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5/16/13 11:19 A

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Good luck. The previous poster is right, it may take some time for your body to get back into a rhythm. I would really make sure that you are eating enough, drinking enough, and if all is good there, and you aren't exercising right before (3 hours or so) bed, then I would seek some doctor's advice.

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5/14/13 3:01 P

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I hate those kind of nights too. I end up either waking up an hour before the alarm or can't go to sleep until 2am and then sleep past my alarm when I do.

Short of suggesting that you go see your doc to make sure everything is okay, it could be a couple things. First I am not a fan of supplements. Make sure you are not starving when you go to bed, but I don't suggest eating right before.

10 hours of sleep for a healthy person is a lot. I would suggest no more than 8. If you can't get to sleep w/i the first 30-45 minutes, get up for a change of scenery. At that point all you are doing is watching the clock tick. Stay up for about 30 minutes by reading or watching tv if you want. Then go back to bed. It works for me.

Try not to exercise closer than 3-4 hours before bed.

Also, you have only been at this for a month. If you've done years of "not taking care of you", it may take longer for your body to get into a real rhythm.

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5/14/13 2:38 P

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I was getting 7-10 hours of sleep a day for the past month. It was part of my life change and taking care of me. The past 2 nights I haven't slept more than 4 hours. It's NOT from lack of trying.

I'm going to bed between 11 pm and midnight. I lay awake in the dark for 3-4 hours and don't manage to fall asleep until between 3-5 am. I'm exhausted, grumpy, and it's harder and harder to find my motivation to exercise.

I've exercised almost daily for a month! I can't stop now, but I'm so tired.

I'm taking melatonin supplements already, and it's not helping. Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions for me? I need help!

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