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by 384 · 1 minute ago

This is a bit of a loaded question, but I just watched these two very inspiring videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X38PCf7kao&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5nVqeVhgQE&feature=related Each one argues quite... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · April 03, 2012 at 2:10 AM

It all depends on how you measure success.

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by 10 · 1 minute ago

It doesn't matter what time I go to sleep every night. Since a few weeks ago, I always wake up 6-6.5 hours after falling asleep. I fall asleep pretty easily, but sometimes I wake up at 5 if I went to sleep at 10:30/11 and I literally cannot go... (more)

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Jared_Krauss 0 · June 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Mate, Grab a bandana, throw it over your eyes in the morning, the sun usually hits me and if I don't wake up and feel like, yes I want to do 10 pushups right now, I go back to sleep (or, yes I want to read my book, or just plain yes). Secondly,... (more)

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by 423 · 1 minute ago

So I FINALLY got my results back from the sleep study I had done a few weeks ago, and I have to say, I feel like the results are disappointing. I was told I have very mild sleep apnea (not enough for one of those crazy machines), and that was... (more)

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Joe_11 0 · March 30, 2012 at 4:46 AM

I'd have your adrenal glands checked. You can go to a naturalistic doctor and they can run a blood test (since a general MD won't recognize adrenal fatigue). I was/am exactly where you are now except I don't have a solid routine I usually go to... (more)

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by 20 · 1 minute ago

Just woke up from a vivid nightmare. It's not unusual for me to have several nightmares a month - this isn't something new that started when I began Paleo eating. At one point I narrowed the trigger down to onions and garlic (I had onions with my... (more)

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Frugal_Jen 0 · March 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Wow! I had never heard of this until you mentioned it. Then I Googled it, and sure enough.... I'm seeing some people say that it's the raw onions and garlic, but not the cooked ones. Also seeing some say that it's not always nightmares, but vivid... (more)

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by 5 · 1 minute ago

Any help or advice would be most welcomed ??? so thanks in advance for any useful info. If you would like any further information I will happily provide. I have been about 90% Paleo for the last 8 months or so. In the last month or so I have... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · March 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Wow. Looks like someone has a healthy appetite! And having fun in the gym too. I'd guess it's only a matter of time until proper burnout unless you take a few days off. If you can afford to spend more time in bed though that's where I'd start.... (more)

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by 10 · 1 minute ago

How do wake up feeling energetic and stay that way for the whole day? I get around 8 hours of sleep, 10pm - 6am.

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MiMintzer 0 · March 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

If you find that it doesn't have anything to do with diet or exercise, you might want to rule out sleep apnea. Do you know if you snore?

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by 23 · 2 minutes ago

Sleeping in two distinct phases seems like a good idea to me but I dont know how to go about doing it. I am usually in bed between 9:30 and 10:15 and up at 6:30. I always sleep through the night. On the rare occasions I wake up at 2 or 3 to pee I... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · March 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM

It seems likely that biphasic sleep is our natural pattern, especially when nights are long, but we don't usually sleep that way because of artificial light. I think your best bet is to turn all lights off at dusk and leave them off till sunrise.... (more)

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by 423 · 2 minutes ago

Hey Everyone! I have a question about sleep & the Paleo lifestyle. Let me first give you a brief history of my sleep issues: I began having major fatigue issues about 2.5 years ago (summer/fall 2009). I graduated with my BS December 2009... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · March 21, 2012 at 8:28 PM

One thing I didn't think about when I went paleo was the huge decrease of salt in my diet- when not eating processed foods, I hardly got any salt. The drop in blood pressure made me pretty exhausted- I felt woozy when I stood up, and all I wanted... (more)

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by 68 · 3 minutes ago

Hello all. Just after opinions really. I have some issues with night eating, so am trying to get my Leptin in check to see if that helps resolve anything. (No matter what I eat before I sleep, or what time my last meal is I wake up starving... (more)

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badly_dubbed 0 · March 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I regularly fast after working out and im yet to notice any ill effects. think of it as mr caveman, going out on a hunt and returning empty handed. ok so thats a bit extreme, but you get my drift. you wont die and any catabolism will swiftly be... (more)

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by 1489 · 3 minutes ago

Hay anyone tried 5HTP? If so how much are you meant to supplement? Thinking of teaming it up with fish oil, magnesium, and vitamin D. Thank you!

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DFH 0 · March 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Yay. I do 75 mg at night with Melatonin and L-Theanine (derived from green tea). 5-HTP helps you relax and it has other benefits. Your other picks are very good too.

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by 65 · 4 minutes ago

Okey, I'm seriously surprised I could'nt find a question on this already. Am I the only one? I simply have to work out in the morning or early on the day (at latest 3 p.m), if I want to get tired in the evening or not lay in the bed for hours and... (more)

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edle 0 · March 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Been there. Yes, it is probably adrenaline. I had to shift to training in the morning or at lunch for months before I could go back to training in the evening. Used to be able to train in the evening, then my metabolism got messed up on... (more)

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by 15003 · 4 minutes ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Paul Chek ??? Founder, C.H.E.K. Institute Topic: Living Primal: Instinct Before Intellect. With so much research and history supporting Paleo principles, why do people have such a hard time living... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 02, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I don't know if trees were my ancestors, or how to talk to trees, or if junk DNA is our instinctual programming, but beyond that, this session was pure win. Perhaps these were metaphorical, I don't know. He had me at the social aspects, at how... (more)

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by 610 · 5 minutes ago

I've been taking around 1tsp of Swedish Bitters 2x/day ("gentle and stimulating, used historically for digestion") for two or three weeks, and recently I've been experiencing night sweats - I'll wake up sweaty, either still hot, or beginning to... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · February 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I am not a doctor, I'm just offering opinions here. If you keep having night sweats, you should go to a good doctor (if you can find one). But I never did during any of the various times I experienced night sweats and they always cleared up on... (more)

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by 1310 · 5 minutes ago

...if you're sleeping your body needs it. Who objects to this statement and why?

