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mlslaw
Trouble sleeping affecting game
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Monday September 18, 2017 4:17 PM
Oh, for a good night's sleep---I sleep in bits and pieces so not good for early morning golf go outs. Got a pal who takes an ambien every nite--- not for me. I figure this forum mite just be able to throw out a suggestion or two that mite work for me. Let 'em fly people.
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Monday September 18, 2017 4:44 PM
Get some exercise, wear yourself out . . . take it from me, I do 5 days a week and sleep like a baby.
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t8fish
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Monday September 18, 2017 6:26 PM
Is this recent or a chronic issue?

Are you married and, if so, does your wife tell you you snore or stop breathing at times?

I've known people with sleep apnea that were constantly exhausted until getting some treatment for it. The problem is that frequently they don't even know they have it because the the snoring, breathing cessation, etc. happens when they are sleeping or semi-conscious and don't really know the extent of what is happening. If you sleep alone, you may never know it. The end result being seemingly, inexplicably tired.

If it's chronic, you may want to check it out.

Alternatively, you may just not be a morning person. I am also more often than not a fitful sleeper, but my problem with early golf is that I am just not a morning person and don't function well at that time. The few times I've done dawn patrol on a golf course were out of body experiences for me and not that enjoyable. I appreciate the unique joys of early morning and the rationale for golfers who like to get out early, but in the end I'm not built for it.

As an aside, dawn patrol surfing is different. If you can drag you butt to the beach, the ocean will wake you up.

[[Edited by t8fish on Monday September 18, 2017 6:31 PM]]
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Monday September 18, 2017 7:58 PM
Melatonin works for me. And exercise, as Rat mentioned. A banana on the drive to the early round gives a nice bit of energy as well.
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Monday September 18, 2017 8:48 PM
The Devil's Lettuce?
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grantar2
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Tuesday September 19, 2017 10:23 AM
There is the obvious, i.e. lay off any energy drinks, caffeine or tobacco products. There is also the trick I learned from the guys in the special ops helicopter community. Use an eye shade/mask when sleeping. Yeah you look a little weird but what a lot of people don't know is that just the light form your cell phone charger can interrupt your sleep. In fact most of us have TV's, phones, routers, night lights etc in our rooms. all disturb sleep. Rather than stumbling across a dark room, or trying to hide all the light emissions, simply wear the mask over your eyes to seal out all light. If you need to get up take it off.

This was a major area of study for DARPA, and the U.S. Navy. Blow are some resources to look at.

From the U.S. Military - See section 8 http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267746.pdf

(See side bar marked sleep) https://www.scientificamerican.com/index.cfm/_api/render/file/?fileid=0 13DB85B-EEAD-4887-B034ED061BD44116

https://sealfit.com/sleep-recovery/

Sleep masks come in different sizes, styles, quality. Each face is a little different and that impacts comfort, fit, effectiveness, however you can get them for as little as a dollar, and as much as twenty plus dollars. The choice is yours. I recommend giving it a try.

[[Edited by grantar2 on Tuesday September 19, 2017 10:25 AM]]
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Tuesday September 19, 2017 9:37 PM
Sleep mask huh?

As someone who is chronically sleep deprived, I just might look into it.
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grantar2
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Wednesday September 20, 2017 3:22 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't have though much of it either, but the guys at DARPA and the spec ops community I worked a project with swear by them. There is the addition of white noise vs. silence, vs music debate, but the opinion on the negative impact of any light at all was universal. Had the same thing come up on a training class for law enforcement I attended with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.

The issue is finding a sleep mask that you like and fits your face. Not all are created equal. My favorite was $2.99 on ebay shipped, but lost it during a camping trip.

Good luck.
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Wednesday September 20, 2017 4:04 PM
I think the physical work out is a good one to do whether it's at a gym or just a jog followed by a hot shower... don't forget to set the alarm.
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Wednesday September 20, 2017 9:48 PM
I've heard good things about the sleep masks as well. Melatonin helps a lot of folks. If you just have trouble falling asleep try a cup of warm to hot milk with a huge dollop of honey in it. Sounds awful but is actually tasty and it works. Doctor told me about it years ago- explained why/how it works, something about proteins etc, but I can't remember!! LOL Also make sure you don't have chronic pain anywhere as that is a pretty common cause of sleep deprivation!
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