So since going 811 LFRV a couple weeks ago (following a transition) I have been having trouble getting to sleep at night. I feel like I had a cup of coffee at 8pm! I feel the same way I used to when I would have caffeine too late in the day. (Thankfully, a long time ago - I haven't had any caffeine in a while.) My mind just can't stop racing, and my eyes have been pretty tense. I've been trying some eye relaxing stretches as well as some meditation before sleep.
Also I wake up several times during the night - sometimes randomly, sometimes for the bathroom. I never used to wake up during the night. Then I wake up too early in the morning and can't get back to sleep.
Am I trying to go to bed too soon after getting too carbed up? I generally have about 1000 fruit calories for dinner and go to bed 1-3 hours later. I wonder if that's it.
It has been slowwwwly getting better but I'm still having problems. Also intense dreams bordering on nightmares - I had a couple where I was eating cupcakes and other junk foods and felt horribly guilty afterwards. And I had one last night where I was in a wartorn country trying to shield a baby from showering flak from some buildings that had just exploded nearby. I ended up running away and forgetting about the baby and it got permanent brain damage from some shrapnel! Pretty terrifying. And other dreams similar in freakiness.
Any insight into this would be cool. Nothing much else has changed in my life beside the diet - same amount of stress, same schedule, although I've been exercising a little bit more.
I agree. Greens with tomatoes and cucumbers or a big green juice is my last meal of the day.
Since going raw, I have never slept better!
Yes, try greens for dinner.
I get ready to go on fruit and can't fall asleep too well either if I do eat it before bed.
And are you eating nuts during dinner time? That might explain the freaky nightmares...
me and my partner had alot of trouble sleeping at one point, but we started tracking our calories for the day and when we started hitting our optimum over2500 cal a day for her and over 3500 cal a day for me the problem went away.
Our brains wont let us sleep if we are undernourished, it will keep us awake in the hopes that we will fit in some more calories so it can adequately repair and recharge during our sleep cycle.
How many calories a day are you getting? how many grams of carbs per day are you getting? what is your weight in kg and activity levels?
Classic sign of under eating, first thing I'd do is try increasing my calories. It can take a few days to feel better, but you should feel the difference within a few days if not the first night. Easiest way to add fuel is one or two blenders full of datorade added to your daily intake.
It sounds like you are eating to late. I have horrible dreams if I eat too late and go to bed. I think 2hours was Feelee's recommendation. You also might be under carbed if you are waking up at night.