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11-02-2006, 08:55 AM
I am new to this forum but you all seem very helpful and I would like to ask you a question. Do any of you suffer from insomnia? I cant sleep, I go through stages of insomnia and am having an episode at the moment. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice? I dont believe I am over training, I do work a lot of hours, I dont drink much caffiene nor do i drink alcohol? its driving me crazy and I dont want to take prescription medicine. Please help me!!!!!
11-02-2006, 09:16 AM
Problems on your mind
I could go on , but you get my point.
11-02-2006, 09:24 AM
Osu. Musashi-san, how long have you not been sleeping? Since when?
If you do sleep a little, what time do you wake up? How about waking up very very early? Get a day full activity.. Make sure you are hydrated all the time. Read books just before you go to sleep.
11-02-2006, 11:29 AM
R > can you get perfume that smells like green/fresh/forest? Spray a little in your room then listen to like enya or similar songs.. that's what I would do to relax.. but it can be hard I know. All the best.
11-02-2006, 11:41 AM
I find having the sound of rain and light wind on a CD can do wonders. As most of us know the heavier the storm when you are tucked up in bed makes for the "deepest" sleep.
Billy no mates
11-02-2006, 11:59 AM
I sometimes used to have the same problem,i couldnt unwind after training
and my sleep would suffer try essence of violet by your bed or detuning
your radio till you get a quiet 'white noise' from it which helped me though i
not exactly sure sure how or why....
11-02-2006, 05:00 PM
I had the same problem for well over 30 years, no matter how hard or light training etc still no sleeping or waking in the middle of the night unable to return to sleep mode, mind always racing etc....
About 2 years ago I switched my diet to ALL Organic and stopped taking any and all drugs over the counter or given by a doctor!!!
I sleep like a baby now!!!!!!!!!!!
Funny thing I have yet to get sick ... no cold or flu's and no longer suffer from head aches or allergies and many of my injuries that have caused me much pain have drop several levels in the pain scale.
Many of my friends who also switched to organic have stopped taking some or all of their medications and are improving or no longer suffer from issues that the drugs was "helping" with .
Of course you must read and learn before you can do the drug free thing but all I can say is for 32 years I trained to keep my body health sadly I was only keeping the outer part of my body in health to be balanced both in and out must be health!!!!!
PS all foods are toxic to your body unless they are 100% organic or wild grown.
You also must do cleansing for sevseral parts of your body to get the toxins out before the organic food can help you, and it will take some time before you see/feel results.
11-02-2006, 05:52 PM
A friend of mine tried "St. John's Wort" a few years ago and it worked for her.
11-02-2006, 10:21 PM
I find it hard to sleep after a hard night of training. I usually take melatonin and that makes me sleepy about 1 hour after taking it. You can buy it at most grocery stores.
11-03-2006, 05:12 AM
11-03-2006, 04:43 PM
Stop Drink Coffe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Osu Kevin KBS
Musashi (the original Poster) stated that he deosnt take much caffeine so its obviously not coffee causing his insomnia.
11-04-2006, 05:33 AM
thank you all very much, I am researching melotonin. Am currently taking a herbal supplement with 5htp in it and I think it may be working. Am only waking up afew times a night which is good.
and for the record I drink very little coffee, take no drugs or alcohol and eat very well. My only vice is training osu
11-04-2006, 03:06 PM
11-04-2006, 06:21 PM
The other thing that might prevent you from sleeping is your bed. I recently bought a matress made from memory foam and it has made a huge difference in the way I sleep.
11-05-2006, 12:14 AM
Try a hot cup of milk and honey and a hot bath before you go to bed.
Try not to interupt your circadian ritme. Go to bed at the same time every day .
Check also this site there is some more helpfull information .
Never ever count sheep ; )
Wish you the best sleep ever
11-05-2006, 05:58 AM
thank you Azimuth osu
11-05-2006, 09:13 PM
I wonder if caffiene can be absorbed into the body other than by drinking. Given you're making 100's of cups a day is a bit suspect! Although I think work stress is likely to be the biggest factor. Also do you eat before training or after? You should try eat your dinner before & a light snack after!
11-06-2006, 07:01 PM
I'd just like to confirm that Jap Man's suggestion of meditation works very well for me - I've often suffered insomnia after sessions and thought it would be a load of mumbo jumbo but amazingly I just need 5 to 10 minutes once I get home and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! Seems to de-stress me for work too, which is a bonus.
Lucky you! Takes me hours to settle down after a session! Im high as a kite!
11-06-2006, 07:13 PM
That's because you train so hard! Assuming that you're the Lucy from my dojo - If you're not then I'm probably about to look rather stupid - Sensei Chris is our instructor?
What? Who? Me? Train hard? only kidding yes its me from H&B! Out of all the people in the world we could talk to on here you found me wow must be fate! ha ha. I dont know what our next session with sensei is going to be like he didnt fair too well in Australia! ooh err
11-06-2006, 07:37 PM
Hmmm don't believe in fate - although come to think of it I didn't believe in Meditation either (getting back to the thread before everyone else falls asleep - pun intended) and I can only reiterate what I said earlier, it's superb and you should try it. I'm just gutted I didn't know about it 20 years ago when I first started karate! How many years without sleep! And yes I'm not too sure how the first session with Sensei is going to be following his early(ish) exit - probably whatever resulted in him losing the fight!
11-07-2006, 05:10 AM
MUSASHI> sometimes noises or bumps in the night can keep me awake, my wife tossing and turning and getting up often disturbs my snoring time. Have you put any thought into enviromental issues? Maybe a more comfortable rug?>