I have bad sleep patterns. A nemesis that I have been dealing with for a while. With my marathon training set to start in two weeks, imperative to remedy my poor sleeps. Otherwise, it will impact the effectiveness of my training.
Just so happen that each year I modify my marathon training with incremental refinements. In the past, I have tackled my shoes, strides, pace, etc. This time, it is my sleep cycle. My root symptoms in particular are two: 1) not falling asleep and 2) not staying asleep.
Nothing worse than tossing and turning in bed comes bed time. I have a limit of 30 minutes. After that, I get up and try to do something to distract my mind. Even after fallen asleep quickly, especially during the training season when I am exhausted, I would wake up in the middle of the night. Eyes wide open.
My past efforts have been hits or misses. And the symptoms eventually return. So, to help kick the bad habits, I am working with an online health coaching program to get a more systemic solution. This includes taking data on my sleep patterns with a sleep log. With data, I can get some specifics to work with.
Stay tune for updates on my progress.
How well do you sleep?