Sleep Quality

Sleep Quality

Sleep Quality Questions

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hello everyone. I have a few questions about training, rest days, metabolism, and my paleo dieting habits and how they all work together to affect my quality of sleep everyday. Here's my stats:Male ; 28 years old ; height: 5'11" / 180 cm ; weight:... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM

If you're worried about blood glucose levels, it's cheap enough to buy a glucometer and a pack of 50 strips. Test yourself before you eat, an hour after, and two hours after. Also test yourself right after you wake up and right before you... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 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 17103 · about 11 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 53 · about 11 hours ago

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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foreveryoung 0 · April 13, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Circadian cortisol levels peak in the morning, then proceed to fall, with a small. spike mid afternoon and then fall again. Carbohydrates are the only macro nutrient that actually reduce cortisol levels upon consumption. Take a hint. (more)

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by 511 · about 11 hours ago

For years I was a 6-8-ish cup day coffee drinker and because caffeine impacts my sleep I would always finish my coffee by noon thinking it would be out of my system and not impact my sleep. Well, for the last 6 weeks or so I've strictly limited... (more)

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David_McC 0 · March 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Well, the chances are you're not going to know how it impacts you, unless you try. I've given up coffee recently. I used to have at least a double espresso a day, rarely two. Sometimes in a latte, sometimes not. I have done that for years. I... (more)

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by 11 · about 11 hours ago

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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EnglishRose 0 · April 13, 2013 at 7:53 AM

I just about always get 8 hours a night (except when I had small babies waking every 2 hours every night) and never took a sleeping pill in my life. I am very lucky. I believe a lot of good sleep is terribly important to good health. I try to get... (more)

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by 2341 · about 11 hours ago

I wake up maybe 3-5 times a night just to pee. The frequency seems to increase the closer I get to waking. This morning I think I woke up 3 times in the final 3 hours of my sleep...all with pretty full bladders. Will drinking less water help? I... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 05, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Sleep apnea causes the need to toilet during the night. Because the apnea disrupts sleep, as you come up to lighter stages of sleep you become aware of the need to urinate which you would otherwise sleep through. The ONLY way to rule out sleep... (more)

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by 362 · about 11 hours ago

Ok, I was a bit busy during the day, got into the flow of things and forgot to take fish oil. Tried to make it up and took 3g of EPA/DHA right before bed around 10pm. Now it's 02 am (Hong Kong time) and although I have taken Seriphos which usually... (more)

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wildwabbit 0 · September 13, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Based on alot of self experimentation but also gathering of information from many readers, Seth Roberts http://blog.sethroberts.net/ has found that most people get disrupted sleep if vit d is taken late in the day, whereas, taking it early morning... (more)

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by 2056 · about 11 hours ago

I did a search of this site and didn't find any discussion of Stasha Gominak. She's a neurologist who started studying sleep disorders because of observations with her headache patients. I'm fascinated by her comments about the restorative nature... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 13, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Thank you for posting this! Have finished watching through Part 3 and just read the summary you linked to. She has some funny ideas about absence of D3 from food sources (Salmon anyone?) and seems to think that humans can hibernate and that... (more)

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by 3280 · about 11 hours ago

Many people here suggest getting 8 or 9 hours of sleep. I generally get 6.5 or 7 hours, but wake up before my alarm sounds. Does that mean I'm well rested and can move onto considering other areas of my health and well-being? Thanks, Mike PS:... (more)

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blur 0 · May 11, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Do you feel well-rested? Are you ready to get up when you wake up or do you feel like you want to stay in bed? I always wake up before my alarm, but it happens for two different reasons: 1. I have gotten enough rest and am ready to get up or 2.... (more)

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by 78 · about 12 hours ago

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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redberry 0 · February 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

There have been a lot of articles on this topic in the last year or two. Here's another recent article, this one from The Guardian: Sleep: why they used to do it twice a night. I find this information very useful, because it helps me relax when I... (more)

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by 24538 · about 12 hours ago

I realize even mentioning the idea of reducing exposure to electricity might get me exiled to the woo woo ghetto. I'm not looking to discuss the health side of this, just whether people have tried it, and if they felt that it had any impact on... (more)

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graciel 0 · January 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM

When I went to Cornell the dormitory I was in as a freshman (Dickson Hall, for you Cornellians out there) had a "light switch" right by the door of the room that was not a light switch, but a switch that controlled all of the outlets in the room. ... (more)

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by 610 · about 12 hours ago

Last night I had a type of sleep that I've experienced periodically when eating a very low-carb diet. I woke at one point in the night feeling like I had "blacked out" - I was lying in a position that surprised me, and I had no idea how I got... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · February 12, 2012 at 4:46 AM

