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Does fish oil disrupt sleep?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 24, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Ok, I was a bit busy during the day, got into the flow of things and forgot to take fish oil. Tried to make it up and took 3g of EPA/DHA right before bed around 10pm. Now it's 02 am (Hong Kong time) and although I have taken Seriphos which usually works wonders I'm wide awake.

Anyone had similar experiences?

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:58 AM

I do not, but there are anecdotal ones: http://www.raysahelian.com/sleep.html http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20021217/msgs/132141.html

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:21 AM

Thanks for the info. Got a reference? Would like to know more about the reasons?

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on October 11, 2012
at 12:33 PM

Same here -- right after dinner and I never have trouble falling asleep.

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on July 24, 2012
at 11:17 PM

I've had that experience

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on July 24, 2012
at 08:41 PM

My husband takes fish oil right before bed and is fine, I take it and am up all night.

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on July 24, 2012
at 07:28 PM

Short answer: Yes. Yes it does (or can).

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on July 24, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Duplicate question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/132194/fish-vs-fish-oil-and-being-able-to-fall-asleep#axzz21ZK3XCqT

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on September 13, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Based on alot of self experimentation but also gathering of information from many readers, Seth Roberts http://blog.sethroberts.net/ has found that most people get disrupted sleep if vit d is taken late in the day, whereas, taking it early morning (first thing) helps one to sleep at night.

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:35 AM

It can keep some people up, although different in fat type, coconut oil gives most folks a huge burst of energy, so avoiding it at night is a good idea. Perhaps some of us are able to use the oils in fish oil not just for repairs, but also for energy even though 3g is not a lot of fat.

D41fcf8a3e7f2fa31c7a9c444a505f3f

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:21 AM

Thanks for the info. Got a reference? Would like to know more about the reasons?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:58 AM

I do not, but there are anecdotal ones: http://www.raysahelian.com/sleep.html http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20021217/msgs/132141.html

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on September 13, 2012
at 01:18 AM

I take my fish oil before bed every night and I sleep just fine :shrug:

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on October 11, 2012
at 12:33 PM

Same here -- right after dinner and I never have trouble falling asleep.

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