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Old 10-22-2009, 11:20 AM   #11
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Re: Consistently Interrupted Sleep?

"nationwide epidemic of sleep problems lately"

Most people are chronically sleep deprived.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:09 PM   #12
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Re: Consistently Interrupted Sleep?

I have this problem also. I wake about every hour on the hour and it sucks. I normally CF in the mornings at 7 am but last week I went a couple times at 6 pm and I noticed that night I didn't wake as many times if at all. Might not be an option for you to switch PT time, I know cant do it every day. I tried all the remedies stated here earlier and they havent really helped. If you find anything that works post it because its kinda frustrating.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:36 PM   #13
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"nationwide epidemic of sleep problems lately"

Most people are chronically sleep deprived.
Source?

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The CDC reports that ~70M Americans have chronic sleep problems. Per Wikipedia, current population = 308M. This comes out to about 23%. A lot, maybe, but hardly "most people." Note also that this is "chronic sleep problems," not "chronically sleep deprived." Of the 70M reporting sleep problems, Forbes reports that about 46% of those were "not having their sleep needs met." If we keep it simple and say that those people are "chronically sleep deprived," which comes out to about 10.5% of the population, which is a LOT less than "most people."

I wouldn't argue that sleep is not a problem for many people - apparently sleep issues are up something like 18% since 2001. Dollars to donuts says the use of cell phones and wifi is up a heck of a lot more than that in that period of time, though, but I am, as usual, happy to entertain any evidence to the contrary.

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Old 10-22-2009, 12:54 PM   #14
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I have this problem also. I wake about every hour on the hour and it sucks. I normally CF in the mornings at 7 am but last week I went a couple times at 6 pm and I noticed that night I didn't wake as many times if at all. Might not be an option for you to switch PT time, I know cant do it every day. I tried all the remedies stated here earlier and they havent really helped. If you find anything that works post it because its kinda frustrating.
Have you been having this happen for a long time? If you have good insurance, a visit to a sleep specialist could be worthwhile. Depending on what they determine, they might have you do a sleep study to determine what is disturbing your sleep.

Good luck with it. Sleep problems are enough to wreck anybody - they certainly beat me into the ground.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:29 PM   #15
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Re: Consistently Interrupted Sleep?

I would not cross anything off the list.

While statistics are nice to look at, they never apply to individuals. That is based on their particular genetics. Now, the statistics may indicate that in any given sampling of individuals there would be the probability that X many would have that... but it obvious boils down to how the individual reacts.


Re sleep: it resets but depending on how much you woke up you can drop back into deeper phase sleep faster.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:59 PM   #16
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If you need and alarm to wake up you aren't giving yourself enough time to sleep. Ditch the caffeine and see what happens.
Gonna have to disagree with you on that one, Jamie. In the past (in another barracks), whether I got 5 hours or 9 hours of sleep, I'd need that alarm to get me going at 4:00 in the morning. There's nothing natural about waking up that early Anyways, I consistently allot 8-9 hours of sleep per night, with adequate energy/cals and to be honest, less CrossFit and intensive PT than I'm used to.

I'll start with the basics and work from there. Morning coffee gets put on the back burner starting tomorrow, and hopefully this weekend things improve a bit to allow me to tweak a little bit early next week.

Regarding ambient light in the room: my roommate and I solved that one earlier in the week, thinking it was light from outside. The room's pitch black to the point where getting up to go to the bathroom is a bit hazardous.

Interesting thought about the frequencies and stuff, Steven -- glad to see that you've come back to the boards since the last time I was able to routinely visit back in the day. Maybe I'll make a tin foil hat I'm at an air station, and odds are they won't move the entire flight line and radio towers so that I can get my beauty sleep

Thanks for the input, all.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:40 PM   #17
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Re: Consistently Interrupted Sleep?

ZMA. really. this stuff is amazing.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:42 AM   #18
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Re: Consistently Interrupted Sleep?

do you snore?

is it better sleeping on your side?
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