I have a couple questions for anyone that could help please Spark Message me or reply to this post. I just started working out a couple of days ago because I just recovered from a foot injury resulting surgery so naturally, I have a lot of energy. When I say a lot, I mean for the past two nights, I've gotten 3 1/2 hours of sleep at the most and I'm fine throughout the whole day! I don't drink caffeine past noon. However; for the past two days that I started working out, I worked out at night, so I'm assuming that's what's making me restless? The first night I had trouble getting to sleep, last night I had trouble staying asleep. I used to take melatonin because it helps me sleep through the night and it's a natural sleep aid. But I heard that taking melatonin too much can mess up your natural melatonin in your body. Is this true? Also, I heard chamomile tea helps with sleep, does anyone know about that?
The more I practice good sleep hygiene the more sleep I get and when I ignore it, the reverse happens. Though this didn't use to be the case. So I think it is worth giving it a try and see if it works for you.
If you always do what you always did... You always get what you always got!
213 Days since: Sporadic exercise
Fitness Minutes: (67,845) Posts: 3,928 8/5/11 9:25 P
Depending on how long you have had your sleep issues, has everyone heard of "Sleep Hygiene"?? It has to do with making an environment that is conducive to sleep- Dark, cool, quiet. No reading, TV, etc. Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. Look it up. It sounds wonderful, if you think it will work for you, please give it a shot. Not my cup of tea and certainly not my sleep recipe either but like someone said- WE ALL NEED SLEEP so, rest well my friends!!
Dedication weighs ounces, regret weighs tons!
current weight: 150.0
Fitness Minutes: (67,845) Posts: 3,928 8/3/11 9:41 A
i thank that a good night sleep is very important. i just don't get enough of it and so i'm seeing a psy. for that and see if something can be done for me. i have went to a sleep lab and have some sleeping aids which is helping some what.
To me, I think that sleep is an important part of life. When you get a good nights sleep, you can wake up full of energy to accomplish the tasks at hand. When I use to stay up all night, I would sleep all day and that made the day seem so long. Now I sleep for 8 to 9 hours each night and so I think that everyone should sleep like babies at night and not worry about what they have to do the next day. Take it day by day. I am setting a new sleep goal for myself and see how well I can do for the next 2 weeks, I will be going to bed at 12:00 a.m my time every night and then go on the computer the next morning to read my spark mail.
Live life to the fullest because you never know when it will throw you a curve ball. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” “You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.”
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.