I kind of already have sensitivities concerning my sleep schedule, (mostly things that disrupt sleeping patterns, sounds, TV noises, etc.) however I’ve been participating in the T-transformation challenge, and one of my goals involves some steady bit of weight loss. It wasn’t really noticeable at first for maybe a month or so, but now, and even after waking up quite early, carrying about with my day, working out, etc, I’ll find I stay up later and later it seems. I’m currently on leave from my job, and when working I work the late shift, so I have the opportunity to to sleep for as long as needed once I actually do go to sleep.
I’ve noticed this has happened a handful of other times when I start hitting a certain weight loss phase. I do realize it’s in part to the ratio of cortisol output, and while I do understand that the production of cortisol can’t be avoided entirely, and it’s much needed concerning metabolic functions, I was just wondering if this happens to others? I can definitely see it happening in individuals who are absolutely shredded or diced to the gills.
It isn’t something that causes a lot of concern. Most times I’ll go to sleep with a bit more effort concerning being patient and winding down, but some nights I’ll just be…up and awake. I usually will just lay still and focus on my breathing, or get up and wander the house for maybe half hour and then lay back down and fall asleep. Nothing along the lines of high strung, per say, but also not knocking out effortlessly at my usual times, and apart from my own personal bedtime routine, de-stress, un-plug, meditation, things I do to aid in going to sleep, etc.
I do speculate that maybe I’ve either cut the next bit of calories a bit too much, or too quickly. At the start I only slashed off 3-400 give or take, around early Feb, and gradually decreased from there. I try to keep it around 1-200 increments.