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    Default Getting up in the middle of the night

    Question.

    I've noticed that when I'm training hard, I'll wake up in the middle of the night, hungry, thirsty, and needing to pee. Sometimes 2-3 times a night.

    I figured it's just my body doing all that repair business, asking for more raw materials/needing to eliminate metabolic waste products.

    Anyone else notice this?
     

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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    the whiskey helps with that.

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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    Are you able to get to sleep right away?

    While I don't wake up like that in the middle of the night, I do have really, really difficult times getting to sleep after especially hard days.
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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    Choline has helped me in the past.

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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    Quote Originally Posted by -Dustin View Post
    Are you able to get to sleep right away?
    Thankfully, yes.
     

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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    I have to get up and stretch or I can't get back to sleep.
     

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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    I've had this weird thing happen where I'll just keep peeing for hours long after a long, hot bike ride. It seems like I pee way more than I drink on the ride.. my Dr. had no ideas.
     

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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    Do you sit while peeing for hours?
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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    Quote Originally Posted by defspace View Post
    Question.

    I've noticed that when I'm training hard, I'll wake up in the middle of the night, hungry, thirsty, and needing to pee. Sometimes 2-3 times a night.

    I figured it's just my body doing all that repair business, asking for more raw materials/needing to eliminate metabolic waste products.

    Anyone else notice this?
    Most likely the reason for waking up: You're glycogen (carbohydrate) depleted and your brain stops running. Everything else just follows, esp if you're dehydrated.

    Or maybe you just need to pee.

    Eat more carrrbz before bed to dump the phenomenon. It can be hard to balance if you're trying to shed weight and go to bed hungry.
     

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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    I used to be affected by this in my 20's when I was training very hard in coastal South Carolina. I kept graham crackers in a tin in the kitchen for my hunger. I was single with an active social life, I guess I wasn't refueling properly after a hard effort. For the most part, I never had trouble going to sleep initially and again after a snack. As far as peeing, I was ok with it since I figured I had rehydrated enough.
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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    2-3 times sounds excessive to me. Not to be a fear monger, but enlarged prostate, blood sugar/insulin levels are things to eliminate as possibilities. And they are probably pretty quickly eliminated through a conversation with your GP. And since your digestion works better if you stop eating 3 hours before bed, you are probably better off changing what and how much you eat during the day, especially (IMHO) breakfast, than eating at night.
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    Default Re: Getting up in the middle of the night

    I'm predisposed to point out your geographic location very likely playing a part. If you live anywhere near that state where it never gets below 100 F for weeks on end I'd believe you are suffering some small discomfort and changes in routine bodily functions.

    Actually I have the same type of routine occasionally and never felt it was anything but some form of unique personal reaction. Some people can't eat this and others get sick from that or feel better after a doing such and such once every so often. Don't over think it but examine your routine and what you take into your body. Or almost more importantly what you aren't and it would never occur to you to do so. Just as an experiment try cutting out all science foods and drinks in place of plain water in the bottles and a bag full of real food to nibble on. Maybe it's that you've been eating radishes. If like many cycling is a way to trim fat for you then all diet rules of suffering and strange behavior are in effect.

    Who knows? Since this a cycling forum and a cycling related problem the real answer is very easy to diagnose though. Riding more and eating less while consistently pushing farther beyond the level of pain you can deal with.
     

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