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1/7/12 11:25 A

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Thanks for all the help. It seems it was a a temporary issue thank God!
I didn't give up my chamomile but I did cut back on my water the last couple of hours before bed.
Now I am sleeping better than ever! emoticon

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1/6/12 12:07 A

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I have trouble sleeping if I do any energetic exercising in the evening. However that is when I have the most time to exercise, so I try to spend as much time as I do energetic exercise doing a relaxing exercise it helps calm me down and cool me off. I do yoga, Tai Chi, or just stretch. I did my first hot yoga class tonight and I am so ready for bed. If that doesn't work try reading or a quiet mind numbing activity to calm you down.

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1/5/12 4:15 A

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As the Danes say...

"There is no such thing as bad weather; just bad clothing"

Let us know what you think of Leela and how the rest goes:)



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1/4/12 6:44 P

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I just downloaded the demo for Leela. I haven't played with it much but it sounds like it will be interesting. I'll try that or yoga instead of the tea for a couple of days.
We have talked about taking walks but each time we talked about doing it that day it rained. It rains most of the winter here, and spring and fall lol.

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1/4/12 12:12 P

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Maybe cutting out the tea before sleep will help - even if it's just to reduce that extra bit of fluid from your system before bed time? If you've been taking it for some time then I imagine that it may take a while to get used to being without (withdrawal)?

As for Kinect:) well maybe do some of the yoga exercises before bed? Or maybe Leela might be useful in place of the tea? Both are relaxation things. Failing that a good book is good to do.

I often wonder if TV (LED or trad. Cathode ray) are bad before bed as they give a lot of bright light and also cause your brain to behave different; ok - this is just information gleamed from various scientific sources and nothing for sure but it might be worth researching?

A good walk outside is always a great way to get fresh air and exercise - is this a possibility to try?



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1/4/12 11:30 A

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Thanks for all the replies! I've been doing the bulk of my working out in the morning. Then after diner S.O, and I will do 30 minutes of sports or adventure. He likes the bowling so we do that most of the time.
I drink one glass of soda when I get up. The rest of the time I usually drink water and then my chamomile tea before bed. Maybe taking a break from the tea is a good idea. I wake up to go to the bathroom and spend the next several hours trying to go to sleep but thinking about kinect games or how great these spark pages are. I'm just so excited to finally find a way to get moving that I don't dread and these pages are really what I need!

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1/4/12 7:57 A

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Hi Kim!!!!

Everyone's body is different.

I personally can't do any exercise past 9am or I won't fall asleep well past midnight. I think it's a throwback from many years if swim team as a teen.

Yvonne ;-)

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
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1/4/12 3:54 A

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Kim

How much coffee/tea/soda type stuff do you drink during the day? Also when do you do your exercise? What do you do before sleep (watch TV, read a book, etc)?

I know that sometimes I have problems with sleeping after exercise - certainly if it's within a 3 hour time frame of wanting to go to sleep. Maybe change the time of exercise? Maybe stop with the chamomile tea and other things for a while - get them out of your system?

Some questions and suggestions:) I hope you find them useful.

Chris



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1/4/12 12:20 A

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Hi Kim....I don't have any suggestions at all but wanted to welcome you

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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1/4/12 12:15 A

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I had trouble going to sleep all of my life. I fianally solved it when I found chamomile tea and the Pure Sleep app by ambiscience. I've only been working out for 3 days but I can't stay asleep now. I go to sleep easy enough but then I wake up about 2:00 or 2:30 in the morning and either can't go back to sleep or it takes me hours to go back to sleep.
I'm not going to stop working out with kinect but I would sure love some solutions if anyone has them
thanks
Kim

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