Diatomaceous Earth Helped Me Sleep.... Then Hardcore Insomnia??

Answered on March 19, 2015
Created May 14, 2014 at 8:49 AM

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 poisoning several times in Asia and messed up my digestive system. I learned about diatomaceous earth.

When I first started taking it, it was absolutely amazing. I would lay down and feel completely relaxed. It was like I was relaxed for the first time in my life.

I took it at night as well, and would wake up drooling and in a heavy ass sleep. Was the greatest feeling in the world.

After about 4-5 days, the feeling stopped. And now it is 3:22am and I have hardcore insomnia. I stopped taking the earth in the nighttime, but I still have severe insomnia. Feels like I'm fucked.

Any ideas?


on May 14, 2014
at 06:11 PM

From personal experience I use DE in a cycled way to avoid calcium build up with no side effects. How much did you take?

Try some magnesium if you're not already, doubtful that it's cause and effect.

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on March 19, 2015
at 01:01 PM

I never answer questions on forums but your post is exactly what I'm dealing with. I started de two weeks ago. Slept like a baby and now suddenly I've had a week straight of no sleep. Feel like I'm going insane. Have you had any luck?



on May 14, 2014
at 08:37 PM

From what I hear, DE is used to get rid of parasites, and parasites can cause waking in the middle of the night.

The other 3AM wakeup root cause is low glucose. So maybe try to increase your carbs. Eat some starchy carbs with your dinner. Are you doing VLC or ZC by some chance? If so, raise your carbs to at least 50g, or better yet 100g/day, mostly at dinner.

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