Posted Thu Nov 03, 2011 05:27 AM
thanks for reading this any help would be nice
Posted Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:08 AM
Anyway, a few things to try:
1. Spend one hour before you go to sleep with all electronics turned off. Read a book, do the dishes, whatever. Just no TV, smartphone, computer, etc.
2. Exercise 3-4 times a week, vigorously. Heavy lifting and sprinting. When your body needs recovery, you can't help but fall into deep sleep.
3. Don't eat a huge meal - or at all before you go to bed. This is just from personal experience, but I sleep like crap if I have a bunch of calories before laying down.
4. Zinc and Magnesium on a relatively empty stomach 30 minutes before you go to sleep helps deepen sleep cycles. Deeper sleep yields more rejuvenation. 50mg Zinc/400-500mg Magnesium.
5. I've heard that supplementing with melatonin can help get your circadian rhythm back in sync. Research this on your own or maybe another member can chime in - I don't have a lot of experience with it.
If you're having trouble with desiring sex, one potential cause is low testosterone levels, which can definitely be caused by poor sleep. The zinc/magnesium combo will especially help with this, but so will rigorous exercise with heavy compound movements and sprints.
Posted Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:37 AM
Posted Thu Nov 03, 2011 02:15 PM
Melatonin is a safe product to safe to fall asleep naturally... It's a homeopathic product and my doctor has recommended it for one of my children to offset the side effect of another medication. It surely will help and adult. It can be bought in various "strengths", and I give my daughter the 5 mg pill. I'm sure, and adult should be able to take 10 or 15 mg in an evening. The claim is that there are no side effects, and so far, I've noticed none in my child.
Posted Thu Nov 03, 2011 04:25 PM
Posted Thu Nov 10, 2011 01:08 AM
I sleep about 6-7 hours and thats pretty normal for a 50 year old male.
Posted Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:34 AM
Posted Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:45 AM
Posted Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:32 PM
Good to hear!!
Posted Mon Nov 28, 2011 04:07 AM
I was also thinking along the lines of sleep apnea. Have you been told you snore a lot when your alseep? This can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. If so, it can be treated with bipap machines, and there are even a few over the counter appliances that may help. My snoring was resolved with nasal irrigation with a netti pot, and now i sleep like a baby.
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 06:35 AM
My only problem is this would be a addressing the results of another issue. The feeling of tiredness is the product of an issue somewhere else. While melatonin might help initially it is actually only treating the symptoms of another problem.....I would want to find out what is causing the fatigue and fix that, otherwise you are never healed....you are just masking the symptoms.....
Posted Sun Dec 11, 2011 04:41 PM
Posted Mon Dec 12, 2011 04:45 PM
Hope you keep on keepin on (: