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by 53 · about 18 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 18 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 4283 · about 18 hours ago

In Lights Out they recommend no T.V. or no Computer 1 hour before going to bed. What are you supposed to do one hour before bed? I haven't read the book yet so I'm curious if there are specific recommendations?

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none 0 · June 24, 2011 at 4:27 AM

See this thread. http://paleohacks.com/questions/46906/since-going-100-paleo-what-have-you-noticed-about-your-sex-drive#axzz1QAEDmpJm (more)

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by 7063 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 5 · about 18 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 55 · about 18 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 18 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 53 · about 18 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 0 · about 18 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 18 hours ago

I am a 21 yr old female around130lbs, 5'8" and have been eating paleo (no grains, sugars, very limited fruit or high glycemic veggies, no soy, gluten, dairy, etc.) for several years. I have been eating 1300 calories/day for 3-4 years and the... (more)

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superdad 0 · December 05, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Be careful haleye, sometimes being so uptight about food can have negative effects, you are starting to sound a little carbophobic, i started like this too, i lost 12kg doing low carb which was great..but i kept on the low carb train (under 40g... (more)

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by 598 · about 18 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 5 · about 18 hours ago

Lately I have not been getting the best quality of sleep, and I am not sure why this is. In a 7 hour sleep, I end up waking up 3-4 times and this makes me feel groggy in the morning and within 4-5 hours I am sleeping again. Any idea why this is... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Try supplementing magnesium. Low levels in soil means that most people are chronically deficient, and it can really help with sleep stuff . Also check to see if you have any blood sugar issues. Hypoglycaemia can keep you up at night. On a... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 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 0 · about 18 hours ago

I have an autoimmune condition, that manifests itself as psoriasis and rheumatism. My back doesn't hurt anymore (it used to be so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night in pain), but every once in a while I will still feel some... (more)

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samc 0 · September 22, 2013 at 1:38 AM

You would need to be more descriptive of the pain and source of it. I for example have a degenerative area of my lower disks. Lying flat used to cause me numbness and pain that made it a challenge every night to go to sleep. Fortunately I woke... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

Yo! Anyone have a good hack for surviving a red eye flight? I believe it's a 6 hour flight, hour layover, then another 1 or 2 hour flight to my destination. Last time I tried magnesium + 5-HTP which did not put me to sleep and I was a mess the... (more)

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daz 0 · August 31, 2013 at 6:51 AM

You need to adjust your circadian rhythm (tho i'm guessing you knew that already). Some people have success with bright light therapy &/or melatonin. Melatonin can be taken a few days before your flight as well, to tweak your circadian rhythm... (more)

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by 35 · about 19 hours ago

Sorry, have to rant: so after 32 years of sleeping like crap, this year I FINALLY figured out how to cure my sleeping problems. One of the most helpful tips I got from someone on paleohacks was to make sure I was eating enough carbs at dinner... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · August 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I sympathize with the food intolerances and unforgiving routines some people end up with on paleo and I think it's reasonable to make some health compromises in order to not have everything in the world make you sick. On the other hand, you said... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I'm about 3 weeks into paleo so I know my symptoms must still be settling in but I recently moved into a time zone 3 hours earlier, which isn't a huge difference. Before I slept from 9-11 to 6 am and I loved being a morning person, them I... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Upon waking, get natural light as soon as possible. I assume your basement apartment has either no windows or tiny windows, so you'll have to go outside. Look up Seth Roberts' "faces therapy" and do that in the morning, after light exposure.... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I am writing to seek advice in my particular situation (which i am sure is not unique). I have recently change jobs, coming from the fitness industry full time with a "regular" day schedule, to law enforcement with a 4 by 4 days, 12 hours night... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Stress and cortisol are the likely culprits. People that work night shifts have been shown to not get as deep of sleep, and to be in higher stress environments. Also, given that you are in a new job, that also probably adds to that. And since... (more)

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by 529 · about 19 hours ago

I currently feel most alive around 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., when the sky turns dark. Sunrise, in summer, is currently around 5:30 - 5;45 a.m.?? Sometime before, or slightly after that, I sense a temperature drop. Sometime around then, my energy is... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 07, 2013 at 5:31 PM

From the sounds of it, you have an inverted cortisol/melatonin pattern. You can take an ASI test for this to confirm it. If that's the case, you can do a few things such as very bright light exposure in the morning, preferably from sunlight, and... (more)

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by 880 · about 19 hours ago

Anyone else noticed dairy affecting their energy levels over time? I recently reintroduced homemade Kefir into my diet after a few months of not consuming it; for about a week, I was tired, achy, and generally sick-ish, which sounded similar to... (more)

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g_ 0 · August 02, 2013 at 4:15 PM

there are many live microorganisms in raw dairy -- exponentially more in raw kefir. i would guess, like you have, that your body and/or your microbiome is reacting to them. it's much less likely to be the nuts-and-bolts of the dairy itself... (more)

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