How many hours does /fit/ sleep a night? Does it affect your gains?
Since I started working I've had to get up at 6:30 AM every day. It's pretty hard to get more than 8 hours of sleep like this, so I usually get around 7.
It affects my gains if only through affecting my mood. Just now I slept 9 hours 'cause I'd had sleep debt built up, so I feel good, but usually get in around 4 or 5 hours and it leaves me irritated, achy, doubtful, and unconfident.
Since this seems to be the current /sleep/ thread I'll post here.
How can I fall asleep faster? Wasting up to 3h or more each night twisting and turning in bed waiting to fall asleep and its really affecting my gains and mental health. I go to sleep at 10pm and have to wake up at 7am but like I said it takes me 3h to fall asleep sometimes. I have tried melatonin (1mg pills) but they stopped having an effect after a month or so.
Any tips or pills suggestions?
Struggle with this as well and absolutely hate it.
My entire life my whole family all can fall asleep within 10 minutes and it takes me 2 hours. What the fuck. Personally it comes down to not being able to lay still in the same position comfortable long enough, and every time you move you kind of reset how close you were to falling asleep. But even if i try and lay completely still it ends up feeling weird and I focus on it and am still unable to fall asleep.
Also I'll add i was put on 25-50mg seroquel at night 30 min before sleep and that shit knocks you out pretty damn good and lets you have comfortable sleeps but i had weird side effects from it like chest pain and watery bloody nose in the morning. And after using it for a while falling asleep without it becomes damn near impossible so I jus dropped. Now looking for another alternative
i have the same problem. here are some things that have worked in the past for me
>not going on the computer at night (or at least for 2 hours before bed)
>making sure you dont go on your computer or your phone in bed (makes your brain think the bed is not a sleeping place or some shit, look it up)
>avoiding high carb meals and sugar 2-3 hours before bed
>reading a book in bed or watching a relaxing movie before you go to sleep