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Created April 13, 2011 at 3:33 AM

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.

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on April 13, 2011
at 10:07 PM

thanks guys, i don't have the curtains, but i will this weekend, and i will get the magnesium

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on April 13, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Allie, I don't have a link for your but I agree that PersonMan has a point that is substantiated. I live near Stanford and took a course that their Sleep center offers. One of the techniques they use is to shorten time in bed. It doesn't always work, but it's worth a try. Some people in my class really benefited from it...others didn't.

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on April 13, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Not me. When I make love before bed, I get wired and want more. I am serious about this and I'm sure that I am not alone. I seem to be a contrarian when it comes to a lot of the insomnia advice. Magnesium wires me, GABA wires me and love-making wires me.

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on April 13, 2011
at 02:54 PM

i asked a similar question a while ago and the answers were super helpful for me here's the link: http://paleohacks.com/questions/24284/how-do-you-get-adequate-sleep#axzz1JPjkzA00 I also started to supplement with magnesium (natural calm) half an hour before bedtime - and I sleep wonderfully now.

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on April 13, 2011
at 09:30 AM

Is this from personal experience or have you researched it?

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on April 13, 2011
at 04:37 AM

Engage in coitus...brilliant ;-)

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on April 13, 2011
at 04:28 AM

sex before bed always helps

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at 03:42 AM

do you have blackout curtains yet?

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on April 13, 2011
at 04:06 AM

If you exhaust this list, I'm sure your sleep will improve. Well, 90% sure.

  1. Buy a blue-light blocking lightbulb or reading light to start producing melatonin earlier
  2. Download f.lux or redshift to keep you computer's color better aligned with the sun
  3. Buy u-vex blue-blocking shades for late night TV viewing
  4. Temporarily take melatonin, valerian root, or kava kava to get you sleeping earlier
  5. Engage in coitus or consider late-night pornography viewing

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on April 13, 2011
at 04:37 AM

Engage in coitus...brilliant ;-)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 13, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Not me. When I make love before bed, I get wired and want more. I am serious about this and I'm sure that I am not alone. I seem to be a contrarian when it comes to a lot of the insomnia advice. Magnesium wires me, GABA wires me and love-making wires me.

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on April 13, 2011
at 04:28 AM

sex before bed always helps

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 13, 2011
at 05:06 AM

Sleep: don't sleep more than 7 hours on an average day at a stretch. It will coerce you to sleep more efficiently. You will feel as if big 'ol George Foreman came and put a little sand in your eyes. No more tossing and turning for you...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 13, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Allie, I don't have a link for your but I agree that PersonMan has a point that is substantiated. I live near Stanford and took a course that their Sleep center offers. One of the techniques they use is to shorten time in bed. It doesn't always work, but it's worth a try. Some people in my class really benefited from it...others didn't.

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on April 13, 2011
at 09:30 AM

Is this from personal experience or have you researched it?

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on April 13, 2011
at 03:41 AM

Hard exercise is one of the keys. If you run 10 miles, you probably won't have nearly as much trouble getting to sleep that night.

Otherwise, just try to compensate for all the modern stuff that makes it hard for your body to get ready for sleep: artificial lights, your computer, etc.

Random stuff to try: Once you finish dinner (assuming that's in the evening), you could try putting on a pair of sunglasses so you're not taking in as much light even if your lights are all still on. And/or you could try making a rule against using the computer after dinner.

The basic formula is this: Get enough exercise to tire yourself out, and then compensate for all the modern world problems like artificial lights by not using them after dark, dimming them, using a pair of sunglasses, reading instead of using the computer, etc.

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on April 13, 2011
at 06:23 PM

I've had the same issue, too. I sleep like a baby once I fall asleep, but can only sleep for 6 hours. Maybe it's the extra energy from getting rid of carbs.

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on April 13, 2011
at 05:07 AM

I also like the flux program for your computer. In addition, dim the screen as much as possible at night and I find its best to avoid tv after 8PM, and no carbs after 4pm

good luck!

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