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Does liver keep you awake at night?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 16, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Do any of you find that if you eat liver for dinner you struggle falling asleep?

Its the only recent change in my diet & it's taken me like 2 hours to fall asleep for the last few nights, it could just be that im currently having racing thoughts or something but i just thought it could also be diet related

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on May 16, 2013
at 03:55 PM

The ingredients were just lambs liver, butter, onions, bacon, came out really great, i think maybe im just eating too close to bedtime

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on May 16, 2013
at 03:53 PM

Homemade all the way ;)

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on May 16, 2013
at 12:47 PM

Adding to what greymouser said, if you're eating store-bought pate, your body could be reacting to the sudden inclusion of processed food to your diet.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on May 16, 2013
at 11:00 AM

Lamb liver pate to be specific, only eating about 30-45g of liver per serving id guess. I fast until lunchtime & have an avocado/sardines for lunch, maybe snack on some cheese, then small workout when i get home & big meal, salmon or redmeat, a few eggs, some bacon, some pate & veggie/broth soup w/lots of butter involved, then bedtime a couple hours later. As i said the only thing ive really been doing different the last few days is addig some liver pate to my dinner. Today im going to have the liver pate for lunch, miss it out at dinner & see ifit changes anything.

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0775549e75987e08e0ca18585a757433

on May 16, 2013
at 01:11 PM

Liver gives me a buzz whenever I eat it.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 16, 2013
at 12:27 PM

Honestly, liver has never noticeably kept me awake, restless in bed. I eat liver about once a week, so I think I would have noticed by now. :-)

If you make the pate yourself, do you add any other ingredients that are more likely to contain stimulants?

I think your guess that something else is transpiring, causing racing thoughts, is much more likely. :-)

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on May 16, 2013
at 03:55 PM

The ingredients were just lambs liver, butter, onions, bacon, came out really great, i think maybe im just eating too close to bedtime

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Eccdc4a151a251107ade4d052c3978df

on May 16, 2013
at 07:02 PM

Maybe your reacting to the significant amount of copper in liver. Too much copper agitates the adrenal glands, is stimulating to the brain and causes the overproduction of the stimulating neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine and norepinephrine.

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B320ee8e0947b27f158e86aacbec353e

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on May 16, 2013
at 10:47 AM

Try and be a little more specific with your question. What kind of liver? What were you eating before? How far are you into your diet? What else do you eat during the day? There are a lot of different factors that could be causing your sleep problems.

Regardless, the best way to test it is to switch back to whatever you were eating before and see if there's any change.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on May 16, 2013
at 11:00 AM

Lamb liver pate to be specific, only eating about 30-45g of liver per serving id guess. I fast until lunchtime & have an avocado/sardines for lunch, maybe snack on some cheese, then small workout when i get home & big meal, salmon or redmeat, a few eggs, some bacon, some pate & veggie/broth soup w/lots of butter involved, then bedtime a couple hours later. As i said the only thing ive really been doing different the last few days is addig some liver pate to my dinner. Today im going to have the liver pate for lunch, miss it out at dinner & see ifit changes anything.

B320ee8e0947b27f158e86aacbec353e

(101)

on May 16, 2013
at 12:47 PM

Adding to what greymouser said, if you're eating store-bought pate, your body could be reacting to the sudden inclusion of processed food to your diet.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on May 16, 2013
at 03:53 PM

Homemade all the way ;)

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355ae559fc7c4038c63b5897d74e8a40

on May 20, 2013
at 07:59 AM

Try eating it for breakfast. That's when I have it, with onions, shrooms, bit of bacon and some scramblers.

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C6032b723b12cf0073ec6d22c5f4e7ae

on May 16, 2013
at 08:22 PM

This phenomenon doesn't seem uncommon; I had liver pate last night and I was WIRED for hours. Liver apparently contains high levels of carnitine and lipoic acid, both of which are very stimulating, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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