View Full Version : How much sleep do you have a night as a raw foodist?
03-03-2009, 08:39 PM
How does that compare to when you were/are cooked?
03-03-2009, 09:01 PM
The past couple of days I have gotten into a schedule of sleeping about 7 hrs at night and waking up with loads of energy. Then at around 3 I get tired and when I can, I take a half hour nap. It gives me a mega-boost.
03-04-2009, 12:07 AM
About 6 hours usually at the most.
03-04-2009, 12:36 AM
when i was 100% raw about 10 years ago i forced myself to get 4 hours. i had to stop eating early because the raw foods kept me awake and i thought it abnormal or might harm me to not get enough sleep although with even 2 hours i was bright and very alert.
today i disagree and feel i don't need much sleep or should just go with the flow.
as a cooked food eater i need 7-20 hours of sleep! i can sleep and sleep. even when i wake-up finaly i feel the need for naps and may take 3 naps. and it isn't depression most of time. i'm sleepy!
i'm curious to see what happens when i'm back 100% raw starting soon.
03-04-2009, 12:51 AM
I adore sleeping, and will sleep in till the cows come home whenever I get the chance.
How much do I get? Usually around 5-6 hours a night. This used to kill me, but eating raw I'm fine with it.
I could probably get less, but I don't want to, see above... ;)
03-04-2009, 01:28 AM
So far I have noticed I am well rested after eight hours of sleep (I am def. still detoxing though). I also have noticed that I have a lot more energy right away at work. I have to start my shift at 5:30 in the morning and I am usually exhausted until about 8:30. The past week I have been ready to go as soon as I get up. I know it is just going to get better too :D
03-04-2009, 05:31 AM
I just slept for 6 hours, rested for an hour before I actually got out of bed. Not uncommon....I Was just like pixie before, napping all over the place, every chance.
Sometimes I will steal 20-30 minute nap in the afternoon still though.
03-04-2009, 06:08 AM
Cooked 8-10 hrs
Raw 4-6 hrs
It took me about a year of eating raw before I could really sleep less.
03-04-2009, 07:01 AM
Cooked 8 hours
Raw 8 hours
03-04-2009, 07:46 AM
Cooked: 8 hrs. but wake up grumpy and wishing I could have slept longer
Raw: 8 hrs. but wake up refreshed and ready to meet the day. In the summer I'll likely need a lot less sleep though.
03-04-2009, 12:37 PM
My sleep varies but after going raw I needed way less sleep and was up and with it in the a.m.. Once I began deeper detox as my raw progressed,I needed more sleep.Now I am in that.
Sleep is repair so I am fine with whatever I need.I make it a priority to sleep.I have a set bedtime and rarely alter.
Sleep,as it renews cells,if we have not given the body a ton of food to work on(after 6) then it is actually beauty sleep.wooohooooRebuilding and renewing and waking refreshed.Love it livin raw!!!
03-04-2009, 01:36 PM
I've just started and I'm sleeping more, I'm guessing just because I fall asleep so easily and sleep so well. Its amazing. I never thought I had trouble sleeping but I used to wake up when my husband came to bed and would spend at least a few minutes trying to fall asleep. Now, I fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling better.
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