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No exercise makes it difficult to sleep?

#1 Postby Kon » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:00 pm

I've noticed that the days when I don't go to the gym, I end up having a difficult time falling asleep.
Is this normal, good, or bad?

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Re: No exercise makes it difficult to sleep?

#2 Postby JubNZ » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:44 pm

I would say its somewhat normal, are you regular with your sleep schedule? Same amount of sleep each night?
Just do it.

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Re: No exercise makes it difficult to sleep?

#3 Postby Kon » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:51 pm

yea, pretty regular. Just was wondering if there was some explanation for it, and whether or not it's a sign that a person needs to do more exercise. But I suppose sleep patterns can be effects by a lot of things.

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Re: No exercise makes it difficult to sleep?

#4 Postby AndiMorris » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:24 am

I'm not sure that's normal. It would be normal to be more tired on days that you have trained, but I don't think you should be having any trouble sleeping on rest days.

Are you tired when you go to bed? Do you keep a regular sleeping pattern? Do you drink caffeinated drinks during the day? If so, how late is your last one of the day?

I've found since forcing myself to sleep 7-8 hours a night (I used to be a late night xbox player) I feel much better all day, and definitely recover from exercise better than I used to. Even on rest days I'm still ready for bed around 10pm, which is about right as my alarm goes off at 6am most days.

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Re: No exercise makes it difficult to sleep?

#5 Postby Kon » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:35 am

I don't drink caffeinated drinks. I don't use an alarm, and I usually get 9 or so hours of sleep.
My assumption is that I just don't do enough physical activity during the days off from the gym.

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Re: No exercise makes it difficult to sleep?

#6 Postby azzay » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:24 am

Recently I have slacked off a bit and found this to be commonly occuring.

*Variable
I have a rotating roster & can work night shifts on a moments notice which commonly happens.

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Re: No exercise makes it difficult to sleep?

#7 Postby JubNZ » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:13 pm

Kon wrote:I don't drink caffeinated drinks. I don't use an alarm, and I usually get 9 or so hours of sleep.
My assumption is that I just don't do enough physical activity during the days off from the gym.


Wish I could sleep 9 hours!
Perhaps reduce your sleep to 8 or 8 and 1/2 hours each night?

Agree tho, so many variables affect your sleep that its hard to know where to begin
Just do it.


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