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[Urgent] Sleeping only 4-5 hours per night, and i'm depressed.. Can you help?? :(

Hi everyone!

I'll be short: i'm still vegan and i'm slowly going into a raw lifestyle, cutting day by day my bread and pasta portions (around -50% ), and increasing my fruit and greens everyday.

I started to eat more fruit and greens by 3-4 days, and from the first day i'm waking up in the middle of the night, without reasons, and then i find very hard to sleep again.. Or maybe i wake up around 6.00am, and then i can't sleep again because is too late.
So at the end i sleep only 4-5 hours per night, when i was used to sleep 8-9 hours every night!!

Could it depends on my introduction of more fruit? It sounds quite odd for me, i've read that i could have headaches (and i have them too, from 3-4 days!!), or sleep less, but is it possible to feel it immediately the first day i started?? :/

I'm becoming a little bit depressed.. because when i go to sleep i'm letterally afraid to wake up after a couple of hours and can't sleep again... This is making me mad... :(

What could i do?? Every advice will be great.. Thank you! :(

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100 % agreed!

We all wake up multiple times during the night as we sleep in 'cycles', if there is no reason to remain awake however we fall back asleep and don't even remember waking up. Just realise that waking up, peeing and going back to bed is perfectly normal and not something you should worry about, is the 5 minutes lost really going to be that problematic? I suspect that your issues with falling back to sleep are mostly caused by your worrying.

i dont believe this to be true alex, when i do not wake up in the middle of the night i feel like i am walking on clouds the next day. If i wake up to go to the toilet at 2am then go back to sleep, i will wake up feeling miserable

hi Marco!

When I first started eating raw, I was eating too many nuts and seeds and not enough calories from fruit which is more filling. I wasn't able to sleep. Then I started using cron-o-meter to track my calories (cronometer.com/), cut out the nuts and seeds, and added lots of bananas. Eating enough calories from fruit, avoiding hard to digest foods like nuts and seeds, and eating bananas really helped me. Bananas actually contain compounds that help you sleep better! :) . "In addition to a bit of soothing melatonin and serotonin, bananas contain magnesium, a muscle relaxant."

Ok, thank you all! I had an hiking today, 6 hours walking till 1800mt.. As cool as wearing.. i'm dead!


@Maria: cool explaination.. our instincts never fails.. :) Anyway, through cronometer i discovered that i was eating less calories than i thought..

@Freshtival: i don't wake up exausted, but i wake up, maybe in the night, after 2-3 hours of sleeping, feeling like is morning, apparently rested. But of course i'm not, after 3 hours.. So i try to sleep again, but because i feel like rested, i find troubles to restart sleeping.. :(

@Alex: I know it, but i don't wake up for 5 minutes. I wake up in the middle of the night and i can't sleep again for 1-2 hours, i try turning myself on left side, right side, face down or face up, but nothing for hours.. is it normal? I think there is a problem.. :/

@ Teri L: Thank for the advice Teri! Another member gave me yesterday this wonderful advice about trying cronometer, and i quickly started to try it, it's amazing!

I discovered that in the past days i was under-calories.. But today i reached the 100% of my plans.. :)

Anyway, even if i follow a 811 proportion on my diet, is it only the number of calories that determine if i have headaches, or if i can't sleep?? If i don't reach my calories, i'll feel these kind of sickness??

You wake up at 6am? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?? lol!

See how we make things bigger in our heads than they really are.

When you see a cat or dog laying down, how often is it really sleeping? Exactly, its ALL about rest vs sleep. We don't always need the sleep but we ALWAYS need the rest. Think about it.

got ormus?


some kids i know do that stuff and don't sleep for 12 days says it makes them more spiritual

I sleep less now, too, if it makes you feel any better...and I feel more awake and energized in the mornings.  I think that's the most important thing.  Regardless of how much you are sleeping, how energized are you, on average?  If the answer is "very", then I don't see a problem--everyone has different body chemistry that puts us all at slightly different ideal stats. 

If you truly want to sleep more, exercise more.  My hardest days of hiking or running or whatever are usually the ones followed by the longest sleep nights. 


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