All of these agents have worked for me at one time or another. I do not currently take any of them. Some only worked for a short time and I discontinued.
Melatonin spray (tablets did nothing)
Lithium Orotate 5mg (one of the most beneficial items I've ever taken)
Copper (worked great for a week and then started causing issues)
Glycine (worked great for 2 days and then stopped working)
Iodine (3 drops of iodoral in the a.m. increased my sleep by 1 hr per night)
Other agents that may help:
Tryptophan (precursor to melatonin)
GABA (inhibitory neurotransmitter)
Lavender Oil (sedative and relaxing)
Valerian Root (sedative but has other beneficial functions)
Trehalose (helps balance glutamate)
Manganese (helps with Tryptamine processing which raises Melatonin)
Decreasing protein intake will lower glutamate levels which will allow GABA levels to increase. This can decrease the "mind racing" that occurs when you try to fall back sleep. Eating organ meat like liver or gizzards can increase your copper and zinc levels which are often depleted in chronic Lyme.
Post Edited (Georgia Hunter) : 3/16/2016 4:15:01 AM (GMT-6)