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by 58 · about 4 hours ago

Hi guys! I was just wondering why no matter what time I go to bed I wake up usually around 7:30...I feel like this is kind of bad...for example last night I went to bed at 2 and woke up at 7:30 neatually and didn't feel tired and couldn't sleep... (more)

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paleogamer 0 · October 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Thats just how your bio-clock works, don't fight it.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I've been eating Paleo for the past 2 months. Recently I've altered to a low-carb diet (50g) or less. On days that I don't work out, I feel great, am rarely hungry and mental clarity is superb. Whenver I workout, whether it be morning, afternoon... (more)

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paint94979 0 · September 19, 2014 at 2:58 AM

Eat a giant sweet potato bathed in butter... Seriously though eat some carbs!!! HF/LC can cause high levels of cortisol. Paleo is not low carb.

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by 7063 · about 4 hours ago

Has anyone had any experience with the so-called 'simulated dawn' alarm clocks such as the Bio-Brite, Wake-Up Light or Soleil? It is possible that I may start using one in the winter when I cannot leave the shutters on our windows open because of... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · March 22, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I've used a borrowed BioBrite SunRise in the past. It's pretty nice and works as advertised. The light is bright but not even close to the intensity of real sunlight through a window so results will vary depending on your particular sensitivity... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I've tried everything and my high night time cortisol confirmed by ASI tests, nocturia, and various other sleep problems will not go away. Things I've tried -several types of meditation -high carb -low carb -moderate carb -various... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hello,I am hoping for some help with my situation, anyone have a similar situation or some insight?About me:I have been dealing with severe eczema on my hands for the last 9 months.It has only spread and gotten worse since then. If I eat something... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 08, 2014 at 2:41 AM

Do an elimination diet. A great guide: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/elimination-diet

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by 2302 · about 4 hours ago

I am trying to find some glasses to wear at night that will block the blue light from my phone, etc. The only problem is that I would like a pair that doesn't make me look like a total nerd. Does anyone know if these glasses would do the... (more)

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mepansy 0 · July 04, 2014 at 2:12 AM

This research from The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-michael-j-breus/blue-light-sleep_b_3900607.html) claims blocking blue light not only reduce eyestrain but also helps sleep. So I think the most important is that if it... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

All a sudden out of nowhere I have developed insomnia. I cannot sleep at all. Which is just madness. Anyways, I have had problems with insomnia in the past. But I've been sleeping okay for about the last year. I had gotten food... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

From what I hear, DE is used to get rid of parasites, and parasites can cause waking in the middle of the night. The other 3AM wakeup root cause is low glucose. So maybe try to increase your carbs. Eat some starchy carbs with your dinner. ... (more)

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by 58 · about 4 hours ago

Okay, so I know there is this whole circadium rhythm thing, but we need melatonin to sleep, and seratonin to wake. That's why we wake up when the sun enters our rooms and such? For example, usually no matter what time I go to sleep, I wake up... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 15, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Coincidentally, I happened to be listening to this book: http://www.amazon.com/Sync-Order-Emerges-Universe-Nature/dp/0786887214 Sync: How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life Paperback by Steven H.... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

All the paleo stuff i've been reading say aim for 8-9h of sleep. this used to be no problem for me at all. After transitioning to 90% paleo (3 weeks and counting) i find it impossible to get more than 6-7h though, i wake up naturally after 6... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · May 02, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Won't let me upvote your post anymore! I would like an answer to this as well. Things you may want to try: Time release melatonin ( Not ideal ) Blue blocking glasses before sleep ( Increase natural melatonin ) Raw honey before bed (... (more)

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

I'd like to buy some of those glasses you wear at night to cut down on the blue light hitting special receptors in your eyes and preventing melatonin and possibly other important circadian hormonal cycles... Any experience with these? What's... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM

From what I can tell they do work in general, I do feel more tired/relaxed when I wear them before bed but they don't seem to help my sleep. ( from what I can tell ) The ones I wear are the cheap uvex ones, they look horrible, don't wear... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

My question is the same as the one that was asked over here http://paleohacks.com/questions/91012/how-to-increase-your-growth-hormone-naturally.html but how I can apply this for a 9 year old boy who is 2 inches below 5th... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 16, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Maybe he's just going to be short (nothing wrong with that!) Maybe he's simply developing later (nothing wrong with that either!)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I'm currently working as a part time package handler and it's killing my social life. I work from 3am-8am which means I usually go to bed around 5pm and wake up around 230 am. I almost never go out but when I do I need redbull to stay afloat.... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · April 14, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Oh man, I feel your pain. I used to work 12 hour shifts from 3:00AM to 3:30pm. Tried to be asleep by 6:00pm to get up and do it again. I did three shifts a week like that and thought the good shiftwork money and four days off were worth it. ... (more)

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by 55 · about 4 hours ago

does anyone here eat coconut butter (not coconut oil) as a pre bed snack... have you noticed if it makes any difference to your sleep...? please elaborate (& what is your 'dose' & timing of your coconut butter). i was... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 10, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Anecdotally, I often eat coconut butter before bed. I'll often have that late-night "OMG I need food but I'm not hungry" thing where I keep finding myself in the kitchen for no good reason. I'll usually take a couple spoonful of coconut butter... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Is sleeping in a completely dark room really necessary? Has anyone tried both and noticed a difference - if so do you think it was placebo? The research on this stuff is unconvincing. Lights in the room are annoying, but light coming... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 01, 2014 at 3:40 PM

If you are having problems sleeping then a dark room would be helpful...if you are sleeping fine then no need. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it is broke, buy blackout blinds.

