Yesterday, I wrote about fixing my insomnia is one of my two main goals for the next couple of months. I am actually 100 days away now from being on Hashimashi for a full year, and while I am making alot of progress in many areas, in this one of sleeping, I am not. Truth be told, yesterday I was trying to get to sleep by 1am, and that turned into falling asleep by 6am. No good. I feel like I have been on the red eye coming back from California to New York.
You can see the chart in the picture for yourself which highlights some of the problems with insomnia, risk of depression, risk of anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes, low immune function, this is no joke!
So today I will be updating this post mainly about this issue and would sure appreciate if anyone else who has been thru this can post some ideas on how to combat this issue.
For me, I seem to wake up around 11pm totally, wide awake, and no matter what I do, blackout the room, turn off all electricity, shut the shades, still does not help, I lie there and nothing is happening. Yes, I have also tried some wine at night, as well as melatonin, and even Ambien.
Yesterday, or in the last post, because my last update was on the the 7th today, last night, I did a pretty full day of working out, 500 pushups total throughout the day, 5 sets of 5 reps in squats, shoulder presses and one set of deadlifts, therefore today I am going to do zero lifting and zero pushups and just rest up. I did think yesterday that the days in between strength training would be a good time to get in some flexibility workout, so I will look at the schedule of my local Y to see if they have some class that I can attend today.
For the rest of today, I am going to work on getting organized, in my home, have some good food, I already had a pint of blueberries and blackberries and an orange to start off the day. I have not been mentioning my general meals in these posts, but if you think that might be helpful, I will. Most of them are pretty simple, so there is not alot to report, but it could be of value to someone.