Idk what my deal is because this isn't usually a problem, but almost exactly after practice started in August, I've been unable to get any kind of good sleep. I wake up tired almost every day.
I take melatonin + zinc/magnesium, try to practice good sleep habits, work out early in the day, been avoiding caffeine for most of the summer, but I'm just not rested.
I'm not particularly stressed, I'm not waking up terrified of Friday's opponent, but football season has wrecked me and it's not even a month in.
Ordinarily my go to sleep cure is the affections of a lovely lady, but I'm currently on a drought due to dating a gal who wants to take it SLLLOOOOWWWWWW.
Suggestions? Thoughts? Weird voodoo solutions?
There may be a solution at hand.
A former Steeler, asked what Chuck Noll would think of the hours put in by modern coaches said, "He'd be amazed that there were people so inefficient that they couldn't get everything done in a working day".
have you seen a doctor? I know it seems silly but it could be something that could be found in a simple blood work check. Thyroid issues and diabetes can make you tired among other things. Also sleep apnea is a big issues. Sounds like you've done all the right things on your own. Might be worth it to see a doctor.
Hey on the bright side at least now you can send out hashtags #Igrindwhileyousleep!
mariner42 I think you are drastically underestimating this point.
“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”-- ---Ralph Waldo Emerson apparently would have been a great football coach!
Post by coacharnold on Aug 26, 2017 17:37:25 GMT -6
You do live in CA. You can get prescriptions for things there that will knock you right out, or so I've heard.
Otherwise, I highly recommend you see a doctor and have some bloodwork done to see if there's a medical reason.
If that doesn't turn anything up, you may want to consider seeing a therapist to dig around in case there's some underlying stress or anxiety you're not conscious of.
Anxiety is a very funny thing in how it manifests itself and in how your mind can try to block it out.
This doesn't sound like sleep apnea or diabetes to me. If you have sleep apnea and/or diabetes (I have both) you tend to pass out fairly easily but your sleep quality is crap so you still feel tired all day, even when you sleep for 12-13 hours.
Agree with coacharnold that it could be some underlying stress or anxiety. I deal with the same issue randomly.
Stay away from sleep aids that contain diphenhydramine. They say it isn't, but that stuff is psychologically addicting as hell. I got into it when we had our first kid because I'd have a hard time falling back to sleep after feeding her. Was a real B to kick that stuff.
Check a doctor, that is the first thing you should have been done. Actually, a normal person needs to go once a year, at least. Its way better discover before any problem than late when your body starts to show ya.
Now being funny, have you ever seen Fight Club? Lol