For the past 2 months I have been working out in the evening (8:00 PM - 9:00 PM) and am finding it difficult to sleep until 2:30 - 3:00 AM. I feel exhausted and tired from the workout but cannot fall asleep no matter how hard I try. Once I fall asleep I sleep without any interruptions for 7-8 hours.
Late sleeping hours are affecting my schedule and also the time after the workout (9 PM - 3 AM) is spent in an unproductive, tired and sleepless state. Are heavy workouts not supposed to be tiring and sleep inducing ?
I am going to start using ZMA to see if it helps. Any suggestions as to how to ensure sleep after heavy workouts would be appreciated.
Thread: Unable to sleep after workout
07-27-2011, 11:30 PM #1
Unable to sleep after workout
07-28-2011, 12:49 AM #2
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Heavy workouts are supposedd to be tiring. But that's it. You place a lot of stress on the body, so it is probably more alert. Do you eat after your workout? If you don't, do so. Do you have a bedtime routine? Maybe a little pre-sleep yoga to relax you?First time order at iHerb.com? I got this discount code: EKE466. Will give you 10,- off on any order over 40$, 5 on any order under..
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07-28-2011, 07:20 AM #5
Good luck to you! Losing sleep sux.~ Body - Mind - Spirit ~
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I'm the exact same way. When I was younger I could train late at night and go home and sleep like a baby.
I can't workout after about 7pm. Otherwise, I'm up all night. Nighttime is for your body slowing down and getting into that 'sleepy' state. Cortisol lowers and all that. A hardcore workout revs up the cortisol, making it difficult to sleep.
Can you change the time you workout to earlier in the day?Romans 8:24, 'We were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?'.
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I have a similar problem too. I have a young son, I am not able to work out before I had to my job, and once I get home from work, I have to tend to the house/family and the only time I get to go is after everyone is in bed (after 9ish). My body is exhausted but my head is racing. I know it probably won't work for everyone, but I watch boring TV. I am learning a lot about history and science LoL! The monotonous voices and the dull topics usually put me right to sleep!
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