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by 53 · about 9 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 14 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 20787 · about 14 hours ago

Since I became paleo, I have to cook more, eat out less, and prepare my lunch in advance so that I can take it to work. I also spend more time shopping for food at more types of places that carry certain specialty paleo items. I also had to... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · September 19, 2010 at 11:53 AM

oh yes, I do spend much more time cooking... BUT in the end I am still on the "plus". why? Because before I used to be so exhausted in the PM and evening, that often I just couldn't lif myself to do anything. When I got really hungry I either... (more)

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by 7063 · about 14 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 14 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 14 hours ago

I just recently started doing paleo and I noticed that I went from being super tired to not being able to fall asleep. I'm hoping that my slight insomnia is just a speedbump. Has anyone noticed this while being on paleo?

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by 0 · about 14 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 134 · about 14 hours ago

I am trying a new, no fruit, vegetable or sugar version of paleo as a last desperate attempt at restoring my health. Although there are certainly health concerns that follow allong with it. I am only eating meat (lots of organ meat) and... (more)

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daz 0 · June 18, 2014 at 6:14 AM

(edit: not an answer to OP. just some info relating to another answer...& easier to put in an answer rather than a comment)@cdone quote "I remember reading that the scientist in the late 70s were surprised at how few Inuit were in ketosis. After... (more)

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by 2302 · about 14 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 0 · about 14 hours ago

Sorry this is so long: I have been having trouble sleeping for several months and would appreciate any suggestions to help me. First of all, I'm a 29 y.o. female, 5'3", 173 lbs. I have been a light sleeper for years, but as I come close to the end... (more)

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whitesupercat 0 · June 01, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Boston Children's Hospital sent us the following statement we are pleased with the progress our patient just inability are made when she was at Boston Children's and with her continued progress Boston’s children's and our clinicians are... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 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 0 · about 14 hours ago

I haven't been sleeping well at all for probably the last 6-8 weeks and it's starting to take it's toll now. I have carbs at every meal. Breakfast I have plantain pancakes and most of the time I add in 1/2 a cut up banana. Lunch time I have a... (more)

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rozamu 0 · May 12, 2014 at 4:46 AM

Thank you for all your suggestions! I gave in and took melatonin for 2 nights. I don't really know what made the difference but will refer back to the suggestions should the sleeping issues return. I've been eating a bit more sugary things,... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 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 14 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 0 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 53 · about 14 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 53 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 0 · about 14 hours ago

Now this has been going on for a while now. When I fall asleep at night, I have trouble waking up. I usually sleep for 8 hours no matter what. If I fall asleep at night, and it is now 5 hours later and time to wake up, people will bang on my... (more)

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rewdy 0 · March 15, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I know this isn't much of an answer, but probably something to talk to a doctor about. If you're having trouble waking up, there can be blood sugar issues that you don't want to mess with.

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by 598 · about 14 hours ago

I know it's not very paleo but some times it comes up. Then again, maybe it's more paleo than we like to think. Did grok really get so many hours of uninterrupted sleep on a consistent basis? Was his day scheduled and regimented with meals... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 09, 2013 at 8:04 AM

I think the bottom line is... there is no real long term substitute for sleep. My suggestion is to do things to improve your sleep quality and modify your daily routine as well. Here is a link to a timely blog... (more)

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by 3742 · about 14 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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