This question kind of tags on to what Dr Sam was saying just a few minutes ago. Very interested in low dose naltrexone (LDN) for sleep: getting to sleep, and staying asleep.
Just piggyback on what Dr Sam was saying a few minutes ago, LDN can be very helpful for sleep. When people report that they're having vivid dreams, then we know the LDN is actually working, that it's actually allowing someone to get into REM sleep, which is restorative. And then we know it works pretty well.
When people have a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep, sometimes there are other mechanisms or other issues going on, and so we maybe need to look at what's going on with magnesium, or melatonin, vitamin D. There's a wide variety of issues, but even if someone is kind of wired but tired because their cortisol is up, and that's affecting their ability to kind of turn it off at night so that they can get to sleep, that is something that low dose naltrexone (LDN) can help with. But it may not necessarily be the only product that we want to take a look at, and that's the beauty of LDN, that we can start at little tiny doses and slowly work up to find that individual's very happy dose, and then kind of take it from there
Answered by Michelle Moser, RPh, FACA, FACVP
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