Sleeping through the night

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Commented on March 31, 2014
Created March 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Pre-paleo I would usually sleep through the night, now I almost always wake up in the middle of the night and it takes me 10-20 minutes to fall back asleep. What might be the cause, and do you have any suggestions for solutions? I do BP intermittent fasting.

15 · March 31, 2014 at 9:12 PM

if you are low-carb, you may want to discontinue the IF or skip lunch instead of breakfast.

when I started low carb I had no problem falling asleep but would wake up at like 4 am, even when going to bed at like 11 or later

there are studies out there on how intake of protein at breakfast helps regulate the circadian rhythm...

also if you exercise a lot you may want to consider cutting down

4488 · March 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

is that from 'potatoes not prozac'

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0 · March 31, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Same here, I started the Paleo two weeks ago and I cant sleep, I am exhausted, body aches, headaches. I fall asleep ok but wake up a few hours later and can never get back to sleep. I ll try a sweet Pot.

0 · March 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I like warm almond milk with a tsp of gelatin blended in plus magnesium and melatonin before bed on my IF days.

1169 · March 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Eat a small sweet potato with skin on before bed and you will sleep.

4488 · March 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

is that from 'potatoes not prozac'

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213 · March 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Low carb had me sleeping poorly. Not necessarily a Paleo issue. Once I started eating a potato/sweet potato during the day the issue went away. Eating before bed would make it worse for me, just having more carbs in my diet is the trick.

300 · March 29, 2014 at 9:37 PM

A common recommendation seems to be taking in some glucose/carbs before bed to boost your blood sugar/insulin. Usual suggestion is a tbsp of raw honey.

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