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PrincessMia
Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 9:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Has anyone tried it. If it works, I may try it when stress times arise.
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Yes, it does. I sleep better when I take it. I usually go round and round in my head when I go to bed, keeping me sleeping. I worry about everything (which I read just the other day in LR4YT is normal for an A) that may or may not happen and as such keep myself awake.

With cortiguard I take one in the morning and one in the evening and I feel much better because of it and most importantly sleep better. They're finished now, so I can't wait until my order gets here.




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Yes, it does. I sleep better when I take it. I usually go round and round in my head when I go to bed, keeping me sleeping. I worry about everything (which I read just the other day in LR4YT is normal for an A) that may or may not happen and as such keep myself awake.

With cortiguard I take one in the morning and one in the evening and I feel much better because of it and most importantly sleep better. They're finished now, so I can't wait until my order gets here.


When I feel stressed I feel it in my entire upper body along with chest pain. I just feel so unwell. I do have that problem too of the mind racing. I have not mentioned other stresses with other family members just the immediate ones that are really bothering me. I have no trouble to sleep. I am trying not to worry about them, they are adults and can get help just as easily as I did. They have to want it. But some things I cant control stressing about. I can get rid of it tempoarily with exercise but I cant exercise 24 7. I am hoping the cortiquard will help to prevent me from feeling so rotten.
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I'd like to add my "assent" for cortiguard.  As an A also I have the same issue of thoughts going round in my head "like a whirling dervish".

I haven't taken cortiguard in awhile but this is a reminder that I would like to order it again to have on hand.

I'm also reading books like "The Miracle of Mindfulness" by Thich Nhat Hanh.  As soon as we have emotional attachment to the future or go over an emotional issue in the past we are literally "out of our minds".  Now I know this is not a new concept and many books say the same thing only in different words.  It is also not always easy to do.  So what do we do.  I know I want to get rid of these thoughts because they're disturbing.  It seems if we acknowledge the feelings they evoke that is enough.  

Again, for me it's a reminder.  

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I take Cortiguard and I definitely feel that it helps my stress levels...not that I really have that much stress, everything seems to be going along nicely...


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I've never tried it, but I'm sure it's good. The problem we have is that there are far more neurons in the center of our brains, in the "old part" of the brain, that radiate outwards, sending us signals. This is the part that is designed to keep us alive in times of great physical peril, telling us to run fast even before we can see the tiger in the bush. This part of the brain will "jump" at just about anything. The more reasonable part of our brains doesn't have a way to tell that old brain to calm down! It's OK! So I'm guessing cortiguard helps with that.


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Yes! Cortiguard is great.  
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I've never tried it, but I'm sure it's good. The problem we have is that there are far more neurons in the center of our brains, in the "old part" of the brain, that radiate outwards, sending us signals. This is the part that is designed to keep us alive in times of great physical peril, telling us to run fast even before we can see the tiger in the bush. This part of the brain will "jump" at just about anything. The more reasonable part of our brains doesn't have a way to tell that old brain to calm down! It's OK! So I'm guessing cortiguard helps with that.


This made me laugh because last year when I went to visit my sister so I could visit my brother in the hospital, I was warned about bears in the neighborhood. I had to walk a ways to see him. On my way back one day, I heard sudden noises in the woods. My brain said run without thought of consequence. I was lucky not to have been hit by a car. I ran into traffic. When I reached the other side of the road, I looked back and it was only bush workers. lol Was not funny at the time though. Guess I will give the product a try. Thanks a bunch everyone.
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PrincessMia
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Just ordered it. Thanks again. You all are so wonderful on this forum.
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Use it twice a day morning and evening. Tranquility is great too.

A's have  an excess of cortisol we need all the help we can get, if you are not doing some form of yoga/taichi/ Qigong I would encourage you to try it and see how different you feel.

Yoga helps the body excrete cortisol.


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I've been dealing with a lot of anxiety ever since my sister had brain surgery in January..

I started taking Cortiguard about 3 1/2 weeks ago...

I have tried Tranquility Base but it was sedating me and not changing my thoughts.  I could
still get myself into panic while taking Tranquility Base....so depending on the specifics, I think
it's best to try both supplements to see which one suits you best.

What was happening to me was panic attacks almost as soon as I woke up and turned on my
"worry switch"....thinking about my sister.

I stopped the Tranquility Base after about 3 months and started Cortiguard.  Wasn't sure how
to take it but I knew I needed it first thing in the morning, even though I was sleeping really
well.

