Welcome Alexandria Jaye!
Have you decreased your exercise/movement?
Have you eaten anything besides fruits and veggies that could affect your sleep?
There is a story Doug had about sleep. He was helping a woman that wanted to grow more muscles but had reached a plateau where she couldn't grow anymore. She said that she didn't need anymore than 6-7 hours of sleep, she felt good and wasn't tired during the day.
So Doug told her to increase her sleep with 3 hours and BAM: She started to grow muscles again.
So what did we learn from this? Even if you feel rested, you might need more to live and get the results you want in life.
I don't think there is any benefit to sleeping less. When you sleep less than your body needs, your body will actually pump adrenaline to get you through the day.
What time do you normally go to bed? Many people naturally wake up within two hours of sunrise, regardless of what time they go to sleep. For instance, someone who normally wakes up at 7 will continue to wake up at 7 even if they go to bed at 2 in the morning.
It could also be seasonal. I tend to sleep more during winter when it is dark all the time.
What's most important is that you feel energized, happy, and healthy (which it sounds like you do).
I need less sleep on 811 BUT I expend more energy during the day cos you feel so good that you need MORE sleep. ;)
Great advice and questions from everyone.
Do you fall asleep right away and stay asleep until morning?
Most people find they sleep more on 811, especially starting out as the body heals.
I would wonder if you are under eating, I'd try uping the calories for a few days and see what happens sleep wise.
Thanks for the advice :)
I fall asleep about 15 minutes after I go to bed, and I stay asleep all night, except for going to the bathroom, but I have no problem falling back asleep. I try and increase my calories and see what happens!
Hi Jem, as you know its early days for me too, but what works for me is....
Fueling on big smoothies (liquid golds ;)) or high calorie meals early on in the day: big brekkie 1500+ cal and a big lunch too, then salad type dinner (sometimes with bit of fruit beforehand), eating last meal ideally before sunset then I have a restful night sleep. I don't feel it necessary to eat too much after dark. Get your calories in earlier in the day, your meal diaries show around 700 cal brekkies and bigger dins because you haven't had enough during the day, so perhaps try the other way around.
I also find when I exercise first thing in the AM before brekkie and going off to work I have the most productive days and sleep easy.
If you're well hydrated you will be hopping up for the loo during the night, I think its normal, I mean I do it, it must be ! :P
Eat more eat more :)