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I want to sleep more so I'm not tired during the day but I don't know if it's related to my recent dietary changes or something else? Should I eat more...? Advice please! It's 4am and I should be sleeping.
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Take melatonin and ZMA before bed - the melatonin 20 minutes before and the ZMA about an hour before. If that doesn't do the trick (which it almost certainly will) try chewing on valerian root.
Also plan a light but filling snack for about 2 hours before you go to sleep. Some wholemeal toast. A yoghurt. Hummus with some vegetable sticks. A hot drink. If you go to sleep with a reasonably happy tummy the chances are you'll sleep through.
And of course not everything is diet-related! Check that your bedroom is quiet and properly darkened because light and sound disturb sleep. Don't do strenous exercise or watch TV right before you go to bed. And if the dusturbed sleep pattern continues, do see your doctor.
That sort of like the problem that I'm having. Since it's the summer, I'm usually at home doing nothing, and eating not much either. I'm not sure if this is suppose to help my weight loss or not. Anyway, I recently turned vegetarian (after a shocking video on YouTube, called "Meet your Meat") and I haven't been able to fall asleep. I think it's the foods I eat that are causing me to sleep at 2-4AM or not at all.
If you want to help with your weight loss problem and your sleeping problem, I suggest exercising, which makes you more tired, so you can sleep better and burn more calories on top of that.