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Old 08-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Sleeping issue

Hi everyone, I have noticed since Monday when I re-started my moderate carb diet that I am having major sleeping issues. I have been awake for the last 30 hours with a small 1 hour nap this afternoon. I am working out pretty intensely because my entire family is doing a 90 day weightloss challenge, so I would think I would be more tired. I am exercising in the morning, so this cannot be the cause of this problem. I am starting a new job tomorrow and need to be alert, so this is a major problem if it doesn't stop. Has anyone else experienced this and does it go away?
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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My guess would be that it is more related to nervousness/excitement over the new job and is not related to diet.

My opinion is that exercise is a wellness tool, not a weight loss tool.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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Exercise raises your cortisol level, even if you exercise in the morning. That combined with your stress about the new job will keep you wired all day. In the evening you have difficulty coming down. 4 hours before bedtime try and stay in the dark with minimum artificial light and put the laptop away. This is to stimulate your melatonin production ,your sleep hormone amongst many other things. Ditch the exercise until your sleep has become better.
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The times that it happened to me was when I was eating too little, feeling chilled and kind of hungry at bedtime.
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Exercise raises your cortisol level, even if you exercise in the morning. That combined with your stress about the new job will keep you wired all day. In the evening you have difficulty coming down. 4 hours before bedtime try and stay in the dark with minimum artificial light and put the laptop away. This is to stimulate your melatonin production ,your sleep hormone amongst many other things. Ditch the exercise until your sleep has become better.


Google blue light and sleep. Turn off blue-light emitting TV, laptop, iPad, even cellphone at least 2 hrs before bed and also dim your lights. Any sunlight imitation light bulbs in your house? The wavelength of this particular type of light tells our body it's daylight and starts a hormonal chain reaction that keeps us awake.

I also think that perhaps anxiety/nervousness over your new job has contributed to your inability to sleep.

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Old 08-12-2013, 07:27 AM   #6
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Exercise raises your cortisol level, even if you exercise in the morning. That combined with your stress about the new job will keep you wired all day. In the evening you have difficulty coming down. 4 hours before bedtime try and stay in the dark with minimum artificial light and put the laptop away. This is to stimulate your melatonin production ,your sleep hormone amongst many other things. Ditch the exercise until your sleep has become better.


You might consider adding a magnesium supplement in the evening as well.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice I was able to sleep 5 hours this morning so some of the suggestions worked.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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When I go low carb I cannot sleep as well. Might have something to do with your blood sugar levels. I know when I eat a lot of carbs I sleep much, much better. Anyone experience this?
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:23 AM   #9
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I actually searched the forum after reading everyone's replies and found a ton of information about being in Ketosis causing this problem in a lot of people. It suggests taking melatonin to help but I decided to talk to my doctor and he put me on Ambient for short term use. There are a lot of negatives out there about Ambient, but I have found for me, that is a good solution for me. I am only taking it on the nights before I work and I have no side effects. I am wide awake after 7 hours of sleep. Obviously I don't suggest this to anyone, but for me it was the right solution. So good luck to you sarahati, hopefully you find your solution, going without sleep is awful!
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