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Tryptophan and Carbs for Sleep:  https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/02/26/tryptophan-carbs-sleep/

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  1. How much carb does it take to get the tryptophan to slip through at night? I remember Kathleen DesMaisons used to promote having a small potato at night. I’d rather have sweet potatoes because they’re tastier when eaten plain. It appears that if roasted, they have as much a glycemic hit as white potatoes (but not when boiled, interestingly). How much? 1 small? 1/2 medium? Certain number of ounces or calories to shoot for?

    How much tryptophan should I take with it?

    My sleep is terrible and I’m getting desperate. All the blue-blocking, morning light, dark room, GABA, bedtime glycine, isn’t stopping the crazy onset, mid-night, and early-waking insomnia.

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