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    Go see a sleep specialist, I ended at the peak pulmonary group (clinic was in the NW, and the respiratory doc was down in the SW). My experience...

    I used to be fully functional (though just didnt feel well rested) on 4-6 hours of sleep in my 20s, believed it was just getting used to it from my university days. I'd be grumpy/tired/exhausted around 2pm and would need coffee/a nap to keep going. Took melatonin regularly (10mg) and even took a codeine based med for a while because it 'knocked me out'.

    My wife kept saying I needed to go get checked for sleep apnea for 10+ years - wasnt just snoring, but was also i'd stop breathing and then gasp while asleep. Finally decided to take her advice and was diagnosed with extreme obstructive sleep apnea, with an AHI of 89. Doctor said that I have an apnea event (where I stop breathing/not get enough oxygen) 89 times an hour. I would *NEVER* get REM sleep because of that which is why i never felt well rested. He asked me: "When was the last time you remember even having a dream?" and I couldn't tell him at all. Explained to me all the long term health issues with OSA and what treatment options I had.

    Ended up with a CPAP and for the first week of having one I would wake up between 1-2am fully refreshed. I guess that's why my body was used to for amount of sleep? Anyway, 3 years later now, I won't go to sleep without one and almost never need to an afternoon 'nap'. A 6+ hour sleep cycle now will get me easily thru the day without an afternoon nap/coffee.

    In short - go see a sleep specialist.

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    Max is this a problem? You're up and ready to go, so why not do something with your time. If you're not sure what to do with that time, let's hop on a call and catch up, I'll light a fire to get after it.

    I operated on 3-5 hours of sleep a night for 6 or 7 years while building my business, mostly because we had offices in India and North America. Now it doesn't require as much of my time, I find myself programmed to run on little sleep, but having to transition into other things with my time.

    As everyone said, aging is a real concern when you run like that for an extended period. I'm 36 and probably look 45. It's the one thing my family would always comment on.

    If you need to get sleep, see a specialist. There are so many variables that contribute to getting a restful night of sleep. I still say run with it and do something with that time.

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    Might as well blame the 5G radiation coming off your cellphone when you bring it to bed with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faiz999 View Post
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    do you nap during the day?
    Why didnít anyone answer this? My first recommendation is to quit napping.

    I was never a napper, but even a tiny nap fucks my sleep. Some people thrive on napping - but because they donít sleep well??

    Chicken or the egg? Chicks donít think napping is sexy anyway.
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    So I did a water fast for just over two days last week.
    I cut out sugar for a bit. The last two days I have slept like a baby.

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    I have nothing to add to this, however I saw this on CBC,
    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/b...mnia-1.5823607

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_boost View Post
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    Been taking 5000IU daily of the D for the past 10 years
    After reading this, I stopped taking vitamin D, which was the only thing that changed for me in the last few months. I haven't woken up before 6am since.

    I think I'm "cured."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hampstor View Post
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    Go see a sleep specialist, I ended at the peak pulmonary group (clinic was in the NW, and the respiratory doc was down in the SW). My experience...

    I used to be fully functional (though just didnt feel well rested) on 4-6 hours of sleep in my 20s, believed it was just getting used to it from my university days. I'd be grumpy/tired/exhausted around 2pm and would need coffee/a nap to keep going. Took melatonin regularly (10mg) and even took a codeine based med for a while because it 'knocked me out'.

    My wife kept saying I needed to go get checked for sleep apnea for 10+ years - wasnt just snoring, but was also i'd stop breathing and then gasp while asleep. Finally decided to take her advice and was diagnosed with extreme obstructive sleep apnea, with an AHI of 89. Doctor said that I have an apnea event (where I stop breathing/not get enough oxygen) 89 times an hour. I would *NEVER* get REM sleep because of that which is why i never felt well rested. He asked me: "When was the last time you remember even having a dream?" and I couldn't tell him at all. Explained to me all the long term health issues with OSA and what treatment options I had.

    Ended up with a CPAP and for the first week of having one I would wake up between 1-2am fully refreshed. I guess that's why my body was used to for amount of sleep? Anyway, 3 years later now, I won't go to sleep without one and almost never need to an afternoon 'nap'. A 6+ hour sleep cycle now will get me easily thru the day without an afternoon nap/coffee.

    In short - go see a sleep specialist.
    I did a sleep study and lung function test at peak in crowfoot also. The new kit is much easier to sleep with (chest strap). No apnea here. Need to quit smoking tho!
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