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  • Primal Law of Sleep. What are YOUR benefits of getting more sleep?

    So for the first time in YEARS, I slept for 9 hours three consecutive nights in a row and the short term effects has been nothing short of amazing. My mental clarity has been kicked up a notch, I am calmer and I am just overall happier (even though my life is a mess right now lol). My appetite the first day after my long sleep was significantly reduced as well. This is also particularly interesting because it is getting close to that TOM for me and normally all hell breaks loose....so yeaaaa pretty happy.

    I feel like this was an aspect of Primal that I had not really incorporated in my lifestyle and just wanted to share the benefits. It is really AH-MA-ZING.

    So tell me, what has been the biggest benefits of getting more zzzz's in your life?

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    Ugh, I'll let you know when I get there. This is one area I'm having a really hard time dialing in. I know I do better on 9 hours though.

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    • #3
      Totally agree with you on mental clarity and less hunger. Another plus - happier mornings and no sweet/nuts/cheese cravings (my three foos vices). Other than that - fatloss (especially belly-fat - I get measured once a week) and better recovery after lifting/better lifting performance. To sum up - getting more sleep is GREAT Now if only I could manage to get enough of it on daily basis - on weekdays it's rarely more than 7 hrs.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Danielle5690 View Post
        Ugh, I'll let you know when I get there. This is one area I'm having a really hard time dialing in. I know I do better on 9 hours though.
        I really hope you get there! It's awesome

        Originally posted by inesenite View Post
        Totally agree with you on mental clarity and less hunger. Another plus - happier mornings and no sweet/nuts/cheese cravings (my three foos vices). Other than that - fatloss (especially belly-fat - I get measured once a week) and better recovery after lifting/better lifting performance. To sum up - getting more sleep is GREAT Now if only I could manage to get enough of it on daily basis - on weekdays it's rarely more than 7 hrs.
        Here here, my lower pouch bloat also went down. Amazeballs

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        • #5
          I am more willing to stay up when I wake up now and not go back to sleep. I wake up with my husband, an active duty soldier, at 5:15 am every weekday morning to take him to work at 5:30. I used to get home and go right back to sleep. Now I go for a morning walk on Fort Stewart every morning right after dropping him off instead of going right home. It's still dark out when i walk and I get to listen to the sound of our Army post's song played over the loudspeakers and the morning cannon blast and the soldiers yelling during PT. I look forward to it every morning now.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by aix_sponsa View Post
            I am more willing to stay up when I wake up now and not go back to sleep. I wake up with my husband, an active duty soldier, at 5:15 am every weekday morning to take him to work at 5:30. I used to get home and go right back to sleep. Now I go for a morning walk on Fort Stewart every morning right after dropping him off instead of going right home. It's still dark out when i walk and I get to listen to the sound of our Army post's song played over the loudspeakers and the morning cannon blast and the soldiers yelling during PT. I look forward to it every morning now.
            Right On. What is an army post's song? So you are a military wife eh? Where about's are your guys stationed (if you don't mind me asking)

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            • #7
              Due to illness I've been able to sleep 9 hrs, but I always slept with Netflix on, my phone on, or the TV on. I recently started sleeping in total darkness (which I love, it's the quietness that bothered me). I feel the difference. I also naturally wake up early without any alarm clock. Now, I haven't gone back to work yet, so we'll see how long this last lol.

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              • #8
                good for you Yaya. I was like you as well. I used to fall asleep with my lap top still on my chest and then will wake up about 5 hrs later...I got so used to it that for the most part have survived on that amount unless I passed out drunk...different story lol. Anyway I recently moved out of the house I shared with my partner and i haven't gotten most of my stuff out yet...includes laptop and tv, so I had to force myself to sleep completely in the dark as well. I hope I don't revert back to my old ways once I get my stuff this weekend. lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lawyerchick12 View Post
                  Right On. What is an army post's song? So you are a military wife eh? Where about's are your guys stationed (if you don't mind me asking)
                  We're at Fort Stewart, and every morning the loudspeakers across post play "Dog Face Soldier", the song of Fort Stewart, which the soldiers sing/yell before PT every morning. One of the lyrics mentions eating raw meat for breakfast every day though so it's sort of Primal.
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                  • #10
                    YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

                    This is the Dog Face Soldier song. About 1:13 into the video is what I hear every morning on my walk. I actually sing along to it!
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                    • #11
                      Ugh... I haven't really worked on the sleeping portion of being primal. Some nights I get 3 hours of sleep, some nights I get 9. Since being primal I do find that when I wake up in the morning I am up. I don't go back to sleep. I try to squeeze in naps when I need them, but I just have a hard time sleeping in general. I hate sleeping in the complete darkness and quiet. I have tried just noise and just light, but so far, the only way I can sleep is with the TV on. It's definitely something I need to work on.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by aix_sponsa View Post
                        YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

                        This is the Dog Face Soldier song. About 1:13 into the video is what I hear every morning on my walk. I actually sing along to it!
                        Cool song. Much Respect as always to your Husband and his colleagues for all the work they continue to do.

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                          Thank you.
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                          • #14
                            I've reached the point in my life where adequate sleep simply isn't optional any more. If I get shorted two nights in a row, mamma the Balrog comes out to play (my nine-year old's description - my husband says my son has no idea how good he's got it).

                            With enough sleep - 9 hours or so, I am calm, focused, contented, and energetic. I have enough energy to exercise well and I'm far less te,pted by foods I know will make me sorry. Withour sleep, I am cranky, I crave foods I don't even like, and I can't seem to get moving -- I just want tto sit - -and that's on 7 hours. On less, I'm really a mess.
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                            • #15
                              My sleep can often be badly broken... I wake up to pee quite a bit, and then I just... wake up. And can't fall asleep for a couple of hours, at which time I nap. So there's a huge duration involved. Sometimes it actually works wonderfully and I feel on top of the world. Once in a while, like today, something just seems to go wrong and I'm tired all day. My sleep mask really has helped though.
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                              Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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