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Questions tagged [sleep]

Sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles.

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herbs / teas for sleep and side effects of melatonin and dipenhydramine? [on hold]

what are some herbs / teas for sleep and what are side effects of melatonin and dipenhydramine taken long term? Please stop closing my questions there isn't really a nutrition/supplements ...
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Ankle fitness tracker

I'm looking for a fitness tracker able to calculate sleep times and walking and running. Ideally, something that does not require me to take my smartphone with me. But I want to wear it on my ankle, ...
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Why cant I sleep after hard afternoon runs but I routinely sleep after morning runs?

At the moment I am wide awake like its 1pm instead of 1am. I am a morning runner and routinely sleep 10-30 minutes after hard workouts in the morning. If I dont take a nap then a speedy run will make ...
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Why is it so beneficial to a human being to sleep 7 or 8 hours to have good muscle growth?

Why is it so beneficial to a human being to sleep 7 or 8 hours to have good muscle growth? I recently started with bodybuilding and I gained a good amount of muscle in just a few weeks. But I started ...
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If I can't guarantee consistent 6+ hours of sleep a night, is weight lifting worth it?

I work a third shift job and I'm a day time dad. Due to this my sleep is sporadic at best. Most days it consists of two, two-ish hour power naps when my daughter sleeps. Saturday, Sunday and Monday ...
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Muscle gain if we sleep 7 hours instead of 9 hours

Mr.A & Mr.B, Mr.C all three workout in same level & eat same amount of protein & Carbs.... Mr.A sleeps for 9 hours.... Mr.B sleeps for 8 hours.... Mr.C sleeps for 7 hours.... Is Mr. A ...
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Sleeping with pillows under legs to correct anterior pelvic tilt [closed]

I'm trying to correct my anterior pelvic tilt (APT) which is a result of bad sitting posture / prolonged sitting. Because our body adapts to the positions in which we fix our muscles, and one period ...
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Correcting rounded shoulders by adjusting sleeping position, arms going numb [closed]

I suffer from rounded shoulders and a slightly forward neck due to bad sitting posture and anterior pelvic tilt which has shortened my hip flexors causing my upper back to compensate by hyperkyphosis. ...
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Exercise in the evening and sleep

Often I can only exercise in the evening, but I don't do it because I fear the effect on sleep and circadian rhythm. I am thinking I should have a better understanding. So how does different forms ...
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Does eating sugar before sleeping reduce muscle regeneration and growth?

I was very underweight most of my life (BMI 15-16) and gained a bit of weight (BMI 18.5 now) during the recent months via training (at home) and eating more. Most of that gained weight is apparently ...
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Exercise to improve sleep

I understand that cardiovascular exercise raises the body temperature immediately, making it harder to sleep at the moment. But then, after 5 hours, your body temperature falls below what it was right ...
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How to reduce fatigue after office?

I work 9-6 in a software company. There's not much physical movement in office. I experience fatigue on reaching home. What can I do on weekends and even weekdays so that I don't feel tired after ...
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Can't sleep while fasting [closed]

I fast once a week to be healthy and improve performance. It is intermittent fasting (I restrict eating to a four hour window). I have insomnia almost every time and a quick google search shows ...
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How does sleeping routine effect game performance? [closed]

Here is a case that I ran into in one of the professional basketball teams. Athletes train both in the morning and late afternoon and they must sleep between 1:00pm and 3:00pm during the weekdays ...
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How to stay energetic after work

I am very energetic when it comes to work. But once I reach home why I feel so tired that I can't focus on anything except sleeping. What could keep me going and keep me energized after office?
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Do we need contiguous sleep for gains?

We know that sleep is important for gains, but does that sleep need to be contiguous? What if we slept in phases, each time waking up after REM sleep, and then going to bed a couple hours later? Or ...
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I can not sleep after gym at night time [duplicate]

I have started going to the gym for one week now, but I found that, for the last three days, I am not getting proper sleep. I am usually asleep at 11pm after I did cardio (running, ESF and cycling) ...
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what device will give a history of heart rate (not just current indicator) by the minute

This is a research project on myself actually. I'm already physically active, run half and full marathons, and am involved in dance and Ultimate Frisbee. BP is good and so is HR. But I'd like to ...
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Is it safe to lift after a bout of insomnia? [closed]

Basically went to bed at midnight and didn't fall asleep until almost 4, so I got maybe 3 hours of sleep last night. To make matters worse I skipped my workout (Stronglifts 5x5) yesterday because M/W/...
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Running before bedtime [closed]

If I need to run in the evening, how long before my normal bed time should I finish my running to prevent negative effects on my circadian (sleep) rythm?
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Minimum sleep time to segregate growth hormones

Obviously sleep is the steroids of natural bodybuilding, cause while you sleep you grow your muscle, and it is well known that we need at least 8 hours of sleep a day. When you sleep your body ...
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How long someone can stay awake? [closed]

I cant escape sleeping a single night, though I tried. But 2 of my friends claimed that they did stay awake around 30 days nonstop! Nothing would be more difficult to believing than this to me! I ...
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Is sleep actually vital to muscle growth? [duplicate]

I think personally it is mainly diet and weights that contribute to muscle growth. Is sleep that important of a factor too? Are there substitutes for sleep, like meditation, for example?
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Does sexual arousal really release testerone? [closed]

So I have been told that the more sexual stimulation created by a male, the more testosterone his body produces. Is this true?
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meal after late workout

Due to my schedule I start workout at about 20:00 and finish around 22:00. I have to get up at 7:00 so I have a dilemma of not wanting to eat much before I go to sleep and the need to eat protein and ...
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I'm trying to build mass, and I had a great upper body workout yesterday, but I only got about an hour and a half of sleep last night

Does this completely negate my workout? Is there something I can do to compensate for it today? I know it was only one session, but I just absolutely hate the feeling that the entire session wasted. ...
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is it a bad idea to lift weights if I am feeling too sleepy?

