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More eggs=Need less sleep?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 31, 2010 at 4:14 PM

OK, so I know this isn't exactly rigorous clinical research, but I swear I need less sleep during the weeks in which I consume a lot of eggs (approx. 6-8 eggs/day). I can't think of any other factor off the top of my head. Anybody notice this?

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on June 01, 2010
at 08:28 PM

Thanks Patrick!

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on June 01, 2010
at 01:40 AM

I'm voting saturated fat FTW

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on June 01, 2010
at 01:39 AM

Eggs are a complete protein source and healthy fats you could come close to living on good ones I just found Christopher eggs at Kroger, 660mg omega3 per egg

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on May 31, 2010
at 06:37 PM

@Dan Gregory -- you should check out Seth Roberts' blog -- he often comments on how consumption of saturated fat and animal fat allow him to sleep better. http://www.blog.sethroberts.net/2009/10/31/effect-of-animal-fat-on-sleep-more/

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on May 31, 2010
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I don't doubt this..it's just that my diet is composed of healthy food and fats anyway; I just notice this when I up my intake of eggs specifically.

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on May 31, 2010
at 04:24 PM

perhaps its a simple case of better satiated with healthy food and fats, and therefore better sleep?

That does it for me, I hit REM sooner and sleep better when I've eaten very clean.

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on June 01, 2010
at 01:39 AM

Eggs are a complete protein source and healthy fats you could come close to living on good ones I just found Christopher eggs at Kroger, 660mg omega3 per egg

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on May 31, 2010
at 04:37 PM

I don't doubt this..it's just that my diet is composed of healthy food and fats anyway; I just notice this when I up my intake of eggs specifically.

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on May 31, 2010
at 10:30 PM

There may be something to this Dan: since a little kid I have hated eggs but in an attempt to up my Paleo I started drinking every morning (7 days a week without fail for several months now) a shake with 3-4 pastured eggs, a half can of organic coconut milk, a generous portion of virgin coconut oil, water, ice and a bit of stevia. I am sleeping like a log these days which is unusual for me.

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on June 01, 2010
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I'm voting saturated fat FTW

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on June 01, 2010
at 11:14 AM

I can't say for sure if it's the eggs or just the good fat in general because ever since I have been paleo I have been eating eggs (4-6 a day) and sleeping like a baby. Pre-paleo I used to not sleep well at all. I was such a light sleeper it was horrible. I never had a good nights sleep. Now I very rarely wake up!

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