I put a glass of water on my nightstand and one Cortiguard pill next to it.....so as soon as I turned over in bed in the morning and noticed the time (usually 6 am), I'd take one pill.  By the time I got out of bed (around 7:30 am), I was getting up calmer.  Another pill right before dinner and now, after almost 4 weeks, here's my results:

I stopped obsessing over thoughts that would make me feel upset.  I can now acknowledge these issues but they don't act as triggers that cause me to start hyperventilating...  I find I'm breathing slower.....It seemed to have changed the way I'm perceiving frightening or terrifying thoughts. I'm not saying the thoughts are gone....I'm just not freaking out.  And I've tried to make my fears go into a deeper place but it's just not happening.

I have been using magnesium oil for a long while...but it wasn't calming.  Cortiguard is very
calming to my nervous system.  I can feel it all over my body.   Less muscular tension....less
stressful feelings.  Overall, it's worked really really well!

Yes, I agree, yoga and qigong are very calming exercises for me.  



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So what do you take from NAP if you don't have adequate cortisol?  Mine is low because of adrenal fatigue.
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Adrenal Fatigue is related to your liver function. I see you are an Explorer, makes sense.

Have you done the gentle detox recommended in your SWAMI or the book?

Look at hepatiguard from DPN need to be consistent about taking it, it is not something that works overnight.. slowly gently.


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Love, love and love Cortiguard!
I have taken it for almost 2 years. (One a day)
It works better away from food, just like Quercetin.
I am such a typical A with the "jumpiness", worry, mind and thoughts working overtime, irritated at loud (TV) and sudden noises.
Cortiguard is like taking my vitamins, minerals and polyflora....daily!


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With backup from  other A bloodtypes who are expounding on the benefits of Cortiguard how could I not order it today.  Which I did.  

It's been almost a year since I ordered it and I feel it will fit in nicely with my other supplements.

Joy
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Quoted from cajun
Love, love and love Cortiguard!
I have taken it for almost 2 years. (One a day)
It works better away from food, just like Quercetin.
I am such a typical A with the "jumpiness", worry, mind and thoughts working overtime, irritated at loud (TV) and sudden noises.
Cortiguard is like taking my vitamins, minerals and polyflora....daily!


I explained all that to my son today, hope he will make an effort to keep it in mind. I am anxious to get my order. Its the only thing standing in my way. Now my mind races btd. lol
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Sending you peaceful, positive vibes, PassionPrincess!
Please make time for YOURSELF! And take cortiguard!

Living with my 2 sons and husband...hunters and explorers....life as an A is often challenging. They just think " Its Mom...she's a girl.. all emotional..etc."
I have had to stand up for myself and lay down my law in more ways than one!

The teen years are a roller coaster ride and I used to long for their young years when they adored me and were so much fun to play with! But the trials and tribulations of those hectic teens bonded us in ways I now realize as they are in their mid twenties.
My sons are awesome young men and we laugh now over some of the crazy past.


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Got my cortiguard today. Had another stress day with son. How long before it starts to work?
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Got my cortiguard today. Had another stress day with son. How long before it starts to work?



I want to say that I noticed immediate benefits but I really think it took about a week or two
before I could honestly say that Cortiguard altered my perspective and calmed my body and
mind.

Trying to figure out when to take each pill...for the first week, I was taking one the minute
I woke up....another one right before dinner....but last night, I was relatively calm before dinner
so I thought I'd see how long I could go before I felt any anxiety.  Thinking I might not feel
the need for a second pill.... I was trying to see if just one pill per day might be enough.  But no, by 7:30 pm, while calmly sitting in front of the TV, I started feeling a bit "off"......my mind was wandering back to having a lot of fearful thoughts and my breathing became shallow..
I realized I needed that second pill so I took it...  Within an hour, I felt better...slept wonderfully well.  I can't wait for everyone to report their benefits with Cortiguard.  This formula has my
name written all over it!

But to be realistic.....from a point of view of situational stress....having something go wrong......getting caught up in the throes of conflict or true anxiety provoking situations, I
can still make myself feel very upset....It's just that it's not going to send me into a permanent
tailspin....I can find my way back to equilibrium.

PassionPrincess...I'm really hoping Cortiguard works as well for you as it did for me.


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I take one capsule first thing in the morning. Perhaps I should take one capsule before bed, too, as I did not sleep well last night. Not worried, necessarily, just have a lot to think about.


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I take one capsule first thing in the morning. Perhaps I should take one capsule before bed, too, as I did not sleep well last night. Not worried, necessarily, just have a lot to think about.


I never thought of myself as someone who had obsessive compulsive thoughts but not being able to fall asleep for me is usually because I can't turn my mind off.  

