One big issue for many ketogenic dieters is sleep, especially when they first change their diet.
A lot of people report insomnia or waking up at night when they first reduce their carbs drastically.
However, this usually improves in a matter of weeks.
Many long-term ketogenic dieters claim that they sleep better than before after adapting to the diet.
Bottom Line: Poor sleep and insomnia is a common symptom during the initial stages of ketosis. This usually improves after a few weeks.
Take Home Message
Several key signs and symptoms can help you identify whether you are in ketosis.
Ultimately, if you are following the guidelines of a ketogenic diet and you stay consistent, then you should be in some form of ketosis.
If you want a more accurate assessment, monitor ketone levels in your blood, urine or breath on a weekly basis.
That being said, if you are losing weight, enjoying your ketogenic diet and feeling healthier, then there is no need to obsess over your ketone levels.