I'm just back from a week long training camp. I had a good week, and rode well, but had major issues with sleeping at night after 4-5hours on the bike each day. It seems my mind was still racing/adrenaline flowing every night I went to bed. I also get this after races, so I thought i'd post on here to see if anyone had any suggestions.
I tried all the meditation/relaxation techniques, counting to 100 etc. The only thing that seemed to work was getting up, reading a couple of chapters in a book, getting something to eat then going back to bed after an hour or so, but by this time my sleep time was completely reduced, probably negatively affecting my recovery.
Any suggestions? Herbal sleep aids? I limit caffeine (1 cup of coffee or tea typically) to the a.m so I don't think that's the issue.