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FDA approves new type of sleep drug, Belsomra

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by catly, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. DeGenesis

    DeGenesis Senior Member

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    Maybe it's the sustained release. I might try that and take it with a light meal.

    NAC thins mucus which is why I figured it gives me acid reflux.

    Treating serious treatment-resistant OCD is one of the strongest supplement indications (out of any supplement) in my mind (a few good studies). Very nice that it clears your mind. I think I am in a hyperglutamatergic state (there are a few threads here on that subject I think) and NAC is very good if you have too much glutamate.

    Time to study the orexin system.

    EDIT: Thoughts, not recommendations.
     
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  2. Valentijn

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    It doesn't "clear my mind". It stops my brain from constantly buzzing. Probably due to reducing glutamate levels.
     
  3. DeGenesis

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    What do you mean by buzzing? I am very interested. If I need more clarification after that and you are willing to give it I will PM you :).
     
  4. Valentijn

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    It's a fairly common ME problem. Trying to sleep and your mind won't stop running at high speed despite exhaustion. And then if slightly waking up to turn over or use the bathroom, it makes it impossible to fall back asleep.
     
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    do you mean that NAC damages brain function and slows the brain down? it may improve respiratory control, maybe I've taken it too much for too long. in mouse studies it damages the heart and lungs but it is used in acute emergencies for paramecatol poisoning
     
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    No, I mean that NAC should be reducing glutamate levels, and the over-stimulation which might be caused by an excess of glutamate.
     

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