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infinite zest - 2014-12-10

Is this stuff safe?

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-12-10

Fair question. I have an empty bottle handy. The label mentions melatonin and magnesium. It says that it " helps normalize sleep patterns."

It doesn't make you sleep, it makes your early morning sleep so deep that it's downright pleasurable. If you have to get up in the morning I'd recommend drinking it a couple of hours before bedtime. It takes a while to kick in.

infinite zest - 2014-12-10

Cool! Read my usual long rant below. :) Normally I wouldn't 5 star a commercial, Doogie or no Doogie, but this is something I could actually use that I was unaware of save for passing by it in the store.

SolRo - 2014-12-10

I've had good anecdotal results from eating a bowl of seaweed salad before bed, it's high in magnesium along with a lot of other good stuff.

its cheap if you make it yourself, and the seaweed is freeze-dried, so it doesn't go bad.

infinite zest - 2014-12-10

Also, does this guy age? I also noticed a wedding ring but it's on his right hand. Does that mean Doogie's engaged?

jaunch - 2014-12-11

NPH is married to his husband, hence the ring.

jaunch - 2014-12-11

Oh, I see, his RIGHT hand. Hm. Don't know why he wears it on that hand.

oddeye - 2014-12-10

Usually I fall asleep watching this guy, though my 4 year old daughter occasionally woke me up during The Surfs 2

fluffy - 2014-12-10

Marketers certainly have figured out what the Internet likes.

Sure, what the hell, I'll try a free bottle.

fluffy - 2014-12-10

Looks like the free bottle promo is over. Oh well.

infinite zest - 2014-12-10

All things considered, I think they're pretty cheap, like about the price of a Red Bull. I have pretty weird sleeping patterns but if I'm at someone else's house spending the night I sort of have to play by their (and their housemates') rules, and at best I maybe get an hour of forced sleep, waking up the next morning feeling exhausted and acting kind of weird, or at least not the way I was acting the night before. This makes it hard to form relationships that are any more than fuckbuddy caliber and I need to grow up and settle down (again) and the first step to that is having a nice comfortable sleep in someone else's bed without the awkwardness in the morning which is mostly caused by "I really need to fucking sleep before work in my own bed." If there's no side effects like there are with Tylenol PM (I drink a lot, so there's the liver thing) or Ambien (that shit creeps me out) or Codiene (I might fall asleep and never wake up) then I'll give it a try.

fluffy - 2014-12-10


oddeye - 2014-12-10

benadryl is the component of tylenol pm that makes you drowsy. You could just take that or take advil pm (just benadryl and ibuprofen) if it's partly pain related.

Melatonin sometimes causes nightmares, just depends. Could just buy it in the supplement aisle though, probably a lot cheaper.

infinite zest - 2014-12-11

Thanks! It's not pain-related, just anxiety shit.
@fluffy I've mentioned it before but I'm still getting over a certain divorce from years ago and I know it's stuff I should just talk to a therapist about, but I appreciate you guys enough that I can feel confident talking about it on here. They prescribe me drugs that I don't wanna take so I don't take them; all I really need is something to help me sleep when I'm not alone. I have the same problem when I'm touring and in hotel beds.

Old_Zircon - 2014-12-11

You could just take generic OTC sleeping pill, which are also Diphenhydramine HCL but cost way less than Benadryl. Or maybe generic OTC allergy pills, which are exactly the same thing (well, some of them, check the lapel and make sure they're the Diphenhydramine kind) and are sometimes even cheaper. It fluctuates. I use them for allergies sometimes, but more often than not I'll buy them as sleeping pills because it usually costs less that way. It's all the same stuff, just a different color pill. 30 mg Diphehydramine HCL. IIRC it's also what they use at the optometrist to dilate your pupils. It's also the active ingredient in a lot of anti-nausea medicine, although I think dramamine is a slightly different chemical that's basically the same but doesn't make you as drowsy. Also, according to a junkie firen of mine years ago, it's one of the simple most effective ways of treating withdrawal symptoms, so there's that, too.

I made a pretty detailed study of this stuff because until Cetrizine was made OTC it was the only thing that did anything for my allergies, all of the expensive, steroid-based prescription garbage didn't do shit and came with multi-page guides on reducing your dosage without dying.

One time I took too many of them and my closet turned into a wizard.

fluffy - 2014-12-11

I'm a fan of just trying to not screw up my circadian cycle. f.lux is a very useful app, to that end. But I suck at actually following through on best sleep practices.

If my sleep cycle gets too fucked up I just take some melatonin (and have incredibly vivid dreams that night).

Also if you have a smartphone, Sleep Cycle is an excellent alarm clock app (and there's quite a few clones of it now too).

tesla_weapon - 2014-12-10

Love it. I also love melatonin. Not sure that the magnesium helps, but I take melatonin and its a lot cheaper that the price of a red bull. Melatonin occurs naturally in the body, and regulates the sleep phase, of which you have 2 sleepy phases in one 24 hour period - usually - I have delayed sleep phase syndrome which means my cycle is more like 26 hours so I need melatonin capsules to help my cycle go sleepier quicker. It works really well, and improves the quality of deep sleep; but yeah, its well documented to make you have really vivid dreams as well.

That guy - 2014-12-11

probably should be a good one if we're gonna put up long-form viral ads n' shit

tgn1412 - 2014-12-11


crasspm - 2014-12-11

Right? Not evil, not funny, not interesting, just OMG NPH and some product with some melatonin in it.

countvelcro - 2014-12-11

for when alcohol and ASMR videos won't cut it.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-11

See, Mr Holmes? SEE?!?!

Gay, named Neil Patrick Harris, sings.

That is all this is. That is all this ever is.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-12-11

That's not ALL it is, Homer. We also get your inane trolling.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-11

What else is it? A commercial? That doesn't count. I'm talking about NPH's shtick, the only shtick he has; this clip is just more evidence in my favour, and you *know* I'm right.

Face it, John. This isn't like Boxxy. NPH is not a complex, multi-talented entertainer who works on many levels. He's a one-dimensional hack with fewer tricks up his sleeve than Carrot Top.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-12-12

Really, Homer? Let me be sure I understand this. You're saying his range is limited? He's repetitive? Redundant? Tiresome? He keeps doing the same thing over and over? Is that the gist of it?

Trying to imagine what that would be like. It sounds pretty boring, all right.

Jet Bin Fever - 2014-12-11

I like him. But sugary beverages are hardly a good thing before bedtime.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-12-12

Homer, this time you're not only wrong, you're even more wrong than usual. It's pointless to argue with you, so I'll just submit some stuff.

Incidentally, what prompted me to submit this was a good night's sleep. I really like this product. I think the commercial is hilarious.

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