My chinese acupuncturist/doctor told me to stop "thinking" so much...  Not as easy as it sounds...

How does one just automatically stop thinking......but since I'm taking Cortiguard, I feel I'm
living more in the moment....When it's time to go to sleep....that's exactly what I do....5 minutes
with my head on the pillow, and I'm fast asleep.



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That's how I usually am, too. I fall asleep within minutes of lying down. But not last night! Part of the problem is that it's been so hot, even at night. As I mentioned, Rescue Sleep and White Chestnut have usually helped me fall back to sleep when I wake in the night, and I haven't needed even that for months.

That being said, I'm really liking how I feel taking even just the one Cortiguard in the am. When I start to feel "antsy" in the evening, I usually take that as a sign that it's time to go to sleep.


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That's how I usually am, too. I fall asleep within minutes of lying down. But not last night! Part of the problem is that it's been so hot, even at night. As I mentioned, Rescue Sleep and White Chestnut have usually helped me fall back to sleep when I wake in the night, and I haven't needed even that for months.

That being said, I'm really liking how I feel taking even just the one Cortiguard in the am. When I start to feel "antsy" in the evening, I usually take that as a sign that it's time to go to sleep.


Excessive heat makes me feel horribly stressed out.  I have a type A friend who feels the same
way.  Cortiguard instructions on the bottle say 1- 3 pills per day....so perhaps on really hot days,
a pill before bed might help you sleep very calmly.  


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Is it necessary to take it on a daily basis for it to work. I mostly have a hard time and have less patience when I am hormonal. It seems that my son is tuned into when that time is.
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Not sure. I do best if I take supps on a regular basis.


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Well. it was another hot night, so I took Chloe's advice and took a Cortiguard before bed, and slept like a baby. Nice!


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p.s. I'm moving this thread to Supp Right...


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I just got a bottle of Cortiguard last week and have been taking it daily.  I took one at night a few days ago but I don't really know if it helped.

I do seem to be a bit more "in the moment" and not misuse my energy levels.  I tend to push on through especially when I don't really want to do something I have to get done.  

Not sure if this is an A thing but like others said the heat affects me very adversely.  Just seems to drain all energy.  

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I'm the same way with the heat; it is an energy drainer. I'm good up until 88 degrees or so, then I suddenly don't want to do (or eat) anything. At least here in NM, it's a dry heat. I lived for 3 months in the summer in CT when I was younger, and that was miserable!


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As far as taking Cortiguard on a daily basis.....I'm rather a newbie with this supplement but I do
notice if I miss even one dose.  Lots of heat stress right now...I just feel calmer when I take my
regular dose on time.

I'm always remembering that Dr. D said that high cortisol mimics insulin....so I don't want my
blood sugar going up if I feel stressed. High insulin causes the body to store fat...  And BT A is likely to have high cortisol from stress. So the connection is that lowering cortisol is likely to help with
weight control if you're blood type A or B. (the two blood groups that Cortiguard was designed for)

I too do best if I take supps on a regular basis.  I take a lot of DPN products....which I really
love!


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I just got a bottle of Cortiguard last week and have been taking it daily.  I took one at night a few days ago but I don't really know if it helped.

I do seem to be a bit more "in the moment" and not misuse my energy levels.  I tend to push on through especially when I don't really want to do something I have to get done.  

Not sure if this is an A thing but like others said the heat affects me very adversely.  Just seems to drain all energy.  

Joy


I am the same with the heat. My son is an O and the heat does not go over too well with him either. My husband loves it.
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Well. it was another hot night, so I took Chloe's advice and took a Cortiguard before bed, and slept like a baby. Nice!


Great news!

Today I'm trying 3 pills....took one first thing in the AM...one before lunch and going to try one
before bed.  Will report back tomorrow.



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I want to hear how you are doing -- taking Cortigard


seems this is definately an A thing

Life get calm for a while
but it always seems to come back to sleepless nights & anxiety.  
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I love the product. It is working for me now. You all know about my phobia to cars. I started to feel very anxious yesterday morning because I was getting a lift with someone I have never driven with before. I took my cortiguard and it settled me down. I was fine in the car.
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Update on Cortiguard....I am taking 3 pills.  Am still waking up anxious....and gotta just say that
sometimes As just have to meditate....do some de-stressing exercise like yoga....I sleep well
but waking up in panic mode is a crazy feeling.  I immediately swallow one Cortiguard, spray
my body with magnesium oil....go back to the bed and meditate for 30 minutes...and then I get
up just fine and feel much calmer.  I am incorporating this morning ritual of meditating because
it's something I think helps me start my day in a calmer place.

