I've tried everything and my high night time cortisol confirmed by ASI tests, nocturia, and various other sleep problems will not go away. Things I've tried -several types of meditation -high carb -low carb -moderate carb -various... (more)
I have suffered from very high cortisol for about 5 years and went to top specialists for treatment and just this year I finally am getting my cortisol down. The things that I was doing on a daily basis were driving my hormones out of whack. What... (more)
I've been eating Paleo for the past 2 months. Recently I've altered to a low-carb diet (50g) or less. On days that I don't work out, I feel great, am rarely hungry and mental clarity is superb. Whenver I workout, whether it be morning, afternoon... (more)
In Lights Out they recommend no T.V. or no Computer 1 hour before going to bed. What are you supposed to do one hour before bed? I haven't read the book yet so I'm curious if there are specific recommendations?
Since I became paleo, I have to cook more, eat out less, and prepare my lunch in advance so that I can take it to work. I also spend more time shopping for food at more types of places that carry certain specialty paleo items. I also had to... (more)
oh yes, I do spend much more time cooking... BUT in the end I am still on the "plus". why? Because before I used to be so exhausted in the PM and evening, that often I just couldn't lif myself to do anything. When I got really hungry I either... (more)
Has anyone had any experience with the so-called 'simulated dawn' alarm clocks such as the Bio-Brite, Wake-Up Light or Soleil? It is possible that I may start using one in the winter when I cannot leave the shutters on our windows open because of... (more)
Hello,I am hoping for some help with my situation, anyone have a similar situation or some insight?About me:I have been dealing with severe eczema on my hands for the last 9 months.It has only spread and gotten worse since then. If I eat something... (more)
I am trying a new, no fruit, vegetable or sugar version of paleo as a last desperate attempt at restoring my health. Although there are certainly health concerns that follow allong with it. I am only eating meat (lots of organ meat) and... (more)
I am trying to find some glasses to wear at night that will block the blue light from my phone, etc. The only problem is that I would like a pair that doesn't make me look like a total nerd. Does anyone know if these glasses would do the... (more)
All a sudden out of nowhere I have developed insomnia. I cannot sleep at all. Which is just madness. Anyways, I have had problems with insomnia in the past. But I've been sleeping okay for about the last year. I had gotten food... (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)
I haven't been sleeping well at all for probably the last 6-8 weeks and it's starting to take it's toll now. I have carbs at every meal. Breakfast I have plantain pancakes and most of the time I add in 1/2 a cut up banana. Lunch time I have a... (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)
My question is the same as the one that was asked over here http://paleohacks.com/questions/91012/how-to-increase-your-growth-hormone-naturally.html but how I can apply this for a 9 year old boy who is 2 inches below 5th... (more)
does anyone here eat coconut butter (not coconut oil) as a pre bed snack... have you noticed if it makes any difference to your sleep...? please elaborate (& what is your 'dose' & timing of your coconut butter). i was... (more)
Is sleeping in a completely dark room really necessary? Has anyone tried both and noticed a difference - if so do you think it was placebo? The research on this stuff is unconvincing. Lights in the room are annoying, but light coming... (more)
If you are having problems sleeping then a dark room would be helpful...if you are sleeping fine then no need. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it is broke, buy blackout blinds.
I used to sleep so well - fast asleep within 7 minutes, and now, it takes me forever to fall asleep, and when I wake several times in the night, I'm not sure if I've really slept. I'm so frustrated, and I'm hoping you'll find something I'm... (more)
Hi, This might not be a strictly Paleo related question but I figured I'd ask anyway since this is a great place for advice on general health issues, not just nutrition. I have this strange problem where I have to sleep between 10-13... (more)
I have to work Sundays from 11 to 3 am but wake up at 9:30 am. If I nap 2 hours before work, then sleep from 3:30 to 9:30 is that fine? It's only once a week. But I don't get how sleep or the circadian rhythm works. I mean I have the same work... (more)
Naps are great and they allow you to get by on less sleep. We were meant to sleep in the middle of the day, all you have to do is look at youtube and see what savanna animals do between 1 and 4pm.
A few months ago, I discovered that I had a pretty severe magnesium deficiency. Taking supplements cured a great many of my nagging ills, and I felt like a new person, truly better than I???ve ever felt before. So, wanting to share the... (more)
I ask because I can sleep 4.5 hours (3 REM cycles I'm guessing) and wake up and be fine(no obvious loss of energy/mental acuity), though I have to force myself out of bed(but don't we all?). On the other hand I can sleep 8 hours and easily go... (more)
Now this has been going on for a while now. When I fall asleep at night, I have trouble waking up. I usually sleep for 8 hours no matter what. If I fall asleep at night, and it is now 5 hours later and time to wake up, people will bang on my... (more)
I know this isn't much of an answer, but probably something to talk to a doctor about. If you're having trouble waking up, there can be blood sugar issues that you don't want to mess with.
I am a 21 yr old female around130lbs, 5'8" and have been eating paleo (no grains, sugars, very limited fruit or high glycemic veggies, no soy, gluten, dairy, etc.) for several years. I have been eating 1300 calories/day for 3-4 years and the... (more)
Hi, After a little help here.. I've always thought it was normal to wake up a few times a night, roll over, and quickly fall back to sleep. I've learnt that it's not! Last night was a classic example of this: I woke up, rolled... (more)
I have an autoimmune condition, that manifests itself as psoriasis and rheumatism. My back doesn't hurt anymore (it used to be so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night in pain), but every once in a while I will still feel some... (more)
Yo! Anyone have a good hack for surviving a red eye flight? I believe it's a 6 hour flight, hour layover, then another 1 or 2 hour flight to my destination. Last time I tried magnesium + 5-HTP which did not put me to sleep and I was a mess the... (more)