Can’t Sleep Without Carbs: Do This!

Can’t Sleep Without Carbs: Do This!

Can’t Sleep Without Carbs: Do This!

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so I had someone comment on a YouTube video that they just couldn’t sleep without carbs and I’m gonna explain what that means and what to do so if you’ve had insulin resistance in the past and you go on a ketogenic plan and you start cutting back your carbs realize that if that insulin resistance has been there for a long time it’s going to take a long time to get it corrected it could take months could take up to a year to fully get that stabilized and what happens with insulin resistance is you have higher amounts of insulin but when you keto you have lower amounts of carb so the ratio of insulin to carbs are like this you’re still gonna have high insulin despite cutting the carbs out because of that resistance problem that’s been there a long time and it does take some time so that higher months of insulin could actually push the blood sugars down to low in the middle of the night now with low blood sugars you have counter hormones that keep your blood sugars from going down to low and the two main ones are cortisol and adrenaline and these are for the adrenal and try to sleep when you have adrenaline flowing through your bloodstream or even cortisol if you look at the cortisol circadian rhythm it’s the lowest at 2:00 a.m. in the morning it’s the highest at 8 o’clock in the morning when you’re supposed to wake up and just realize that adrenaline is the hormone that will wake you up so that’s usually behind the situation but what can you do about it well realize that with time this problem is going to get better if you stick with it but you can do things to improve it you can take electrolytes like potassium magnesium and calcium these are very calming for the adrenal gland cortisol and adrenaline it also realized when you consume more vegetables like at least 7 cups you’re going to be getting a lot of potassium magnesium vitamin C things like that now apple cider vinegar before bed is really good because this can help stabilize not just blood sugars but it has the ability to lower insulin and if you have lowered insulin you’re not going to get this massive push into the hypoglycemic range so apple cider vinegar helps blood sugars at how reduce insulin and improves insulin resistance number four protein is a stimulant so you want to adjust the amount of protein that you consume as your last meal because you may be consuming too much which will stimulate your nervous system and that alone can keep you up at night we already mentioned the vegetables b1 vital for sleeping not just being on a ketogenic diet and needing more be one in your metabolism but b1 is one of key nutrients that involve energy production during the day but at night help you prevent things like restless leg syndrome it’ll also help support your pulse rate because if you’re low in b1 your pulse rate tends to go higher and higher and higher try to sleep if your pulse rate is really high it’s not gonna happen b1 is also good for anxiety it’s also good to prevent nightmares and it’s really good if you have that excessive thinking 24/7 that kind of keeps you up as well also limit the caffeine in the coffee and the tea I recommend just one small cup in the morning and the last thing you may want to try is exogenous ketones those are ketones salts you can get online or from the health of store and if you took those before bed it will feed your brain to ketones so your brains not as dependent on the blood sugar so you have less of this going on and lastly vitamin D people always tend to sleep better if they been up the Sun during the day and if you’re if it’s in the winter time basically this takes in vitamin D and that will actually help you sleep as well alright thanks for watching and definitely check out more of the comprehensive videos that I have on the topic of sleep 

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0:09 Why can’t I fall asleep without carbs?
1:32 What to do if you can’t fall asleep without carbs

In this video, we’re going to talk about what to do if you can’t fall asleep without carbs.

Why can’t I fall asleep without carbs?
It can take a long time to fix insulin resistance, even once you make the switch to a ketogenic diet. With insulin resistance, you have higher amounts of insulin. With keto, you consume lower amounts of carbohydrates. But, you’re still going to have high insulin despite cutting out the carbs because of the resistance problem.

Higher amounts of insulin can push the blood sugars down too low in the middle of the night. With low blood sugars, you have counter hormones that keep your blood sugars from going down too low. The two main ones are cortisol and adrenaline. These two hormones are behind many sleeping problems.

What to do if you can’t fall asleep without carbs:

1. Time (as you fix insulin resistance, this problem will get better)
2. Take electrolytes (potassium, magnesium, and calcium)
3. Take apple cider vinegar before bed
4. Adjust the amount of protein you consume as your last meal
5. Consume more vegetables
6. Take vitamin B1
7. Limit caffeine consumption
8. Take exogenous ketones before bed
9. Get more vitamin D by being in the sun or by taking vitamin D

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