Paleo Diet and the Circadian Rhythm
Over the past two weeks, I have had serious trouble sleeping and I feel like my circadian rhythm is out sync. My diet is very similar to a paleo diet; more or less seasonal eating, no grains, no sugars, no processed foods, and no dairy (minus the occasional cottage cheese to help swallow pills).
I have been eating this way for years now, however with in the last year, I cut out grains and dairy. But I have not had a problem sleeping, minus the occasional sleepless night because of stress or something. The first couple nights I did not think anything about it but after a week and half it is time to look into possible reasons and solutions.
Have others had this problem who follow a paleo diet? And to what extent can diet play a role in affecting the circadian rhythm?
I did try to look for myself on PubMed, and found a few articles but I could only look at the abstract and citations. After reading the "Guide to PubMed" and registering, I still could not look at the articles. Maybe it is because of lack of sleep. I also found a few other papers and resources from a google search. But they were one, either trying to sell something, or two, scientific papers that had too many big words and numbers and not enough pictures. I blame this on double majoring in International Relations and Poli Sci. I was not required to take much science in college, and now it just makes my head hurt trying to decipher it.