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Old 09-28-2008, 06:51 AM   #31
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Re: Why can't I sleep?

Charles, my guess is overtraining/underrecovery. It seems like as you've taken some easier days of working out (and your body has started to catch up and recover), you've been sleeping better. For me, mood swings and trouble sleeping are the two major symptoms that pop up when I start running myself ragged (either through training or some other stressor).

One trick that has helped me fall asleep (even when I wake up and can't seem to get back to sleep) is to focus specifically on my breathing. I close my eyes and concentrate on each breath, sometimes I count each one as well when my brain is really active.

Good luck! Keep us in the loop!

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Old 09-29-2008, 06:41 AM   #32
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Re: Why can't I sleep?

If you are training 3 days on/1 day off, try going 2 on/1 off instead.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:05 PM   #33
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Re: Why can't I sleep?

Haven't read the 4 pages of this post but a sugestion that helped me was to to eat within 2 hours of going to bed.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:21 PM   #34
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Re: Why can't I sleep?

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Charles, my guess is overtraining/underrecovery. It seems like as you've taken some easier days of working out (and your body has started to catch up and recover), you've been sleeping better. For me, mood swings and trouble sleeping are the two major symptoms that pop up when I start running myself ragged (either through training or some other stressor).

One trick that has helped me fall asleep (even when I wake up and can't seem to get back to sleep) is to focus specifically on my breathing. I close my eyes and concentrate on each breath, sometimes I count each one as well when my brain is really active.

Good luck! Keep us in the loop!

- Alex
Yeah, my guess is I got a little bit behind on my sleep (entirely my fault,) and that's what accelerated the whole overtraining/under-recovery cycle.

On a side note: Congratulations on the engagement!

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If you are training 3 days on/1 day off, try going 2 on/1 off instead.
I'm just kinda listening to my body right now. Some 2/1 some 3/1 and even 1/1 if that what feels right.

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Haven't read the 4 pages of this post but a sugestion that helped me was to to eat within 2 hours of going to bed.
I've been doing that for a while, I'm pretty sure that is a helpful contributor.

Sleep as a whole is vastly improved. I've gone from waking upwards of 7 times a night to 1 or 2. Hell, there have been a couple nights that I've slept all the way through.

Next step is better curtains.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:17 AM   #35
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On a side note: Congratulations on the engagement!
THANKS! I just can't wait to get back home and be with her! She's a damn trooper for putting up with this nonsense...

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Sleep as a whole is vastly improved. I've gone from waking upwards of 7 times a night to 1 or 2. Hell, there have been a couple nights that I've slept all the way through.
This is great news. It looks like you figured it out.

Now just don't let it happen again.

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Old 10-02-2008, 04:05 AM   #36
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Now just don't let it happen again.
I'm sure it will at some point, but at least I can keep improving.
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