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by 0 · August 25, 2014 at 7:20 AM

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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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Carbs in the morning are probably fine on non-training days, since you'll have about 16 hours to burn through them. But if you have a high protein low carb breakfast, and you think it will sustain you for the day, I'd say just stick with... (more)

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by 4232 · June 06, 2014 at 8:00 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 5 · August 21, 2013 at 8:24 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 8:38 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 16858 · July 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM

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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Michael_17 0 · July 09, 2013 at 5:07 PM

I tend to sleep 8-9 hours, sometimes ten. As long as you feel rested afterwards I don't really think it matters how long it is tbh. Everyone will be different.

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by 53 · April 13, 2013 at 9:03 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 9:03 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 499 · March 13, 2013 at 2:03 PM

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 · April 13, 2013 at 7:53 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 1:37 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 · December 01, 2012 at 11:59 AM

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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John_Elli 0 · December 01, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Get your prostate checked. Could be you have an enlarged prostate. This can give you the urge to urinate often, especially in night. it's more common in men over 40 or 50, though. My dad has it - takes a supplement called Super Beta Prostate. Read... (more)

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by 50 · December 23, 2012 at 8:22 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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CD 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 45 · June 01, 2014 at 7:42 PM

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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whitesupercat 0 · June 01, 2014 at 7:42 PM

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by 362 · October 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

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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raydawg 0 · October 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

It can keep some people up, although different in fat type, coconut oil gives most folks a huge burst of energy, so avoiding it at night is a good idea. Perhaps some of us are able to use the oils in fish oil not just for repairs, but also for... (more)

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by 333 · May 25, 2012 at 12:09 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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Bruce_2 0 · May 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Over the counter anti histamine works for me, I cut the pill into quarters, it is just enough to help me fall asleep when I need it and doesn't leave me groggy the next day.

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by 2056 · May 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM

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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Kasra 0 · May 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

What I got from this is that maintenance of high vit D levels may be especially important if on a non-ketogenic diet, as carbohydrate availability has always been yoked with summertime UVB exposure. Also, I like the idea that high cholesterol... (more)

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by 3277 · January 26, 2013 at 3:11 PM

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 · March 07, 2012 at 8:41 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 8:41 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 24412 · January 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM

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 · February 12, 2012 at 4:46 AM

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 5624 · December 23, 2011 at 3:27 AM

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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Lady_Arwen 0 · December 23, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Low lights after sunset in most of the home unless we have guests over. No internet about an hour before bedtime - so Ipad, Macs, all shut down. No phone conversations 30 min before bed. Last meal was 4-6 hours before sleeping (including... (more)

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by 2256 · November 06, 2011 at 9:56 PM

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 · December 09, 2011 at 6:10 PM

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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David_I 0 · December 09, 2011 at 6:10 PM

An approach that is kinder to the bowels is dermal absorption. Magnesium is fairly readily absorbed through the skin. Epsom salts baths are the classic way of acheiving this, but you can also use what is called "Magnesium Oil." Even though Mag... (more)

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by 777 · November 15, 2011 at 2:08 AM

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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James_3 0 · October 17, 2011 at 9:24 PM

I've heard more of people getting insomnia with creatine than better sleep. They were taking substantially more for bodybuilding though.

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by 545 · July 01, 2011 at 3:22 PM

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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tartare 0 · April 22, 2011 at 5:30 AM

Given my past jobs, when life was a lot like yours, i would eat a large fat laden meal beforehand and snack on protein (fatty protein is best) during the work day. Pemmican and hard salami make ideal snacks you don't have to refrigerate and hard... (more)