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so so sleepy! :(

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2013 at 1:40 AM

hi! so I'm paleo since a few months and I have my off-times sometimes. I also have IBS (one of by doctors think is Crohn's, but not sure). One big problem is that I am always SO tired! Since ever. I remember sleeping in class when I was younger. I'm 20 years old and now I'm writing my final exams, so sleeping all day isn't the answer. But when I come home, i immediatly have to sleep at least 3 hours. In the night about 6-8. On the weekend, when nobody wakes me, I can sleep up to 14-16 hours(!). I won't hear any alarm clocks (have a loud radio, sunlight and alot on my phone) and while they are ringing, I sleep on (sometimes waking my neighbours from all the alarm sounds!). This is so crazy, if I had the time i would sleep 24/7. What do you think what's wrong with me? :(

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:33 PM

Second, lowering your carbs makes your body excrete a lot of water-based minerals, especially sodium. Dr. Steve Phinney suggests that you get as much as 5,000mg of salt a day. You might need less, but drink a cup of salty broth daily, and see if that perks you up. You might also need to temporarily supplement with magnesium. For potassium, drink up to 2 cups of low-sodium/high-potassium V8 per day. For calcium, eat 2 oz. of cheese (if you tolerate dairy). Don't take calcium supplements; recent research suggests that the body allows big doses of calcium to accumulate in arteries.

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:30 PM

If you follow a documented plan for transitioning to Paleo, you'll find a discussion of this symptom. Briefly, while you transition, your body hasn't produced enough enzymes to process all the fat you're now eating for fuel, and you're not eating as many carbs, for which you have plenty of enzymes. So, metaphorically, you're not firing on all cylinders. After 4–6 weeks, you should have enough fat-processing enzymes to make you run at peak energy. (continued in next post)

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on April 04, 2013
at 03:33 PM

You should see a doctor and tell them that you snore a lot, sleep too much and are always tired. Sorry I can't be more helpful than that, but sleep apnea can be *extremely* serious, so it's important to get checked out.

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on April 02, 2013
at 08:20 AM

yes! people say this all the time to me. what can i do against this?

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on March 17, 2013
at 02:25 AM

possible chronic fatigue syndrome? or mono? what's your diet like?

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72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on March 31, 2013
at 01:50 PM

Has anyone ever told you that you snore when you sleep? Your set of symptoms (sleep heavily, sleep a lot, always tired) sounds a lot like sleep apnea, though it's not the only possibility.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 04, 2013
at 03:33 PM

You should see a doctor and tell them that you snore a lot, sleep too much and are always tired. Sorry I can't be more helpful than that, but sleep apnea can be *extremely* serious, so it's important to get checked out.

006f2e9b763058ff2332681c206563e4

(252)

on April 02, 2013
at 08:20 AM

yes! people say this all the time to me. what can i do against this?

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on March 17, 2013
at 03:47 AM

i have only been eating paleo for 2 weeks and i feel so fatigued all the time. I feel like my workouts are suffering because of it idk??

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on April 28, 2013
at 03:30 PM

If you follow a documented plan for transitioning to Paleo, you'll find a discussion of this symptom. Briefly, while you transition, your body hasn't produced enough enzymes to process all the fat you're now eating for fuel, and you're not eating as many carbs, for which you have plenty of enzymes. So, metaphorically, you're not firing on all cylinders. After 4–6 weeks, you should have enough fat-processing enzymes to make you run at peak energy. (continued in next post)

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on April 28, 2013
at 03:33 PM

Second, lowering your carbs makes your body excrete a lot of water-based minerals, especially sodium. Dr. Steve Phinney suggests that you get as much as 5,000mg of salt a day. You might need less, but drink a cup of salty broth daily, and see if that perks you up. You might also need to temporarily supplement with magnesium. For potassium, drink up to 2 cups of low-sodium/high-potassium V8 per day. For calcium, eat 2 oz. of cheese (if you tolerate dairy). Don't take calcium supplements; recent research suggests that the body allows big doses of calcium to accumulate in arteries.

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on March 17, 2013
at 01:57 AM

It could be adrenal fatigue, but you will need more labs. Check yourself for lupus. Also, check your thyroid (including Reverse T3 levels), along anemia, and B12, iron and folate. Feed your mitochondria: offal, especially pork heart.

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