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    Having trouble with Sleep schedule

    Am I doing too many exercises?
    I'm having trouble with my sleep schedule.
    I waking up at 4 AM every day and I was just able to get sleep again only 1h30 after waking up.
    Does that have something to do with my Cortisol levels?
    Maybe if I do exercises only every other day it's better for my sleep schedule and to only 1 Hour of it?
    Can someone help me here, give me some tips or just explain if my Exercise Routine is related to this 4 AM waking up night?
    I'm seriously thinking of just waking up and don't get back to bed because it's to bed to stay at bed 1:30H before getting into sleep again.

    #2
    One can see my training logs here:

    https://darebee.com/hive/logs/804498...ing-my-english

    I usually go for a 7KM morning Run and do the other exercises throughout the morning.
    I'm just taking Sunday off, it's that my mistake? should I do more day-offs?

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      #3
      Exercising in the evening or close to bedtime can affect your sleep, but generally I would think that working out hard should make you sleep better. You might look at other factors that affect sleep like caffeine, alcohol, napping, eating late, blue light, environmental sounds and lights, and (if you aren't eating meat and dairy) sufficient b12 intake. It'll take some testing to find the culprit.

      Something anecdotal but that friends have also tried and had success with is eating some goji berries during the day. They're naturally high in melatonin, which helps with sleep.

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        #4
        Personally I find that I sleep better when I exercise more, and I exercise every day. I think sunpetal's suggestions are really good!
        Also look at what is stressing you out in life, has something changed recently?

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          #5
          Some people claim overtraining could cause sleeping issues. How are you feeling aside from that? Any other things Anek and sunpetal have mentioned?

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            #6
            Originally posted by sunpetal View Post
            Exercising in the evening or close to bedtime can affect your sleep, but generally I would think that working out hard should make you sleep better. You might look at other factors that affect sleep like caffeine, alcohol, napping, eating late, blue light, environmental sounds and lights, and (if you aren't eating meat and dairy) sufficient b12 intake. It'll take some testing to find the culprit.

            Something anecdotal but that friends have also tried and had success with is eating some goji berries during the day. They're naturally high in melatonin, which helps with sleep.
            Hey, thanks for your reply.

            My workouts are all in the morning.
            Since I'm vegan I supplement B12, and In the last exam it was just fine.
            I don't consume caffeine or alcohol.
            And I'm not taking naps
            I eat around 8 pm and go to bed around 10 pm, is this schedule too bad?
            Yes the lights could be a problem, my window doesn't block all the light the comes from outside.

            Thanks for your tip about Goji berries, I'll take a look.

            I was thinking if I supplement magnesium my sleep would be better
            Last edited by Scienzia; September 15, 2021, 09:36 AM. Reason: workout in the morning

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              #7
              Taking a cold or warm shower before going to bed could help. Wearing a sleep mask, if there's too much light in your room. Sleeping naked might work. Installing a blue light filter on your computer/mobile device is something to try out. Magnesium is a good idea.

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                #8
                Originally posted by lofivelcro View Post
                Taking a cold or warm shower before going to bed could help. Wearing a sleep mask, if there's too much light in your room. Sleeping naked might work. Installing a blue light filter on your computer/mobile device is something to try out. Magnesium is a good idea.
                Awesome, Thanks for your tips!
                I'm not comfortable with those masks, I've tried one before...I'll see if I can install something in the wall above my window.
                I Bought some Magnesium, thanks! While waiting for it to arrive, I'll eat some sunflower seeds in my dinner, seems that they have some magnesium on it.

                Cold showers at what time before bed?

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                  #9
                  Good question about those cold showers. Try 30 minutes before and see how it work. You might have to experiment a little, if you feel comfortable with it.

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