View Full Version : Sleeples nights
05-09-2009, 08:44 AM
Before I started to be raw, I thought I was an insomniac. I've since realised that it was what I now call 'the red wine effect'. Go to sleep for a few hours, wake at 2am, be totally unable to sleep for 3 hours, roam around the house, fall asleep as it's time to get up. Spend day feeling terrible. Now I don't drink and am about 95% raw - so why is it, that occasionally the same thing happens. Not so often but maybe once a fortnight. Could it be habit? I do have something on my mind at the moment, but it's not stressing me. Any ideas?
05-09-2009, 09:13 AM
I go through bouts of this as well...and then it can turn into a vicious cycle if you nap during the day to compensate for the lack of sleep the night before...It definately affects me if I'm stressed or 'too busy', if I have any anxiety to get things done, or that I might forget something, etc.
But also, caffiene...ie even raw chocolate recipes will do it. Even just plain eating too many carbs in the evening can trigger it.
05-09-2009, 09:22 AM
It happens to me mostly if 1) I eat to late (after 7 p.m. or so) at night OR, I eat too much OR, the wrong thing 2) I don't get enough movement in during the day so I'm restless 3) I've got things on my mind I need to get out.
Solutions: 1) stop eating by 6 p.m. ~ earlier if possible 2) get moooovin' 3) write down all the stuff in my head and get it out!
05-09-2009, 12:07 PM
I do this too sometimes and it can really be a vicious cycle. I find if I eat a salad or purely fruit meal for supper I sleep great and wake up feeling wonderful....if I eat a heavy meal in the evenings I am awake off and on all night and tired in the morning.
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