Sleep

Sleep

Sleep Questions

39a1a0bc7855c084ac59df60fdf9c0dd
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
518
by 1502 · 1 minute ago

I've always been a bad sleeper - often use Ambien or similar - and in recent years had taken to sleeping 8-9 hours a night, which I don't necessarily think is healthy for many of us. Since going Paleo 3 months ago, I find that I not only sleep... (more)

F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe
Jake_2 0 · April 06, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I'm new to paleo -- about 30 days or so. I find that I sometimes feel incredible after 6 hours of sleep. Sometimes I need 10-12, but I feel my body telling me that "I'm tired, go to bed!" happens more when I need that much. I think it just... (more)

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
2.8K
by 1702 · 1 minute ago

So I'm reading more about trying intermittent fasting - I don't think I could do it at the moment because I'm still in that mental phase where even if I"m not hungry my brain starts whispering "eat.....eeeeeatt" at random times. Working on... (more)

best answer

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705
sherpamelissa 0 · March 26, 2011 at 2:48 AM

Yes, it counts.

A3e654929c08c0723607842656b57f8f
2
Votes
2
Answers
9
Views
4.1K
by 834 · 2 minutes ago

A co-worker of mine bought a bodymedia body sensor (BodyMedia FIT Armband BW Weight Management System) http://amzn.to/e4qWG0 (measures heart rate, body temp, steps/motion) and let me borrow it for a week after I thought the idea sounded cool.... (more)

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098
Casey_1 0 · March 22, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I had a friend who recently bought a fitbit ( http://www.fitbit.com/ ) - it certainly looks interesting and I've been considering putting one on my wishlist. It seems to offer the same kind of data. I separately use a Polar FT80 for tracking... (more)

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1
8
Votes
8
Answers
18
Views
9K
by 22913 · 2 minutes ago

So looking at everything else minimalist, yet unable to comfortably sleep on just the floor, I decided to shift to the minimalist bed. I'm now using a high quality dense futon. Not the cheap soft wallyworld special. It is amazing. Its like... (more)

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0
Allie 0 · March 19, 2011 at 1:59 PM

So I read this yesterday evening and I thought ... hey, why not? I normally sleep on a mattress on the floor but have been looking into a cheap japanese futon (because I have this crazy idea of fitting everything I need in my car so I can just... (more)

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a
3
Votes
3
Answers
6
Views
569
by 5768 · 3 minutes ago

How does everyone hack daylights savings time, especially the spring forward this past weekend? Thankfully it falls on the weekend, so it helps to be able to sleep in, however, my 3.5 and 7 month old don't get the concept so sleeping in isn't... (more)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5
Jack_Kronk 0 · March 14, 2011 at 3:01 PM

I have always thought the time change was ridiculous. And by the way... am I the only person who notices that it's completely backwards anyway? Why in the world do we spring forward and fall back? If daylight turning to night peaks out... (more)

Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e
7
Votes
7
Answers
9
Views
4K
by 1982 · 3 minutes ago

I know most paleo types advocate sleeping in total darkness, and it makes sense to me in terms of the best possible rest. But does it make sense in an evolutionary sense? From my own reading, it seems that "cavemen" actually spent very little... (more)

A6cffe7397214f338ae098613eea6737
Lemon 0 · March 12, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I have been experimenting with sleeping in the total darkness for 2-3 years now so can speak from my own experience. Please be very careful with it. It may bring very serious consequences that you may not easily track from the symptoms to the... (more)

43c4473fda7e6f6bae82680a6a2333ef
3
Votes
3
Answers
4
Views
1.2K
by 227 · 3 minutes ago

Wanted to see if anyone has used the Zeo Personal Sleep Monitor to track their sleep and if it helped them improve their sleep. ...I don't like idea of having an wireless device strapped to my brain (EMF cellular/DNA damage) every night, but as... (more)

728ba4c99931a0f2e4b65f893c91f85e
Abbe 0 · March 09, 2011 at 5:32 PM

I got one from Amazon and tried it out. After using it for a week, I had a pretty good handle on my sleep patterns. Actually, the thing that surprised me was that I was getting more sleep than I thought I was. The times when I was sure I wasn't... (more)

Eeefb4a4b2ac14b006f087cf77ba9f23
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
927
by 106 · 4 minutes ago

When I was eating SAD I used to be so wired on caffeine and sugar all day that my sleep suffered. I found it very hard to fall asleep. I used to wake often, and I found it very difficult to go back to sleep. Any little noise used to rouse me... (more)

best answer

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e
Helen 0 · February 27, 2011 at 8:21 PM

No, I don't think that you should be concerned...I think you should be glad. Sleep is the body's repair-mode time, and maybe since your body is getting what it needs to maintain itself, you can finally relax. I also wonder if you aren't making... (more)