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by 306 · about 4 hours ago

Pre-paleo I would usually sleep through the night, now I almost always wake up in the middle of the night and it takes me 10-20 minutes to fall back asleep. What might be the cause, and do you have any suggestions for solutions? I do BP... (more)

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ufo 0 · March 31, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Same here, I started the Paleo two weeks ago and I cant sleep, I am exhausted, body aches, headaches. I fall asleep ok but wake up a few hours later and can never get back to sleep. I ll try a sweet Pot.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I used to sleep so well - fast asleep within 7 minutes, and now, it takes me forever to fall asleep, and when I wake several times in the night, I'm not sure if I've really slept. I'm so frustrated, and I'm hoping you'll find something I'm... (more)

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tpete916 0 · April 01, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Things that have really improved my sleep: - Tough physical exercise - A pitch black room using these blackout window shades - Daily vitamin d exposure - Long barefoot walks (watching the sunset is even better) - No artificial... (more)

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by 30 · about 4 hours ago

Hi, This might not be a strictly Paleo related question but I figured I'd ask anyway since this is a great place for advice on general health issues, not just nutrition. I have this strange problem where I have to sleep between... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · March 26, 2014 at 2:35 AM

i wouldn't say this is a crazy amount of sleep. i like getting 10-11 hours per night as well. i drag when i get less than that.

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by 58 · about 4 hours ago

I have to work Sundays from 11 to 3 am but wake up at 9:30 am. If I nap 2 hours before work, then sleep from 3:30 to 9:30 is that fine? It's only once a week. But I don't get how sleep or the circadian rhythm works. I mean I have the same work... (more)

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glib 0 · February 08, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Naps are great and they allow you to get by on less sleep. We were meant to sleep in the middle of the day, all you have to do is look at youtube and see what savanna animals do between 1 and 4pm.

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by 58 · about 4 hours ago

I can't get more than 6-7 hours of sleep most nights. I'm in college and I actually feel fine when I wake up. I'm not tired and just can't even sleep more. On breaks I sleep maybe 8 to 9. But I'm kind of worried cause I know sleep is important... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · March 13, 2014 at 5:26 PM

If you don't feel like crap then you're fine, when I fasted for a week I was sleeping 4-5 hours a night but felt totally rested, wish I could it everyday!

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

A few months ago, I discovered that I had a pretty severe magnesium deficiency. Taking supplements cured a great many of my nagging ills, and I felt like a new person, truly better than I???ve ever felt before. So, wanting to share the... (more)

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Methodician 0 · January 13, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Any idea what is really "normal"? I'm not sure I could ever sustain 2-3 times a day for more than a couple days, but I've been trained off by my GF anyway to a few times a week at best. What's the "normal" range? I find myself getting... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Since going paleo, alcohol gives me an elevated heart rate which can last for up to 12 hours after drinking. This disrupts my sleep significantly so I cut back a lot, couple glasses of red wine once a week. I have tried different supplements,... (more)

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BobK 0 · December 14, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Have a family member with this issue... for her, red wine appears to be the culprit. If you choose to drink; limit to max 1 drink per day average for women & max 2 drinks per day average for men. Simple drinks clear sprits, non-sugar /... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

I ask because I can sleep 4.5 hours (3 REM cycles I'm guessing) and wake up and be fine(no obvious loss of energy/mental acuity), though I have to force myself out of bed(but don't we all?). On the other hand I can sleep 8 hours and easily go... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

If everything's working well, and you've got a set pattern of going to bed at the same time, then waking up at a fixed time and exposing yourself to bright light when you do, you'll find that you'll start to wake before the alarm clock. If... (more)

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by 3742 · about 4 hours ago

Do we know what impact a Paleo lifestyle has on aging? In particular, how will our ability to heal change as we get older? Most Neolithic humans lose the ability to heal by the 50s or 60s almost completely. Bones start decalcifying by 30s and by... (more)

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kathleenes 0 · October 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I disagree - if we give our bodies a good proper and complete nutrition, our bodies are designed to heal themselves and that does not stop even at old age. The problem is that so many have poorly maintained their bodies and therefore they will... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hi, After a little help here.. I've always thought it was normal to wake up a few times a night, roll over, and quickly fall back to sleep. I've learnt that it's not! Last night was a classic example of this: I woke up, rolled... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

It could be any number of things. One thing that might help is to get an audio recorder, if you have an android phone, there should be one built in; set your phone next to your bed, and record it at the highest quality, then download it on... (more)

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by 3742 · about 4 hours ago

What do you all infer from the image below? Robb Wolf says to sleep at 10pm to maximize melatonin production but it appears to be a bit earlier here (9pm). But it doesn't stop until 7:30am either so perhaps something in the middle (10pm -... (more)

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