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    Any reason to use hgh as a under 30

    Hello Is there any reason to use growth hormone as under 30 years old? I would like to see what effect it have on my skin , sleep and wellness. Mainly my skin. I ve used pramipexole in a past for high prolactin and thats is known to increase hgh levels temporaly, i got awesome skin results from...
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    Early morning wake ups

    I have this issue that started shortly before TRT but TRT like exaggerated it. I tend to wake up very early like 5-6 AM, feeling hot and energized and many times cannot fully fall asleep after that. I suspect it is some issue regarding cortisol. My TRT regiment is 20mg sustanon daily and 100...
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    Sleep Apnea: Why Does Testosterone Make it Worse?

    As part of an unsuccessful recent experiment with my protocol (nandrolone added to testosterone), my sleep apnea appears to have gotten noticeably worse over a very short period of time. I haven't been treating my OSA since it's typically so mild if I sleep on my side. I'm wondering if anyone...
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    Amazing Product Recommendation: Pulse Oximeter

    Robot Check This product is amazing. I have no affiliation with the company other than I purchased this a few weeks ago and it is absolutely amazing. I have found it to be a mild remedy for mild sleep apnea because it vibrates if my O2 drops below whatever percentage I specify. The device...
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    New Vitamin/Supplement/Nootropic Suggestions

    I am looking for a couple of vitamins/supplements/nootropics to try. I am 44 male, 6'2", 215lbs, and in decent shape. I recently had a full battery of tests done and the the only significant finding was low ferritin (see test results in "Blood Test Discussion" section). Here is a list of what...
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    Vitamins/Supplements to Increase Sleep

    I am looking for vitamins/supplements to increase my quality of sleep. I basically have two issues: 1. Some night I have issues with cramping. My arms and legs will get sore/cramped and I will be forced to move, resulting in a lot of tossing and turning. 2. Frequent urination - I will wake...
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    Considering Pregnenolone

    I’m back to considering pregnenolone since my levels are way below bottom of the range and maybe that’s the source of my sleep issues. I already have low normal cortisol levels, and so my concern is if I respond poorly, could it shutdown natural production of cortisol enough to cause real...
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    Doxasozin and sleep

    Looking for feedback from guys taking doxasozin. I have been taking 1mg in the morning for a few weeks now to help combat ED. Mild improvements, especially when combined with a PDE5. My problem though is that ever since I started taking it, I sleep HARD. Like go into a coma for 7-9 hours, and...
  9. DragonBits

    Does anything lower testosterone when on TRT?

    Natural testosterone can be affected by many things, alcohol, lack of sleep, supplements, time of day you test, etc. BUT when you are on TRT, does anything work to lower your total testosterone? What I see addressed is what lowers natural production of testosterone, but does any of those...
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    Progesterone for sleep

    Did anyone used progesterone successfully for better sleep? Especially to stay asleep at night and to calm down the mind. I've been tested for progesterone and the level was 0.10 ng/mL (range 0.10 – 1.00 ng/mL). Several TRT doctors refuse to prescribe progesterone due to be highly inflammatory...
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    Nighttime hunger

    I have been on test for almost 4 years now with a small break in between to try a HPTA restart. Since the beginning, I am often always hungry when I wake up in the middle of the night. No matter how much I eat during the day I almost always wake up in the middle of the night feeling the need to...
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    Advice for high SHBG protocol

    I am high shbg, consistently over 55-65 (range 15-55) I am currently on 40 mg test 2x per week and 360 iu hcg 3x per week. I am getting very inconsistent sleep and feeling up/down throughout the week. I know high shbg typically go with larger, single injections but I’m worried that even more...
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    Need help with sleep management on TRT

    Hey there - been back on trt for about 3-4 months. Currently on the following protocol: 40 mg test-c 2x weekly 360 iu hcg 3x weekly .0625 anastrazole 2x weekly - I was on .125 anastrazole 2x weekly but my e2 was at 24.5 and I was still having joint pain so I decided to cut the dose in half to...
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    Sleep Issues with Protocol Change?

    A few things in my protocol changed recently: I switched from T cream (applied to the scrotum) to injections (200 mg), I added Danazol (25 mg EOD), and I added Metformin (500 mg AM & PM). Around the time of these changes, I started experiencing sleep issues: either waking up early in the morning...
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    Blue blocking glasses

    Has anyone tried using quality blue blocking glasses? If so, did you notice any positive benefits to using them? Just watched this episode of SuperHumanRadio, and I ended up buying a pair. The evidence seems pretty compelling.
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    TRT and sleep quality

    Started TRT about a month ago, and currently on the fourth week of my current protocol (120mg Test-P a week, 666ius HCG a week, and .3mg AI a week, all split into 2 shots every 3.5 days). I haven't noticed many significant changes (benefits or negative side effects), though I guess I could say...
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    Night Shift Has Decreased my Testosterone

