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What is the mechanism by which paracetamol improves sleep?

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by mh586, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. mh586

    mh586

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    45+ old male sleep maintenance issues for couple of years resolved by fixing the basics- blacked out room, avoiding alcohol and coffee having the biggest effect. Still even if I am able to sleep 8 hours the sleep is not as restorative as I would expect.

    Recently I have noted that 500mg paracetamol (tylenol, acetaminophen ) result in truly excellent restorative sleep.

    My question is: what could be the mechanism involved? What hormones are affected by paracetamol that have relevance to sleep?

    I would like to modify my diet/lifestyle further to get this type of sleep without the drug.
    Normal weight, fighting mild gastrointestinal and dermatological issues that indicate autoimmunity and allergies, on paleo diet since 6 years if that is in any way relevant. I have no pain the drug would help me with.
     
  2. Skippa

    Skippa Anti-BS

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    Don't know, but, since paracetamol is an excellent antipyretic, maybe it does something to regulate temperature "down" to a perfect sleep level?
     
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  3. mh586

    mh586

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    There could be somethg to it, however I did not see this effect with other antipyretics.
     

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