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Karen 0 · February 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Excessive sleep can be a symptom of other problems that may not be helped by extra sleep alone. Depression as noted above. In my mothers case it was pneumonia and a thyroid problem that were leading her to sleeping 18 hours a day.

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by 78 · 5 minutes ago

I was wondering what everyone thought about this study http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16964783 I found it quite interesting.

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redberry 0 · February 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

There have been a lot of articles on this topic in the last year or two. Here's another recent article, this one from The Guardian: Sleep: why they used to do it twice a night. I find this information very useful, because it helps me relax when I... (more)

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by 145 · 5 minutes ago

Ok, I may get shot down and simple answers i should have thought about thrown at me but... I have been Paleo for around a 2 years now and doing crossfit for around 6 months....i play football 3 times a week and work in crossfit to optimise... (more)

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Bill_Ryland 0 · February 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Prior to the invention of the lightbulb, humans had a "Segmented" sleep pattern ... 3-5 hours of "first sleep" ... then up for 1-2 hours in the middle of the night ... then 2nd sleep till sunrise. Plus, a nap in midday. The awake time around 1... (more)

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by 273 · 5 minutes ago

I've been paleo since the beginning of this year. So far, so good! I've been keeping carbs below 100g, no dairy except a bit of butter & cream now and then, no grains at all. Lots of issues getting resolved (although I wouldn't mind seeing... (more)

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Karen_15 0 · February 25, 2012 at 5:40 AM

My experience with Ambien was a nightmare! I had no idea it was so addictive, until I spilled my prescription bottle in my purse and on top of that, spilled a soda on it. Then I could not get another prescription too easily, until I went doctor... (more)

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by 1906 · 5 minutes ago

I don't generally have a segmented sleeping pattern. Instead, I fall fast asleep most nights and don't get up until my alarm goes off the next morning, about seven hours later. If I'm feeling really run down, I'll sleep between eight and ten hours... (more)

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jakeA 0 · February 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

There's definitely no reason to wake yourself up in the middle of the night on purpose. I earnestly advise against setting an alarm clock for 1am just so you can get segmented sleep. It can occur naturally if you are getting a good amount (read... (more)

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by 3742 · 5 minutes ago

Interrupted Sleep the Best Does this article change our opinion of Paleo sleep habits? (more)

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citrusfire 0 · February 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Yes (I posted this before): http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/opinion/19ekirch.html?_r=2. "We now also know that pre-industrial families commonly experienced a "broken" pattern of sleep, though few contemporaries regarded it in a pejorative... (more)

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by 75 · 5 minutes ago

So I've been doing Paleo for 21 days now (started Feb.1). The first two weeks I dropped about 10 lbs. Starting off my day after Crossfit at 5am with either 4 eggs cooked in coconut oil and a bag of broccoli or some chopped meat I had prepared... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Couple of questions: Do you crossfit every day? Do you take any supplements? You mentioned getting home at 8:30, but what time are you going to sleep? If you crossfit every day, chances are you are a touch overtrained. If you aren't getting... (more)

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by 144 · 6 minutes ago

Any ideas what food would be a good one to eat before bed? Been having issues with waking up at 3:30 AM, on a very consistent basis. Wake up with my heart pounding, wide awake, and quite anxious. Seems like my blood sugar is bottoming out and my... (more)

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citrusfire 0 · February 17, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Dont know about the heart pounding anxiety business, but: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/opinion/19ekirch.html?_r=2. "We now also know that pre-industrial families commonly experienced a "broken" pattern of sleep, though few contemporaries... (more)

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by 1001 · 6 minutes ago

Any supporting data out there for taking daily D3 supplementation in the evening, rather than mornings? Irrespective of the fact that D3 is stored in the liver, it seems logical that D3 would normally peak in the bloodstream in the evening after... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · February 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM

My under standing is that the two trains of thought are this: one, that correcting D levels in general leads to improved sleep, and two, that D may be linked to circadium rythyms because of it's link with sunlight and thus can disrupt sleep when... (more)

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by 8933 · 6 minutes ago

I've upped my carb intake lately by eating lots of apples (6 a day). It helps me sleep, but still, there are on and off days. Some days I wake up, some days I don't. Trying a different brand of magnesium (MgT) helped, but not enough. Now, I... (more)

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Richard_2 0 · February 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

As soon as I hear anything freaky like "I eat six apples every day" its an alarm bell. Lets get sensible for a minute. "Paleo" meant eating similarly to how pre agricultural humans ate. We did not eat six apples a day. We did not eat mountains... (more)

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by 92 · 7 minutes ago

I understand that a question similar to this one had already been asked, but things are a tad different (age, workout level, etc). I am 24 and have been strict Paleo for about 38 days (no cheats at all). I have been CrossFitting 3/week since the... (more)

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James_3 0 · February 08, 2012 at 7:08 PM

One of the reasons for night sweats, nightmares, etc. is low blood sugar episodes while you sleep (diabetics will have this). If you've got a blood glucose monitor, maybe check it at night/in the morning. Lowest blood sugar time is supposed to... (more)

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by 3690 · 7 minutes ago

What are the physical/psychological implications of missing a nights worth of sleep? Paleohackers always talk about IF, missing one meal, etc etc...but what about sleep? I've read bad things about "uber-sleep" (continuous napping only when... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · February 03, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I don't think there's any evidence of proposed theory of a benefit of missing sleep. However there is something to be said for sleeping according to natural cues rather than culture and there may not be much point trying to force yourself to... (more)

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