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Old 01-21-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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I would also recommend Calm magnesium and melatonin.
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GABA also works for me. I take 750mgs about an hour before bed.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #5
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Already take melatonin because I work nights. I read adding coconut oil to coffee can cause a bit of insomnia, is that true?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:05 AM   #7
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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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