    Hello everyone, I'm a 33 year old Male who has been working night shift as an RN for about 12 years now. My sleep schedule would usually be going to sleep at around noon and waking up at 8-10 pm. I've notice it starting to catch up with me over the last few years with noticeable mental and...
  18. Nelson Vergel

    How Our Addiction to Our Phones is Disrupting Our Sleep

    "Screens emit a blue light, which inhibits the bodies ability to relax into sleep. A 2014 study found that users that read on an iPad before going to bed took longer to fall asleep, felt less sleepy at night, and had shorter REM sleep compared to those who read books, reports the Huffington...
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    Sleep issues caused by TRT

    I would consider myself a TRT success story except for one thing. I have never at any time in my life had an issue with sleep but now that I have my numbers dialed in, TT of 1000, FT of 25, SHBG, E2 and DHEA all within normal range, I wake up at 3:00 AM every single night and am unable to get...
  20. Nelson Vergel

    Naps help your brain deal with unconscious information

    Researchers find that daytime naps help your brain deal with unconscious information. A short sleep can improve brain processing speed. Scientists looked at how subjects performed on tasks they were not consciously aware of. Maybe you knew this already, but daytime naps are good for you. But...
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    evening injections- hard to sleep question

    I inject M morning and Th evening. Sometimes on Th evenings it's hard for me to get to sleep. Should I just deal with it or could I just do like M and Th morning injections?
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    Recent labs: HIGH Estradiol. Causing sleep issues?

    These are labs from mid Week 7: Total T: 957 ng/dL (264-916 range) Free T: 25.6 pg/mL (8.7-25.1) E2 Sensitive: 60.6 pg/mL (8.0-35.0) SHBG: 27.1 nmol/L (16.5-55.9) This is really high, right? I've also ordered a complete follow-up panel but because of Defy's scheduling quirks, I had to wait...
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    Sleep on TRT?

    For as long as I can remember I have slept pretty good. For years I have been going to sleep around 10pm and wake up around 5:30 am. I have been on TRT for 4 months now and for the last 2 months I have been waking up earlier around 4:30. At first I was thinking maybe I had to urinate earlier as...
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    High E2 and Poor Sleep Correlation

    I know I will get mixed responses here - half the people think that high estradiol is the root of all evil and the other half thinks that it is harmless! I began TRT roughly 7 weeks ago. Protocol is through Defy - 70mg T-Cyp, 500iu HCG, both E3.5D. I have not had BW done since beginning...
  25. Nelson Vergel

    One More Hour of Sleep Improves Glucose and Insulin in Men with Sleep Restrictions

    Sleep. 2015 May 1;38(5):707-15. doi: 10.5665/sleep.4660. Beneficial impact of sleep extension on fasting insulin sensitivity in adults with habitual sleep restriction. Leproult R1, Deliens G1,2, Gilson M1, Peigneux P1. Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVES: A link between sleep loss and increased risk...
  26. Nelson Vergel

    Insomnia: Getting to the cause, facilitating relief

    Chronic insomnia is associated with great individual misery and negative consequences for long-term health. Specifically, it is associated with reduced quality of life and daytime functioning,10 depression,11,12 hypertension,13,14 increased workplace accidents and absenteeism,15-17 and...
  27. Nelson Vergel

    Review of Studies: Sleep and Human Aging

    Older adults do not sleep as well as younger adults. Why? What alterations in sleep quantity and quality occur as we age, and are there functional consequences? What are the underlying neural mechanisms that explain age-related sleep disruption? This review tackles these questions. First, we...
  28. Nelson Vergel

    Sleep Duration and Inflammation (CRP) in Adults

    Sleep Duration and C-Reactive Protein in US Adults. Richardson MR, et al. South Med J. 2017. South Med J. 2017 Apr;110(4):314-317. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000632 Abstract OBJECTIVE: To use gender-stratified logistic regression analysis to examine the associations between elevated...
  29. Nelson Vergel

    Is Your Sleep Quality Making You Sick?

    From: Opinion | Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick Most of us have an indirect sense of our internal clock time just by knowing when we prefer to go to bed. But you can get a more objective measure of your circadian rhythm — or chronotype — and advice on what to do about it by taking...
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    1 month TRT at 250mg enanthate & now i have bad insomnia & Anxiety

    As the title says, i suddenly for the first time in my life got bad insomnia and well it sucks real bad!! i suspect something happened with cortisol as my insomnia is characterised by many constant wakings in the night with a sort of adrenalin response! Again this only happened after my 1...
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    Exhaustion / Poor Sleep with High E2 and Gyno

    Current State: Hi, I am new here, a 30 year-old male with gyno (surgically removed) struggling with severe mental exhaustion / reduced brain cognition. No matter how much I sleep, I almost never wake up feeling rested. I wake up feeling like I haven't slept at all, or like I haven't slept in 2...
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