Hi, I'm new here. I've been using Bredesen's protocol for about 11 weeks, and all is going well on every front except for one: sleep. I'm in ketosis all the time at just the right levels, weight is low-normal, BMI is great, glucose is great, I take almost all the supplements Bredesen recommends, I exercise 40-50 minutes every day and am slowly increasing it, I'm using Brain HQ, Neural Agility, and meditation. I'm trying to really implement this program, and feeling very successful so far, except that I can NOT sleep 7 or 8 hours. I'm lucky to sleep 6 hours.
I use good sleep hygiene, follow all the rules, and really work at this.
I've used melatonin for 25 years to get the 4-6 hours of sleep I manage to get.
I've recently added choline which now gives me 5-6 hours of sleep per night, which feels spectacular for me.
I take gaba and gaba agonists at bedtime (glycine, taurine, L-theanine) to shut down my obviously overactive glutamine.
I have been a raging insomniac (or "short sleeper" depending on how you look at it) all my life, since earliest childhood. I suspect this could be linked to the Alzheimers in my family though, and think I need to try to solve this problem.
Does anyone have any other ideas or things that work for them? I'll try anything!