Hello everyone! I found this thread earlier this past week, and have been taking a heaping teaspoon full of Really Raw Honey
for the past three nights before bed. I get it from the health food store, and it is very expensive, but I figure it will be worth it if I use it medicinally.
Just for some background, I am an extremely light sleeper. Anything can wake me, and in fact, I usually wake up 4-5 times per night for no reason at all. I never wake in the mornings feeling refreshed, though I am always up early (usually before 6am on weekdays, and before 7am on weekends). I have very vivid dreams and don't know if that has anything to do with it.
These past three nights, after taking the honey, I have woken less through the night (maybe 2x max), and when my eyes pop open at 6am, I actually feel like I have had a good night's sleep! I am refreshed and energized! I almost can't believe it. I am so used to feeling like crap in the mornings, and now I just kinda spring out of bed!
For me, though, there is more incentive to do the honey diet. I suffer from BAD acid reflux, and it is usually worse at night. It is one of the reasons I wake up so much. From as long as I can remember, I have had to eat something immediately in the morning (something heavy, like bread with peanut butter) because the reflux is so bad and I feel so nauseous. I read on one of the hibernation diet pages
that this could be because my body is producing stress hormones while I sleep, instead of burning fat. I don't know if this is true or not, but I do know that my reflux symptoms have been much less severe since starting the honey, and I am not waking up nauseous.
So yeah...this is AMAZING. I am going to keep it up and update here from time to time to let you all know how it is working for me. Thanks so much for starting this thread!!