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by 43 · May 16, 2014 2:15 PM

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 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 · May 04, 2014 at 12:15 AM

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 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 43 · March 13, 2014 5:27 PM

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 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 3277 · April 27, 2013 1:22 AM

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 · January 27, 2013 8:49 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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diabeticbinger 0 · January 27, 2013 1:47 AM

You would have to move into a single occupancy dorm. Difficult to get at most unis, obviously. Or go off campus. When I entered university, I was like you - I could only sleep from around 10pm to 7am. What happened to me was, I eventually... (more)

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by 4240 · December 01, 2012 6:22 PM

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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eddieosh 0 · December 01, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I've been using a Fitbit to track my sleep patterns for the last month or so. The results have been quite revealing; I'm getting less sleep than I thought and I wake frequently during the night. The biggest effect on how rested I feel appears to... (more)

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by 55 · October 23, 2012 7:20 PM

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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Alvaro 0 · October 23, 2012 7:20 PM

If you are that hardcore pale, I would suggest you use grass and leaves as a cushion

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by 125 · September 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM

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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Soporificat 0 · August 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I sort of sleep on the floor: I have a few layers of sleeping bags under me, with a sheet on top. But yes, you need to either use your arm to support your head on your side or use a pillow. Otherwise you are going to hurt your neck/spine. I think... (more)

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by 667 · August 09, 2012 4:49 PM

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 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 · August 03, 2012 2:52 PM

can sleeping with open mouth cause stomach gas?

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Scott 0 · August 03, 2012 2:52 PM

If a spider crawls in and you swallow it you are getting a natural protein that is totally paleo. If that spider lays eggs in your stomach you get pastured baby spider eggs.

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by 789 · July 03, 2012 3:18 AM

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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Rob_20 0 · June 27, 2012 7:54 PM

You're over training.

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by 5 · August 11, 2013 7:43 AM

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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Trevor_4 0 · August 11, 2013 7:43 AM

I have a friend who always buys a memory foam topper and just puts that on the floor. He can't sleep on anything else and he can take it with him when spending the night somewhere. Says it's the best sleep he's ever had.

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by 1264 · May 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

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 · 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 1437 · March 22, 2012 9:13 PM

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 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 · 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 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 · March 07, 2012 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 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 20 · February 21, 2012 6:16 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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Firestorm 0 · February 20, 2012 3:10 PM

I find that a little bit of fat right before bed helps me to fall asleep faster, and stay asleep better. OTOH, too many carbohydrates right before bed seem to contribute to more restless sleep and middle-of-the-night heartburn, at least for me. (more)

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by 6629 · January 19, 2012 5:05 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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Matt_11 0 · January 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I tried it, and coulnd't stand it. Uninstalled and filed under 'silly'.

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by 5624 · December 23, 2011 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 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 1662 · December 01, 2011 2:15 AM

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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raydawg 0 · December 01, 2011 2:15 AM

(wiseass answer) Just have your domesticated pet wolf lick you clean, no need for anything more. Your skin will be as shiny and as healthy as her coat.

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by 45 · March 02, 2012 at 12:32 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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dzone 0 · March 01, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I have been having insomnia for over 10 years and I understand what you are going through. At first, I thought that it might be something to do with my age. However, about two and half months ago, my daughter gave me the Moringa in Zija drink to... (more)

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by 2741 · June 09, 2011 5:45 AM

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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Wozza 0 · June 09, 2011 5:45 AM

Bi-phasic and even poly-phasic is completely normal. The worst thing you can do is worry about it. Just get up, potter around for half an hour, depending on what you like to do. But absolutely no blue light (lights, computers, electronics etc.).... (more)

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by 5 · April 13, 2011 6:23 PM

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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Lee_2 0 · April 13, 2011 6:23 PM

I've had the same issue, too. I sleep like a baby once I fall asleep, but can only sleep for 6 hours. Maybe it's the extra energy from getting rid of carbs.

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by 227 · November 05, 2011 2:13 AM

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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James_3 0 · March 09, 2011 7:12 AM

I think it's a nice idea, but there's some reviews on Amazon that make me question whether or not I'd want to shell out $200 for it. I don't want it telling me I'm in deep sleep when I'm walking around doing stuff before bed. Also, don't know... (more)