Circadian Rhythm Questions
I currently feel most alive around 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., when the sky turns dark. Sunrise, in summer, is currently around 5:30 - 5;45 a.m.?? Sometime before, or slightly after that, I sense a temperature drop. Sometime around then, my energy is... (more)
Cortisol regularly fluctuates in healthy individuals. It rises and spikes at sunrise, spiking slightly less again at noon and then decreases for most of the evening as shown below: My question to you guys is if any of you guys have tried eating... (more)
I'm eating according to my cortisol daily rythyms. I eat no breakfast, a moderate lunch, and a large dinner.
I use f.lux on my macs to change the blueish screen glow to something warmer, which supposedly screws less with your circadian rhythms. I'd love it if there were something similar one could do for occasional television watching. Does anyone know... (more)
For some reason, I tend towards being awake at night. I've tried being awake in the day, and I don't like it as much. Also, for some reason, I sleep better during the day, although at least it's possible for me to sleep at night, now. If I'm... (more)
Since early childhood, I've never been very successful at living a day-adapted schedule. Going to bed at dawn and waking up at noon is the natural rhythm I've always fallen into, given the chance. I sleep just fine during the day, and have never... (more)
Are candles superior to standard lightbulbs and television/computer screens at night time in regards to circadian rhythm?
For the coming time, a part of my job will consists of Being Awesome In Public During Night Hours. This means I have to go clubbing several nights a week until around 05:00, which means I can be in bed earliest around 07:30 (and sometimes... (more)
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)
I gather nightlife is not very paleo or good for your circadian rhythm, sleep cycles, and melatonin production. What's a single grokster to do?
Nightlife? Everything in moderation, correct? You'll be fine. You've got a few buckets to consider: Eating right, exercising right, some sun, getting your sleep, and a couple other minor ones. If you're hitting it hard night after night, you might... (more)
Ever since I can remember(really), i've been a "night owl". Even when I was a kid and had no reason to stay up late i.e. no computers,wasn't allowed tv at night, I always was up really late. It was a burden at school, I had to drop out and get a... (more)
There have been quite a few questions/posts around the web on the best time of the day to supplement with Vitamin D3 with regards to improving sleep (or at least not disturbing sleep). Most views seems to be based on experience and/or conjecture. ... (more)
Having just become aware of the existence of the term Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (Wikipedia), despite having had "symptoms" nearly all of my life that fit the "diagnosis" (I think you can tell from my scare quotes where I'm going with this) I'm... (more)
I entirely take the point about the idea that DSPS-symptoms might somewhat result from individuals merely having differential responses to factors that are (largely) unavoidably in the modern environment, but (largely) absent in the paleo context.... (more)
I want to easily change the color settings of my TV to reduce blue light in the evenings like f.lux does for computers. Is there anybody doing this or something similar ?There are some settings on the TV that I'm not used to but it's probably able... (more)
I find that my circadian rythm is very strong. Whenever I wake up at a certain time a day or two in a row, I wake up near that exact time the next day. What neurotransmitters, hormones are reasonable for this? I also can't go to sleep unless... (more)
I have a question about cortisol. It is a bit difficult because I want an informative answer. But I know - Paleohackers are very knowledgeable so hopefully somebody out there knows :))) I will write something nice to you in return. So, here are... (more)
I wake up before the alarm on an almost exact schedule of 4:20 AM. My husband's clock is fast but he says that if he wakes and looks, (I'll often get up) that the clock says 4:26. Enough on the precise thing...During the work year I usually stay... (more)