Medium avatar
5
Votes
5
Answers
6
Views
673
by 12369 · 4 minutes ago

I see a lot on here regarding adequate sleep. I am having a heck of a tough time getting sleep. My little guy was a rubbish sleeper for the first year, and is just getting on a good sleep schedule; but I am having a hard time getting back into a... (more)

best answer

Medium avatar
Travis_Culp 0 · February 22, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I'd say the biggest things that helped me were: 1)cutting out caffeine 2)using black-out curtains 3)wearing ear-plugs 4)vitamin D supplementation 5)trying to keep the temperature to where you don't wake up overly warm or cold 6)dehydrating... (more)

288dbe9ee25e8dc72bc3b7d563d125a4
2
Votes
2
Answers
7
Views
1.5K
by 50 · 5 minutes ago

I'm experimenting with Paleo for the last month, and noticed that the last couple of weeks my sleeping habits are drastically changing. Although i'm able to fall asleep pretty fast (generally within 5 minutes) I tend do wake up in the middle of... (more)

best answer

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1
Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 14, 2011 at 12:06 PM

The natural sleep pattern for human beings is to fall asleep soon after it gets dark, sleep for about four hours, wake for an hour or two, then sleep again till dawn. That's how our paleolithic ancestors slept. In fact, that's how everybody... (more)

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9
1
Votes
1
Answers
7
Views
2.2K
by 2544 · 5 minutes ago

So I have been paleo/primal for pretty much 1 year now. In the beginning I was very low in carbs, mostly just meat on alot of days and was never eating enough food because I lost weight (this was not purposeful). Last fall from september through... (more)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117
The_Quilt 0 · March 29, 2011 at 11:24 PM

You need a doctor. Looks like you're an aromatizer and you maybe exposed to something causing these labs.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7
6
Votes
6
Answers
7
Views
6.2K
by 24523 · 5 minutes ago

In the summer in Boston, the shortest night gets down to under nine hours, whereas winter nights are upwards of fifteen hours. If we were alive before blackout shades and sleep masks, the duration of evening would effect our sleeping patterns,... (more)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1
Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 09, 2011 at 1:57 AM

A scientist named Thomas A. Wehr did research in the 1990s to answer this question. He found that under natural conditions, sleep patterns change as night grows longer, but not in the way you imagine. Wehr discovered that under simulated natural... (more)

C61399790c6531a0af344ab0c40048f1
1
Votes
1
Answers
9
Views
34.8K
by 2245 · 6 minutes ago

I've been struggling to sleep - and more specifically stay asleep - for a while now - mainly because of menopausal hot flushes. I've bought some magnesium citrate tablets(100 mg) but not sure how many I should be taking. 1 tablet doesn't seem to... (more)

55078bbec80fa4f13ab6bd4b5f4daa30
Vicky_1 0 · February 06, 2011 at 4:36 AM

Have you tried melatonin? I was having the same issues and it helped me.

4f61f7c4a8bb1adeb9cf45aa9e3f9e7d
5
Votes
5
Answers
3
Views
2.4K
by 281 · 6 minutes ago

I truly love my magnesium citrate goodness before bed, deep sleep, and the impeccable timing of my morning trips to the "think tank", BUT Has anyone stopped taking Natural Calm after a long period of using it? Did you have a hard time sleeping?... (more)

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a
hemanvt 0 · February 02, 2011 at 12:05 PM

I went on a work trip for a week and forgot it. My first thought was panic because I thought I would be constipated the next day, however, I wasnt. My movement was as smooth but I got the job done. I didn't notice a huge change in my sleep either. (more)

A993550f2a130df8d3462c08582f08ec
2
Votes
2
Answers
16
Views
37.8K
by 589 · 6 minutes ago

I bought some Natural Calm magnesium citrate supplement about four or five days ago. I bought it because Robb Wolf recommended it, and I occasionally have trouble getting to sleep, but so far it seems to be more of a detriment than an aid. The... (more)

F034ee9771c7ac0e1832fc104c116379
Jay_Bell 0 · February 01, 2011 at 6:02 PM

With Natural Calm, ignore the label. I usually suggest people start with a quarter teaspoon a day for a week, then increase by a quarter each week until you're up to two teaspoons a day. Otherwise, bowel tolerance is normally an issue. If you... (more)

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1
2
Votes
2
Answers
6
Views
1.5K
by 22913 · 7 minutes ago

usually dont have a problem sleeping. last couple nights, been woken up middle of night, cant get back to sleep.(we have winter storms here and people sliding by my house spinning tires on ice and my dog barking at them) Whats your tried and... (more)

33b6c516904a967ef8ecb30f1dbd8cf2
Louisa 0 · January 15, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Yes, this is bimodal sleep you are experiencing......there is another thread about it here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/318/how-can-i-hack-my-sleep#axzz1B5cUSfkY and here:... (more)

D49a181c9c1b3632421c452200131df1
5
Votes
5
Answers
16
Views
19K
by 68 · 7 minutes ago

Hello all, firstly thank you all for contributing to the brilliant resource that is Paleo Hacks. While this is my first post, I am an avid lurker.. I've been living 80% Paleo for about 2 years now, but decided to make the full switch recently.... (more)

