So for the vast majority of my life I’ve been a night owl. Big lunch, big dinner, late night snacks, wake up after 8am, no breakfast…
Then about 2 years ago a bit flipped and I started waking up around 4:30am. Mostly it started as a way to get my running in during the coolest time of the hot summer SoCal days… but I reinforce this with a 200mg caffeine tablet and a hot shower. Now no matter when I go to bed I wake up around 4:30 and don’t feel the desire to go back to sleep (although I do often linger in bed for a short while).
Neither this nor my Soylent diet was an issue during my bachelor days but now I’m in a relationship and things like waking up before the sun or consisting on a liquid diet just don’t seem right.
This got me wondering if Soylent (which I also started just over 2 years ago) contributed to this change in my circadian rhythm…
In my prior life I ate almost nothing in the morning. Now I consume 1000kcal of Soylent before 10am most days. Could Soylent be a contributor here?
I’m not looking to change my diet or sleeping pattern, both work very well for me thank you… but I am interested to learn the mechanism here and see if it might be something helpful others?
Of course many people don’t aspire to be early birds… that’s a different issue.