Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Forum Jump
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
paganrn
Junior LCF Member
 
paganrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 13
Gallery: paganrn
Stats: 218/198/148
WOE: ATKINS
Start Date: May 2013
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?
__________________
Starting weight 1/10/13 218 Restart after illness May 20 2013
Current weight 198.9lbs
Goal size 12 by 8-19-2013
paganrn is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 01-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
clackley
Chatty Cathy
 
clackley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Ontario
Posts: 8,803
Gallery: clackley
Stats: 228.5/168/125
WOE: N.K.=vlc/hf/moderate protein & organic/pastured
Start Date: Restart Oct 18 2009
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.
__________________
Cathy
Original start - Feb. 2000 180/125

"The energy content of food (calories) matters, but it is less important than the metabolic effect of food on our body." Dr. P. Attia

“Eat animals. Mostly fat. Enjoy!


"I resist insulin" Hyperlipid
clackley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
cfine
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
cfine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,568
Gallery: cfine
Stats: 276/212/199
WOE: NK
Start Date: April 2012
I would also recommend Calm magnesium and melatonin.
cfine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
adiasmc1
Senior LCF Member
 
adiasmc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 175
Gallery: adiasmc1
Stats: 5'1" - 193/130
WOE: Weight Watchers
GABA also works for me. I take 750mgs about an hour before bed.
__________________
Jen
adiasmc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #5
paganrn
Junior LCF Member
 
paganrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 13
Gallery: paganrn
Stats: 218/198/148
WOE: ATKINS
Start Date: May 2013
Already take melatonin because I work nights. I read adding coconut oil to coffee can cause a bit of insomnia, is that true?
__________________
Starting weight 1/10/13 218 Restart after illness May 20 2013
Current weight 198.9lbs
Goal size 12 by 8-19-2013
paganrn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
adiasmc1
Senior LCF Member
 
adiasmc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 175
Gallery: adiasmc1
Stats: 5'1" - 193/130
WOE: Weight Watchers
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.
__________________
Jen
adiasmc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 02:05 AM   #7
stardustshadow
Senior LCF Member
 
stardustshadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 587
Gallery: stardustshadow
Stats: 248.6/163/150
WOE: VLC/IF
Start Date: July 5th 2010 (Atkins)
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
__________________
'It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves'
-Sir Edmund Hillary
stardustshadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:19 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2015 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.