So the original formula worked very well and was quite effective giving an Insomniac like me, who is used to 1-3 hours (if any at all) of sleep for the first night. Using a 15ml dropper and herbal extracts plus CBD isolate only, I put in 2ml of Kava Kava, L-Theanine, Valerian Root and Passion Flower (left out the Chamomile as I had chamomile tea that night) each so that’s 8ml leaving 7ml left over which I filled with my CBD isolate until I was satisfied the bottle was full to the point where it could still be shaken to be mixed well. I took 4ml (4 1ml dropper fulls)
The first night, I got around 7 hours (rounding up from 6.7 hours) of sleep waking up when there was light outside which had confused me! So I figured that since it worked like this the first night, I wouldn’t change anything. The second night was not the same and that was completely my fault. Before bed, what I thought was decaffeinated chai tea was in fact caffeinated and kept me up. I still managed to get 4 hours and a few minutes which I’m pretty much used to. The difference besides the aforementioned tea debacle was the first night I didn’t a considerable amount of time in both REM and deep sleep pattern sleep phases. 2 phases I rarely go into spending most time in light sleep.
The 2nd night I spent less time in deep sleep, some time in REM sleep but mostly in light sleep. Obviously you might be asking, “how do you know what phase you were in?” I use the Fitbit Charge 3 for sleep tracking and the Charge 2 before it. I’ve since received a Muse 2 unit for review/testing today but don’t plan on using it quite yet.
I have yet to have a similar night as the first night. Since then, I got a new shipment of 99% pure “high quality” CBD crystalline (isolate). 1 gram equals approximately 1000mg of CBD and CBDa. With the new 30ml tinctures I received (2 for now) I put 1 gram in each tincture. The crystalline refused to break apart in liquid easily especially after vigorous shaking with the liquid extracts already added but eventually everything broke down and was absorbed. I increased each dose of each extract to 4 1ml droppers and this time used the Chamomile extract totaling out at 20ml of extracts, 4ml of 4 different terpenes, 1ml each which ended up going the bottle with everything except the CBG and CBN.
Tonight is the new night with new isolate, new dosages, new additions such as the Terpenes, new larger sized tincture, etc. Tonight will be interesting. I will go back to how this all started which was adding chewable magnesium pills to my sleep regimen tomorrow night if this doesn’t change anything tonight.
So I will report tomorrow how all 5 extracts, 4 terpenes and CBD isolate faired in getting me to sleep and keeping me there as well as what sleep phases I was in and for how long. The goal is above 5 hours with more time spent in REM and deep sleep. Deep sleep is the most body-rejuvenating sleep phase there is.