INSOMNIA AND MUSCLE

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    Feb 03, 2009 7:40 AM GMT
    I have insomnia tonight and I am wondering how much that will impact results from this evenings workout. I am still eating right and this is not a chronic problem but a onetime thing.
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    Feb 03, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    Low blood sugar can keep you awake for hours.

    The best time to carb up is post workout.

    If you are tossing and turning, eat a couple of pieces of sugar candy. That's about 22 grams of carbs for Orange Slices, and within about 10 minutes, you should be feeling a lot better.

    Lots of folks mistake low blood sugar / under-eating for sleeplessness / migraines and tension headaches.

    This is especially true in folks that don't eat early in the day.

    If you're training late, it's important to eat late, as well.

    If it's not low blood sugar (a sure-fire way is to test it with a glucose meter, like we do), then, likely, you're just getting "wired."

    3 shots of vodka and some Zanax will fix that. LOL. Just kidding.
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    Feb 03, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    you're doomed. even ONE night of tossing and turning will takes years of training and flush them down the turlette

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    Feb 03, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
    I don't think one day of missing sleep is going to effect that much as far as muscle wise. I would think that it being an on-going problem can do the most damage. Ive known huge guys who get like 5 hours of sleep a night. Everyone's body chemistry works different tho.
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    Feb 04, 2009 11:44 AM GMT
    Chucky is correct about the low blood sugar as a possible cause for insomnia. That was the case for my bouts of insomnia as of late. I have a carb snack and then sleep like a baby now. icon_wink.gif


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    Feb 04, 2009 12:28 PM GMT
    Unfortunately I have the same problem and it has been on going for years.
    I even use sleeping aid every night to help me sleep. But I have become immune to diphenhydramine, icon_sad.gif so sleeping pills don't have much of an effect anymore.

    I guess Low blood sugar could be the source of my problem. (Maybe it's just all mental)