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Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
Any of you ever get a jittery restless feeling when lying down (usually to sleep at night)? How did/do you deal with it? It's not every night for me, but it does happen some times and it's very annoying.
03-07-2016 01:53 AM
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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
Physical jitters, or more mental nervousness? If it's physical, you could be Magnesium deficient.
03-07-2016 07:02 AM
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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
Could be alcohol.

Or lack of enough hard excercise during the day to wear you out.

Or lack of control of your thoughts.

Solution for the first two is obvious.

For the third, meditate, read Albert Ellis, address things in your life causing anxiety (by either taking action them or neutralizing their emotional effect with REBT), etc.

Reading fiction is another good way to take your mind off the thoughts of the day before you sleep. Close your eyes and set the book down as soon as you feel doing so will mean nodding right off.

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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
Need more information, too many variables at play.

In addition to what BB mentioned:

Caffeine? Other Drugs?

Age? Stress?

Exercise? Diet?
03-07-2016 08:04 AM
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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
I used to think I had insomnia - was just crazy anxiety. Dealing with those anxieties (mainly relating to girls) and meditating helped a lot.

Now if I'm having trouble sleeping, I read something light (e.g. fiction like BB said or something that doesn't get me thinking too much). Though I use my Kindle on the lowest light setting/no light. I think if you had a real book and a legit light on, the light would probably not help with falling asleep

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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
I was just going to say magnesium, just started taking two pills before bed and it really works well. I quit using melatonin too.

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03-07-2016 02:11 PM
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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
Excess sugar? I was having just what you described a while back. Took me a while to work out that it was on the days that I had consumed sugary drinks (soft drinks, flavoured milk, premix alcohol) in the afternoon/evening.
I cut those out, no problems.

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03-07-2016 06:58 PM
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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
I'm 31 years old and have anxiety/stress issues. I'm not sure about my Magnesium intake, but I think it's fine.

I will cut out the sugar and try to implement some of these other tips.

I sometimes get caffeine from black tea at night (1-2 cups), but since its not coffee, I wasn't really taking into account that it's still caffeine.
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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
Most people are chronically deficient in zinc, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin b12, various amino acids.

These sort of chronic deficiencies make all kinds of things worse - from test levels to dental health to insulin resistance. I cycle on and off from vitamins just to ensure that I have a baseline. I can always tell when I start getting deficient in vitamin D (magnesium too) because my teeth get sensitive to flossing. You get the right micronutrients and cavities slowly disappear.

Alcohol in particular plays hell with b-complex vitamins. Doctors have even coined a thing called "Alcoholic Brain Disease" because the correlation between chronic drinking, bad diet, and dementia and alzheimers is very strong.

Not to demonize alcohol especially - vegans and vegetarians, chronically malnourished (think Steve Jobs) are at risk from something that looks like alcoholic brain disease.

I think the magnesium deficiency thing is spot on. OP you might want to buy some ZMA.
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RE: Jittery/Restless Feeling when Lying Down
I think after my multivitamin is done, I'll probably finally buy the ZMA supplement. For now, I'm getting Zinc and Magnesium in the ADAM Multivitamin, and I also take half a teaspoon of Magnesium Citrate powder mixed in water a day.
03-07-2016 10:39 PM
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