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Sleep Deprivation

Has anyone else had a hard time keeping or even getting any sort of sleep schedule? I dont know if it is the way I am working out or my job at a bar but about every 2 to 3 weeks I just need to pull an all nighter to get my sleep habits back to normal, this being one of those nights.

Sat. Feb 25, 6:50am

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They have found in studies that people who go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time everyday sleep better. Overall our bodies work better on schedules. Also, you may want to look at what you are eating, are you getting enough fruits, veggies, and carbs? If we are lacking an important nutrient it may make our body sluggish.

Saturday, February 25, 2006, 3:29 PM

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My personal trainer always asks after my energy/mood/etc. and I mentioned that I was having trouble sleeping. He said that my surge in gym activity could be the cause and if the problem persisted, I should take 3 solid days off from working out (I work out every day). I still have problems sleeping - either waking up too early or waking up for an hour or two in the middle of the night - but I'm worried I'll have a bigger problem if I take too much time off from the gym. Sometimes I resort to melatonin capsules (vitamin store/aisle) or a slug of NyQuil.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006, 5:15 PM

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working at a bar is hard-you probably keep late hours there? i waitress so i'm used to working nights and i find that sometimes it is hard to fall asleep after work, i need time to unwind. make sure your workouts are a couple of hours before your bedtime and try not to sleep too late in the day (not sure if this is something you do). if i lie in bed for more than 20 minutes and don't feel sleepy, i get up, make myself a cup of tea and read till i feel sleepy . . .i don't like "gettting up" to get tired, but it works most nights.

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 4:14 PM

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