Sleep Thoughts 001

I have been trying to figure out how to sleep well and more for a while now.

The whole journey of "Find my Sleep" started for a very different reason. The reason was losing weight. I have been trying to lose weight for the last 4-6 years. I can't even remember when I did not want to. Did a lot of things,
- Intermittent Fasting
- Cutting Down Carbs
- Keto ish Diet
- Exercising Daily
- Meds
- Walking
- etc etc etc
The most hopeless part, I do not even eat that much stuff. And If I cut down my food, I feel like I can't process any thoughts in my brain, kind of foggy brain, mood swing, angry version of me.
And nothing helped a lot. I mean I could see I was losing some weight, then it comes back with a slight fraction of irregularities.
Then one evening, I decided to hire an instructor, Olga here in Amsterdam. It's not cheap but I thought let's invest in my health.  

Then, Olga asked some basic questions. Then she asked me a random question.
How long do you sleep, Nixon? Me, 5-6hr, I can't sleep more than 6 hr. Saying that I show her my Fitbit app along with my other health stats from the gym. I am pretty meticulous when keeping notes, and stats.
She looked into my stats, took some notes, and she started to reply, Sorry Nixon, I can't help you!! Look at your chart. You have been working out for the last 1 year. Your fat mass is incredibly steady, holding the same as before, your muscle mass is going up and down. Even if you feel like you are losing weight in the machine, you are losing and gaining muscle not fat. And I think the reason is your sleep. You are sleeping 5 hr ish. Not even 6 hr. If you can't figure out how to fix your sleep I can't help you.
In short, she just rejected my money because I was not sleeping well. And she can't train me 😐.

It felt like defeat, but at the same time, I felt like I had a new clue about how to fix my weight. She pointed me in a direction that I had never thought of before.
And I think I am a good Engineer, I should be able to figure out something! And hence my embarking journey on finding out my sleep...

To Be Continued...


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