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SleepyFox
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I started working out a month ago. I have never been as active as I am now during any other time of my life. Since I started this new lifestyle, I haven't been able to obtain a regular sleep cycle. Better yet, I haven't been able to establish any type of sleep pattern. I am now living 23-32 hour days with less than 6 hours of sleep. I don't drink anything seriously caffeinated anymore, and even when I did, which was months ago, the effects were mild at best. The most exciting thing I drink all day is just green tea. As I type this, I am on my 22 hour, and I have 3 hours until I have to do a Navy PT activity. I'm not a computer junkie , and I just end up laying in bed for hours until I have to begin my day. I intend on seeing my doctor some time next week. I know he is probably going to refer me to a specialists. All of my life I have never had such problems going to sleep. It use to be the one thing that I would do all day.

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Ecofem
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Because you're already planning (or have?) joined the Navy, why not contact them about how to deal with it? This is surely something they've had lots of experience with and have fitness/nutrition/general experts to refer to you (for free at that!) [Smile]

I'm no expert in sleep matters, but it sounds like you've got a lot of adrenaline and anticipation involved, which isn't all bad and perhaps refective of a combat situation. But that's just my random guess; I'd go contact your recruitor/adviser (and/or doctor) for more detailed and specific advice.

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Ecofem
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P.S. I guess all this not-sleeping could almost be a reason to change your handle from SleepyFox to NeverSleepyFox. [Wink]
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SleepyFox
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Well, I am in DEP status (delayed entry program), and I do not obtain my medical benefits until day one (RTC aka bootcamp). And besides, I ship out in January. And I wouldn't have to worry about combat in the least since because rating is NF which means that I am a nuclear engineer, and I deal with the propulsion and reactors of ships. I still haven't gone to sleep and I since I wrote my first message. I guess I have to wait until the weekend to see what the doctor's prognosis is.

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