Who has experiences using Biotin as a sleep aid? If I go to bed a nine PM I usually wake up at 3-4am ready for my day, causing me to feel tired and unrest-ed throughout the day.
I decided to try supplemental Biotin (at the recommendation of a Paleo buddy who eats a lot of under cooked or raw eggs, which can cause a Biotin deficiency) since it seems to be a key player in so many systems in the body.
To my surprise I am able sleep for 9 hours solid when taken 1-4 hours before bed. Anybody else had this experience on Biotin?
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Interesting, I'll go through stretches where I'll wake up early like that, too. Hadn't thought of biotin as a factor, although I typically eat plenty of cooked eggs.
Here's a related source supporting your experience.
Vitamin H is also sometimes known as biotin. It helps regulate and control energy production in your cells and is partially responsible for the bodily function that turns consumed food into energy. Deficiencies of vitamin H may result in insomnia symptoms, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, including difficulty falling asleep or constantly waking up in the middle of the night. The vitamin is naturally found in cooked eggs, various kinds of nuts and whole grains.
When my hair was falling out I took megadoses of biotin and it worked! I don't remember about the sleep.
I have a question though - is there a way to get more biotin the natural way, without the pills? Is there anything that prevents biotin from getting absorbed?