It is late night and I am already feeling sleepy, but I don't want to skip my exercises for the day. Is it going to affect the output? I am not too worried about it, but it would be good to know.
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Can't sleep at night after workout

I've been going to gym for more than 10 years (I far away from being professional though). Recently (about 0.5 - 1 year) I've started noticing, that often after gym I can't fall asleep. Even if I ...
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How much do I need to sleep? [closed]

I'm a 16 years old guy and I'm not getting enough time to complete my daily jobs. So, I decided to cut my sleep but after reading a few articles it seem not to be a good option. I used to sleep 8 hrs ...
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Less sleep the night before, in order to sleep more the night after a strength workout

I know about the importance of good sleep after strength workouts, due to the release of growth hormone during deep sleep. No matter how hard I try, my body refuses to sleep more than 6 hours. Going ...
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How do I deal with episodic insomnia during puberty [closed]

Hello there I know this is probably off-topic for this community but I really need help, and was the closest QnA site for health that I found. Plus, I am already a StackExchange user. I also tried ...
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Lower back pain at night only

I am wanting to find some strengthening exercises for my back. I think this is what I need to help me with pain I am experiencing. I only get the pain when I sleep at night, I go to sleep with no ...
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Should I get 7h of sleep or as much as I need (namely 12h)?

I remember a study that showed that people who get less or more than 7h of sleep die sooner (the larger the deviation, the sooner they die). However, I don't think this study normalized against ...
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8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?

I see lots of recommendations of drinking enough water. Another usual fitness recommendation is getting a decent amount of sleep in order to help muscle growth and tissue repair (precious testosterone ...
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How to change your morning and workout routine when moving new time zone?

I'm going for a long vacation to a different time zone (around 8 hours difference with what I live in now). How to change my day regimen in a proper way? Should I start to gradually shift my wake up ...
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Trouble falling asleep after a workout at night

It started happening a while ago and has been getting worse. I usually workout from 6-7 in the evening (unfortunately can't workout any time before that due to my schedule) and go to bed around 10:30 (...
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Optimized sleep schedule and how important is it ?

I am asking myself, how does an optimized sleep schedule for a good fitness life look like. What is so "optimized" and how important the sleep schedule is?
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Does the amount of calories burned during sleep differ from your basal metabolic rate?

My understanding is that one's basal metabolic rate is for when you are inactive. Of course, when you are asleep, you are not moving. But I would guess there are differences in how the body ...
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How to sleep while sore

So this question comes as I lie in bed, legs aching, incapable of falling asleep. I worked out in the evening today since I couldn't get to the gym in the morning, and had a successful deadlift and ...
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How to workout on a bad day

I've slept only 5 hours and slept poorly due to anger ans stress. Today feels like a bad day and I feel like I have no energy and im not motivated. I do workout 6 days a week, but what can I do ...
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What is the difference between rest and sleep? Can inactivity replace sleep?

I've just been reading about the importance of rest days and why sleep is important. According to Lego Stormtroopr, sleep is something you can't work around. I work at a desk in an office all day. ...
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Persistence sleepiness [closed]

I kept on observing it. If I sleep for 6-7 hours, I will feel sleepy all throughout the day. I tried sleeping 11pm for a change, then I woke up 9am. I still feel sleepy. I can't work on my homeworks ...
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Does strength training cause an increase in sleep?

My workout is divided as follows: Chest/Biceps, Legs, Back/Triceps and Shoulders. I workout 4-6 days a week, depending on my week's schedule. I have been off work lately for these past 15 days and ...
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Sleep longer the night after workout

I like to swim laps as it is not only healthy, but a sort of meditation. Most days, I will swim a mile or so late (because that's when the pool is open). I noticed that as I do this every day, I ...
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Lack of sleep and gym working out

I need help on this topic. I get up at 4am and come back home at 11pm which means im in bed at 12am and getting up at 4 am again ( and the cycle repeats) Im want to start working out at a local gym ...
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Is sleep necessary for recovery?

In terms of recovery, is there a difference between lying in bed watching TV / reading and actually sleeping?
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Is it better to keep a fixed bed time or waking up time?

As we all know the best is to have fixed bed time and fixed waking up time in order not to feel tired. However life does not always allow this. If you need to reduce your sleeping time (or at the ...
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Is ZMA really effective?

Is there any scientific evidence showing that ZMA (Zinc monomethionine and aspartate and Magnesium Aspartate) is effective as a supplement for training? It is supposed to help in muscle recovery and ...
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May I take a sleep immedietely after doing exercise?

I'm currently working on my body building. I found that it is good to do some small exercises like weight lift and thandal on morning. I’m waking at 5:30 am since I need to do some official work on ...
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Relaxing after an evening workout?

I notice that if I work out after work (~6pm) and the intensity level is up, I sleep really poorly that evening. It's as if I can't relax in bed and I sleep very restlessly. What can I do to fall ...