Long Distance Cyclist
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
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Disrupted Sleep Patterns During LD Season?
For those of you who have to get up very, very early in the morning to get to your long distance cycling events, or who do long distance cycling events that involve sleep deprivation (the longer brevets, 24-hour races, etc.) ...
Do you find that your sleep patterns become disrupted?
During the winter, when I don't get out of bed at any sort of unusual hour for work, school, or cycling, I usually sleep right through the night like a log.
But during the summer, it's a different story. I often have to be up at or before dawn to start my events on the weekends. One or two days a week I'm up at 5 am to commute to work. Before those weekend events or my commutes I'm in bed at an unusually early hour for me, different from my non-commuting days. Then add to that the fact that a number of my events also involve sleep deprivation.
All this equals .... me up in the middle of the night prowling around the house ... no more sleeping like a log through the night.
Do you notice a difference when you're in the middle of a season? Is there anything you do to get a good night's sleep when your patterns are all disrupted?