Hi Everyone, Three years ago, a friend told me about how eating raw beef helped her sleep. Shortly thereafter, my own insomnia got worse. I was already taking most of the sleep aids available, and the ones I wasn't on I had mostly tried too, but with poor results (details later). So I tried eating about a sixth of a pound of raw beef, and it worked! I was able to sleep, and woke up feeling rested. Since then, I have wondered: What is it in raw beef that allows me to sleep? Here is what I know so far: The stuff that I took to sleep when I began (before I was taking any kind of mfolate, B12, lecithin, glutathione, CoQ10, antioxidants, ATP, or B-complex) is similar to now. But then I took more chinese herbs. Now I take GABA up to my bowel tolerance, a relatively small amount of some chinese herbs called "peace pearls," about 40 mg of lithium, about 300 mg of magnesium, and 200 mg phosphotidylserine (plus some other phospho stuff, a "complex") I have experimented with replacing the beef with melatonin (failed) and raw eggs (failed). Eating cooked meat does not help with sleep. I can sleep ok for one, maybe two nights without eating raw beef, but past that my sleep is horrible in spite of anything I might take. I had thought maybe it was caused by my ACAT +/-, that it was an issue with my body needing esterified cholesterol in lipoproteins that would (I hoped) bypass the normal mechanism for taking up cholesterol, that requires they be unesterified. I thought maybe the lypoproteins would be broken down in digestion, and this might account for it all. This was why I took the raw eggs, which apparently does help some people with sleep. But not me. So what is it in raw beef that helps me sleep? Anyone got any ideas? Has anyone else had good results with raw meat for sleep?