Questions tagged [sleep]

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Importance of sleep: sleeping less since I increased my training (cycling)

I've been ramping up my training sessions (cycling) for the last few weeks to get in shape for a commitment I made. Getting ready for an ultra-endurance event in 2 years. I train about 4-5 times a ...
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Minimum sleep time to secrete 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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What can I do to stop losing my sleep for several days after a HIIT?

I'm already reaching my forties and I'm a software developer, not very fit. I do workout with some regularity but never exert myself too much. There are days when I do some HIIT though. I have ...
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Does waking up in the night affect muscle recovery? [duplicate]

After 24h of the last workout I feel a bit of sorenes in those muscle groups I worked on. When I put myself in bed I start to feel how my muscles relax, etc... and I imagine that they continue with ...
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Do I need continuous sleep in order to maximise muscle growth?

I’ve been getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. However, I occasionally wake up once or twice to go to the toilet (twice is very rare). It’s quite easy for me to get back to sleep, therefore these ...
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Every Friday afternoon, I crash and just sleep for 4 or 5 hours straight. Am i sick? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right Stack Exchange (but couldn't find a better one). It's been happening for quite a while, and I really wish I weren't like this, because it does take a lot of time away ...
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Is it ok to sleep right after the exercise in the morning?

I am a working professional staying with wife and a 2 yr old kid. My wife has to go to Yoga at 5-7 AM in the morning which, in order to stay with sleeping kid, makes me to wake up at 4 for my exercise ...
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Are night sweats common after long workouts?

I've had a couple running events recently that have been pushing my endurance (a competitive half marathon, and running 20+ trail miles for a fun-run). The night following these events I've woken ...
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When in the day should I train to optimize Recovery and to limit DOMS?

Assuming that the exercise does not influence the quality and timing of sleep. If I do not sleep much the day before, should I train later in the day.
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Sleep: Wake up at same time, or get more rest?

I've been hearing mixed advice on the topic of optimal sleep. Serge Faguet's article on biohacking suggests that waking up at the same time everyday, regardless of the time you sleep, is key to ...
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Eat before or after night gym sessions

I have a new job in a new city and I am still trying to calibrate my schedule so all my activities could fit in. I usually finish work arount 6PM and after I got home (around 7:30 PM), I go to the gym ...
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I feel sleepy while doing weight training

Sometimes, I feel sleepy when I am doing my weight training. Is this natural? It doesn't happen all the time, only sometimes, I feel so tired that I feel like sleeping immediately afterwards.
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herbs / teas for sleep and side effects of melatonin and dipenhydramine? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to correct bad sleep posture

I usually sleep on my sides. I do not feel comfortable on my back, plus I snore in that position. However, sometimes when laying on the side I end up putting a hand under my cheek (palm on the cheek). ...
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Eating before sleeping vs not eating after exercising

I'm currently only able to exercise right before heading to sleep. I'm a bit short on my protein intake, and I've been thinking about mixing in some protein supplements in the smoothies I'm making ...
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Sleeplessness after exercise

Sometimes after intense exercise, I will become very sleepy and require a nap. Sometimes, exercise doesn't affect my sleep at all. And sometimes, I won't be able to sleep at night. I have a very ...
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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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Is it bad to workout when you aren't sleeping a lot?

I am a dad and we just had a newborn so I am not getting much sleep these days. I want to avoid getting out of shape and gaining weight as it easy to be lazy and slack off on health (eating, exercise)...
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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 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 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 can I make myself get enough sleep?

I hope this question is on-topic for this site. It seems to me that sleep is a pretty big ingredient in fitness. I pretty much never get enough sleep. It's not for lack of trying though. I just can't ...
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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 ...
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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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Why does consuming 30 g of protein within 30 minutes after waking helps to lose weight?

Tim Ferris writes in his books "The four hour body" and "The four hour chef" about using this 30/30 rule to burn fat. All I have found about the "Why?" is that after fasting for seven to eight hours ...
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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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How to get rid of oversleeping?

I've got a quite intense body transformation coming up, and it is quite time consuming. Therefore I have finally decided I need to get rid of my worst habit - oversleeping. It seems, that every time ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...