Afternoon crash feeling and Soylent


#1

I’ve been reading along the different threads and wanted to see if anyone had any experience with Soylent helping to prevent the dreaded afternoon crash. I usually get between 4-6 hours of sleep each night and during the day I feel great and have the clarity I need to get things done, but as soon as 5pm hits it’s like I can barely function. I’ve found that taking even a short 30 minute nap during the 5pm-9pm time block helps me get back to normal, but if I try to fight it I always end up just shambling around like a zombie until it gets later in the night.

Would love to hear from anyone experiencing the same thing or no longer getting that feeling after switching to Soylent.


#2

Are you only sleeping 4-6 hours intentionally? you look young, like myself…

Honestly doubt that soylent will help against being tired from lack of enough sleep… Coffee might help… but honestly sleep is important… I seen before that someone was sleeping 4 hours at night, then took short powernaps all throughout the day to get more time in a day… he said after some time it felt alright… and he could function okay, but he never felt truely awake like he did before doing it like that.


#3

Intentionally, yea. I just turned 24, so I’ve had some time to try a few different sleep schedules, and I’ve always felt most productive sleeping 2am-8pm with a second period between 6pm-9pm in the evening.

For awhile I wondered why I feel just as rested during the day whether it was 2, 4, 8, or 10 hours of sleep, but I read somewhere that the body wants to be alert during the normal day’s rhythm regardless.

What’s strange is that even if I get 8-10 hours for a few weeks straight, that 5pm wall still hits me, and I wonder if it’s just a lack of energy / nutrients that does it.


#4

Well, I would have put my bets on the lack of sleep, but sure, it could be lack of energy from not enough calories. You can feel 100% fine during the entire day without having gotten all the nutrients you need… but you will crash when you run out of “carbs”


#5

I was getting pretty heavy afternoon crashes with my prior diet, once I started rolling my own soylent the crashes stopped, and now my energy is steady throughout the day.

As to sleep, I have known for years that my body prefers an odd number of hours. I’m good with 3, 5, 7, or 9 for example, but if I get 2, 4, 6, and sometimes even 8, I don’t feel right. Anything less than three doesn’t really work either.


#6

Careful, you might bring the DEA down on us! They’ll take away our white (malto) powder!

Also; inhaled soylent? aerosolized nutrients? hmmmn… Most certainly would give you lung cancer, but at least you’d be healthy otherwise!


#7

I imagine our little community will increase the amount of suspicious unmarked powders and liquids crossing state lines. That’s one reason I expect Soylent will be easier to travel with…

Aerosolized soylent, a quick puff and your good to go, I like it! Brings new meaning to getting baked soylent :slight_smile:

Hang on, someone’s pounding on the door and shouting… brb…


#8

Back from the dead…

Today, I only finished two of normally the shaker bottles of Soylent + protein + fiber before leaving work. I had maybe 1/2 of number three while driving home. I ended up sleeping for four hours. I normally stay awake until bedtime, which is about 5.5 hours after getting home.

It seems like my body is really sensitive to not getting calories while on a mostly Soylent diet and turns on the anti-food coma really quickly