I take a second pill around 2 pm....a few hours after lunch...I keep playing with that second pill....I want to wait
until I need it....but sometimes it's closer to 5 pm....before dinner....Not quite dealing with anxiety at 5...maybe hunger, low blood sugar....but for the past two days I took that second pill at 5 pm and felt it was the perfect time.

Last pill is right before bed....I sleep well....but still, many mornings wake up feeling very anxious.
It's bizarre....it's not every day.....

Cortiguard is definitely helping....I'm not cured of anxiety...I'm just managing it better.


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seems this is definately an A thing

Life get calm for a while
but it always seems to come back to sleepless nights & anxiety.  


Me, too (minus the anxiety)! What's up with that?



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I have to agree with your statement about it being an A thing.  Sleeping well seems to be a challenge lately.  

I've been taking two calcium/magnesium tabs with a valerian capsule at night and sometimes it works like a charm but ...........

I may substitute a Cortiguard at night  - I'm only taking one in the AM.

So far it seems to be a testament to helping with the ZZZZZs.


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I take one cortiguard in the morning...away from food..just like quercetin.
I guess I've never needed more than that or just didn't think to take one if I did!
I have been taking it for over one year.
I believe A's that get stressed easily ( probably most of us! ) could really benefit from cortiguard and yoga breathing. Both have made a huge difference for me.


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Joy,
I take my polycal at night with my vitamin D and I know it helps me sleep!


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Cajun,

What's polycal?  It sounds like a supplement that has calcium in it?  How much Vit. D do you take also?

Thanks.  I guess we're all looking for the right formula especially at night.

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Cajun,

What's polycal?  It sounds like a supplement that has calcium in it?  How much Vit. D do you take also?

Thanks.  I guess we're all looking for the right formula especially at night.

Joy


I think she means Phytocal.  http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT008A



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Oh, I see.  Thanks Chloe.

I'll stick with the calcium/magnesium tabs which I just ran out of today.

I just popped a cortisol a little while ago so we'll see how I sleep tonight.


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Sorry guys! Thanks, Chloe!

Yes, I meant phytocal........
I take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 along with my phytocal(calcium) for maximum absorption. ( before bedtime )

Each morning I take the NAP basic pack for A's ( polyvite/polyflora/deflect),
proberry, helix, then about 2 hours after breakfast cortiguard and quercetin.



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I'm almost out of Cortiguard. I'm trying to decide whether to reorder it, or Traquility Base. Chloe, I read your post about it at the beginning of this thread...I've been taking one Cortiguard first thing in the morning for several months, and last night took one before bed...but am still waking up at 2 am, then 4 or 5 am...I'm looking for help for staying asleep. I don't have any issues with falling asleep to begin with (my job is hard and I'm so tired at the end of my day).


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I went ahead and reordered the Cortiguard. I know it works for me, maybe not for the staying asleep part, but for overall stress...


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Yesterday I tried two Cortiguard.....Nope....not enough....I took one in the AM and another before bed... and felt that I woke up even more anxious than when I was taking 3 pills.  So back to 3 pills per day until I feel I've got anxiety under control.

As for waking up in the middle of the night....one methyl B12 taken with breakfast and another with dinner has helped to balance my circadian rhythm to where I'm not waking up in the middle of the night anymore.
I used to sometimes wake up around 3 am, check the clock, maybe go to the bathroom, but if
it randomly happens now, I can fall right back asleep.  I used to wake up way too early and not be able to get back to sleep at all...  I don't think Cortiguard by itself would normalize my sleep pattern.  I really felt the methyl B12 was responsible for that.  Cortiguard manages my anxiety level....I find I breathe normally hours after I take it.........don't get upset over small things during the day....and 3 pills makes me feel pretty balanced.  As with stress are really a mess!  


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Chloe, is the methyl B12 something you bought at a hfs or from NAP? (Please say hfs, because I've already placed my NAP order!)...

I was at the local hfs today and picked up a bottle of Bach Flower remedy called Aspen. I'll report if that helps me stay asleep...


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Hmmm. I was reading on another thread that Holy Basil helps regulate cortisol. I was drinking a cup before bed for a while, then stopped. I wonder if there is a correlation between sleeping well and the tea . I'll have a cup tonight to test the theory...


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I've tried several of the Bach Flower remedies for stress and tension - Agrimony, Star of Bethlehem,
White Chestnut, and I just received an order which included Impatiens.  I'm going to try a few drops of that tonight.

I'd be interested to know how the Holy Basil tea works for you?  

