Troubles sleeping, looking for advice

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  1. Joshua

    Joshua ambition over everything OT Supporter

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    Hey guys,

    When I started working out I was at 269lbs, last weigh in was July 1st down to 260lbs and my next is August 1st. I've been working out 5 days a week, sometimes 7 and while I feel great my body just won't chill the fuck out at night and goto sleep.

    I'm spending all my night tossing and turning and its really fucking me up. Work out in the morning, work out at night, doesn't matter body is just juiced that its finally working on coming out of this fat fuck stage and won't chill.

    Monday through Friday I basically end up running off like 3 to 4 hours of sleep and when Fri night hits I don't have the energy to hit the gym and just sort of chill out until I crash then end up sleeping for 12-13 hours on Friday night.

    Suggestions? Hoping maybe someone else has had the same kind of experience.

    ty
     
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    you taking stims or thermos or just dieting?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    melatonin
    l-theanine
    valerian root
    magnesium
     
  4. Joshua

    Joshua ambition over everything OT Supporter

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    Only thing I'm taking is a multi-vitamin and my meals are pretty straight forward. Oatmeal for breakfest every morning, sandwhich for lunch, some sort of light dinner. Insert bananas and apples through out the day and a bunch of water and thats generally my daily gig in term of food.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Get liquid melatonin and put it under your tongue before bed. That'll knock you out.
     
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    I'm right there on it too bro, i get a solid 5.5 hours sleep a night (not really solid b/c i wake up on and off etc..) 6 if i'm super lucky. Which would be fine but i usually lay there with my eyes closed for a good 1.5-2, sometimes even 3 hours before i can slip away.

    where do you get liquid melatonin? whats if you take it and only get 5-6 hours sleep, gonna be a zombie the next day? Is it habit forming?
    Sorry if these are stupid questions, just never heard of the stuff before i started visiting F&N.
     
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    Joshua ambition over everything OT Supporter

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    Glad to hear someone is in the same boat. Its fucking killing me. Really makes the 9-5 suck that much worse.
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    So this really works? Where does one obtain it?

    I bought some p7 from anafit hoping that would work, but it does nothing for me. I am in the exact same boat as the original poster and it sucks. I have an impossible time falling asleep and even more staying asleep.
     
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    I take anywhere from 3 - 5, 3mg melatonin pills if I'm having trouble falling asleep. knocks me out.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    I've always gotten it at a good health food store or just Whole Foods. Liquid form works fastest.
     
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    Joshua ambition over everything OT Supporter

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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    fucker...beat me...also passion flower, and skull cap
     
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    realize that melatonin works by mimicing your body's natural production, so taking "more" will actually be less effective.

    From what I've read, ~500 mcg (yes, 1/2 g) is the dose you should be aiming for, I found Trader Joe's to be pretty effective for me (just taking 1), makes me drowsy in 30-60 minutes. Low light helps.
     
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    Natrol melatonin at Walmart. You can get 3 mg or 5 mg capsules, and its fairly cheap. (purple bottle)

    I dont use it every night, for fear of dependancy (though its claimed there is none) but when I know Ill have trouble getting to sleep, it works amazingly.
     
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    Gonna stop and pick some up tonight and give it a shot. Thank you everyone for the advice
     
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    keep me posted joshua
     
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    Joshua ambition over everything OT Supporter

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    Thank you for that link

    Unfortunately, a bit deceptive
    haha
    Sleep enhancement in healthy people0.1 to 630 - 60 minutes before bedtim
     
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    probably works too :p
     
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    I have been taking ZMA and Lean Dreams before bed when I started getting sleep problems.....

    The Lean Dreams has Melatonin and Valerian root as well as some of the aforementioned ingredients.
     
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    I bought 5mg melatonin last night and gave it a shot with one pill. It took about 45 minutes before it started to kick in but once I laid down I was pretty much out which was night.

    I'm very, very groggy this morning but I was woken up 3 times by my fucking dogs last night. They kept going ape shit about something outside dunno. So anyways, last night was a semi-success. I'm guessing I'm groggy cause of dogs.

    Tonight I'm going to give it another run and will update. Thanks a ton for everyones help, you have no idea how miserable I've been. -.-
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    oh also, i will help anyone here with sleep for free. I will punch you in the face anytime you want.
     
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    The biggest thing that helped with being tired was allowing an extra hour for sleep. I'm on a schedule, too.
     
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    A case if Natty Light helps my brother fall asleep... but he pees the couch every now and then.
     
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    make sure you turn the lights off after you take it
     
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