2953ea96d56dd2938d7a01040ed894c8
LaLa 0 · June 25, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I used to wake up nightly hungry and couldnt go back to sleep until I ate something. I couldnt figure out why my body wasn' tusing my own fat... It was very annoying. But I started being treated for a form of sleep apnea, and I STOPPED WAKING UP... (more)

710a2d86803b176778ce7db770944bb7
1
Votes
1
Answers
11
Views
1.8K
by 626 · 7 minutes ago

Does eating closer to sleep time affect weight loss/body composition? Does eating near bedtime really contribute to fat/weight gain? I'm asking because my schedule tends to push me towards more late dinners (as in eating an hour or two before... (more)

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1
Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 10, 2011 at 5:03 PM

I skipped breakfast, worked out before lunch, ate a small meal(if I had carbs this is where they went), then feasted an hour or two before bed. Intermittent fasting works. Workouts while fasted are vital! Meals before bed, with no... (more)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461
7
Votes
7
Answers
16
Views
23.1K
by 12174 · 7 minutes ago

I've seen F.lux mentioned on a couple of paleo / primal sites recently - a free program to reduce the blue light from your computer screen so that you can get a more restful sleep at night. My problem isn't just with PC blue light, though; my... (more)

C527739042c44e9760130577cf56203a
Sharon_2 0 · August 31, 2011 at 11:24 AM

There's an app called neyetLight (pronounced nightlight) in the android market that costs 0.99. It works similarly to the F.lux program for computers.

F53a74de3f8df19a114c5ac702af2b12
3
Votes
3
Answers
13
Views
5.3K
by 826 · 9 minutes ago

Tim Ferriss, of 4 hr work week fame, just launched his trailer for the 4 hr body. http://www.fourhourbody.com/ He's jumped on the paleo train after a stint as a vegetarian. Robb Wolf has written for his blog previously, but some of the concepts... (more)

best answer

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523
JJ 0 · December 02, 2010 at 3:32 PM

I'm all for remarkable claims. If you had told me 2 years ago that not eating wheat could literally cure certain seasonal allergies, I would have thought you were crazy. That said, I think Ferriss is very good at what he does, which is marketing.... (more)

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a
8
Votes
8
Answers
16
Views
5.6K
by 5768 · 9 minutes ago

I have successfully been able to go to bed earlier at get 7.5-8 hours of sleep in as dark of a room as possible, however, I keep waking up about an hour or 2 before I am supposed to and need to use the bathroom BAD! I eat dinner around 630 with a... (more)

Af66712088dcb124b4c44a2a82f319fd
Bethany_1 0 · December 03, 2010 at 3:49 PM

I had this happening and it turned out my bladder wasn't emptying fully. I also had some dribbling at night (a 25 year old female). I had to go to the ER a few times to get a catheter to drain everything. Urologist and neurologists had no idea why... (more)

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe
2
Votes
2
Answers
11
Views
64.3K
by 1159 · 9 minutes ago

Yeah, Magnesium again... lol According to Robb Wolf, one should take Mag before going to bed and not with food. Thing is, i'm having a hard time keeping it far from food as i tend to have dinner pretty late. Do you think i should take it before... (more)

best answer

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3
Eva 0 · November 25, 2010 at 8:39 PM

They say if you take magnesium on an empty stomach, it can result in a more intense flushing of magnesium into the blood stream. This could be helpful for sleep induction. Plus calcium and magnesium compete for absorption so absorption would... (more)

10034c23f65addc5735eb02a32448223
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
1.6K
by 361 · 9 minutes ago

Do they really block blue light 100%? After searching through the website, I see that some users have merely mentioned that they have bought it without saying anything about whether it works or not. In contrast users talking about the glasses from... (more)

best answer

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1
Stephen_Aegis 0 · November 05, 2010 at 12:44 PM

I have standard orange uvex, I highly doubt 100% block. That said, I fall asleep faster when I wear them. I'm not sure we need 0% blue light, just need it lowered to non-modern levels, which my $10 safety goggles seem to do fine. (more)

D05e94d3fa7fbf32eb56445ad932f654
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
683
by 768 · 10 minutes ago

Sometimes I work out hard with weights, but afterwards I may not always be able to sleep the optimal amount or eat perfectly coordinated meals. But of course, I do try to. As long as the soreness gradually goes away with rest and healthy eating,... (more)

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7
David_Csonka 0 · October 18, 2010 at 1:38 PM

I don't really think this is the kind of thing you can crowdsource. Everybody responds a little differently to workouts based on their individual genetics or physical conditioning. Some people can do two or three workouts a day, and come back the... (more)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7
3
Votes
3
Answers
9
Views
1.7K
by 24523 · 10 minutes ago

What is your morning routine? Does it involve paleo components? And...do you get enough sleep to do get a good routine going?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4
Paul_1 0 · October 08, 2010 at 9:05 PM

As soon as I realized that looking at a computer screen at night disturbs my sleep like nothing else I also realized that looking at one in the morning will wake me the heck up. So I usually reach for the laptop first thing on waking up -- and,... (more)

Get Free Paleo Recipes