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Background: Very sleepy during day, but feel good during the night and most of the nights I have disturbed sleep. Going paleo helped a little bit, but I was still very sleepy during the day. Sleep doctor after multiple sleep studies told me its idioipathic hypersomnia. Basically he couldn't figure out what the problem was and told me I could take nuvigil. I refused. Life was getting miserable since I had to join internship at a new place and just couldn't stay awake during work, including the first day. They were taking us around and when I got a chance to sit down, I fell asleep. Had to do something.
I always suspected its a cortisol issue but the doc had brushed it away. Then I found this product called Seriphos which is supposed to contain Serine/Ethanolamine, no idea what it is. After reading a surprising number of positive reviews, I decided to try (mostly because I was desperate for help). I took one pill in the night but couldn't sleep well, it was clear it was stimulating me. So I started taking it in the morning and I notice that it makes a big difference, I am alert during the day and feel really good (sometimes too energetic), no more sleepy and I can 'think'. So my questions are:
- Has anybody tried it?
- It is supposed to reduce excess cortisol, but I thought my cortisol is low during the day and taking this seems to help me feel better?
- Any problem if I take with coffee?
- I generally take during weekdays and then stop during weekends, seems to work well this way. Should I instead be taking daily?
asked byIvan (361)
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on June 14, 2011
at 03:23 AM
How was your sleep at night?
I can't really tell with it and I have been taking it for a month or so. I started taking it before bed and it worked for a few nights, then I think it started stimulating me. So now I take it post work out in the afternoon to lower post workout cortisol... no problems there. Not sure if I notice benefits though, maybe a bit better clarity?
on March 31, 2013
at 11:13 PM
you should go to a naturopath and get a cortisol saliva panel so see what your cortisol is doing throughout the day. this will tell you when your cortisol is high and low and when to take the seriphos.