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I started taking a new multivitamin on Friday and ever sense then all i've wanted to do is sleep. When i'm awake, i'm wide awake, but once i get tired that's it. For the past few weeks i've gotten very little sleep, perhaps it is just catching up with me.

 

I have noticed that i have been sleeping better and have had a little more energy.

 

Any ideas?

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Is sleep catching up with you at a reasonable time of day? That happened to me after I started getting straightened out with my B's. I'm fine. Until I'm not. And once I'm not I'll crash like an Xbox with a red ring of death. If I've managed to have a hard day that day or generally worn myself out lately I may find myself crashing earlier than I like, but besides that I do okay. I also sleep better now too.

 

If I forget to take my vitamins? Forget it, I sleep horribly; tossing and turning all night until I get the sheet pulled off a corner and end up wrapped and tangled and can't get out of bed without a funtime game of how the hell do I get out of this mess?

 

Of course, it could also be about a million other things too. Did you make double sure that you picked up a safe for you vitamin? That could make things wonky for you.

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Is sleep catching up with you at a reasonable time of day? That happened to me after I started getting straightened out with my B's. I'm fine. Until I'm not. And once I'm not I'll crash like an Xbox with a red ring of death. If I've managed to have a hard day that day or generally worn myself out lately I may find myself crashing earlier than I like, but besides that I do okay. I also sleep better now too.

 

If I forget to take my vitamins? Forget it, I sleep horribly; tossing and turning all night until I get the sheet pulled off a corner and end up wrapped and tangled and can't get out of bed without a funtime game of how the hell do I get out of this mess?

 

Of course, it could also be about a million other things too. Did you make double sure that you picked up a safe for you vitamin? That could make things wonky for you.

Generally, i'll start to get tired at about 3 or so pm. Before that, I'm okay.

 

But i will say i wake up less at night now. It only happened once last night and the night before that none.

 

Yep, i'm sure. Its gluten free, soy free, dairy free, etc.

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I have actually always been that way.  I'm awake and fine one minute and then it's like someone turned out the lights and I have to go to bed.  Been that way ever since I can remember.  And I've always needed 8 hours of sleep.  I can function on 7 - 7 1/2 but if I do that, I need to catch up on the weekends.  For me, it has nothing to do with gluten or vitamins - it's just how I'm wired.

 

My philosophy?  When you're tired... sleep.  Your body knows best what it needs.

 

The getting tired at 3 in the afternoon could be a sugar thing - make sure you're getting a good protein source at lunch and not too much starch/sugar.  Also make sure you're getting enough water throughout the day.

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3 pm is my sleepy-time.  we used to have a lull in my office when the 'day' was over and we started working on the 'next day'.   my friend used to swear by a 15 min power nap but it never worked for me - it takes me longer than that to relax into sleep.  maybe try a snack :)  unless you can do a power nap.  power nap and a pb&j :) 

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3 pm is my sleepy-time.  we used to have a lull in my office when the 'day' was over and we started working on the 'next day'.   my friend used to swear by a 15 min power nap but it never worked for me - it takes me longer than that to relax into sleep.  maybe try a snack :)  unless you can do a power nap.  power nap and a pb&j :)

 

I was thinking about something like this. For as long as I can remember I've always needed an afternoon pick-me-up. I try to be good and get good healthy snacks in there and they usually do the trick.

 

There are two words I don't use interchangeably but a lot of people do, tired and sleepy. When I need a little pick-me-up in the afternoon it's because I'm a bit sleepy and feel like I could use a few winks or cup of coffee. If I'm tired, I'm physically tired. That can range from "meh, power through" to "bed at 4 in the afternoon and sleep til morning." A lot of the tiredness has left now that my iron is normal. When it's really bad I've been more physically active than normal, have broken a food rule or am stressed. Maybe also check your stress levels lately, make sure that isn't wearing you down? I know you're a busy busy busy person.

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I also get the 3pm sleepies quite often, sometimes requiring a nap as soon as I get home from work, but that tends to be worst post-glutening, or if I'm sick, or whatever. Usually I can power through, and feel better once I've eaten dinner. It does sound like a blood sugar/digestion thing (too much lunch or not enough/right foods, etc)

My sleep has definitely improved since I went gluten-free, doesn't take an hour or more for my brain to shut off anymore (usually), I don't wake up as often (usually only if I need a middle of the night bathroom run), but I also have the WORST time getting out of bed in the morning. Vitamins probably do play a roll in sleeping better (of course, when I went gluten-free I also started living on my own and didn't have anyone snoring/tossing/stealing the blankets in the bed)

 

today I'm having an afternoon coffee, which is rare for me, but I was also up way past my bedtime last night...

 

Maybe your body is adjusting to the vitamins as well? Oh! Digestive enzymes might help if you think it's a digestions-sucking-all-my-energy problem.

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