I'll be activated with my National Guard unit for a little over a week. I have to come in and work at night at my regular job in order to make ends meet (Thanks, Army). I won't be able to sleep much. I'm looking at a few hours a night for 8 days.... (more)
Hi guys! I was just wondering why no matter what time I go to bed I wake up usually around 7:30...I feel like this is kind of bad...for example last night I went to bed at 2 and woke up at 7:30 neatually and didn't feel tired and couldn't sleep... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
I just sleep on a yoga mat. I got it for $20 at Target. Then again, I live in Miami so the temperature of the floor is never an issue (in summer I sleep directly on the floor to take advantage of the cooler temp).
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
Robb has talked about how not eating before bed gives you a better REM sleep, but I find that on occassion I am pretty hungry before bed. I usually eat dinner at 630 or and go to bed about 930. I am plenty full after dinner but around 830-9 the... (more)
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)
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)
Do contemporary hunter gatherers share similar sleeping patterns? Or can anyone share any specific information of a particular groups sleep schedules? Do they typically go to bed X hours after sunset, and if so when? Do they typically get up X... (more)
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)
Try foam earplugs. They are very cheap and they will filter out most of the noise, but you will still be able to hear your alarm in the morning if you turn it all the way up.
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
Hmm. I've been using f.lux for a while now. Conceptually it makes lots of sense to me, but I don't know if I'm as enthusiastic as you are. Glad to have it, but I haven't exactly kidded myself that it makes my late night computer use "paleo" in any... (more)
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)
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)