Sublingual Supplemental Sleep:
Inktober 2019 Day 14
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. Maybe.
We have a vast buffet of sleep promoting supplements in the cabinet. While I haven’t ever dipped into pharmaceutical or prescription sleep aids, I have sampled many of the “natural” and “sleep promoting” substances available.
There are things that supposedly increase the body’s ability to make sleep supporting hormones and things that help turn down stress: Magnesium, phosphatidylserine, glycine, Passionflower, chamomile, California poppy, valerian, magnolia bark, ashwagandha, and for the more serious, melatonin and large doses of CBD.
I find many of the most effective from the above list involve sublingual application. This is probably as much psychosomatic as it is about the substance or the physical effectiveness of the delivery mechanism.
I swallow a lot of capsules on any given day and rarely give the specific aim of the contents of one or another a lot of focused thought.
But while I am waiting around for something to dissolve and absorb under my tongue, I am thinking about its desired effect.
And I am not able to yell at my kids, so that might be helpful also.