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by 0 · September 19, 2014 at 2:58 AM

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 0 · August 25, 2014 at 10:46 PM

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 · August 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM

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 · August 02, 2014 at 11:34 AM

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by 0 · July 08, 2014 at 2:41 AM

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 · June 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM

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 · July 04, 2014 at 2:12 AM

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 · June 01, 2014 at 7:39 PM

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 · May 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

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 48 · May 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM

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 · May 12, 2014 at 5:23 AM

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 0 · May 04, 2014 at 12:15 AM

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 583 · April 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM

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 · April 16, 2014 at 5:40 PM

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 · April 14, 2014 at 1:15 AM

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 · April 12, 2014 at 4:32 AM

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 · April 02, 2014 at 4:06 AM

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 · March 31, 2014 at 9:12 PM

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 · April 01, 2014 at 11:36 PM

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 · March 26, 2014 at 2:35 AM

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 30 · March 10, 2014 at 3:46 AM

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 10-13... (more)

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by 48 · February 08, 2014 at 2:56 PM

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 48 · March 13, 2014 at 5:27 PM

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 · January 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

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 15 · December 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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)