The FastDay Forum

Benefits & Side Effects

16 posts Page 1 of 2
Trouble sleeping???
16 May 2016, 21:35
I have lots of trouble with sleep but have been using the 4-7-8 breathing technique for the last few weeks. I doesn't feel like it's going to work at first but I have been falling asleep within 5 minutes, unheard of for me. Just thought I'd share this with you all.
http://gorgeousphotowall.net/091bb05def ... 01EDGCGEEF
Re: Trouble sleeping???
17 May 2016, 15:53
Hi @justdee, thanks for that, I will try it. I work nights and often have difficulty sleeping in the day, I don't find sleeping pills or alcohol very helpful so I often just resign myself to relaxing physically only. ...I will report back!
Re: Trouble sleeping???
17 May 2016, 16:06
I don't use sleeping pills or alcohol either. My sleep is so bad I would be forever using them. This has working for me for the past few weeks, funny enough after posting this, last night was the first time it didn't work, I was awake most of the night. My brain just wouldn't be quiet. If it helps most of the time that will do for me. I will be trying it again tonight. I hope it works for you@JLmid. I also find taking Magnesium Citrate a few hours before bed helps. :)
Re: Trouble sleeping???
17 May 2016, 18:46
Thanks Dee! X anything that can help me sleep longer and deeper is worth a try xx
Re: Trouble sleeping???
17 May 2016, 21:22
Thanks for this @justdee. I'm desperate for a good night's sleep - even more so on fast days - so its definitely worth a try.
Re: Trouble sleeping???
18 May 2016, 06:29
Did it work for any of you last night? It worked for me again, although, I did take Magnesium too last night.
Re: Trouble sleeping???
18 May 2016, 06:52
I find that this https://www.bioceuticals.com.au/product/preview/Ultra-Muscleze really helps me sleep. It is also good for night cramps.
Re: Trouble sleeping???
18 May 2016, 11:38
I've tried this before and have been trying it again since you started this thread. Because I naturally breathe through my nose I find concentrating on breathing out through my mouth keeps me awake! I also take magnesium citrate about an hour before bed. Not sure what has any effect - sometimes I sleep well and sometimes not. If I've been awake for an hour I often get up and do a puzzle and have a camomile tea and that can break the chain of thoughts circulating in my brain. I do codewords as they are relatively simple so I know I can finish them with nothing left to nag at me like unsolvable crossword clues.
Re: Trouble sleeping???
19 May 2016, 14:32
I tried a variation of this - breathe in for count of 5, hold for count of 5, breathe out for count of 5. Asleep after 5 breaths. Honestly, it worked! Slept very deeply, woke at 8.15am.
Some sort of Earth Magic?
:like: :heart: :sleepy: :smile:
Re: Trouble sleeping???
19 May 2016, 21:52
I too chase the elusive Sleep Fairy; sometimes something seemingly works--for awhile... and then it doesn't. I've been using a combo of a NOW Sleep formula and an herbal tincture (muscle relaxant) that has been working pretty well. I've also been taking (for over a month) a custom Bach Flower blend...which just happens to include White Chestnut, a remedy for "unwanted thoughts and mental arguments that intrude into the mind and stop us concentrating. " Seems to be helping, since I often will feel exhausted, yet my stupid brain won't shut up! Add that to hot flashes, eeekkk! :confused:
Re: Trouble sleeping???
23 May 2016, 07:52
Hi All, esp @justdee, working for me, thanks! Often in chunks of 1 or 2 hours of sleep at a time but so much better than a really sleepless day (when I am on nights)
Re: Trouble sleeping???
23 May 2016, 16:28
So glad it's helping you @JLmid. It's still working for me most nights, sometimes it doesn't but I can live with that. Most of the time will do for me. :)
@Lil I don't like breathing out through my mouth so just do in and out of nose, still works like that for me. I've also tried @Azureblue 's earth magic ( :lol: I like that hehe) , to the count of 5. It works great too and I actually prefer the rhythm, so thanks for sharing :)
Re: Trouble sleeping???
23 May 2016, 18:11
Thanks for this. I don't have any issue to fall asleep, just with very VERY short nights (I wake up after 4 hours sleep, my night is then done) so it may not be the solution however if that helps me to relax a bit, that would be great.
Re: Trouble sleeping???
23 May 2016, 19:23
Hey @Manderley, I'm going (with a friend and my sister; she and I hadn't missed a Bowie concert in our area since 1975) to a Bowie dance party this Friday night; too bad it's too far for you to come!
Re: Trouble sleeping???
23 May 2016, 20:04
Oooh @ferretgal that's such a shame we are in 2 different continents, every excuse to celebrate our beautiful Bowie is a good excuse :heart: I am more a sing along gal than a dancer myself :wink: I'll be thinking of you Friday
16 posts Page 1 of 2
Similar Topics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

START THE 5:2 DIET WITH HELP FROM FASTDAY

Be healthier. Lose weight. Eat the foods you love, most of the time.

Learn about the 5:2 diet

LEARN ABOUT FASTING
We've got loads of info about intermittent fasting, written in a way which is easy to understand. Whether you're wondering about side effects or why the scales aren't budging, we've got all you need to know.

Your intermittent fasting questions answered ASK QUESTIONS & GET SUPPORT
Come along to the FastDay Forum, we're a friendly bunch and happy to answer your fasting questions and offer support. Why not join in one of our regular challenges to help you towards your goal weight?

Use our free 5:2 diet tracker FREE 5:2 DIET PROGRESS TRACKER & BLOG
Tracking your diet progress is great for staying motivated. Chart your measurements and keep tabs on your daily calorie needs. You can even create a free blog to journal your 5:2 experience!

cron