View Full Version : Too much sleep!
10-17-2008, 04:10 PM
Since I went raw, I've been sleeping WAY too much. 10-12 hours at least. I even got up early (after ten hours) today and then went back to sleep after two hours and slept an additional two and a half hours because I still felt tired. Could this be the raw diet? This didn't happen until after I made the switch to raw foods. I figured it would stop after a while, but NOOO. After two weeks I'm still sleeping obscene amounts. Help?
10-17-2008, 04:35 PM
The obvious answer is that your body needs the sleep to heal. 10 hours is not that unusual.
10-17-2008, 07:38 PM
Yes, I agree you're healing. Your body is asking you to rest.
I know you didn't ask, but I love to sleep! No such thing as too much sleep to me. hahaa.
I bet you will find you'll require even less hours to rejuvinate your system after this period of longer sleeping times ends. I only need 4-5 now and I used to sleep 8-10 hours.
10-17-2008, 07:54 PM
Try to eat lightly in the evenings. When you eat a heavy meal close to bedtime, you spend the whole night digesting instead of resting, rejuvenating and healing.
I agree with the above posts. Congratulations on healing! Trust the process :) .
10-18-2008, 06:15 AM
Enjoy it now........Soon you will need less sleep and have such energy.
10-18-2008, 07:50 AM
Sleep is the miraculous way our body restores. I think it's a good sign that your body is responding to raw and is making necessary repairs. Just listen to your body and I agree that after this healing phase you will eventually need much less sleep and feel great during your waking hours too.
10-18-2008, 11:55 AM
I wish I had that problem, but there is too much to do! I am at my parents' house this weekend, and my plan was to get up early and study, but they let me sleep. Nine hours of sleep was great!
How long did it take the need for less sleep to kick in? I could really use it about now since there is so much to do!
10-18-2008, 12:40 PM
I'm glad someone asked that question, I have been having the exact same issue, sleeping 10-12 hours a day, I thought I was just sick at first but it's been almost 3 weeks for me now too!
I will hang in there and trust you all that this will change, I do very much enjoy sleep, but I also have things to do!
10-19-2008, 01:13 AM
I started sleeping intensly after the first couple of days. I was able to get up this morning after six hours but I had only intended on getting two! I had to FORCE myself up. It was rough. But now I feel great! I also started with green smoothies yesterday.... Maybe I'm over it? I dunno. I'll let you know tomorrow.
Lady Green Jeans
10-19-2008, 01:31 AM
Agree that your body needed to rest to complete some internal healing.
Just finished therapy for my back--wrenched it several months ago moving some heavy antique furniture on my own. Felt so physically beat last weekend after therapy that I slept on and off most of Saturday and Sunday. Figured my body must have needed the rest for the healing. Feel that much better this week so the healing time was a definate benefit. Now back to the gym as I continue whipping this body back into shape.
Raw Angel Mom
10-19-2008, 06:16 AM
This is absolutely normal and your body needs it to do repair inside your body.
I wish i could sleep that much for this is good for you. I normally don't sleep much, i used to sleep that but now since i had my child and this raw diet, i would say it varies from 5 hours to 7 hours, sometime 8.
I remember last year, needed to nap a lot. This is a kind of detox, and this is all good. So sleep, nap as much you can. Perhaps you need to catch up for those years of not sleeping well.
10-19-2008, 02:22 PM
i once heard a doctor say that it's impossible to over sleep - your body won't allow it. (sounds good to me!)
10-20-2008, 12:22 PM
I slept a lot for about a week. Now I practically jump outta bed before the alarm and pass out at bedtime.
10-20-2008, 01:12 PM
Alright, last night was the weirdest thing ever. It was the first night I ate anything cooked since I went raw two and a half weeks ago (just some peanut butter). I went to bed early, slept really shallowly (not much deep REM sleep), and woke up three hours later, completely alert. (although, I did feel like I had a rock in my stomach from the PB) I was awake for hours until I was finally able to get back to sleep for four more hours before I had to get up for work. I was ready to sleep more, too. Do you think this is from the raw diet or the cooked food I ate before bed? I've never been through a sleeping pattern like that before.
02-05-2009, 04:59 AM
I have been experiencing the same thing (the major tiredness) as well since I started a week ago. When I get home from work, I eat dinner, get a few things done (not much) and then instantly feel the urge to go to bed. I don't feel like working out, which is something I'd like to do.
I had been going to bed fairly early before (8:30ish) but hitting the mattress at 7 seems a bit much. The problem then is that I wake up around 3 AM and need to force myself back to sleep.
I've also been having very vivid dreams, which is not uncommon for me, but every night! This time it was a Terminator 2/nerf blaster/boarding school combo. Weird.
Have others experienced this?
02-05-2009, 07:31 AM
i also have very vivid dreams when eating raw
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