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by 0 · June 01, 2014 at 07:39 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 07:39 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 · August 21, 2013 at 08:24 PM

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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Albert83BCN 0 · August 21, 2013 at 08:38 PM

I'd pay attention at the symptoms: why can't you sleep? Do you feel a lot of energy just at bed time? (happens to a lot of people that have their circadian rhythms flipped, an ASI test might reveal something) or is it your belly roars by that... (more)

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by 0 · August 26, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I have to wake up between 3:30AM and 4AM four days a week. This is a difficult schedule to maintain throughout the weekend, and I often find myself sleep deprived during the workweek. Since I work 10-11 hours, I get out too late to even try a... (more)

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slr255 0 · August 11, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Get yourself some blue light blocking glasses. They look like orange safety glasses, not super attractive but totally worth it. Just keep them on for several hours before you have to go to sleep (esp if you are looking at a computer screen, even... (more)

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by 0 · June 15, 2013 at 11:13 AM

For the past 2 years, this has been me..... 1 am - 7 am fully energized. 7 am - 1 am just want to sleep. Anyway, I can make little improvements but for the most part, I just sleep way too much, will have some energy from 3 pm - 6pm where I... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · June 15, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Im right there with you. Havent fallen asleep yet and its after 7 am. Hoping to get to aleep from 8 am to 11 am if im lucky. My sleep has sucked since i started low carbing it.

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by 0 · May 02, 2013 at 03:41 PM

Hi All, My wife is going to need to take a year off work for health reasons, and the only way to make up the loss in income is for me to take a graveyard position at my job for a couple of years. It'll probably be 9pm-5am. Now I know that on... (more)

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by 53 · April 13, 2013 at 09:03 PM

In one Paleo book, the author describes a Paleo trait of having high cortisol levels upon getting up in the morning which drop down to when it is bedtime, and a modern picture of low cortisol levels in the morning, usually boosted by stimulants,... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 13, 2013 at 09:03 PM

To answer your updated question, cortisol is a stress induced hormone. Anxiety, panic, overtraining at the gym, undernourishment, overall stress all correlate to cortisol levels. If you are carrying extra water weight in the mid section that... (more)

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by 10 · March 28, 2013 at 06:43 AM

It doesn't happen anymore. It's not catastrophic bt I like to go 7-8 hrs. a night. Since my body adjusted to paleo it's 6 hrs. if lucky. I don't want to get off paleo as the benefits have been really good especially in fat loss, energy and skin... (more)

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jimmy__1 0 · March 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

My sleep patterns went through some ups and downs when I started too. In the early phase getting to sleep and staying asleep was a struggle. Then I "switched over" which allowed me to reset my sleep pattern. And, more importantly IMO, I started... (more)

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by 11 · April 13, 2013 at 07:53 AM

I am the creator of the "Paleo Sleep Challenge" and I would love to get your feedback. Here is the link to sign-up (it is FREE). The idea is to help you establish recovery goals, particularly as it relates to sleep. The goals will revolve... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · March 02, 2013 at 01:37 AM

this is great! thanks! but the website doesn't open here (mozilla newest version; vista), actually i don't want to sign up anywhere. ideas?

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by 2316 · March 02, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Up to 3 hours post workout I've been eating very little fat and putting away insane amounts of carbs (potatoes & White rice). I remain very high fat outside of the PWO window. I've only been doing this for a week and I feel like I'm leaning... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 02, 2013 at 02:15 AM

Here is why.......you're a fast ATP recycler not an efficient one chronicly and not using PPP or DHEA. It destroys sleep. http://www.jackkruse.com/emf-4-why-might-you-need-carbs-for-performance/ (more)

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by 80 · August 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I am exhausted upon waking (5am) and feel burnt-out every afternoon. Please hack my sleep! My hours at work changed last summer and I needed to start waking up at 5am instead of 6am for the opening shift. It didn't work out well. I’d get between... (more)

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Criddersen 0 · March 01, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Have you checked out the Paleo Sleep Challenge? Here is the link to sign-up (it is FREE). The idea is to help you establish specific sleep goals. The goals will revolve around "sleep efficiency" metrics and aggregate time slept and will be... (more)

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by 125 · February 22, 2013 at 09:48 PM

Just wondering if any of you here are biphasic sleepers and what you activities you guys typically do in between your two sleep cycles! (And by biphasic, I don't mean sleeping six hours and then napping during the day, I mean going to bed earlier... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · February 22, 2013 at 09:48 PM

I'm on my third day of biphasic sleep. I'm not trying to maximize efficiency or anything, just find a more natural way of sleeping. So far I've been going to bed at 7pm, sleeping for roughly 90 minutes, staying up until 12:30-1am, and sleeping... (more)

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by 175 · January 13, 2013 at 02:12 AM

Are Circadian rhythms something personally and ultimately fixed? Meaning that each of us have a chronotype which cannot be changed? Or is it more a matter of adaptation, so if I just consistently stick to a certain sleeping schedule, my body will... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 11, 2013 at 01:47 PM

Yes, you must pay attn to them. For evolution to work, a cell first must adapt to its environment. For any organism to function properly, it must control the timing of its biological functions. That is why all higher organisms, from plants to... (more)

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by 667 · November 25, 2012 at 01:35 PM

I've always been consistent about getting enough sleep. My problem is that if I let it, my body wants a solid 9.5 hours every night. I usually set an alarm for 8 hours of sleep just because 14.5 hour days don't seem long enough. I feel fine waking... (more)

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Maria_E_ 0 · November 25, 2012 at 01:35 PM

About 7-8 uninterrupted hours. I have found that since starting paleo and crossfit, I don't need nearly as much sleep as I used to (I was sleeping all day at one point). I'm a 24 active female.

