleep, I keep a diary of supps, sleep etc to see if can recognise a pattern, I use Passifloria & Valerian at night to put me in a calm state. I have many self help things to make me 'drop'. I have cranial osteopathy, but still I hit these crisis times of no sleep at all & I cannot make sense of why.
I find it so difficult to assess where this insomnia is originating from. I know it can be a symptom of HyPO, and sleep issues have been around for me for many years....I have researched loads, read loads. SO many differing opinions on the net.
It would take too long to write the history and current Hypo status.
Some use Mealtonin in HyPO world, I don't feel I am Melatonin deficient.
BTW - Anyone used Genova for a Melatonin Test? - Is it any good ?
In brief, My B12 is good, D3 is good, Ferritin is good.
I use NDT 1 grain, am confused as to whether I am still HyPO. I don't have a lot of the common symptoms. Not overweight, don't get cold other than when I am wrecked from so little sleep. My basal is low whatever I seem to do, temps in the day are fine.
I use Adrenal support, but my adrenals are not that bad according to Genova saliva test. Slightly high cortisol at night - at least it was last June, but I have worked on that.
Sorry for the ramble, prob loads of typos!.... If anyone has used L Tryptophan with success would love to hear and if any tips around taking it - again lost of conflicting stuff on the net.