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Vitamins to help cope with less sleep?

SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited May 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So, we had a baby girl two months ago and as a result my 24 hour sleep ration has been drastically reduced. I used to sleep too much, I think. I'd happily sleep 10 hours a night but now I'm getting around 6. Thing is, I feel a lot less lethargic than I used to and I think I'm actually more productive at work.

However, despite feeling less lethargic I do feel perpetually exhausted. That might not make sense, but there's definitely a difference. I don't know, maybe it's a thyroid thing or something. I used to just zone out a lot, now I work full-on but feel a lot more tired; so I'm actually kind of happy with just getting less sleep so long as I can put a cap on the tiredness and occasional headaches. I've upped my caffeine intake marginally but I can only stand so much caffeine a day before I start to feel sick and lets face it, I don't want my daughter to have a dad who suffers heart attacks at thirty. Plus caffeine reduces concentration even although it keeps me awake and I'd rather not loose the additional focus this reduced sleeping pattern seems to be affording me.

Getting to sleep isn't actually a problem. Where I used to need to read for a while and gradually drift off, now as soon as my head hits...well, anything...I can fall straight asleep. It's really just the fact that I have less available hours to sleep now that we've got a baby to care for.

Are there any vitamins or something I can take that will help with this in any way and not actually end up harming me in some other way?

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    B vitamins are helpful for energy, and usually don't result in the big crash that caffeine can give.

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    PirateJonPirateJon Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    A general multivitamin with the addition of a set of proper healthy well balanced meals seems to be more what you need.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Blaket wrote: »
    A general multivitamin with the addition of a set of proper healthy well balanced meals seems to be more what you need.

    Would Berocca fit the bill or is that a faddy life-style multivitamin that just makes your pee smell delicious?

    I eat pretty healthily already. No health-nut stuff, just good wholesome meals. Is there anything I should specifically cut down on or increase though?

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