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2006/07/07 10:11:53 (permalink)

Sleeping

I've been training for six weeks now and 've started finding it difficult to get to sleep on my off days. On workout days I fall asleep as soon as I get into bed but really struggle on off days. I couldn't get to sleep until 2am this morning.

Any one else ever find this or am I just been stupid? It's probably all in my head.
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    RE: Sleeping 2006/07/07 10:37:29 (permalink)
    Yes, I have the same problem. I went to my doc & got some Ambien. Imo, its one of the best non-narcotic sleeping aids, but you'll only want to use it when getting a full 8 hrs of sleep is critical since you don't want to become dependent on it.
    Sleeping aids are mainly used for restoring a normal sleep pattern over a short-term as opposed to "maintaining" over a long-term.

    Depending on your situation, it might be something you could look into, but do so only after you've exhausted all of the other options(i.e. diet, habits, etc.).
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    RE: Sleeping 2006/07/07 13:50:50 (permalink)
    maaaaaan, I thought I was the only one. Im a bum at the moment too, no uni, work etc etc and I still find it hard to sleep on days off gym. Dont know why, could be the heat or humidity I guess.

    Its not stupid at all mate, I personally wouldnt use a sleeping aid but if I was working and stuff, then I would.

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    RE: Sleeping 2006/07/08 01:05:56 (permalink)
    I'm going to tough it out without pills I think. Probably the best thing to do is stay away from the PC at night or else I'll spend 3 hours reading stuff on MT and read a book before going to bed. I tried reading a muscle mag but that just made me want to go to the gym!!!
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    RE: Sleeping 2006/07/08 01:07:26 (permalink)
    I have trouble sleeping anyway, but the heat makes it unbearable maybe it's that?
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    RE: Sleeping 2006/07/08 01:13:17 (permalink)
    Try Nytol - not the herbal one, the one the pharmacist gives. Its good, and is basically just an old fashioned type on anti-histamine, the type they used in the 70's that cured your hayfever but sent you straight to sleep!!


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