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.
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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!!
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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.
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