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    Need Help Sleeping


    I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping at night. Last night I got home from work at 12 am and did not fall asleep until 4 am. After 4 am. I woke up at least a dozen times. Difficulty sleeping has always been normal for me but last night was the worse ever.

    Does anyone have any recommendations? I had such a great leg workout and a night of bad sleep does no justice for me.

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    What is your occupation? Do you find yourself wound up and thinking about thinking when you're trying to sleep? Doing some deep breathing exercises or something to take your mind off your long day might help you relax and get to bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    What is your occupation? Do you find yourself wound up and thinking about thinking when you're trying to sleep? Doing some deep breathing exercises or something to take your mind off your long day might help you relax and get to bed.
    I work security in a private hospital. Yesterday was a positive day and went smoother than ever. I must always watch TV to sleep and it must be extremely quiet. Any background noise will keep me up all night, even rain drops. I try to rewind after work by jumping on the forum and eating a bowl of cottage cheese. I am thinking of trying a supplement or going as far as seeing a doctor.
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    You ever tried sleeping with ear plugs? They would drown out any background noise for sure. I used to have to sleep with a pair in when I worked on a drilling vessel a few years back.
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    In addition to earplugs, you could leave a fan blowing softly for some background noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texaswolf View Post
    You ever tried sleeping with ear plugs? They would drown out any background noise for sure. I used to have to sleep with a pair in when I worked on a drilling vessel a few years back.
    I have been using cotton balls. I will grab a pair of good earplugs from the engineer department at the hospital. See if that does the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    In addition to earplugs, you could leave a fan blowing softly for some background noise.
    The fan is a good suggestion. Also have you tried zma or zmk?
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    Melatonin, ZMA and GABA are supplements that can help you getting a deeper sleep but will not help you falling asleep, I notice when I go the gym I normally fall asleep right way, good luck on getting your sleep back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta Force View Post
    Melatonin, ZMA and GABA are supplements that can help you getting a deeper sleep but will not help you falling asleep, I notice when I go the gym I normally fall asleep right way, good luck on getting your sleep back
    I have tried ZMA in the past and I slept better. I just picked up a couple sets of ear plugs and will purchase some Melatonin soon.

    Has anyone noticed difficulty in sleeping on a leg day?
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    I use to have the same problems..If you sleep pattern is not consistant that could also be a big problem. I recommend cycling melatonin and benadryl (2 weeks on one then switch to the other for 2 weeks). I was taking melatonin every day for over a month and I started developing some side effects like minor depression and irritability which is very unusual for me so I found switching sleep aids helps for that.

    I also recomend buying melatonin in the 1mg tabs instead of the 3mg or 5mg..Males only need 150 micrograms of melatonin to help them sleep so 3mg or 5mg would be over dosing and could cause the side effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC7051 View Post
    I use to have the same problems..If you sleep pattern is not consistant that could also be a big problem. I recommend cycling melatonin and benadryl (2 weeks on one then switch to the other for 2 weeks). I was taking melatonin every day for over a month and I started developing some side effects like minor depression and irritability which is very unusual for me so I found switching sleep aids helps for that.

    I also recomend buying melatonin in the 1mg tabs instead of the 3mg or 5mg..Males only need 150 micrograms of melatonin to help them sleep so 3mg or 5mg would be over dosing and could cause the side effects.
    Another day of bad sleep. This time it was not as bad. Instead of 4 am it was 3 am and had to wake up for a meeting at 7 am. I am going to Costco today and will buy melatonin and also look into benadryl.
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    If my brain won't shut down, I pick up a book. I focus on reading and it takes my mind off everything else going on and usually fall asleep pretty quick. I have gotten up in the morning with the light still on and the book in the floor.
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