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    Trouble Sleeping

    I recently started to finally lose my college weight and go to the gym again, and ever since the day I have started running and working out, I have not had a proper nights sleep. Minimal soreness, no exhaustion, I have been eating healthy, and drinking enough water, but I cant seem to fall asleep, and end up catching about 2 hours every morning, like from 4-6 and thats it.

    I can not even sleep on my "rest days". Any advice to cure my insomnia? It has been going on for about 2 weeks already, and I am starting to hit the wall. Is it the training? It is not that intense or extreme, so I can not see it as that; what else could it be?

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    Get up really early in the morning for a few days in a row.
    Don't eat before going to sleep.
    If you work out in the evening or afternoon, take a cool shower afterwards.
    Avoid caffeine if you can. At least in the evenings.
    Don't take naps during the day (bad habit I've developed during the school months).

    When I need to sleep, I take a little codeine to take the edge off. A "222" is a regular aspirin, with 8mg of codeine (a T3 has 24 mg). Usually two takes me right out. Its behind the counter here in Canada, which means you have to ask the pharmascists for it, but no perscription.

    Different aromatherapy's also can be good for sleeping.

    Of all this, I've found that getting up really early usually works the best. Working at a golf course and getting up at 4am meant I couldn't stay up past 9pm if my life depended on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elipson
    Get up really early in the morning for a few days in a row.
    Don't eat before going to sleep.
    If you work out in the evening or afternoon, take a cool shower afterwards.
    Avoid caffeine if you can. At least in the evenings.
    Don't take naps during the day (bad habit I've developed during the school months).

    When I need to sleep, I take a little codeine to take the edge off. A "222" is a regular aspirin, with 8mg of codeine (a T3 has 24 mg). Usually two takes me right out. Its behind the counter here in Canada, which means you have to ask the pharmascists for it, but no perscription.

    Different aromatherapy's also can be good for sleeping.

    Of all this, I've found that getting up really early usually works the best. Working at a golf course and getting up at 4am meant I couldn't stay up past 9pm if my life depended on it.

    I've been sleeping 2 hours a night for two weeks, early mornings are all i have. Only veggies and meat, and water. Take a cold shower after training already.

    I do not really want to take pills unless it gets worse.

    It could also be my internship, since I work with high school guidance counselors and realized the first day that its bullshit and I am just going to go to med school because social work jobs suck more then i though and i wanna be rich.

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    Turkey: makes you sleepy

    Hot showers: saps your energy

    Yogurt and hot milk: takes the edge out, and saps your energy right before bed.

    Deadlifts: require incredible energy

    I have used a lot of different things to make myself go back to sleep. Nowadays, when I wake up, I do all of the above except deadlift. Instead, I grease the groove with short circuits of 3 pullups, 15 pushups, 15 twisting situps and 10 bulgarian split squats per leg while drinking warm milk and eating straight cold cuts after a hot shower until I'm tired enough to go back to sleep. Nothing too tiring or real hard, but a quick full body workout.

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    turkey! will try

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    I, too, have upped my workout schedule recently. All I can say is work out harder. I sleep like a baby now, because I'm consistently exhausted by the end of the day.

    Oh, and I sleep more easily since I switched from the treadmill to the elipitical machine. My legs don't ache as much anymore.
    Last edited by Commodore Pipes; 2/16/2007 9:30am at . Reason: Because I left something out, because I don't think things through and make bad decisions. My mother was right. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
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