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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Why can't I sleep (sometimes)?

Why is it that when I have a particularly strenuous workout that I can not get to sleep that night? I find myself taking half a sleeping pill almost every night of the day in which I increased cardio / weight / whatever to achieve a more intense workout than what I do normally.

making me nuts-o.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 10:35 AM
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rise in cortisol levels? coupled with not enough pre and post workout nutrition to recover enough?? Just some ideas that came to mind..

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Google Lactic acid.

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I had the same problem when I used to play basketball in a league and pickup games in the evening.

I'd get home and couldn't go to sleep. Other hoopsters told me they had the same problem.

It's probably because of adrenalin in the bloodstream, which acts much like speed.

Competitive athletes often ramp themselves up with adrenaline for the energy for the heavy exertion.

Weight lifters do the same thing. Those guys playing the heavy metal music and yelling while lifting weights are basically dosing themselves with adrenaline.

The most obvious solution is to do intense exercise at a different time, not soon before bed-time. The adrenalin then works its way out of your bloodstream.

I switched to playing basketball on weekends, and when I played on a weeknight, I played at an earlier time.

Adrenaline, it's a heck of a drug.
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I had the same problem when I used to play basketball in a league and pickup games in the evening.

I'd get home and couldn't go to sleep. Other hoopsters told me they had the same problem.

It's probably because of adrenalin in the bloodstream, which acts much like speed.

Competitive athletes often ramp themselves up with adrenaline for the energy for the heavy exertion.

Weight lifters do the same thing. Those guys playing the heavy metal music and yelling while lifting weights are basically dosing themselves with adrenaline.

The most obvious solution is to do intense exercise at a different time, not soon before bed-time. The adrenalin then works its way out of your bloodstream.

I switched to playing basketball on weekends, and when I played on a weeknight, I played at an earlier time.

Adrenaline, it's a heck of a drug.
Interesting, the adrenaline thing. My WO is in the AM; typically starts at @ 0800 so the adrenaline pumping all day may be kind of suspect - I think. But your post got me thinking. After the intense WO, which I time for 1 x weekly to cap of my less intense WO sessions in which I just use lighter weights but keep the cardio up, I go home, have a protein drink and then take a nap before engaging in whatever I need/want to do for the remainder of the day. Taking that nap may be the culprit in why I can not sleep as I would normally. No more naps.
Thanks!

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