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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Waking up early

    Ever since I started really working out Ive been waking up really early all the time and cant fall back asleep. As a person who needs his sleep to grow, i find it a wee bit disturbing. Has the same thing happened to you guys? I know you need less sleep as you grow older, but this is ridiculous. Went to bed at 11 last night and woke up at 4:30 am, fell asleep 20 mins later and awoke again at 5:40, its starting to become aggravating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkalban View Post
    Ever since I started really working out Ive been waking up really early all the time and cant fall back asleep. As a person who needs his sleep to grow, i find it a wee bit disturbing. Has the same thing happened to you guys? I know you need less sleep as you grow older, but this is ridiculous. Went to bed at 11 last night and woke up at 4:30 am, fell asleep 20 mins later and awoke again at 5:40, its starting to become aggravating!
    Why don't you just start your day a bit earlier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Organichu View Post
    Why don't you just start your day a bit earlier?
    rofl

    When I cant fall back asleep, i do just that.
    Last edited by Dkalban; 08-13-2008 at 04:18 AM.

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    that sucks by the way you have an awesome sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabrielle View Post
    that sucks by the way you have an awesome sig.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkalban View Post
    rofl

    When I cant fall back asleep, i do just that.
    Really, I'm not kidding. I used to start my day at a "normal" time (7-8 am) and ever since I started changing that my life got a lot better. Now I wake up on running days at 4:30 in the morning. It's fantastic.
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    I do now, but since right now Im home on vacation, I dont want to wake up the family, so I do quiet stuff (reading, computers, etc) until they are up enough for me to make breakfast and start working out without them yelling "QUIET DOWN!"

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    i love waking up early, as much as i hated at first. i wake up every day at 5. go to bed about 9 or 10 and have a small nap during the day and i'm good. i like to sleep til 10 or 12 on the weekends though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    i love waking up early, as much as i hated at first. i wake up every day at 5. go to bed about 9 or 10 and have a small nap during the day and i'm good. i like to sleep til 10 or 12 on the weekends though.
    Ive actually been napping too myself lately. And I wake around 5-5:30 like clockwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkalban View Post
    Ive actually been napping too myself lately. And I wake around 5-5:30 like clockwork.


    That might be the problem right there. Eliminate the naps and see if that helps your sleeping patterns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Songsangnim View Post
    That might be the problem right there. Eliminate the naps and see if that helps your sleeping patterns.
    Agreed. Naps really interrupt my ability to get a good nights rest.
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    I meant i wake up at 5:30am and nap in the afternoon to compensate for any lost sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyK View Post
    Agreed. Naps really interrupt my ability to get a good nights rest.
    Same here. I've been traingin early now, getting up around 4:15 or so and goign to bed at 10. If I take a nap or go back to bed after training... game over I'm up till midnight or later and might as well just stay up.

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    I still tend to fall asleep pretty easily and still get 8 hrs. Maybe its the fact i go to bed at 10 most nights. Thankfully, tomorrow being a rest day, im gonna sleep in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkalban View Post
    I still tend to fall asleep pretty easily and still get 8 hrs. Maybe its the fact i go to bed at 10 most nights. Thankfully, tomorrow being a rest day, im gonna sleep in!
    so, whats the problem then?

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    MAybe you just dont need as much sleep as your trying to get....
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    Im just not used yet to waking up at 5:30am and was wondering that when you guys started lifting if the saee thing happened or still happens to you. Maybe the workout makes you more robust and energetic, making a person to awake earler than planned?

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    Since I started working out my hands fall asleep more often. After chest/bi day I'll wake up a couple time in the middle of the night with parts of my hand numb. But you fall right back asleep after giving yourself a stranger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakeripple View Post
    Since I started working out my hands fall asleep more often. After chest/bi day I'll wake up a couple time in the middle of the night with parts of my hand numb. But you fall right back asleep after giving yourself a stranger...
    Dude, lately I have woken up with completely numb hands. Depending on which side i'm sleeping on, it will be completely numb. Any reason for this?
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    Getting bigger and the blood is being cut off when you sleep on those sides. It's not too big of a deal.

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    I usually get my whole arms numb if anything

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    I found this thread on tnation that might shed some light, it might be related to nerves being pinched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reko View Post
    I usually get my whole arms numb if anything
    I hate when I'm sleeping and I wake up to one of my limbs all numb. It always feels so weird like tickles/hurts if I move the limb in anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organichu View Post
    Really, I'm not kidding. I used to start my day at a "normal" time (7-8 am) and ever since I started changing that my life got a lot better. Now I wake up on running days at 4:30 in the morning. It's fantastic.
    I would do that if i didnt go to bed at 4 30 lol
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    I just wake up early, a bit sore, and thats about it. The early thing is the only thing that bothers me a bit (the sore part means im starting to get huge, so rest day (sat/sun) starts...now!)

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