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can't get more than 6-7h of sleep on paleo

Commented on May 04, 2014
Created May 02, 2014 at 10:59 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 hours and snooze around, when i get up i feel rather tired and achey, but that passes and i'm then usually full of steady energy until around 10pm. Anyone else has this experience?

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on May 04, 2014
at 12:15 AM

I might try raw honey and let you know! Due to some event last night, i only got back at 1am and unfortunately woke up at 6, unable to sleep any further. It might be a simple issue of blocking out light..

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on May 04, 2014
at 12:14 AM

1. Bodyweight 4x/week - I think it's OK. 2. Only before 2pm. Perhaps I should move it forward? I'm drinking exactly the same amount as I did pre-paleo. 3. Could you recommend how I might get some of this without eating flour(s) or potatoes? Thanks so much for your reply!

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on May 02, 2014
at 08:24 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 ( Give your body the ability to convert seratonin to melatonin I think? Also your brain needs food while it sleeps - Low BS can wake you up )

As manley said, RS has been said to help sleep anecdotally ( Not sure why )

Removing external stimuli ( Light, sounds, there are various methods of dealing with issues in these respects )

I'm currently trying Valerian root to no avial ( only a few days in though )

Other alternatives:

Over at BPE they encourage taking salt water upon waking to get your adrenals supported and boost your energy ( Literally upon waking...don't even get out of bed )

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on May 04, 2014
at 12:15 AM

I might try raw honey and let you know! Due to some event last night, i only got back at 1am and unfortunately woke up at 6, unable to sleep any further. It might be a simple issue of blocking out light..

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on May 02, 2014
at 08:18 PM

1. If I don't exercise, sleep doesn't come easy for me. What's your exercise regimen like?

2. Caffeine intake is often a culprit. Are you drinking any coffee after noon?

3. When I started getting 4 tbsp/day of resistant starch, that really helped me to start sleeping better. Are you getting any RS?

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on May 04, 2014
at 12:14 AM

1. Bodyweight 4x/week - I think it's OK. 2. Only before 2pm. Perhaps I should move it forward? I'm drinking exactly the same amount as I did pre-paleo. 3. Could you recommend how I might get some of this without eating flour(s) or potatoes? Thanks so much for your reply!

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