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    Sleeping at night

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    As far as I can tell, I'm doing all the right things. I'm avoiding blue light late at night, keeping the bedroom dark and quiet. I'm eating seaweed for magnesium, take vitamin D with breakfast, and often have carby vegetables like parsnips with my evening meal. Yet at night I seem to be terribly temperature-sensitive, and wake up too cold or too hot. Is there anything else I can fix to help me sleep better?

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    Starchy white rice or white potatoes would help you sleep better than parsnips do.

    Also, make sure you don't drink any caffeinated drinks within 5 hours of bedtime.
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    Are you female and how old are you? Hormonal? Natural progesterone replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    Also, make sure you don't drink any caffeinated drinks within 5 hours of bedtime.
    Good advice, but 5 hours may not be adequate. I know for me personally if I have coffee even in the early afternoon I can feel wired until midnight. I think it's pretty individual.
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    I never have caffeine; it makes me feel ill.

    I am female, not menopausal. My husband, however, is not female, and he has the same problem. (Some nights we both have problems, some nights one or other of us.)

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    I don't know about your situation, but on days that I get some exercise, I can sleep better.

    Quote Originally Posted by orielwen View Post
    My husband, however, is not female,...
    Made me laugh.

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    I found that supplementing magnesium citrate made me sleep like a stone age boulder. Maybe try some Calm Forte? We use that & essential oil to help our 4yo daughter sleep.
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    So you reckon the seaweed isn't enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosnic View Post
    I don't know about your situation, but on days that I get some exercise, I can sleep better.
    Same here. I find that low level cardio is fantastic for promoting easy, deep satisfying sleep.
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    mediation is the only thing that makes me sleep.

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