Is Fasting Messing Up Your Sleep?

Is Fasting Messing Up Your Sleep?

March 26, 2020 72 By Jose Scott


so I have a question for you are you
finding that fasting is interfering with your ability to sleep through the night
now I’ve actually spent quite a bit of time to try to find research on this
point and all I could find is just a very tiny bit of research in animal
studies ok mice studies however I do know quite a few people who have told me that
their sleep is not as good when they’re doing fasting this could be the reason
right here so in the study energy restriction was applied for 2 to 7 days
2 to 7 days of fasting and what they found is that decrease is nocturnal that
means at night secretion of melatonin this is the hormone that helps you sleep
by 20% so if you’re finding that when you’re putting your pet mouse on a
fasting program and they’re not sleeping you want to do two things and I’m being
very sarcastic you can actually apply this to yourself as well you want to add
MCT oil to your diet right before bed or you can try this increase your
carbohydrates to 50 grams and that should help maybe add more berries
something like that and you’ll find that you’ll do a little bit better and the
reason for that is that chances are you have insulin resistance and it’s
probably been there for a long time and it’s gonna take a while for you to adapt
you see what you have to realize is that glucose is one fuel of the brain and so
is ketones the majority population has insulin
resistance and it’s affecting their cognitive function and we don’t know
exactly but it it’s almost as if there’s a the blood-brain barrier gets insulin
resistance okay and what happens is that the cells of the brain don’t get the
glucose and so when you have an Alzheimer’s patient what’s really
happening with the neurons is it’s starving of glucose and that’s what
happens when you have insulin resistance and guess what is in the brain you have
the mechanism that control sleep it’s in the front part of the hypothalamus
it’s called this super suprachiasmatic nucleus not that you
need to know that but anything in the brain is going to be affected when you
have insulin resistance so what you’re gonna find
after you do keto and intermittent fasting over a period of time the pineal cells
will start adapting more and more and your sleep will do better but in the
process you may need to add some MCT oil which will give the brain ketones and
feed the pineal gland directly or you can actually just increase your carbs a
little bit more and see which one works for you now if you haven’t seen my video
on all the different ways to stimulate melatonin that might be a good video to
watch next I put it right here on the screen and a link down below