Hi all I'm back and this caught my eye. I also have insomnia and stay up until 2 or 3 am. Sometimes on rare occations I can go to bed at 12 or 1am. I have always been a night time muncher but as of this recent start with SP. I am limiting my snacks to one and only one and a lite one at that. They say if you have to much heavy food on your stomach that will also prevent sleep. I have always been one who could drink a pot of coffee and go to sleep. lol Unfortunatly as I get older I do notice it hipes me a little more late at night. So I limit myself to 1 pot a day and then I drink my ice water. I might add I also use 1/2 caff coffee. Now still when I'm tired I can crash in my chair even with my grbabies running around, like I did today. lol Now I know about ADHD, as my son and 2 of my grkids have it, caffine usually calms them down. Fibro can give many symptoms of which I have just about all of them. lol I also have many other health problems which don't help with my sleep issues. I hope you can find some relief. My advice would be to not eat so late and drink non-caffinated beverages and see how that works.
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Unless you're ADHD, it sounds to me like maybe it's affecting you more than you're aware of... And if you ARE ADHD, caffeine will put you to sleep just as surely as a sleeping pill would--my brother was ADHD, and could only drink coffee or cola at bedtime, because it mellowed him out so much he found it hard to keep his eyes open! LOL
Maybe you fall asleep easy enough, but you DID say you have sleep problems... and you're waking in the middle of the night too. Why don't you try an experiment by cutting all caffeine from dinner time until breakfast for two or three weeks, and see if that makes a difference in the quality of your sleep time?
Just a thought...
Here are a few articles that also may be useful... they've been posted on other discussions and blogs any number of times, but a review is never a bad idea...lol
Hi Sheri, I to have sleeping problems. Most times I can get about 4 hours but not very often. I tend to sleep 4 on 4 off. I will have a late night snack so that when I am up at 2-3 o'clock I have my coffee and that is all. I hope the late night snack works for you and still keeps you in your calorie range.
good luck to you carol
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i have had a lot of trouble sleeping so have resorted to a sleeping aid. We had trialed several and finally found one that gives me a solid 4 hours. I don't go to bed until about 1 AM, asleep at 2 AM and my first time awake is 6 or 7AM but I don't get up until about 8 or 8;30 due to morning fatigue (that's not a residual from the sleeping aid). I relax so that I don't get into the snacking before breakfast:) I do have a late night/before bed snack of a banana every night and that certainly helps.
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Definitely!!! For other reasons, I also find myself awake around the same time in the night, and when I'm hungry, I'll sometimes make myself a large fruit salad(YUM!) or have a Greek yogurt. My favorite is the Chobani raspberry, but it's too sweet for me, so I make sure I have a quart of the plain Greek yogurt on hand and add a few ounces of that to a single serve raspberry yogurt, and that not only cuts the sweetness, but gives me a meal sized snack that's very filling! Did you know that Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt?
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One of my biggest problems is having an irregular daily schedule. I tend to be awake / sleep in 4-5 hr intervals throughout a 24 hr cycle. Because I have a child in the home I get up and I go to bed at "normal" times, but I always wake up around 2:00 AM when my pain medication wears off. Then I'm up for at least 2 hrs because it takes about 60 minutes for me to get relief from my meds... by then I'm usually well into a movie, working on Jewelry, or online. Sometimes I don't go back to sleep until 5:00 AM, Then my kid wakes me up at 8:00 Grrrr! I make up for the lost nightly sleep by taking a 2 hr nap every day, and sometimes a short cat nap before dinner time. It's a difficult schedule to be on, but unfortunately, this is what my mind & body does!!
The middle of the night has been my binge time! Not really a full on binge, but this is when I crave a large sandwich or a large dessert!
Does anyone have insomnia or night time issues like this? I'm wondering how I can manage this so I don't blow my nutrition in the early morning hrs. I'm thinking of adding an extra meal that I can have daily at 2:00 AM to keep me on track.
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