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post #121 of 328
For me, it was really hard to take the 2 tbsp. straight honey, so last night I mixed that with about 1/2 cup of tepid water and it was much easier to take. I think eating the honey with food at night might counter the results you are looking for. Your body will be busy working on digesting the food.
post #122 of 328
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Originally Posted by Enudely View Post
they are whole grain ones, not eggo brand, but I will check the ingredients.
Do you think that could keep me up?? I slept the same way I do every night, and I usually don't eat packaged food type things....

I haven't been eating grains and then the other night I ate rice for dinner that DH had made. I took the honey that night but was still up with terrible insomnia and night waking ALL NIGHT. It was the only night I've used the honey and not slept well, and the grain was the only thing different in my diet.

UPDATE: I recently posted that I had been taking the honey 1-2 hours before bed for awhile and not having the same results. I took it right before laying down last night and it worked fabulous again. I'm done experimenting, it's definitely best right before sleep.
post #123 of 328
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About the metals: because of the ASD we had 4 yo DD tested for metals (even though she's NOT immunized) and found them high. I then had the whole family tested and found that my 2 yo was the highest in the family for lead and mercury. They can cause sleep trouble. I'm shocked because she gives absolutely no symptoms and if I hadn't tested her sister I never would have thought to test her. I'm glad that I did though so we can get it out before any permanent damage is made. Dr. was shocked by all her tests, it just goes to show you the difference that a leaky gut/ digestive issues makes in being on the spectrum or not. 2 yo probably has yeast, but her absorption of nutrients is good enough to have kept her weight good and general health and happiness good.
What test are you all using for heavy metals???

Eating honey here and I can barely wake up in the middle of the night to nurse my dd. It's working a little too well for me!
post #124 of 328
We started the honey last night, dh and I... one heaping tablespoon right before sleep. DD gave me a 5 hour block right off, and then nursed forever. The remainder of the night was as normal.
post #125 of 328
Ugh, last night was the first night the honey did NOT work. I was a little hungry because I hadn't eaten in hours, so I drank a cup of milk before taking my honey. Yuck, I should not have done that. Not only do I feel like crap today, but I had awful reflux all night.
post #126 of 328
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I'm willing to try again, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong:
- no electric lights in the late day...letting the light fade from the rooms naturally
- black out shades in my bedroom
- 2 big, heaping tsp Good Flow raw honey about 20 min before bed (it's more solid than liquid and easy for me to eat)
Didn't someone on here write about *total* black darkness, no moon or starlight coming in, actually causing stress hormones to be released? I think it was somewhere in this thread.
post #127 of 328
[QUOTE=DoulaMary;11781628]Me too. I've been trying to view it for days now!
So....DD is 13 months today. I am DYING to try this with her. She wakes up all.the.time. I am actually starting to worry that this may have a negative impact on her - never getting a good stretch of sleep at once. END OF QUOTE

Someone may have already addressed this issue but one thing to consider is emf's. My daughter when she was 3 got her own water bed and it would be hours before she slept and this would go on for days until she was so exhausted that she'd pass out in the afternoon on the couch. I finally realized it was the plugged in water bed heater and so we would unplug it just at night so she could sleep. I now turn off the breaker switch for our bedroom when we sleep at night because it makes such a difference. This is worth trying for anyone having trouble sleeping at night.
This is the first time I've posted at this website-the same 3 year old daughter is now 24 and I'm now a grandma! She told me about the website and I joined and have really enjoyed the posts, the information and it's amazing how you all support one another. I wish I'd had this when I was a new mother
post #128 of 328
Welcome, ciaran's nana! I, too, am a grandmother, just for the last two months. I am trying to learn, and then teach my children, what I wish I had known when I had them at home with me. I love the energy and passion as well as the sense of community here; it is one of my favorite websites, and my favorite TF one....
post #129 of 328
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What test are you all using for heavy metals???

Eating honey here and I can barely wake up in the middle of the night to nurse my dd. It's working a little too well for me!
this is what I was afraid of. But I think ds tends to sleep for longer stretches as well.
post #130 of 328
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What test are you all using for heavy metals???
An IV injections of DMPS followed by 6 hours of urine collection.
post #131 of 328
I've been doing the honey before bed for the past couple of weeks, and I think it helps me sleep some. However, when I have to get up in the night, I find I get really really hungry, and then have a hard time getting back to sleep, and staying asleep. I figure more honey in the middle of the night isn't going to help since there probably isn't much tryptophan in my bloodstream at that point. I suppose I should just get up and have a snack and then hope to go back to sleep more soundly.
post #132 of 328
The honey worked last night! : And thank goodness, cuz I was exhausted. I did wake up a few times during the night, but really, that's inevitable. I'm just an extremely light sleeper.

