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DoS
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I did some labor work in the evening today. Sometimes I associate work with this, usually it's alcohol though, and I mean 1 glass of my diamond red wine. But I want to go to sleep, I might feel a tiny bit tired (when I should feel utterly tired and seeking sleep) I lay down and think I'm just nestling in (although it doesn't feel comforting) but then evetually, often many hours later or maybe most the night I figure out I'm not sleeping.

When I look in the mirror my eyes are bloodshot, and it's clear I've been confused. The only cure is an annoyingly long hot shower (if there's hot water in my building). After the shower or during I start to feel tired like a regular human.

Sometimes insomnia has a little to do with water intake, but that's not the case with bloodshot eyes, as I'm usually well hydrated during the times that happens, like right now.

Protein helps general sleep. One reason is the everyday constipation is relieved some by protein. If I eat and whatever's in me isn't moving, I'll be awake the entire night. Mostly powder form is the only thing that works; surely due to the joke that is my digestion.

It's incredibly agregating when I have to be up at a certain time.
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Could it be adrenal fatigue?  Over-exertion can result in sleep problems for those with tired or stressed adrenals.
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Could it be allergies?  I have terribly bloodshot eye/s (sometimes slightly itchy other times not itchy at all) in spring due to my grass allergy & only a hot shower helps!
I think I am also allergic to red wine, i only drink preservative free organic wine & now get red itchy eyes, so no wine now just grape juice.
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No itch.

Adrenals is likely, but I dunno what to do.

Today was hell, someone stole my backpack with all my stuff in it like laptop, camera, hard drive, financial aid stuff, tools, etc, out of my running car in an alley, less than 5 minutes.
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I did some labor work in the evening today. Sometimes I associate work with this, usually it's alcohol though, and I mean 1 glass of my diamond red wine. But I want to go to sleep, I might feel a tiny bit tired (when I should feel utterly tired and seeking sleep) I lay down and think I'm just nestling in (although it doesn't feel comforting) but then evetually, often many hours later or maybe most the night I figure out I'm not sleeping.

When I look in the mirror my eyes are bloodshot, and it's clear I've been confused. The only cure is an annoyingly long hot shower (if there's hot water in my building). After the shower or during I start to feel tired like a regular human.

Sometimes insomnia has a little to do with water intake, but that's not the case with bloodshot eyes, as I'm usually well hydrated during the times that happens, like right now.

Protein helps general sleep. One reason is the everyday constipation is relieved some by protein. If I eat and whatever's in me isn't moving, I'll be awake the entire night. Mostly powder form is the only thing that works; surely due to the joke that is my digestion.

It's incredibly agregating when I have to be up at a certain time.


The bloodshot eyes, from what I've read, could be from B vitamin deficiencies or possibly a sign of inflammation (check out anti-inflammatory protocols).

I have very similar digestive problems as you do DoS. If I'm not digesting well at the end of the day, regardless of if its from avoids or lack of digestive enzymes, I will generally have problems sleeping well. However, I have found that supplementing with magnesium and gingko biloba (or ashwaghanda instead of gingko) have helped me sleep soundly consistently as opposed to when I didn't use those supplements.

By the way, I found out that it was the sulfites in red wine that used to give me headaches. However, even drinking organic sulfite free wine still interferes with my sleeping, even just 1 glass messes me up so it's hardly worth drinking to receive the health benefits. I'm sure its a direct result of the slow acetylation of my liver. I don't have much association with the explorer genotype, other than being a slow acetylator, but even us warriors and teachers can have that sensitivity to alcohol.

I hope you work through this problem quickly and find several helpful answers.


Coleen ISF-J, Non-Taster
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:26-27
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Well, I think active B vitamins and magnesium at the same time was a great choice.

Food is working better for me.

I had a hard cider, and I could feel it at my liver, but now alcohol moves through me fast again. That part is back.

I think regular movement of digested food is giving me better blood sugar, or something, my genital area is much happier.  But that started with B vitamin too.

Maybe I'm actually getting better.
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