Here is my dilemma, I average between 2 to 5 hours of sleep every night. I had a sleep study done and was told that I am bordering on insomnia. I work 12 hours a day 7 days a week for 3 weeks then I get 3 weeks off. I just recently started working out in hopes that it might help me sleep. Usually by he end of the day I'm so physically drained that there is nothing left in my tank to even think about working out. Is there any supplements that I can take to give me a boost in energy? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
For energy I'd try something with guarana in it, a supplement.. I found a gum, see if it works for you^^ I have insomnia and I found I fall asleep quicker if I excercise in the afternoon/evening and then I take a supplement with magnolia bark extract in it to help me sleep. Good luck :)
U can try pre workout like c4 cellucor or Pre of optimum nutrition
Try changing your night-time habits. No TV, alcohol, cell phone. Turn the lights low or use candles. Take a bath. Put your feet up. Take a natural sleep aid until you can establish a routine (two weeks - month.) Taking omega 3s will help you sleep better. And have a peanut butter sandwich, it has L-Tryptophan (the amino in Turkey.)
Well I have been prescribed 3 different sleeping pills and none of them work for me. I don't really the thought of taking sleeping pills. I tried them each for a couple of months and they didn't help me sleep so I stopped taking them.
I feel like I'm in the exact same situation. I'm gonna follow and try some of the advice. Thanks!
I'm the same I work 12 hr shifts switching between days and nights on average I get 3-5 hrs of sleep also.
I have a job where I have to sit at times for the full 12 hrs. So if I go awhile without working out my metabolism drops out on me and I feel extremely fatigued but can't sleep. I'm not a morning person so I do most of my workouts in the pm the first few weeks is usually dragging my butt and making myself do at least something even if it's only 15 min on the treadmill. After about 2 weeks it gets better. That and diet clean eating i cut simple carbs out and mostly just eat simple fresh food.
I still only get the same amount of sleep but feel more rested from it and have oodles of energy now.