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Feeling sleepy and tired?

despite exercises, healthy food & no lack of sleep

Trish
post 9.Dec.2015, 01:46 PM
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Location: Malmö
Joined: 9.Dec.2015

Hallo to everyone!!

Since August I've been living here and since a couple of weeks I experiene this complete lack of energy - even while I'm training more or less regularry, eating healthy diverse food and sleeping at least 8h/day. I think it can be connected to less and less sunlight.

Do you have similar experiences? How do you cope with it?

I am gratefull for any advices! smile.gif

Thank you and all the best,
Trish
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bitteredlake
post 9.Dec.2015, 01:48 PM
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Joined: 27.Mar.2015

take vitamin D.

play competitive sports (high level football, high level running, etc)

run away to thailand for a week..

good luck

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Trish
post 9.Dec.2015, 01:56 PM
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Location: Malmö
Joined: 9.Dec.2015

Thanks a lot bitteredlake!!

I take vitamin D smile.gif Competitive sports is interesting idea (although not for me..) and tropics - yeah.. I could live there, but at the moment even no visit is possible sad.gif

Good luck to you too!!!
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Applecore
post 9.Dec.2015, 02:06 PM
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Joined: 3.Feb.2015

You will get used to it. Try to avoid warm light, use cool light as it helps the brain stay awake. Warm light is more relaxing. Breathe cold air every now and then, and cold drinks. Those helped me a lot when i first moved.
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Bsmith
post 9.Dec.2015, 05:12 PM
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Joined: 25.Jun.2009

You appear to be doing the right things with the vitamin D and exercise. Many Swedes use light therapy and that may be worth looking into. If all else fails, give into it and sleep a little more.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 9.Dec.2015, 06:38 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Amphetimines???
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Trish
post 9.Dec.2015, 07:23 PM
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Location: Malmö
Joined: 9.Dec.2015

Applecore and Bsmith, thanks a lot!!!!

I'm freezing easly so I am very much into warm drinks...but that's really interesting what you point out - the thing I've been never attracted to those cold (cool) lights... Around me there are only those cozy warm ones wink.gif

Bsmith, Could you recommend any of those lamps?

THANK YOU again for your tips!!!

p.s.
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Amphetimines???
I'd rather not, but thanks Gamla!
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 9.Dec.2015, 07:25 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Serious now...

Have you checked your thyroid numbers lately???
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Trish
post 9.Dec.2015, 07:40 PM
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Location: Malmö
Joined: 9.Dec.2015

Thank you Gamla smile.gif Smth like 6 months ago... I think I know what you mean and I am going to make general check up of my blood (including thyroid) still before Christmas, back home.
The thing is I know usually my energy goes down in autumn/winter but its first time I am so much North and first time it's not easy AT ALL..
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Bsmith
post 9.Dec.2015, 08:26 PM
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Joined: 25.Jun.2009

I've never used the aforementioned lights but a quick google search with the words light therapy and SAD (seasonal affective disorder) ought to do the trick.

Good luck!
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littleviking
post 10.Dec.2015, 09:40 AM
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Joined: 26.Feb.2014

look for a mood light slash wake up light there are 2 in ones, my previous roomate had one and it help her a lot. it gives light when you set it to wake u up normaly and during the day you can have it as a mood light which changes light.
also going out for walk in the cold air really help, and cold and warm shower, sauna and cold showers and having from end of November to march 100 types of lighting stuff for Christmas. I though the lamp thing is stupid but it helps when you wake up or during the day a light at each window
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elliha
post 15.Dec.2015, 09:08 AM
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Joined: 13.Oct.2014

Winters are hard and most people feel tired. Drink more coffee like most Swedes do.
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Roger
post 16.Dec.2015, 06:14 AM
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Joined: 16.Dec.2015

Do morning exercises daily. Eat healthy fruits, vegetables and take energy drinks more.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 16.Dec.2015, 06:30 AM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Again...Amphetamines!!! rolleyes.gif
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Cheeseroller2
post 16.Dec.2015, 07:45 AM
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Joined: 4.Jul.2009

Here's an example of the light made by Philips:


http://www.philips.co.uk/c-m-pe/light-ther...er_locale=en_gb
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