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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! restless nights and commuting

    Does any one else find it hard to sleep at night after long days at work and commuting? Am i doing something wrong, as I am tired.
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    I'd recommend using a foam roller on your legs and back before going to bed. I'm not feeling too fatigued nowadays, but a year or two ago I'd feel inexplicably tired all the time and a roller really helped.

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    nice will have to try
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    How long have you been commuting by bike? Maybe your body is still adjusting to the workload?

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    At what tme and what are you eating? Ive noticed that if I waaay to much before I go to bed I cannot sleep. Also at home we try to eat red meat only a couple times a week.

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    For me restless sleep is usually a function of either over training or work-related stress. Commuting via bike helps me deal with the work-related stress, but it frequently leads to over-training, especially in the spring when I am ramping up after a winter where I typically haven't commuted very often.

    One other thing to consider: make sure you are hydratng your body properly - more is almost always better (within reasonable limits)!

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    It's been three weeks full time of commuting. 5 to 6 times a week 24 miles round trip. I usually get home around 9 pm or so after a 12 hour day. I try not to eat that late at night. Maybe more red meat is in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5 View Post
    It's been three weeks full time of commuting. 5 to 6 times a week 24 miles round trip. I usually get home around 9 pm or so after a 12 hour day. I try not to eat that late at night. Maybe more red meat is in order.
    Hmmm...very long days...are you surviving these Herculean hours with coffee or other stimulants? Even without I think getting home at 9 pm, after long days with everyday commuting, I would say you are overamped. Do you work 5 days/week?

    I think something has to give with that schedule. Right now, it sucks that it is sleep.
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    Yes I work 5 to 6 days a week. And yes I drink a lot of coffee. It is usually between 10 to 12 hours a bay.
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    For starters drink less coffee.
    A few cups a day are actually good for you but much more than 300mg of caffeine (in any form) is not so good for you.

    Also, it is not uncommon for people to have difficulty falling asleep after working out.

    Lots of info on this so instead of pointing you to a single source, I will just post up a google search.

    https://www.google.com/#output=searc...w=1241&bih=567
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Thank you
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