Anyway, I took TWO heaping teaspoons this time, and man, it was HARD to get that second spoonful down. Ech. I almost gagged. I mean, I love honey, but two spoonfuls straight like that...wow. That's almost too much for me.
post #133 of 328
After about a week of experimentation, here's what I think has given me the best results:

Dose: 1 large tablespoon of Walt's Totally Raw Swarmbustin' Honey

How: I take it in two big swallows, chased down with water (cod liver oil style), otherwise the sweetness is overwhelming for me and makes me a little nauseous.

When: 3-4 hours after my last meal and right before bed. I think this is "key" for me. I have to take it on a relatively empty stomach otherwise I'm uncomfortable and it takes a long time to fall asleep.

In terms of weight, I feel flatter around the midsection, but since I have a policy of not weighing myself (it's too emotionally charged for me), I can't actually report if I've lost any weight or not. I sure am sleeping well, though, and waking up feeling refreshed and not achy as usual.
post #134 of 328
Last night was night two.
We each took two tablespoons in a cup of warm water.
I slept like the dead.
I think I got 9 hours straight for the first time since my child was born!
Its totally possible that I nursed during the night and don't remember...
We're continuing with our experiment!
post #135 of 328

It's not working!!! in fact, last night I had the worst insomnia in my recent memory. I took one teaspoon of honey straight right before bed. It took me about an hour to get to sleep in the first place. My daughter woke me up at 1:30 (surprise surprise) and I could NOT fall back asleep. At 4:30 I finally got up and started to read and had a snack. At 5:30 I started getting spots in my vision, followed by a killer migraine.
I am cutting out ALL caffeine today, and will try the honey one more time.

Could it be I'm having the opposite reaction??
post #136 of 328
I actually had the same reaction the first two nights. I'd say keep trying and experimenting.

Also, some of it for me has been psychological. I may have been trying to "observe" my reactions too much at first, and wasn't letting my mind drift off.
post #137 of 328
Could it be that you are not taking enough honey? I've been taking just over a tbsp of honey in water and that seems to be the trick, for me. I don't think a teaspoon would help me. Other than my DS waking at 2 am, I slept like a log through the night. I also think it's helping with the weight loss, but slowly.

I hope you can get some rest, somehow!

Oh, sorry, this was for Enudely.
post #138 of 328
Well I tried it. I did it for three nights and all three nights when I woke in the moddle of the night I had the groggy I want to go back to sleep feeling like I do when I take allergy meds.

Last night I was out late with the girls and for got to take it and I didn't have the really sleepy feeling in the middle of the night. I'm sitting sipping my raw honey out of a shot glass and I try to head to bed with in a half hour of taking it. We will see what happens!
post #139 of 328
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for got to take it and I didn't have the really sleepy feeling in the middle of the night. I'm sitting sipping my raw honey out of a shot glass and I try to head to bed with in a half hour of taking it.
Except for the shot glass, this has been my experience. When I take it, if I'm awakened by an 18 month old joining me in bed, I am groggy and doze off right away. Last night I forgot, though. She came in and she fell right back to sleep. I was up for a little bit thinking, why can't I fall right back to sleep?

So far it's been worth it to me and I'll keep up my unscientific experimentation.
post #140 of 328
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Originally Posted by Enudely View Post

It's not working!!! in fact, last night I had the worst insomnia in my recent memory. I took one teaspoon of honey straight right before bed. It took me about an hour to get to sleep in the first place. My daughter woke me up at 1:30 (surprise surprise) and I could NOT fall back asleep. At 4:30 I finally got up and started to read and had a snack. At 5:30 I started getting spots in my vision, followed by a killer migraine.
I am cutting out ALL caffeine today, and will try the honey one more time.

Could it be I'm having the opposite reaction??
The first night I tried it I only took a teaspoon also, and slept horribly. The second two nights I had two tablespoons and slept like I haven't slept in years (roughly four to be exact ). Maybe more honey will work for you too.
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