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by 53 · about 8 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 7063 · about 8 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 8 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 2302 · about 8 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 8 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 53 · about 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 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 598 · about 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 0 · about 8 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 8 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 3742 · about 8 hours ago

What do you all infer from the image below? Robb Wolf says to sleep at 10pm to maximize melatonin production but it appears to be a bit earlier here (9pm). But it doesn't stop until 7:30am either so perhaps something in the middle (10pm -... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 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 5 · about 8 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 529 · about 8 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 8 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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by 1195 · about 8 hours ago

I was casually reading random PH questions and answers and started following a resistant starch thread that was up here recently. The main point was that resistant starch is a prebiotic that keeps blood sugar levels down and that this has helped... (more)

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Rob__3 0 · February 22, 2014 at 2:16 AM

I don't each much starch as I'm pretty sure I have mild SIBO (Starch gives me gas) but when I do eat it, I sleep like a baby. I start to doze off soon as my head hits the pillow. I know that VLC over a long time (3-4 weeks) and I start to run... (more)

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by 17103 · about 8 hours ago

How many hours of deep sleep do we need? I use a Jawbone Up band to track movement/sleep. I notice that on average I get about 2.5h of deep sleep. Looking on their forums, and google, there's no clear answer as to what's normal, average or... (more)

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Tony_28 0 · July 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM

I need 7.5 to 8 hours a day. If I get less than 6 hours more two or more nights in a row, this is red alert for me.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Facts: 5 weeks on Paleo (true Paleo, dabbled a bit for a week or two prior) did crossfit for one month 5 days a week, had to take a break for schedules and travel, back into it 3 days a week, 2 weeks now. My days off with no crossfit are filled... (more)

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TheWidget 0 · June 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Hi MDHappy. I'm sorry you are having so much trouble. When I changed my diet, and started training more heavily I encountered similar problems, but instead of cutting myself slack I restricted further which doubled my issues. I had undiagnosed... (more)

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