Sleep Patterns Questions
Sorry this is so long: I have been having trouble sleeping for several months and would appreciate any suggestions to help me. First of all, I'm a 29 y.o. female, 5'3", 173 lbs. I have been a light sleeper for years, but as I come close to the end... (more)
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)
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)
I have to wake up between 3:30AM and 4AM four days a week. This is a difficult schedule to maintain throughout the weekend, and I often find myself sleep deprived during the workweek. Since I work 10-11 hours, I get out too late to even try a... (more)
For the past 2 years, this has been me..... 1 am - 7 am fully energized. 7 am - 1 am just want to sleep. Anyway, I can make little improvements but for the most part, I just sleep way too much, will have some energy from 3 pm - 6pm where I... (more)
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)
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)
I am exhausted upon waking (5am) and feel burnt-out every afternoon. Please hack my sleep! My hours at work changed last summer and I needed to start waking up at 5am instead of 6am for the opening shift. It didn't work out well. I???d get... (more)
Just wondering if any of you here are biphasic sleepers and what you activities you guys typically do in between your two sleep cycles! (And by biphasic, I don't mean sleeping six hours and then napping during the day, I mean going to bed earlier... (more)
Are Circadian rhythms something personally and ultimately fixed? Meaning that each of us have a chronotype which cannot be changed? Or is it more a matter of adaptation, so if I just consistently stick to a certain sleeping schedule, my body will... (more)
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)
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)
From another thread here about waking up every night at 3ish -I found the suggestion of eating more carbs at night and a specific suggestion to eat ice cream at night. I tried the ice cream - worked like a charm - want something more healthy so... (more)
Our sleeping patterns are largely a function of our daily activity, which for most of us revolves around our and our family's work/school schedule. There are variations such as the afternoon siesta, which is the norm in some countries, as well... (more)
Graduated this month with a BSN and landed my dream job in a surgical/trauma unit BUT it's night shift. I know, I know - all the evidence in the world says night shifts are detrimental to health. However, in reality this is the starting place for... (more)
This is a bit of a loaded question, but I just watched these two very inspiring videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X38PCf7kao&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5nVqeVhgQE&feature=related Each one argues quite... (more)
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)
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.
I don't generally have a segmented sleeping pattern. Instead, I fall fast asleep most nights and don't get up until my alarm goes off the next morning, about seven hours later. If I'm feeling really run down, I'll sleep between eight and ten hours... (more)
I've been strictly Primal (I love dairy mkay?) for 9 months now. It's been a great ride and a pretty easy one at that. My only issue is that I get a massive burst of energy after dinner and find myself snacking in order to drive my insulin... (more)
Carbs before bed shut down my body like crazy... I'm out COLD, yet my body is working hard to burn it and I'm overheating. It's such a weird feeling that I just don't like anymore. I've turned to calming and chamomile teas (check ingredients for... (more)
I'm going to start a new job in about 3 weeks and I think I will need to get up around 5 or 6am. Right now, i have a twofold problem- I am a night owl and get a second wind around 10 (and find it difficult to go to sleep early) and for the next... (more)
Has anyone else found that intermittent fasting results in poor sleep quality? I started skipping breakfast, and right away found that I wasn't sleeping as well, leading me to wonder if breakfast plays an important role in regulating the body's... (more)
Sorry for long post. I have always been one of those people who wakes up dead to the world. Snooze alarm over and over. I accept this as the way I am. Usually. I have suffered from chronic fatigure syndrome for 30 years, but the morning... (more)
My employer requires the staff to work one shift that ends at 10:30 p.m. and another that ends at 8:30 p.m. On the 10:30 nights I'm not in bed until 11:30 after commute and chill time. This means the employees have schedules that vary - some days... (more)
I vote for the consistent schedule too. Even though it's less than ideal going to bed that late, I think it's a lot harder on you to be constantly changing it up.
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)
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.
I know most paleo types advocate sleeping in total darkness, and it makes sense to me in terms of the best possible rest. But does it make sense in an evolutionary sense? From my own reading, it seems that "cavemen" actually spent very little... (more)
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