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paganrn 01-21-2013 01:53 PM

Induction and insomnia
I know from doing low carb before that my energy level increased, but this time it's bordering on manic! I can't sleep. It's good and bad. I don't mind an hour or two of sleeplessness, but 6 hours! Any ideas?

clackley 01-21-2013 02:14 PM

I think the best things to try are extra salt during the day in the form of chicken broth, adding magnesium in the form of a supplement (or use natural calm before bed) and 5mg sublingual melatonin at bedtime.

I had a lot of problems with sleep and now do all those things I listed above and sleep very, very well most of the time.

cfine 01-21-2013 03:29 PM

I would also recommend Calm magnesium and melatonin.

adiasmc1 01-22-2013 01:53 PM

GABA also works for me. I take 750mgs about an hour before bed.

paganrn 01-22-2013 04:42 PM

Already take melatonin because I work nights. I read adding coconut oil to coffee can cause a bit of insomnia, is that true?

adiasmc1 01-22-2013 08:07 PM

When I sometimes took coconut oil at night I was a spaz....so it could effect you that way. And i was only taking a tbsp full. Maybe you should try cutting it out later in the day. I have to take it in the morning. If you are doing coconut oil and coffee later in the afternoon or evening, that could be it.

stardustshadow 01-23-2013 03:05 AM

Weird about the coconut oil!! But anyhow, every time I have fallen out of ketosis and need to get back in, I have about a week where I cannot sleep and sleep poorly while my body adjusts to all those ketones! But it does pass. Just give it time:)

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