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    Trouble sleeping

    I have had insomnia for more than a year now. Anyone else have this problem?? That's one of the reasons I started working out...but after a month (Maybe that's not long enough) I still can't initiate sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavereater
    I have had insomnia for more than a year now. Anyone else have this problem?? That's one of the reasons I started working out...but after a month (Maybe that's not long enough) I still can't initiate sleep.
    Look at aka23's journal, he is an insomniac, and documents his sleeping habits, and what he uses to help his sleep on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavereater
    I have had insomnia for more than a year now. Anyone else have this problem?? That's one of the reasons I started working out...but after a month (Maybe that's not long enough) I still can't initiate sleep.
    i also have this problem it comes and goes with me but i've had sleeping problems for the last 10 yrs.
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    infusions lime blossom and californian poppy have a sedative effect this all helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalahG
    Look at aka23's journal, he is an insomniac, and documents his sleeping habits, and what he uses to help his sleep on a daily basis.
    will look up on aka23's journal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    will look up on aka23's journal!
    I will too. My doc wanted to give me some pills but I had meds. Anybody do the warm milk thing!?

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    Valerian root can kinda help. It's cheap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavereater
    I will too. My doc wanted to give me some pills but I had meds. Anybody do the warm milk thing!?
    warm milk with honey yes i drink that as well

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    what's your schedule like? Do you get up early on a daily basis? Lot's of stress? I had insomnia for 2 years. I developed a schedule of getting up early and not over sleeping so I would be tired at night. Also I started taking melatonin. It seemed to help. Also my stress and anxiety level arent as high as they used to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynis
    what's your schedule like? Do you get up early on a daily basis? Lot's of stress? I had insomnia for 2 years. I developed a schedule of getting up early and not over sleeping so I would be tired at night. Also I started taking melatonin. It seemed to help. Also my stress and anxiety level arent as high as they used to be.
    waynis i get up every morning at 4 i have clients for 5.30 am train my clients usually 3 to 4 in the morning then myself and then i work from home my days can get stressful but i try to sleep everyday in the week at the same time usually around 10to 10.30pm sometimes nap for 1 hr if i have the time i'm getting better with sleep but not 100%

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    ummm, wht is insomnia exactly?
    i sumtimes get troble sleepin too, there seems to b no pattern, but it seems like it takes me ages some nights...
    might sound silly, and hard to answer, but how long do u think it takes the average person to get to sleep?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by haz
    ummm, wht is insomnia exactly?
    i sumtimes get troble sleepin too, there seems to b no pattern, but it seems like it takes me ages some nights...
    might sound silly, and hard to answer, but how long do u think it takes the average person to get to sleep?!?
    insomia is difficulty falling asleep,restless sleep, disturbed sleep,caused also by anxiety or stress well i'm no expert to tell you but i think as soon as you hit your bed you should fall asleep quite fast but i'm not to sure as for myself it can take up to 30 mins to 45 until i fall asleep but i have restless nights sometimes keeps me up

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    waynis i get up every morning at 4 i have clients for 5.30 am train my clients usually 3 to 4 in the morning then myself and then i work from home my days can get stressful but i try to sleep everyday in the week at the same time usually around 10to 10.30pm sometimes nap for 1 hr if i have the time i'm getting better with sleep but not 100%
    so at most your getting 6 hours of sleep a night? YOur a personal trainer? Getting up that early is not easy for anyone and can definetly throw sleep schedules. Your body might be storing energy cause you have such a long day and it releases it while you try to sleep. What's your diet like.. like 4 hours before you go to bed? any caffiene?
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    i get about 6 hrs ya and it's hard getting up at 4 for sure and yes i'm a trainer i eat about 5 meals a day split them up around 3 hrs before i go to bed i'll have some soya milk fruit caffeine one in the morning and i can't resist a vanilla latte after i train

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    your body might be storing energy cause 6 hours of sleep isn't always enough for everyone. If you can try to go to bed maybe a 930 or to try to get your body in that mode that might help. Definetly limit caffiene after lunch hours. Take some melatonin tablets. That has helped me. from 1-10 how would you consider your stress level?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynis
    your body might be storing energy cause 6 hours of sleep isn't always enough for everyone. If you can try to go to bed maybe a 930 or to try to get your body in that mode that might help. Definetly limit caffiene after lunch hours. Take some melatonin tablets. That has helped me. from 1-10 how would you consider your stress level?
    waynis i get to the gym lets say around 9 am depending on how many clients get done by 10 10.20 the latest then i have my coffee it's still morning i never have coffee in the afternoons never i'll try to nap for 1 hr but not always but i do take little breaks in btwn since i work from home i go off cook take a little break from the pc like 15 mins and get back and start it all depends on how much work i have sometimes when i'm not to busy i'll sleep at 9 but just these couple of weeks have been a hectic but doesn't happen all the time

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    on the stress level i would say 4 to 5 depending again what load i have

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    hmm. could be lacking release of melatonin in your brain. Exercise a few hours before you go to bed can keep you up but im guessing you exercise mid afternoon. Sometimes a nap during the day can disrupt your sleep at night. Any issues with lights or bright colors in your room? this can distract sleep. I turned my alarm clock around and i sleep better cause the lights not beaming on my eyes no more. Try keeping your room pitch black. Also is your bed comfortable? sometimes thats a issue.

    I reallly recommend taking tablets of melatonin. It kinda resets your body's clock. It helped me alot. I still take it every night before bed. I seem to have a deeper sleep pattern now. It can't hurt you in anyway as it's natural in the body.
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    i train always in the morning the lights are fine in my room and my bed is super np with that and when i do nap it's usually around 12 but it's rare that i do nap and i'll try the pills you recommended thanx waynis

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    no problem.. also look a chamamile tea. NOt sure if i spelled it right but it looks something like that i think.lol... it's suppost to calm you down. It's usually a good remedy to give to hyper active children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavereater
    I have had insomnia for more than a year now. Anyone else have this problem?? That's one of the reasons I started working out...but after a month (Maybe that's not long enough) I still can't initiate sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aoeteroa
    Choke the chicken man, beats every drug/pill in the book!
    Gotta a lady to take care of that...but still...I don't get to sleep. It's so un-natural for a guy not to wanna go RIGHT to bed after sex

    Anyway, I have stress...I don't have a regular sleep pattern because I don't have a regular work pattern either. I own 2 schools in Japan...sometimes I get their at 10am...sometimes at 3pm. It all depends. I don't get home till about 11pm on nonwork out nights...and around 12am ON workout nights. THEN, I get on here and post...post...look at porn...and post a little more.

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    dont mean to sound obscene..

    but masturbation ive been told calms you down.. although thats kinda gross every time b4 u go to bed u masturbate...........

    - just a suggestion

    try it... doesnt harm any 1

    sex gives you a mental high, masturbation is different.
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    lol. wack it much? If your that good with yourself to put you to bed that is not something to be proud of
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