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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

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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    Too much sleep?

    Can somone tell me the side effects of getting to much sleep? I currently work overnights at my job, and my sleep schedule is completely fugified.

    Sometimes ill work, get home, then hit the bed waking up around 8 at night. But once I wake up I feel drousy, foggy headed, and cant think straight. So I figured its a lack of food, right? Well I go and eat my breakfast (oatmeal, 2 scoops protien powder, glass of OJ, multivitamin, and a cup of strawberry yogart) thinking this would fix my problem. Well 4 hours pass, and still feel the same. So around 10 after my 2 meal, I figured I would take a LITTLE nap. I fall asleep at 10, and next thing I know its 5 in the morning, but I feel completely rested.

    Now this happens/has happened quite often since ive been working overnights. I just wanted to know the effects of this, and if there is any way I can correct this at all?

    I can get myself into a regular sleep pattern, but what seems to mess me up is when I HAVE to get something done during the day, I make myself stay up to get it done. I'll stay up to around 5 in the afternoon, then have to wake right back up at 8 to get ready for work.

    Is there anyone who has had similar experiences? If so, what did you do to work around having a night job?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    Last edited by BigBody85; 10-31-2005 at 03:53 AM.

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    When i was working nights i tended to sleep for 10 hours plus. This made me feel costantly drowsy. All i could suggest is making sure you get 8 hours and only 8. Also diet is very important here. Id up your carb intake and make sure to get ure oats in for breakfast as well as eating thru the night while at work.
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    i feel better getting less than 8 than I do when I get over 8... granted that waking up when you get less than 8 is a pain in the ass.
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    Oversleeping is very much a groggy, cloudy, uncoordinated experience. I avoid it.
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    Hahhahaha I'm totally on the other side of the fence. I love getting 9+ hours.

    But yeah if your sleep patterns get "chopped" up, it isn't as good for you as if you had just gotten one big block of sleep. At least that's what I've heard.
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    I usually like to go for about 10 hours if I can, but the past couple weeks I've been getting 12+. I really hate it because I know I don't need that much sleep and it wastes so much of my day.

    I've been trying to get into a more regular/reasonable sleep pattern lately by waking up at the same time every day and not taking any naps. It's hard to do at first, but it only takes a few days until you get used to it.
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    Jorge have you ever tried an alarm clock?
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    No, whats that?

    I meant it only takes a couple of days to get into a good sleep pattern.
    Last edited by Jorge Sanchez; 11-01-2005 at 08:43 AM.
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    In my psychology class they said it has something to do with Circadian Rhythyms.
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    I feel horrible if I get more than 8-9 hours.

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