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thinking_thinly 11-24-2012 01:35 PM

JUDD sleeplessness?
I am getting that made crazy energy that comes with DD on JUDD.... but last night I did not sleep a WINK! I laid in bed for 7 hrs with my eyes closed... I should have gotten up and done something, but I would have woken everyone up! I know that sleeplessness is one side affect of IF for women... but I am starting to see it with JUDD. I go to college, and need my sleep to function properly. Does anyone else have trouble with sleep? I have been a chronic insomniac my whole life, but I have had very consistant sleep for the last few months. The only thing that has changed is JUDD.

leonak 11-24-2012 03:04 PM

I too am not sleeping well!!

Hope we get an answer to this!

Thanks for posting this question!


Jbinme 11-24-2012 03:47 PM

I have good nights and bad nights and I thought it was because of JUDDD but I have not been doing any dds for a couple weeks and its still happening.
I do think it helped a little when I started taking magnesium. I'm ready to try giving up coffee:(. I don't drink a lot but I'll try to see if it makes a difference. Do you drink caffeine?

Carly 11-24-2012 04:10 PM

My sleep was far worse before JUDDDing, but I still take Tylenol PM at bedtime. Helps the pain and the insomnia.

leonak 11-24-2012 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by Carly (Post 16097213)
My sleep was far worse before JUDDDing, but I still take Tylenol PM at bedtime. Helps the pain and the insomnia.

Do you take Tylenol PM or the store brand? How many? Every night?

Carly 11-24-2012 04:26 PM

Brand name- 1 or 2 depends- every night!

angie1 11-24-2012 04:27 PM

I have difficulty sleeping without any food in my stomach. So I generally save around 100-200 calories for right before bed (like an hour or two). That helped a lot with waking up in the middle of night/restless nights

thinking_thinly 11-24-2012 05:28 PM

I don't drink coffee and had food in my stomach... hopefully tonight I can get a better nights rest tonight.

Carly 11-24-2012 05:49 PM

I need to unwind for a while at night. I can't just get in bed and then sleep. I always start with a hot shower and then rest in bed. I read, use my IPad or watch TV. I eat my bedtime snack. Then I turn the lights out and watch something on TV that isn't that engaging- something that helps me turn my mind off from real life. Then I turn over and close me eyes and listen to the TV until I fall asleep. It would probably be best to sleep with TV off, but DW and I like having it on, but with volumn low. I think having a bedtime ritual is helpful if insomnia has been an issue.

calichris 11-24-2012 07:23 PM

I used to have DD insomnia, but it went away!

Here's a link to a previous thread on this (there are others ... if you want, you can do an advanced search under keyword "insomnia" within the forum: JUDDD to find them):


gotsomeold 11-25-2012 04:05 AM

Pre-JUDDD and with JUDDD, the only times I have trouble sleeping is when I am worried/obsessing about something. Most of the time I sleep well.


piratejenny 11-25-2012 08:51 AM

It's a common problem for many JUDDDers and IFers...we've discussed it a few times...
It may particularly affect women:
Paleo for Women | Shattering the Myth of Fasting for Women: A Review of Female-Specific Responses to Fasting in the Literature

If you tend to skip breakfast and save up your calories for later, that could be contributing to the insomnia.
Eating protein for breakfast has helped some of us.
20-25g seems to be effective.
(less is not; more might be too many calories for a DD)
(If I eat just fat [like coffee & cream] or too many carbs, that doesn't break the cycle.)


Kissa 11-26-2012 12:24 PM

Lots of good stuff to help you here. I sleep well as a rule, I do take Magnesium but not for sleep particularly.

I have always said the I could win the sleep Olympics....

sunday 11-26-2012 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by Kissa (Post 16100305)
Lots of good stuff to help you here. I sleep well as a rule, I do take Magnesium but not for sleep particularly.

I have always said the I could win the sleep Olympics....

I think I may have you beat in the sleep olympics! :lol:

I do take mag nightly and I have never yet been able to sleep-in since beginning JUDDD, I think the latest I have slept is 7:30 ish. So, I may fall asleep in a wink, but I am an early riser for sure. :p

stephdray 11-28-2012 12:23 PM

I had DD insomnia for a while. Just had a night of it this past week, in fact. It's pretty common. I would say it's the biggest drawback I can think of to this plan, but I am too happy doing JUDDD to give it up, even for sleep!

SoHappy 11-28-2012 12:33 PM

I went through a long-ish period (years) of my life where it took me forever to fall asleep, and God Forbid that anything woke me up, light sleeper that I am, because it would take me another couple of hours to fall back asleep again, if I could. I can remember times when I was so exhausted I could have just wept, but my brain wouldn't go to sleep. I've read that this is a big female problem, regardless of how you eat, so definitely not just a JUDDD thing apparently. It affects many of us in our 30s-40s, and then often tapers away again.

I'm in my third year of JUDDD now, and sleep like a baby almost every night. But getting off of low carb helped me a lot. I think my body needed more carbs to build up better serotonin or something. LOL

Jbinme 11-28-2012 01:40 PM

I'm starting to wonder if its more hormonal than diet for me. If I was better at keeping track maybe I would have more of an idea but I do think I get worse the week or so before TOM:dunno:

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