Can Taurine Cause Insomnia
On Episode 9 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, Dr. Miller explores the supplement Taurine and whether it effects sleep negatively. This is one of the shorter podcasts since the issue at hand is a minor one. Still it is important to understand the effects each remedy and supplement might have on you. Each person can react differently, so sharing information with Dr. Miller is essential so that he can suggest alternative solutions. If at any point you feel something is off or you are having a reaction, then make sure you do not wait to let us or your doctor know.
As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy!
TRANSCRIPT FOR BEH PODCAST EPISODE 9
CAN TAURINE CAUSE INSOMNIA?
Participant: Is there any reason that Taurine would add to problems with insomnia.
Dr. Miller: We’re having you take the Taurine at bedtime, but for the life of me can’t think of why it would. For some people, when they put something in their stomach, even if it’s just a pill of Taurine and a little bit of water, you’ve started a process that may be a little energetic which might disrupt sleep. I don’t think there’s anything specifically about Taurine that should disrupt or would disrupt sleep. If you notice that when you take Taurine right at bedtime, you don’t sleep as well as those nights when you took it at another time during the day, then your experience trumps anything theoretical. So if you’re concerned about that, and you’ve played around with it and feel you do better when you don’t take Taurine at bedtime, then don’t take Taurine at bedtime.