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What You Can Do At 3pm to Save You From Waking at 3am

Do you consistently wake up around 3 a.m. and can’t seem to just fall back asleep? The reasons for sleep problems can be complex, but waking up too early is often a symptom of low blood sugar and can be remedied through dietary changes and nutritional therapy.

You may not think about it but what you’re doing during the day has a significant impact on how well you sleep.

The Common Problem that Will Wake you at 3 a.m.

If you find yourself waking up on a regular basis at 3 a.m. you might be suffering from low blood sugar and might need to modify your diet. Symptoms may include:

  • Sugar cravings
  • Irritability, light-headedness, dizziness if you miss a meal 
  • Lack of appetite or nausea 
  • Caffeine cravings 
  • Eating to obtain relief from fatigue
  • Energy crashes that happen in the afternoon

You’ll Find Yourself Sleeping Better if You Incorporate a Diet that Stabilizes Daytime Blood Sugar Levels: 

  • Never, never, never skip breakfast
  • Eat lower-carbohydrate meals
  • Eat more frequently to avoid crashes. NOTE: This is a TEMPORARY SOLUTION!
  • Throw out the sweets and starches
  •  Find good sources of protein and healthy fats

Next Steps?

One of the best ways to understand the underlying nutritional cause of your symptoms is to know which foods and nutrients you have trouble digesting and those you are deficient in.

Click below to take Dr. Rose’s Nutritional Profile Quiz and get an overview of what your nutritional imbalances could be. You’ll get your results immediately.

 

 Take our Nutrition Profile Quiz!

 

 

Dr. Marina Rose has a Functional Medicine practice in the San Francisco area and helps women  with  perimenopause symptoms and other challenging health conditions to find natural solutions.

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