I need heelllppp!! So, I am completely dead all day long. I dunno what my problem is. Might be fighting off the start of a cold though, can't tell. Anyways, right before bed i just get this crazy BURST of energy and have trouble sleeping. Problem is that my boyfriend is a light sleeper and has to be up to get ready for work at 5:30 am every morning, so i can't go work out when i get this energy burst b/c it will disturb his sleep.
I don't know what my problem is or how to fix it. I go to bed between 9-10:30 every night, including weekends and get up 6-6:30 every morning, so my bedtime/wakeup schedule is pretty regular.
I was working out 5-6 days a week, 50-60 min. cardio and weights about 3x a week, but for the past 2 weeks i have just been dead, so major slacker. Occasionally i have gone for walks but that's it. I'm still losing weight b/c i decreased my cal. intake to compensate (1200-1300 usually). But i want to feel alive and be active again for cardiovascular health and so i can be fit of course.
please help me figure it out people!
I say work out before you go to bed. Then shower and you should be ready for bed without disturbing the b/f's sleep.
Hi kiwifruit, i've been a creature of da nite for a couple of decades now and it really is freaky to have that burst of energy just when you really should be falling into bed. Don't feel like you are a freak. People really do have different clocks; i figured out that i was living two twelve-hour 'days' for every 24 hours. Each 'day' would have a 'wired' time, a 'dormant' time where my eyes kind of glazed over like a fish, and a two-hour nap time. Yes, that's two hours of sleep at night and two hours in the afternoon. And i ran like that for about twenty-six years without any problem! You are still young and can probably go on 'insomnia time' for quite some time yet.
However. I recently changed this pattern, since i now am getting old and have health complications. Time to simplify and stop running my system into the ground! What has worked is to first of all keep careful logs on what is eaten, when energy ups and downs are, and what sleep patterns are. Then manipulate the data. I take coffee just before my daytime dormancy to stay awake (sometimes it takes a cup at two hour intervals 3x during the afternoon) and then take carbs to slow down and feel sleepy just before the big energy burst at night. It works. I hope it can also work for you.
If not, just enjoy the years you can spend as a night crawler!
I've done all kinds of things to try to force myself into a "normal" sleep/wake pattern, but no matter how early I get up, I still feel wide awake until at least 3 am. Frustrating!
If you want to talk about it more PM me.