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LJR4HEALTH's Photo LJR4HEALTH Posts: 33,174
5/18/12 8:04 A

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3 to 4 hours before bedtime maybe to close for you I finish my workouts by 6 & 7 PM and hit the sack midnight that gives me a 5 to 6 hour window to unwind usually I'm done by 6PM the latest otherwise I don't sleep either

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5/17/12 9:14 P

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Check at your library for the book, I Can Make You Sleep by Paul Makenna. He uses mild hypnosis to help you relax. You put on the ear buds, lay back and relax. Next thing you know, it is morning! I swear he is amazing!
He also has one called I Can Make You Thin, which really helped me to lose weight. I used to listen to it every day, but now find I can just listen to him if I get off track with my eating, and it seems to help me reset my perspective.

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5/17/12 1:25 P

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yes indeed. this has happened to me.

I don't exercise at night because it gives me a lot of energy.
Energy=wide awake msot of the night.

Eating within your calorie budget is not always the solution. Are those calories healthful calories or jut calories in general. We are what we eat. No caffiene or chocolates or sodas and you should be good to go.

Increae the protein and lowcarbing in your meals. Like good fruits and veggies and the best of proteins.

Anything sweet and sugary will keep youa wake as well



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5/17/12 1:14 P

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that's a tough one to be sure but i battle sleep all the time. I have not found anything that works constantly course I have not really used any one thing consistently so go figure *chuckles* but I don't think there is any one answer for me. its a combo of things, getting enough exercise during the day, winding down at the end of the day with no internet no tv no video games just relaxing before bed. Its also important for my room to be dark and cool, I bought a sleeping mask to make sure I am in total darkness. But when i get sleep deprived even a little it ripples through my whole life, someone said it takes a long time to recover from lack of sleep, i don't remember how long but its more than just getting one good nights rest from what i understand. Keep trying new things till you find what works for you :) the only thing i can say is that its a process not an event, sleep maintenance is on ongoing quest for me :) I dont think this helped i am sorry i could not be more helpful

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5/17/12 1:05 P

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You might also try a hot bath, quiet music, or a good book. Maybe you need a little time tounwind.

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5/17/12 12:52 P

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I often have a sleeping issue, and I find reading before going to sleep really helps.

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5/17/12 12:40 P

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Oh wow, a small bit of wine is a great idea! And no, I generally workout about 3-4 hours before bedtime which shouldn't be too bad...

Thanks!

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5/17/12 11:37 A

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I sleep better when I work out. But when I do have an issue with getting to sleep (happens a few times a year ) I have found that about 3 oz of red wine will do the trick in 15minutes. The grape has been my insomnia cure for over a decade now.


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5/17/12 10:40 A

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I have had problems sleeping.. mostly from hot feet or just being hot at night.. exercise has helped but i never exercise to late at night.. and i am a morning person so i am always going to bed early.. there is teas to drink and also warm baths help too..!

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5/17/12 8:20 A

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Try melatonin. It has worked for me in the past.

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5/17/12 7:50 A

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I have it sometimes but I am feeling good. Most of the time is opposite.

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5/17/12 7:47 A

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hmmm...No, workouts make me sleep peacefully...

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5/17/12 7:43 A

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yes, I have more energy and I stay up later

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LJR4HEALTH's Photo LJR4HEALTH Posts: 33,174
5/17/12 7:15 A

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No just the opposite if I get my workouts in I sleep like a baby how many hours before you go to bed are you exercising? Maybe you are working out ot close ot bed time Just a thought

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5/17/12 6:59 A

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I've found that whenever I start working out hard-core and eating within the reccomended calorie range to lose weight, I simply can't fall asleep.

When I don't get sleep, it seems like a cloud is hanging over me. I just haven't been able to fall asleep before midnight these days and it leads to total self-sabotage.

Does anyone else have this issue, and have you found any solutions?

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