Maybe A stands for aaaargh!!!!  We're a group it seems that is looking for that solid sleep forumula.

I'll take six hours of that every night.  

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Chloe, is the methyl B12 something you bought at a hfs or from NAP? (Please say hfs, because I've already placed my NAP order!)...

I was at the local hfs today and picked up a bottle of Bach Flower remedy called Aspen. I'll report if that helps me stay asleep...


Sorry, but it's Dr. D's methyl B 12 with folic acid.  But I still think Cortiguard will lower your cortisol... and hopefully keep it lower when you're trying to sleep through the night.  Try taking Cortiguard every night before bed for awhile....and make sure you eat dinner at a reasonable
time....a balanced dinner...I used to wake up after a few hours of sleep when my blood sugar
wasn't staying stable.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP008

I've become a great sleeper....and for my age, that's saying a lot....because lots of people I know,
including my husband are not sleeping through the night.

In fact, my third Cortiguard is right before bed. I found that one first thing in the morning,
one right before dinner and one right before bed keeps me feeling like a much calmer person.



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Well, in an effort to be able to find out what the one thing that is helping me stay asleep is, I did not take a Cortiguard before bed. Instead, I drank a cup of Tulsi tea. I was asleep before 10:30pm, woke up at 2:30am, got up to pee, took some Aspen Bach Flower, lay awake (yet extremely relaxed; thank you Aspen!) until 3:39am, then woke again at 6:05am and finally just got up.

So the tulsi tea might be good in general, but it didn't help me stay asleep. I'll take the Cortiguard before bed tonight, and also a cup of tea (because I already know that the Cortiguard alone doesn't help). I loved the way the Aspen made me relaxed, but I want something to help me sleep!


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Since I have been taking cortiguard I have been very tired. Feel tired all the time. Has to be a coincidence because my son and husband are going through the same thing.
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This is interesting ......about circadian rhythm and sleep

http://www.talkaboutsleep.com/.....eep-and-activity.htm

Princess Mia, what time of the day are you taking Cortiguard?  Initially, as I was starting to feel
calmer when I began taking it, I thought I felt more tired too....but it was probably my wound up nervous system trying to find a more relaxed "zone" and the shock from "hyper" to calm sort
of felt like tired........It's been a month since I'm taking 3 pills a day and it doesn't make me feel sleepy at all. In fact, I need it before bed so I can fall asleep calmly. If your son and husband
are tired too...perhaps you're all needing to drink more water.  Is it very hot where you are?
You could all have adrenal issues.

Drea.....Your sleep pattern used to be mine.....I would fall asleep, and wake up at 2 or 3 in the
morning and just lie there, wide awake....so I kind of think your cortisol might be high when it
should be low.....It takes awhile for the body to adapt to the adaptogens in Cortiguard....I've
tried Tulsi tea with little effect.....But Holy Basil by New Chapter was far stronger and helped
me sleep through the night when I was having sleep issues.  Have you tried Cortiguard before
bed? Taking 3 pills per day?  Also foods high in tryptophan might help you sleep.  Peanuts
comes to mind.  Turkey too...but better combined with some complex carbs like brown rice.
I always sleep like I'm in a coma when I eat turkey and brown rice together...plus veggies for dinner.


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I ate turkey with brown rice and vegetables last night, but still didn't stay asleep. I'll start to be more regular about taking the Cortiguard before bed, once I get my new bottle, that is. I only have two caps left in the current bottle.


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Update: last night I had a cup of Tulsi tea and took a cortiguard right before going to sleep. I slept through the night, but didn't get to sleep until after midnight and had to get up before 7:30am. But at least I didn't wake up in the middle of the night!


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Drea,
Just wondering if you have alot on your mind, wheels spinning away right before bedtime?????? If so, have you tried keeping a notepad or journal on your nightstand so you can write down whatever is going through your head, appointments or things you don't want to forget????
Do you have a nightly ritual or way to unwind for relaxation before bedtime? Maybe you need one because your job is so physical....in order to stay asleep.


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I do (usually) wind down before bed; just not last night -- and last night was the exception to my waking up pattern!

I do have a lot on my mind, but it's not worry, just thinking about problem solving...

I'm going to start doing alternate nostril breathing before I go to sleep and if I wake up in the night. That should help me relax.


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I do (usually) wind down before bed; just not last night -- and last night was the exception to my waking up pattern!

I do have a lot on my mind, but it's not worry, just thinking about problem solving...

I'm going to start doing alternate nostril breathing before I go to sleep and if I wake up in the night. That should help me relax.


Try rubbing your ear lobes between two fingers till they feel warm at the same time while deep breathing.
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