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Adam
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 11:42am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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It has been months, maybe even close to a year since I have slept through the night.  I went to bed last night at 8pm and got up at 4am this morning.  Woohoo!!  This has been a major challenge for me lately.  I give full and complete credit to Dr. D and his wonderful way of living.  I am fighting back tears right now this has got me so emotional.  

Why oh why do I ever give up on this diet in the past?  Laziness, pure and simple.  I am so guilty of that, it is not even funny.

I didn't take any magic supplements before bed. And to all the naysayers about coffee... I started my day yesterday with my standard one and only one cup of lovely french-pressed coffee from freshly ground beans.  Excuse me while I take a sip, now.  Mmmmmmmmm......  now that hit the spot.  Coffee, good for Warriors, my SWAMI told me so.

So, as I was saying folks... complete 100% compliance, and I mean 100% is the only way to go.  But, let us not forget exercise.  Oh, yes, I'm also putting in my walk every day.  This is just as important.  And remembering to stretch beforehand, during, and after.  This may actually be the key to why I slept so well.  I have not been exercising AT ALL lately.  So, I was probably tossing and turning due to that, even though I was fairly compliant the past couple months.

Here is really why I think I slept the whole night.  I ate an entire cake of tofu last night for supper!      Yes, you read that right, an entire cake.  Pan fried it with some brown rice flour coating in some olive oil.  Then dipped it in wheat free tamari.  So so wonderful.  I couldn't get enough of it.  Had a papaya for dessert, a neutral for me.  Hadn't had one of those in many a year.  The dang thing cost me $2.50 for one fruit.      Also, had a piece of my compliant flat bread with some maple syrup as a sort of dessert, too.  

Life is good.  
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Wonderful news Adam! I "dream" about the day I will put my head down on the pillow and wake up several hours later! And yes, I am compliant and have tried every suggestion on the boards!

Wishing you many more nights of peaceful, restful sleep. I know it will happen for me too!

Lisa


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Wonderful news, Adam!  I understand how you feel about Dr. D'Adamo's expertise, too.  And, to learn about each other's experiences on this forum is just the greatest.  I hope you have a fantastic sleep tonight, also.
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Lisa.. have you tried two Tranquility base two cortiguard.. and two b12 one hour before bed? Lori who never has slept.. since childhood had to cut back cause she was so sleepy.
Or the glasses that AKartlover suggested?


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Congrats Adam!

I was woken at 12:30 AM to care for a sick child. I'll be sluggish today.


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Great news!  Enjoy your coffee!


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Hip hip hooray! I "get" your excitement!


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Good for you, Adam!  Yay!  
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Adam.  I'm touched, moved and inspired by your success!  


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It feels good to get it right, doesn't it.  You'll have more of those as you listen to the body and give it what it needs, although don't be surprised if it kicks into detox mode and starts more intense healing...  Good job and wishes for more health!


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hmm, does that formula work for O's, Andrea?
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Great news Adam!!! Discovering our own individualities and what works or does not it can take time and effort, but it is well worth it!!! Keep up the good work!!  




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hmm, does that formula work for O's, Andrea?


I would go with the tranquility base the cathecol for O's.. and Methyl-B12.  


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It must be very distressing to not know the normal experience of sleeping through the night. Is there some reason you'd been unable to do so?


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jaynee,
have you ever tried just the B12 to regulate your circadian rhythm for starts?


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Adam,

Congrats! I'm really happy for you!

And if you add meditation to your routine, you will probably have sound sleep every night  

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jaynee,
have you ever tried just the B12 to regulate your circadian rhythm for starts?


Lola: does the B12 do that for all types? That's really interesting! My hubby has been taking it recently and I haven't noticed any normalizing of his sleep patterns. Sometimes he would fall asleep right after dinner and wake up around the time I go to bed (2-3am) then stay up all night. When I wake up then he goes back to bed  



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Here's an easy yoga pose to help with a restful sleep:

http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/690

Do before bed and anytime during the day.  I haven't done it with the support, as suggested here, but it does look comfortable.


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Lola: does the B12 do that for all types? That's really interesting! My hubby has been taking it recently and I haven't noticed any normalizing of his sleep patterns. Sometimes he would fall asleep right after dinner and wake up around the time I go to bed (2-3am) then stay up all night. When I wake up then he goes back to bed  
Are you sure he's not just trying to avoid you

Extremely happy for you Adam!!
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Are you sure he's not just trying to avoid you

Exactly my suspicion      !



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It must be very distressing to not know the normal experience of sleeping through the night. Is there some reason you'd been unable to do so?


Any number of reasons, really.  Poor diet, no exercise, STRESS, excessive drug and alcohol use, well, that about sums it up.  But, rather than concentrate on what DOESN'T work, why don't we concentrate on what DOES work.  Or, rather, what Dr. D has prescribed in my SWAMI.  Tofu is the best of all the vege proteins.  Eat before 7pm.  Get proper exercise.  Here's a few supplements on your SWAMI that will help, too.  Other things which I've heard from others, like:  Go to bed when you feel sleepy.  Don't stay up surfing the web.  Take some Tranquility Base to help calm you down.  I did all those things that day and had success.  I firmly believe the tofu was exactly what my body needed at that moment.  I firmly believe the salt in the tamari held back my urge to pee throughout the night.  Hey, guess what, I even had some dark chocolate around 7:30pm before going to bed at 8:30pm that evening.  So, even that stuff didn't hold me back.  Just do what the good doc has told us to do, and you'll be fine.
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Adam became  es Mensh ..braavoooo some fine
passion flower might help as well justamente before bedtime.... and 8 o'clock in the evening ouch isn't that a bit early   congratulation anyway ....from Switzerland...


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Any number of reasons, really.  Poor diet, no exercise, STRESS, excessive drug and alcohol use, well, that about sums it up.


Looks like "STRESS" was the big one for you. Glad that's over, huh! You must have had to make some lifestyle changes to clear it up. That alone must have helped a great deal.



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i'll try the b-12, thanks, Lola!
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Looks like "STRESS" was the big one for you. Glad that's over, huh! You must have had to make some lifestyle changes to clear it up. That alone must have helped a great deal.



Hahahaha....ur funny.  No, my stress is not over.  Not by a long shot.  Last night, in fact, I had to stay late to drive my college-aged son home from a late night function.  I didn't get to bed until after 11pm.  This morning and today I feel terrible.  

The point I really wanted to make is that on that particular day, everything lined up perfectly for some reason.  If every day could be like that day, then life would be sweet.  Tonight is another late night with the son and another required college event for his class.  

As soon as I can, I'm doing the tofu routine again after having had a monster walk earlier in the day, and see if these are the positive factors to the good sleep.  I'll keep you all in the loop to what works for me and what doesn't.  I'm taking enough supps at the moment, too, so I'm not going to add another one right now.  I've taken Methyl-B12 and didn't find that it improved anything.
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