Okay, so I know there is this whole circadium rhythm thing, but we need melatonin to sleep, and seratonin to wake. That's why we wake up when the sun enters our rooms and such? For example, usually no matter what time I go to sleep, I wake up... (more)
All the paleo stuff i've been reading say aim for 8-9h of sleep. this used to be no problem for me at all. After transitioning to 90% paleo (3 weeks and counting) i find it impossible to get more than 6-7h though, i wake up naturally after 6... (more)
I can't get more than 6-7 hours of sleep most nights. I'm in college and I actually feel fine when I wake up. I'm not tired and just can't even sleep more. On breaks I sleep maybe 8 to 9. But I'm kind of worried cause I know sleep is important... (more)
I weighed 193 when I went to bed. I weighed 190 when I woke up. The temperature of my bedroom is 70F degrees and the relative humidity is 33% I slept about 6 hours. Is it all just water evaporation? Am I losing minerals too, or just... (more)
I lose exactly 3lbs overnight, everynight. I like to weigh myself at night and the morning just to verify it, it's like clockwork, always exactly 3lbs no matter how much water I drink or even if I have a snack before bed.
I would like to get out and camp more often when I travel, but when I sleep on the ground, my lower back becomes uncomfortable to the point that I toss and turn all night long, waking up exhausted. Sometimes, I can get a little bit of relief by... (more)
Anyone here sleep on the floor/a hard surface? What position do you sleep in? Side? Back? Stomach? Does your neck touch the floor or do you support it with your shoulder or arm? Me personally, I don't sleep on the floor regularly, but when I lay... (more)
Both topics have been covered in other areas, but I want to tie together two separate threads: The benefits of barefoot running and minimalist footwear have been delineated in what now seems like thousands of articles. The counter debate is that... (more)
Im determined to get into sleeping on the floor. I live in an apartment with hardwood floors. Im thinking about getting a japanese futon but before I do I want to try out sleeping on the floor with something cheaper thats also available in a... (more)
I just sleep on a yoga mat. I got it for $20 at Target. Then again, I live in Miami so the temperature of the floor is never an issue (in summer I sleep directly on the floor to take advantage of the cooler temp).
I have had sleeping issues (trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, wake up easily) for the last year, the onset was initiated by an increase in workout intensity/frequency. I've cut back significantly on the workout frequency to address... (more)
Well i've got a very rigid sleeping clock ( no matter what time i fall asleep I always wake up around 7), it takes me about 30min-1 hour sometimes more to fall alseep, and i've got constant dark circles. Anyway. Is there anything I can do ( i've... (more)
My eyes are happy, anyone else? F.lux is softening the brightness, contrast and colors on my computer monitors as the sun sets. Its got to be the most paleo-computer thing ever invented. Why didn't I think of this
Hmm. I've been using f.lux for a while now. Conceptually it makes lots of sense to me, but I don't know if I'm as enthusiastic as you are. Glad to have it, but I haven't exactly kidded myself that it makes my late night computer use "paleo" in any... (more)
I keep hearing that TV, internet, and even reading is not the best thing to do before bed. I get the rationale that stimulation can cause cortisol release, disrupted sleep etc. However, after my wife and I put the kids down we only have about... (more)
Out in the country, when one gets dirty often, it makes sense to shower before sleeping. In the city, when one isn't as dirty per say, it's easier to take a shower after waking up. I know this is different for everyone. Is one better than the... (more)
Wanted to see if anyone has used the Zeo Personal Sleep Monitor to track their sleep and if it helped them improve their sleep. ...I don't like idea of having an wireless device strapped to my brain (EMF cellular/DNA damage) every night, but as... (more)
Robb has talked about how not eating before bed gives you a better REM sleep, but I find that on occassion I am pretty hungry before bed. I usually eat dinner at 630 or and go to bed about 930. I am plenty full after dinner but around 830-9 the... (more)
I would say you shouldn't eat before bed (try to give yourself 3+ hours). But more importantly, that shouldn't mean you have to 'suck it up.' If you have hunger pangs 2 hours after eating, you either must not be eating enough (protein+fat) or you... (more)
In an effort to get better sleep, I was contemplating downloading an app for my android smart phone to track my sleep. I'm wondering if and which apps are most useful? I was looking at "Sleep like an Android". I generally follow the rule of no... (more)
Almost two weeks on paleo now. Pre-paleo my bedtime was closer to midnight and waking at 7 am to get the kids ready for school was always a difficult task. Now I find yself willingly going to bed around 10 pm and i have been waking up earlier.... (more)
Assuming paleo for you means a reduction in sugars (and possibly other stimulants) then it's not at all strange that you would shift to a more normal bedtime. It's hard work staying up so late after it gets dark.
Ever since I started working graveyard, I have the most difficult time trying to sleep when I get home and when I do fall asleep, I wake up after 2 hours feeling like I've had 8 hours of sleep and when I try to go back to sleep I'm unable to so I... (more)
I used to be a great sleeper- would sleep 8 hours no problem my entire life until my son was born. He of course woke several times a night to eat, but after 4 months when he started sleeping through the night, I kept waking up. I used to look at... (more)
It's actually natural to wake up once in the night. It always happens in experiments where people don't have clocks and rely on the sun to know when to go to sleep. Just occupy yourself for an hour and go back to sleep.
Do contemporary hunter gatherers share similar sleeping patterns? Or can anyone share any specific information of a particular groups sleep schedules? Do they typically go to bed X hours after sunset, and if so when? Do they typically get up X... (more)
You'd think that to wakey wakey for eggs and bake-y would be reason enough, but I find myself physically incapable of waking early enough to get myself ready for the day, thus I always get up RIGHT before it's too late, and running out of the... (more)
I've been living the paleo lifestyle for 6 months now, i feel great, I'm in the best shape of my life at 31 yrs old, but i have one issue, I have problems sleeping, what can i do to get more sleep? Without popping pills.
Ok so my worry is that I am not getting enough sleep. I am eating a VLC paleo diet, crossfitting 4-5 times a week, supplementing with magnesium, fish oil and D3 and am really good on my Paleo diet but I just cannot get a solid 8-9 hours sleep. It... (more)