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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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Explain your opinion in great detail.

Bonus Question:

1) What do you do to help yourself sleep at at when you can not?

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As a kid it did for me. I think it's supposed to imitate when you were a baby and drank from your mother. Her milk is warm. Many babies fall asleep while drinking milk.

I looked it up on Google because I'm a science geek personally. Copy and pasted straight from google:

Drinking a glass of warm milk will help you fall asleep. The Truth: The theory is this: milk contains tryptophan (the amino acid best known for being in turkey), which when released into the brain produces serotonin—a serenity-boosting neurotransmitter. But when milk was tested, it failed to affect sleep patterns.
I'm a bit confused by that last sentence. I read on some other sites that trytophan enhances the first stage of sleep which is falling asleep. If you would like an even greater explanation here is a link:
http://blogs.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/2008/01/warm-milk-true-or-false.html

Bonus Question: When I can't sleep I listen to soothing music or I take gummies that help you sleep. Usually used to help jet lag, but it's effective so that you sleep well if you are in a time crunch and can't sleep. It also doesn't make over sleep like some other sleeping drug related things. I actually can't remember what the brand name is, but you can buy it at places like Walgreens no prescription.

I know this wasn't really an opinion but I hope it was helpful anyways.
Posted 8/3/14
~ o,..,o ~ Nope never has, but i get sleepy quite often now. Need to bite more people i guess mmm.
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XxxKiki-chanxxX wrote:

As a kid it did for me. I think it's supposed to imitate when you were a baby and drank from your mother. Her milk is warm. Many babies fall asleep while drinking milk.

I looked it up on Google because I'm a science geek personally. Copy and pasted straight from google:

Drinking a glass of warm milk will help you fall asleep. The Truth: The theory is this: milk contains tryptophan (the amino acid best known for being in turkey), which when released into the brain produces serotonin—a serenity-boosting neurotransmitter. But when milk was tested, it failed to affect sleep patterns.
I'm a bit confused by that last sentence. I read on some other sites that trytophan enhances the first stage of sleep which is falling asleep. If you would like an even greater explanation here is a link:
http://blogs.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/2008/01/warm-milk-true-or-false.html

Bonus Question: When I can't sleep I listen to soothing music or I take gummies that help you sleep. Usually used to help jet lag, but it's effective so that you sleep well if you are in a time crunch and can't sleep. It also doesn't make over sleep like some other sleeping drug related things. I actually can't remember what the brand name is, but you can buy it at places like Walgreens no prescription.

I know this wasn't really an opinion but I hope it was helpful anyways.



Thanks.
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No. It makes me sick. #lactoseintolerance
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No, not really, it just makes waking up a race to the bathroom.
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I don't think so, well at least for me it hasn't or something must have been wrong with the milk I had been drinking.
Posted 8/3/14
Haven't tried it before, don't think I will either.

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Vokisa wrote:

No. It makes me sick. #lactoseintolerance


Isn't there a certain type of milk for people with lactose intolerance?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Vokisa wrote:

No. It makes me sick. #lactoseintolerance


Isn't there a certain type of milk for people with lactose intolerance?


Yeah. But I've never tried it. Milk tastes nasty. D:
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Vokisa wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


Vokisa wrote:

No. It makes me sick. #lactoseintolerance


Isn't there a certain type of milk for people with lactose intolerance?


Yeah. But I've never tried it. Milk tastes nasty. D:



Ah okay. Have you thought about the bonus question?
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Bonus question first: If I cannot get to sleep early enough, I set my alarm much earlier the next day so I'm exhausted enough to sleep early again.

About the milk, I drink TONS of it daily and it doesn't do anything. Take it from me, turkey is more likely to make you groggy.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Oh, sorry! Didn't even notice that. xD

Well, I suffer from pretty severe insomnia, so I take a rotation of pills at night to help me fall asleep. :3 No other methods have come close to working.
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Okay then.

Sleeping pills do not work for me.
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Brainstamp wrote:

Bonus question first: If I cannot get to sleep early enough, I set my alarm much earlier the next day so I'm exhausted enough to sleep early again.

About the milk, I drink TONS of it daily and it doesn't do anything. Take it from me, turkey is more likely to make you groggy.



Is the milk warm sometimes?
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