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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

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 53 · about 8 hours ago

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 3280 · about 9 hours ago

I weighed 193 when I went to bed. I weighed 190 when I woke up. The temperature of my bedroom is 70F degrees and the relative humidity is 33% I slept about 6 hours. Is it all just water evaporation? Am I losing minerals too, or just... (more)

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Bigman 0 · March 16, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I lose exactly 3lbs overnight, everynight. I like to weigh myself at night and the morning just to verify it, it's like clockwork, always exactly 3lbs no matter how much water I drink or even if I have a snack before bed.

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by 20 · September 29, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Hello. I'm a student from Finland and I live in a dormitory where all my neighbours prefer a ZOO lifestyle, e.g. they stay up very late every day. I used to go to sleep at about 10 pm every day when I lived with my parents. I can't keep my habit... (more)

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Zak_1 0 · January 27, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Try foam earplugs. They are very cheap and they will filter out most of the noise, but you will still be able to hear your alarm in the morning if you turn it all the way up.

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by 4273 · October 01, 2014 at 3:43 AM

In an effort to get better sleep, I was contemplating downloading an app for my android smart phone to track my sleep. I'm wondering if and which apps are most useful? I was looking at "Sleep like an Android". I generally follow the rule of no... (more)

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smknight 0 · December 01, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I've used Zeo for Android for the last seven months. I really like having quantifiable data to make sense of how I feel after I slept. Though I only used it more toward the beginning, their website has some pretty good tools to visualize the... (more)

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by 55 · about 9 hours ago

I would like to get out and camp more often when I travel, but when I sleep on the ground, my lower back becomes uncomfortable to the point that I toss and turn all night long, waking up exhausted. Sometimes, I can get a little bit of relief by... (more)

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Cryptical1 0 · October 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I served 23 years in the military and spent way too many nights on the ground. I don't think there is any way to be really comfortable without a thick sleeping pad or a cot. Now, when I get to sleep outside, I sleep in a hammock. Try a Hennessy... (more)

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by 125 · about 9 hours ago

Anyone here sleep on the floor/a hard surface? What position do you sleep in? Side? Back? Stomach? Does your neck touch the floor or do you support it with your shoulder or arm? Me personally, I don't sleep on the floor regularly, but when I lay... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · August 30, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Over 6 years now sleeping on the floor, with just a blanket under me on a carpeted floor, no pillow. I sleep on my back now, used to sleep on my side on a mattress and used to wake up with stiff neck and/or shoulders, but not anymore. I wake up... (more)

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by 671 · about 9 hours ago

Both topics have been covered in other areas, but I want to tie together two separate threads: The benefits of barefoot running and minimalist footwear have been delineated in what now seems like thousands of articles. The counter debate is that... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · August 09, 2012 at 4:49 PM

In my case, all it took was a really super long walk for my feet to rebel and demand more minimal (or at least flat and WIDE) footwear. This super long walk was more than 1000 miles long. At the same time I was doing all that walking I was... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

can sleeping with open mouth cause stomach gas?

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Varelse 0 · July 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

It can. Basically you'd be swallowing air, which can happen if you sleep with your mouth open, especially if you snore. Is there a reason that you sleep with your mouth open, like sleep apnea? I don't find that it is generally very comfortable... (more)

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by 789 · about 9 hours ago

You'd think that to wakey wakey for eggs and bake-y would be reason enough, but I find myself physically incapable of waking early enough to get myself ready for the day, thus I always get up RIGHT before it's too late, and running out of the... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · June 27, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Go to sleep at (let's just call it) 11 and wake up at 5:40 if you're waking up "late"? That's not even 7 hours, no wonder you can't wake up an hour before that.

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

Im determined to get into sleeping on the floor. I live in an apartment with hardwood floors. Im thinking about getting a japanese futon but before I do I want to try out sleeping on the floor with something cheaper thats also available in a... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · May 31, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I just sleep on a yoga mat. I got it for $20 at Target. Then again, I live in Miami so the temperature of the floor is never an issue (in summer I sleep directly on the floor to take advantage of the cooler temp).

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by 1307 · about 9 hours ago

So, yeah. I ask a lot of GERD questions on here. Mainly, because I want to get rid of this blasted thing. Here's the question: recent events have stressed me beyond reckoning (friends alienating me, school, several successive bad... (more)

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Deb_1 0 · May 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

How long have you been paleo? It took several months for my GERD symptoms to finally stop. I still have flareups if I cheat and eat a little too much dairy. I am pretty sure it would come back full force if I eat gains at all.

