Someone who wishes to be anonymous wrote me:
I had been taking 400 IU D3+calcium morning noon and night for years. I usually fell asleep fitfully. My sleep was rarely uninterrupted throughout the night.
After reading your blog, I started taking all three pills in the morning. Getting to sleep was easier, but sleep was still usually fitful.
After more reading of your blog, I stopped the D3+calcium and switched to 7000 IU of D3 every morning. Within a couple days, my usual pattern became that I fell asleep quickly and slept soundly through the night.
It is now three weeks, and I continue to enjoy excellent sleep. I noticed no changes in energy or mood.
I asked some questions.
Tell me about yourself.
I’m an academic (professor of decision sciences), 52 years old. I live in Philadelphia.
What you mean by “I fell asleep fitfully”?
Even if I was tired, sleep did not come easily. I had no worries, so it wasn’t that.
How long did/does it usually took/take you to fall asleep under the three conditions?
Original 400 IU D3+ calcium 3 times/day: 1/2 hour was usual.
All 3 are taken in morning: 15-30 minutes, but still awakening in the night frequently
7000 IU in morning: 10-15 minutes, and sleeping like a log.
What time do you wake up? What time do you take the 7000 IU?
I usually wake between 7 and 7:15. Sometimes I head straight for the kitchen (where the vitamins are stored) and I take them immediately. Other times I head for the shower and then to the kitchen, whereupon I take the vitamins.
What brand of Vitamin D3 do you take now?