Ive recently started having problems with insomnia.
Stress related most likely but /shrug, who knows for sure.
And i cant resolve the situations causing me stress.
It could be overtraining. I do 50k a day 5 days a week commuting. I stopped for a month in nov when i was sent to florida, and the insomnia has pretty much started since ive returned. Maybe i didnt ease back into it enough (but i did ease in, not just straight back 5 days a week). I'll keep overtraining in mind as a last resort if all else fails.
All the other typical situations are constant. matress is good, room is only for sleeping, etc. All the normal lists of how to get a good nights sleep are unchanged.
I tried some herbal tea, chamomelle and such, see if that was enough to do it. It wasnt...
So i looked to see if im deficient in any vitamin or minerals. I tracked my food on fitday for 2 weeks. Every bite. And im lacking in a few areas. Most notably calcium, magnesium, vitamin d & k, and zinc.
So then with that bit of knowledge in hand i look at a few holistic/naturapath type sites and they say insomnia can be caused by insufficient calcium and magnesium.
So......having never used supliments in my life, is there anything i need to know before hitting the mall tonight to look for calcium, magnesium, and vitamin d suppliments ?
Is there different types? Some better than others etc ? I did read to look for vitamin d3 instead of d2.
All feedback appreciated