Lack of Sleep Consequences.

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  1. caribou

    caribou New Member

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    i get 7 hours a night 4 nights a week and on account of a second job, about about 4 hours the other 3 nights. Obviously, im tired after these low-sleep night, but im wondering what the consequences might be other than tiredness and a a less energetic work out. SHould i try and "make-up" on days when im not up late? Push on through?
     
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    It'll fuck you up basically. Your body will barely have time to repair itself from day to day wear and tear.
     
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    thanks for the response. so should i try and make up for lost sleep the day after?
     
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    I felt run down most of the time. I dont really think getting extra sleep on another day really makes a difference, at least it didn't to me. And I swear I just put on fat like crazy when I was bulking during this whole time, even when I did eat clean
     
  5. Oscar

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    It's pretty much the most important thing, healthwise, after food and water. your immune system willl be weaker, greater chance of all the major diseases etc
     
  6. AmCo

    AmCo Haters goin' Hate

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    If i get only a few hours of sleep at night, the next day I usually fall asleep very early. Or i make up for it during saturday and sunday and sleep for awhile.
     
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    I thought I read somewhere that its not really possible to 'bank' sleep..i.e. prepare for a short rested night by oversleeping the day before, and visa versa.

    I'll have to see if I can find that again
     
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    That's true. I work in a place where they run sleep studies and after speaking with a real sleep doctor, you'll learn a lot of the common myths about sleeping are flat out wrong.

    Drinking before bed makes you get crappy sleep. Background noise (music/tv) makes you get crappy sleep. You can't "save up rest" or make up for lost sleep the night before.
     
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    Lack of sleep is the reason I quit my last job. Was quite remarkable how much better I feel now that Im getting regular and uninterrupted sleep.
     
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    I've noticed that when i don't lift i'm able to run on much less sleep

    Now that i'm getting back into lifting, I can't function with less then 8 hours a night.....:wtc:
     
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    Can you elaborate on that? I usually fall asleep to music
     
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    yeah, im curious too
     
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    I'm not a sleep doctor, and I'm not a sleep tech, but I do know that working with doctors all the time will give you a better outlook on the dos/don'ts, especially if you show up to work beat on a regular basis.

    While you sleep, you can wake up multiple times every minute, and you don't even realize it. They aren't full awake/back asleep arousals, but I seem to remember hearing that 20-30 of these a minute is okay. The little interruptions that tv and music cause make you wake up much more often than that. Let me talk to one of the sleep guys here and see if they can elaborate a little bit more for me and I'll update this later.
     
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    Thank you kind sir. I might try music off tonight and see how it goes
     
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    I've emailed a few of the people here and I'll let you know what their response is. :bigthumb:
     
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    if i dont get atleast 8 hours of sleep before the next workout i feel very sluggish.
     
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    I've heard that the sounds keep your mind active which in turn does not allow you to completely rest.

    That why I HATE falling asleep to the TV and/or radio. My husband insists on it so I go to sleep everynight with earplugs and a blindfold. :o
     
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    I've been sleeping with a fan on for 3 or 4 years now, not blowing on me, just as background noise when I sleep. I notice it bigtime when I don't have it running, I can't tell if it's good or bad but it helps me get to sleep.
     
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    I hate it too..my wife loves turning on HBO On Demand at bed time and getting caught up in a movie, while I lay there miserable because I can't fall asleep. Drives me nuts.

    So lets swap. You and I can get some good rest. :naughtyd:
     
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    the past couple of weeks i started sleeping with no tv/music and i can honestly say i do feel more rested the next day
     
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    Set a timer or a playlist on your music so it stops playing shortly after you fall asleep. I've heard if you fall asleep much before 15 minutes after getting into bed that you aren't getting enough sleep.
     
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    That makes sense. Alcohol also messes with the REM part of the sleep (which is when you rest the most) so it might be something similar.
     
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    :werd:...you can have a sleep-deficit, but not a sleep-surplus.
     
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    I have major problems falling a sleep. Most of the time i put the tv on a timer and that works alright but sometimes i'll be laying in bed for hours trying to go to sleep. The only think that really seems to work is smoking a little weed before bed, but I don't really like to do that.
     
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    I'm running by a docs office tomorrow morning to grab the dos and don'ts list from her (the person I asked about the sleep stuff). I'll post it up here as soon as I have it.
     
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