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Many if not most of us require less sleep after going primal. Both the wife & I wake up naturally about 2 hours earlier every day. How many hours are you sleeping each night?
Here are some natural sleeping aids recommended by members on this board:
Natural Calm was the most popular,
available at Health Food Stores & Amazon.Com Natural Calm
valerian root, kava kava, or tea with valerian root in it
Melatonin with great success and no grogginess in the morning
+1 on the Melatonin!! Double or more the dose on the bottle...gives better dreams!
try 1mg of melatonin- (more is not better with this supplement.)
Bluebonnet brand liquid magnesium, one tablespoon about an hour before bed, works like a dream.
or Magnesium citrate 400-600 mg 1 hour before sleep.
I had this happening, and fixed by doing 2 things: no coconut oil after 3 pm (it keeps me awake), and fish ol capsules taken no later than 5 pm. Both these actions fixed my sleep. I take 800 mg magnesium 2 hours prior to bed, it helps me have deep, restful sleep. I need 7.5-8 hours nightly.
i try to go for the zero-interference approach on insomnia - set a nice rhythm and stick to it - but if there's any upset to that rhythm at all, i get thrown into a tailspin and it gets progressively worse. melatonin has been a good reset button on that for me - i.e., if i'm in bed and frustrated for more than half an hour, i take it and then feel confident that i won't throw the rhythm out of whack.
I have just discovered the FINAL FIX for my insomnia problems, and sooo simple !
Just take seaweed supplements for iodine. Dr. Davis recommends 500 mcg to 1,000 mcg daily of kelp supplements.
The RDA for non-lactating adults is 150 mcg per day, the quantity required to not have a goiter, but not necessarily ideal thyroid health. I’ve therefore been advising 500-1000 mcg per day from an iodine supplement, such as kelp tablets (dried seaweed), available at health food stores (not pharmacies). (note:Read his warnings)