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by 333 · October 01, 2014 at 3:31 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 1489 · September 30, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Ok so my worry is that I am not getting enough sleep. I am eating a VLC paleo diet, crossfitting 4-5 times a week, supplementing with magnesium, fish oil and D3 and am really good on my Paleo diet but I just cannot get a solid 8-9 hours sleep. It... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 22, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Agree with the carbs, but if you need extra help see below: What works for me: 300 mg Magnesium before bed (NO other supplements after 4pm and I take D in the morning.) 1 cup of low sugar jello about 3 hours before bed (I make... (more)

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by 55 · about 9 hours ago

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 2:38 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 · September 30, 2014 at 3:31 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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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 20 · October 01, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Well i've got a very rigid sleeping clock ( no matter what time i fall asleep I always wake up around 7), it takes me about 30min-1 hour sometimes more to fall alseep, and i've got constant dark circles. Anyway. Is there anything I can do ( i've... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · February 20, 2012 at 12:21 AM

For me, it's not necessarily about what I eat before I sleep but what I do before I sleep. If I attempt to go to sleep immediately after I've been on my laptop, my brain feels like it's still a-buzzin' and my mind will still be running. Reading... (more)

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by 6709 · October 01, 2014 at 3:23 AM

My eyes are happy, anyone else? F.lux is softening the brightness, contrast and colors on my computer monitors as the sun sets. Its got to be the most paleo-computer thing ever invented. Why didn't I think of this

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · January 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Hmm. I've been using f.lux for a while now. Conceptually it makes lots of sense to me, but I don't know if I'm as enthusiastic as you are. Glad to have it, but I haven't exactly kidded myself that it makes my late night computer use "paleo" in any... (more)

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by 5768 · about 9 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 1720 · about 9 hours ago

Out in the country, when one gets dirty often, it makes sense to shower before sleeping. In the city, when one isn't as dirty per say, it's easier to take a shower after waking up. I know this is different for everyone. Is one better than the... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · November 30, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I prefer while I'm cooking. Here is some more detail for you - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxrZBYHHoGc EDIT - And let's not forget the golden shower, which is best IN BED (more)

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by 45 · October 01, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Ever since I started working graveyard, I have the most difficult time trying to sleep when I get home and when I do fall asleep, I wake up after 2 hours feeling like I've had 8 hours of sleep and when I try to go back to sleep I'm unable to so I... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 22, 2011 at 3:48 AM

Your best option would be to get off the night shift if at all possible; it's very hazardous to your health. But, I know in these tough economic times jobs aren't raining from the sky and you have to do what you have to do. I would suggest... (more)

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by 2729 · about 9 hours ago

I used to be a great sleeper- would sleep 8 hours no problem my entire life until my son was born. He of course woke several times a night to eat, but after 4 months when he started sleeping through the night, I kept waking up. I used to look at... (more)

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kfjlsdjf 0 · June 08, 2011 at 9:02 PM

It's actually natural to wake up once in the night. It always happens in experiments where people don't have clocks and rely on the sun to know when to go to sleep. Just occupy yourself for an hour and go back to sleep.

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

I've been living the paleo lifestyle for 6 months now, i feel great, I'm in the best shape of my life at 31 yrs old, but i have one issue, I have problems sleeping, what can i do to get more sleep? Without popping pills.

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Kamal 0 · April 13, 2011 at 4:06 AM

If you exhaust this list, I'm sure your sleep will improve. Well, 90% sure. Buy a blue-light blocking lightbulb or reading light to start producing melatonin earlier Download f.lux or redshift to keep you computer's color better aligned with the... (more)

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by 227 · about 9 hours ago

Wanted to see if anyone has used the Zeo Personal Sleep Monitor to track their sleep and if it helped them improve their sleep. ...I don't like idea of having an wireless device strapped to my brain (EMF cellular/DNA damage) every night, but as... (more)

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Abbe 0 · March 09, 2011 at 5:32 PM

I got one from Amazon and tried it out. After using it for a week, I had a pretty good handle on my sleep patterns. Actually, the thing that surprised me was that I was getting more sleep than I thought I was. The times when I was sure I wasn't... (more)