Re: Skullcap or Hops for anxiety/insomnia?
Hi, I just started taking 5-htp this past week. I take it for sleep problems, although I also have a lot of strss and anxiety. It has only been since last Sat. but I have slept thru the night, every night this week. I've slept thru the noise & flickering of the TV being on all night (never heard it), never had to get up to go to the bathroom (always have to do that). I still have stress, from work etc, but now that you mention anxiety, I don't think I've had the anxiety attacks like I usually have every day. ANd I don't think I get startled awake just as I drift off to sleep like I had been doing, before taking the 5-htp.
I haven't taken it during the day, only before bed, but seemed to make me drousy, so didn't dare take it during the day while having to drive & work. May try it during the day on my vacation.
And I've also started drinking green tea, which I believe someone said has the theanine in it.
Last edited by HELLASRULES; 07-08-2005 at 06:08 PM.