"Blackout sleep" as in the hit the pillow fell asleep, woke up disorientated or drifted to sleep, woke up disorientated? I remember looking at charts of sleep deprivation for a course, and people who were exhausted from lack of sleep or lack of... (more)

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by 5768 · about 12 hours ago

I keep hearing that TV, internet, and even reading is not the best thing to do before bed. I get the rationale that stimulation can cause cortisol release, disrupted sleep etc. However, after my wife and I put the kids down we only have about... (more)

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Knarf 0 · December 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

I use Redshift on Linux (F.lux works too), as well as a dimmed screen when I want to do laptop reading at night (which is most nights.) I should probably cut down on that though, regardless. Books are acceptable as well. Sometimes I stretch as... (more)

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by 2246 · about 12 hours ago

Once again I am asking on behalf of my girlfriend, Her sleep sucks, and it is really starting to bother her. She is 100% paleo, She has crappy digestion (taking HLC to help improve) She is currently doing a variation of Starting Strength... (more)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 05, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Melatonin can be very helpful for many people, but not everyone. One reason is a little known fact is that much of the melatonin we produce, like serotonin, is in the gut. According to one study it produces 400 times more than the pineal gland... (more)

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by 1510 · about 12 hours ago

Quality sleep is an important part of Paleo, but I just can't seem to get it because I tense my neck and shoulder muscles in my sleep and wake extremely sore the next morning. Has anyone dealt with this and found a solution?

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Nutritionator 0 · November 01, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Have you tried Magnesium supplements? A lot of people have trouble with it but Natural Calm has done amazing things for my sleep. I always use to make fists and curl my wrists under me when I slept, in addition to a plethora of other sleep issues... (more)

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by 777 · about 12 hours ago

I've noticed better sleep quality when taking about 1 tsp of reatine before bed vesus not taking it. I've never had the highest quality sleep as I usually end up moving around during the night regardless of the sleeping surface. Anyway, can... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · November 15, 2011 at 2:08 AM

Creatine is a critical ultradian cycle of energy support that works on a 5-10 minute span of motor commands at muscle level of physiology. Motor commands are critical for inducing learning in the cortex at the hippocampus of all primates... (more)

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by 4306 · October 20, 2014 at 4:11 AM

I am 68 years of age. For the longest time now I have been keeping track of the hours I sleep at night and I average about 6 to 6 and a half hours on a good night. On an extraordinary night's sleep. I might get 7 hours. Good, bad or ugly? (more)

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eric_9 0 · June 06, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Hmmm... seems I am still slightly under. On a rare night i might be at 5.5 hours

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by 45 · October 20, 2014 at 3:40 AM

I'm a 5'3, 120 lb female (age 28). I'm trying to improve my 'sleep quality' and have read multiple suggestions, such as getting to bed fairly early, no TV or screens (blue light) after dark, eating more carbs before bed, taking magnesium... (more)

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Karen 0 · August 05, 2012 at 4:39 PM

No wonder you are tired! You need to eat more. You are only eating around 1400 calories a day. For a 28 year old woman doing crossfit 4-5 times a week, that is not enough.

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by 333 · October 20, 2014 at 3:35 AM

I have had sleeping issues (trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, wake up easily) for the last year, the onset was initiated by an increase in workout intensity/frequency. I've cut back significantly on the workout frequency to address... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · May 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Wearing orange lenses about 2 hours before bed times helps me out. I fall asleep faster on the days I remember to wear them before bedtime. The glasses supposedly helps with circadian rhythms. Take them off before going to... (more)

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by 50 · October 15, 2014 at 3:46 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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LB_3 0 · October 28, 2012 at 5:40 AM

I have had the same problems as you for the last week. I returned from holidays one week ago. I will eat dinner at about 6-7pm, go to bed about 9-10.30pm. Wake up between 1-3am. Toilet breaks - BUT I feel light headed and hungry! On paleo, I... (more)

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by 545 · October 11, 2014 at 3:12 AM

I work in a fast-paced retail environment and my job consists of about 8 hours per day of fairly heavy physical activity. I run up and down the same flight of stairs ~30 times per day, haul a lot of boxes around a few days per week, and generally... (more)

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Thumper 0 · April 22, 2011 at 3:40 AM

Your job sounds so great for you! Wish I was more physical during the day. How are your pre-work meals? Do you take snacks to work - or even have time to snack? Do you eat many nuts - I know a lot of people here don't love the idea of nuts,... (more)

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