Posted On:2/16/2007 9:02am
Style: Silat, New to Hsing- Yi
The other question I have is if you train at nite before bedtime, if you do that will keep you from going to sleep easy.
"Its not important to be strong, its just important not to be weak."
Heel Hook Hunter
Posted On:2/16/2007 9:55am
Style: Fifty/50 Jiu Jitsu
1. Don't eat before you go to sleep , digestion is a very taxing activity and won't let your body rest
2. Don't take naps during the day. Get up early like 6am early and take up all day. Force you body into a normal sleep cycle
3. Exhaust yourself. Take a 5K run in the evening
4. For your soreness, get some icy hot
If all that doesn't work there are some over the counter sleep aids.
Posted On:2/16/2007 9:59am
Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
I good hard bout of sex
Best advice in the thread. The best I ever sleep, straight up A+
and good morning to you too
Posted On:2/16/2007 10:43am
You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
Posted On:2/16/2007 11:18am
Style: Pai Lum K.F.
First of all there is nothing wrong with you that your actually loosing sleep. With drastic changes in diet and exersize patterns comes drawbacks... one of which is insomnia. As your metabolic rate increases so will your need for less sleep to keep you energized and your diet facilitates your energy needs during the day.
To combat restless sleep avoid the following:
1) vigorous exersize (sex is ok just not marathon stuff) an hour before your actually going to lay down to sleep.
2) heavy meals 1-2 hours before bed (heavy meats take time to digest therefore the body needs energy to breakdown the food)
3) cold fluids right before bed time (body needs energy to warm the liquid to keep the body at homeostasis)
4) pets sleeping with you on the bed (believe it or not it disturbes your comfort levels)
5) an overtly warm room...above 70 degrees.
6)no alcohol (unless in medicine) in your system 1 hour before sleeping
to help sleep i recommend this:
1) Aromatherapy sleep aid spray for your pillow or bedsheets (if your a guy try to avoid lavender; some studies have shown that it shrinks you testies and increases your man-boobs)
2) A nice hot shower 30 mins before bed
3) Dark room no visible light (light variences can trick the mind into thinking its earlier/later than it really is)
4) empty both barrels (bladder and colon) right before bed if possible
5) Try to blank out instead of wonder about stuff (overnight worries can cause undue stress and cause restless sleep)
works cited: american mental health journal and various other web pages dedicated to sleeping
Posted On:2/16/2007 11:21am
I slept 8 hours and I feel tired. wtf.
Posted On:2/16/2007 8:46pm
Style: Losing Weight
i never said i had problems with soreness..... but thanks anyways Bryan.
I am going to eat turkey and cold cuts, and will curse in 3 hours if it didn't work.
I have spread my training to 2 times a day, in the morning and in the mid afternoon.
I am also going to make sure i never get the job I am interning as, since the terror of being an underpaid nyc guidance counselor is immense enough to keep me up at nite. med school here i come.
Posted On:2/16/2007 11:36pm
Originally Posted by Nuck Chorris
Overtraining can mess with your sleep. Maybe tone it back a little bit before you start popping pills...not popping cherries though.
Its always a good idea to watch out for overtraining. A trainer I asked about this recommended taking your pulse every morning. Increasing pulse rates over time is an indicator of overtraining. You can look this up to confirm.
Like many things, trouble sleeping can be cured with alcohol. This may not be a good idea for various reasons but it works for me!
Question, what are you doing 2 hours before you go to sleep?
GIJoe6186 like boys, mainly his brother
Posted On:2/16/2007 11:48pm
I use melatonin once in while, 3 mg will put me out. You do develop a tolerance though so I only use it to put me back on schedule. I got was taking it for too long once and ended up not being able to sleep, so I took 6mg and was put out for a while.
A steady schedule helps to, waking up and going to sleep consistently.
The stress of not having a job (until today finally) has kept me sleepng odd all month.
Posted On:2/18/2007 9:10pm
Style: Boxing/Muay Thai/JJJ
Melatonin, and also ZMA helps quite a bit.
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