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by 678 · October 25, 2012 at 06:16 AM

some studies showed that segmented sleep is more naturel that the standard way of sleeping(say 8 hours) and it seems very logical. i know that some cavepeeps like to have a lifestyle that immitates the paleolithique lifestyle and some of yall... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · October 22, 2012 at 02:03 PM

Technology and lights, especially at the blue end of the spectrum plays havoc with your melatonin and cortisol hormonal systems. Evolution is not expecting you to watching TV at 11 PM or checking your messages on a bright screen at 3 AM. When... (more)

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by 50 · December 23, 2012 at 08:22 AM

Hi All, I spent a week away to Spain (Sunny and hot). And since I returned home (North, less light and colder), I have been waking up in the middle of the night almost every day. Nothing at home has changed about my schedule, diet, habits,... (more)

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CDone 0 · October 02, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Sounds like your body is just adjusting to the stress of day-to-day life. I tend to find that I will go wake up in the middle of the night when I have a lot of stress in my life. My trick, read a book. When you wake up, you are likely coming... (more)

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by 125 · August 20, 2012 at 03:16 PM

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I have a question for all you paleo folks who are early risers. First, for some background info. I actually found out about paleo after researching sleeping problems, because I've always... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · August 20, 2012 at 03:16 PM

Good question. This is something I used to do, but have found increasingly harder to do because of finishing grad school and moving. But, what I do know is that natural light is a huge help for me. Last night, for instance, it was getting dark... (more)

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by 25 · August 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM

From another thread here about waking up every night at 3ish -I found the suggestion of eating more carbs at night and a specific suggestion to eat ice cream at night. I tried the ice cream - worked like a charm - want something more healthy so... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · August 06, 2012 at 01:42 PM

Had you simply gotten up for a glass of water in the middle of the night that might have worked, too.

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by 77322 · October 23, 2012 at 01:16 PM

Our sleeping patterns are largely a function of our daily activity, which for most of us revolves around our and our family's work/school schedule. There are variations such as the afternoon siesta, which is the norm in some countries, as well... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · July 04, 2012 at 02:58 PM

I go to bed early every night and wake with the sun as much as possible. In winter it is harder because I have to wake in the dark. I somehow manage without the use of an alarm clock and going to bed by 9pm. I disagree with those who say your... (more)

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by 547 · May 18, 2012 at 05:38 PM

Graduated this month with a BSN and landed my dream job in a surgical/trauma unit BUT it's night shift. I know, I know - all the evidence in the world says night shifts are detrimental to health. However, in reality this is the starting place for... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · May 18, 2012 at 05:38 PM

How much will your life allow you to switch to a more nocturnal schedule on your days off? Not necessarily identical to your work schedule, but something closer, that will still allow you to do stuff during business hours and have normal schedule... (more)

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by 383 · April 08, 2012 at 02:37 AM

This is a bit of a loaded question, but I just watched these two very inspiring videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X38PCf7kao&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5nVqeVhgQE&feature=related Each one argues quite... (more)

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tdgor 0 · April 08, 2012 at 02:37 AM

I was diagnosed with a sleep disorder about a year ago. This led me to read extensively about sleep. There is sound research (David Dinges at Penn is a specialist on the subject) indicating that chronic sleep deprivation, even in small amounts,... (more)

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by 55 · March 05, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Almost two weeks on paleo now. Pre-paleo my bedtime was closer to midnight and waking at 7 am to get the kids ready for school was always a difficult task. Now I find yself willingly going to bed around 10 pm and i have been waking up earlier.... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · March 05, 2012 at 02:38 PM

Assuming paleo for you means a reduction in sugars (and possibly other stimulants) then it's not at all strange that you would shift to a more normal bedtime. It's hard work staying up so late after it gets dark.

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by 78 · March 07, 2012 at 08:41 AM

I was wondering what everyone thought about this study http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16964783 I found it quite interesting.

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adjustabeds 0 · March 07, 2012 at 08:41 AM

Over 30% of the medical conditions physicians treat are related to sleep deprivation... that's absolutely incredible. It makes sense, however, as sleep is intricately tied to overall health (hormonal levels, mental capacity, etc.) Thanks for... (more)

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by 1866 · May 06, 2013 at 01:55 AM

I don't generally have a segmented sleeping pattern. Instead, I fall fast asleep most nights and don't get up until my alarm goes off the next morning, about seven hours later. If I'm feeling really run down, I'll sleep between eight and ten hours... (more)

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

Hi Everyone ! Since I eat super healthy and have become a lean bean hehe I usually have a 2phase sleeping pattern and I LOVE IT . I go to bed usually before 10 pm , wake up at 3:30 am , going to bed again at 5 am and sleep until 7 am . I... (more)

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by 300 · February 01, 2012 at 02:40 AM

I've been strictly Primal (I love dairy mkay?) for 9 months now. It's been a great ride and a pretty easy one at that. My only issue is that I get a massive burst of energy after dinner and find myself snacking in order to drive my insulin... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 31, 2012 at 09:17 AM

chocolate has caffeine. thats not very good for sleep. try melatonin it really helps me sleep.

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by 152 · April 28, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I'm going to start a new job in about 3 weeks and I think I will need to get up around 5 or 6am. Right now, i have a twofold problem- I am a night owl and get a second wind around 10 (and find it difficult to go to sleep early) and for the next... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · January 26, 2012 at 07:49 AM

Melatonin has been shown to be very effective in reseting circadian rhythms for shift workers and travelers. Try 1 mg sublingual 20 minutes before you SHOULD go to bed for your new schedule. Get ready for bed and get comfy. If you don't feel... (more)