I have had the 4-Hour Body for almost 2 weeks now, and have read almost all of it, and re-read the chapters that are most important to me. It is 12:22AM right now and I can not sleep. I don’t really have insomnia, I do sleep well every night I just take a long time to get to sleep most nights. I have been this was ever since I was a kid, thankfully the chapter titled “Engineering the Perfect Night’s Sleep” will solve this for me, right?
Instead of just reviewing the steps for turning off my monkey mind I will write about them as well.
- 67-70 Degree Room Temperature
This probably won’t be possible for me, I have a 2.5 month old baby sleeping in our room and my wife is constantly cold and likes the room warm. I will probably be closer to 71-73 degrees but should be OK.
- Eat a Large Fat and Protein Meal Within 3 hours
I don’t really have a consistent schedule (never really have with is why sleeping some times is difficult), so eating is usually not 3 hours before bed. I usually eat between 6 and 8pm and got to bed between 11 and 12. In another chapter Tim talks about celery sticks and almond butter as a night snack. I have not tried it yet but I well try to see if that helps at all.
- The Phillips goLite
I saw this light at my local Costco the other day in the pharmacy section, might spend the $40 on it if it does help with waking up and getting to sleep as Tim suggests.
- Tax the Nervous system
I have not been able to try this yet but might make the pre-hab workout my evening workout. Currently I am doing dynamic stretches, myotatic crunches, and kettlebell swings or walking for my morning workout
- Ice Bath One Hour Prior to Bed
This one is probably something I will start doing as well. Currently I am taking a 5 minute cold shower in the morning after my workouts but adding the ice or just a cold bath seems to kill 2 birds with one stone (sleep and BAT fat loss)
- Ultrasonic Humidifier
I do have a humidifier, we bought it just before our baby was born a few months ago for him, but we bought a warm mist one not an ultrasonic one. It does seem to help my sinus issues, but doesn’t do anything to get me to sleep faster.
- NightWave Pulse Light
I am not sure if this would be a good idea for me as I sleep with my wife and baby. It does say that does not disturb others but I am doubtful of that. I think this would be a last resort for me.
- Half Military Crawl
This is actually how I usually wake up, I have not consciously tried to use this position to fall asleep yet but I will try it and report back.
I will post an update in the next week or so after I have tried these few things out and see how well they help.
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