View Full Version : Waking up in the middle of the night starving
02-02-2012, 09:10 AM
Do you guys ever wake up in the night just starving? I don't wake up a lot in the night that way, but I sure did last night.
I never know if I should eat in the middle of the night. I really try not to but I'm not sure why I don't. I guess because I think of that adage of last meal before a few hours before you go to sleep. But then I often eat something right before I go to bed so I obviously don't consider that thought overall.
I tried drinking a glass of water in the middle of the night last night but I felt like I was still starving. Is it a mind thing maybe?
02-02-2012, 10:09 AM
This is also pretty reoccurring for me. Im used to eating huge amounts in order to feel content but all I was doing was overeating. Are you eating a lot less? Try small amount of seeds before bed if your feeling hungry. Also try staying off liquids or it will interrupt your sleep by wanting to get up to use the restroom all night.
02-02-2012, 10:40 AM
Try eating a bananna or some fresh Orange juice. You are not here to starve. You can eat when your hungry. It should pass in about a week. My favorite night time snack is chia pudding there is a thread with some really good recipes. Its creamy, filling, and delicious. :)
Raw Angel Mom
02-02-2012, 11:11 AM
Drinking water was a very good plan.
Parasite can wake you up and trigger hunger, just a possibility
I eat a heavy meal as my last meal. I know i contradict many but a famous runner do that and it works very well for me. When i say heavy, i could be just a salad with oil, or avocado or seed cheese or humus, or lentils etc..., raw bread, something heavy.
I eat usually by 5pm.
This is actually a pretty classic hyperthyroid symptom - to awaken because of hunger in the middle of the night. Just tossing it into the mix...
02-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Thanks for replying, guys. I've been raw for a while now so I'm not sure about my body getting used to the food. I often have an avocado on my salad in the evening (most days anyway). Tonight I also had chia pudding for dessert so maybe that will hold me. Ironically I was not hungry when I woke up this morning and haven't really been hungry today. Kind of weird as I usually wake up pretty hungry (within an hour or so of waking up). Thankfully for me, drinking water in the night doesn't make me have to get up to go to the bathroom. I rarely, if ever get up to use the bathroom, even though I wake up frequently in the night. Maybe my body is just off at the moment.
But, I am getting my thyroid checked next week because the Dr is concerned about it. It's been showing signs of something for several years now. I didn't know that hunger in the middle of the night was a symptom of that. Thanks for letting me know, DebB. I will definitely tell my Dr about it.
Also will ask my herbalist about parasites. I have an appt to get tested near the end of February so I'll make sure he checks for that. He is also checking thyroid then, too. I use both western Drs and Herbalists, but I'm more apt to listen and believe my Herbalist. I do think that western Drs have a place though, for sure. I just don't want to take their chemicals, lol. :wuv
I really appreciate all of your responses. Thanks so much. I will keep track and see how often this happens for me. I know it's happened in the past more than once, but I don't think it happens a lot.
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