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Can't sleep(6 posts)

Can't sleepNoam
Apr 21, 2002 2:09 AM
If I ride just before dark, my heart rate will not slow to the normal resting rate before late at night. Consequently I can not fall asleep.

Any tricks

Noam
Downunder Australia
Standard advice from sleep therapistsKerry
Apr 21, 2002 7:38 AM
is not to exercise just before bed time. Seems reasonable. Perhaps you can relax yourself with a warm shower, massage, some easy reading, warm milk, heavy drinking, etc. Otherwise, you can't expect your body to shift from intense exercise to sleep mode just because you want it too.
Standard Advice...ok..'cept heavy drinkingjagiger
Apr 25, 2002 5:13 PM
A glass of wine or a beer might be ok, but heavy drinking messes up your sleep & over time, you might have to drink more for the same effect. Also, I find that certain foods & booze just don't make it & causes an upset stomach or weird dreams. Chinese or spicy foods are good for these, as well as sweet things.

You should begin to wind down about an hour before bed with reading, massage, etc. etc. You need to avoid stimulants such as coffee, sugar, chocolate, etc.
re: Can't sleepzeke
Apr 21, 2002 9:11 PM
i agree with the other respondent about not exercising before sleep, but also i wonder if you are drinking any sports drinks on your rides. i ask since i used to use a drink here in japan and when i used it my heart rate would take hours to return to normal, and i also noticed that while i lie in bed trying to sleep, my rate was high. i had a hard time tracking to that product. btw, its a japanese product known as 'aquarius'.
Must be ephidraliu02bhs
Apr 22, 2002 8:27 PM
I'm not sure the exact spelling. But I brought some muscle building pills containing this from TwinLab, my heart rate wouldn't go down for hours. It was HIGH. I ended sleeping at 3 or 4 in the morning and getting up at 5:30 for a race. I used it once and threw it away. Wasted like $16.
Must be ephidrazeke
Apr 25, 2002 11:49 PM
its 'ephedra' which contains ephedrine a stimulant similar to caffeine. it is also available in its original, ie non-synthesized form as a chinese herb called ma huang.