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Mental Note: Do Not Sit on Couch After Dinner

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

So I get home after going to the gym and working a 10+ hour day (including commute) and do a little housework, eat some dinner. Then I get the great idea to relax. "Just for a minute," I say. But is it ever REALLY a minute? Nope, within 5 minutes I'm dead asleep on the couch. Usually before 8 o'clock. I need to stop doing this! It's getting in the way of my Sparktime and that simply is not OK, lol. My perfect login streak is now out the window. On top of this I randomly wake up between 1 and 2 in the morning in a panic because I don't know what time it is which I'm assuming isn't good for my body.

As I mentioned in blogs long ago, I sleep way too much and too often, and will fall asleep anytime anywhere, sometimes in the middle of a conversation. I've been to a sleep lab/neurologist but no one has any answers for me other than it's not sleep apnea or narcilepsy. Does anyone have any ideas on how to stay energized? I've started working out and recently added green tea to my daily intake so I'm hoping this will help in time but as of yet doesn't seem to be.

Brief update: Aside from wellness goals, I've been on track with my other goals, eating and working out as I had intended. I did not go to the gym this morning as my body is too sore so I'm giving it a rest but will do squats and lunges after I post this blog.

Happy Hump Day!
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CHANY009 1/8/2014 5:11PM

    I used to have this! I would come home and sleep for about 2 hours before dinner and then go to sleep at 10 and get up at 7. I finally went to the doctor and she said my iron was too low and was making me tired! I'd recommend getting a blood test!

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HOTDEENOW 1/8/2014 10:03AM

    Maybe have a cup of coffee after your workout :)

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STODD251 1/8/2014 8:22AM

    Hmmm.. I wish I knew what to say to help you. I haven't personally experienced this sort of problem, but it sounds like you're working pretty hard all day long so I understand why your body is tired. I wonder if there is maybe some sort of activity you can plan to do instead to keep yourself awake until a more reasonable bedtime. I know there are days I fall asleep at 8, but usually I wait until 9 or 10. I hope that you find an answer to this problem!

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