Hello everyone. Okay so I have been lifting the past year and put on about 45 pounds, but I have been having this problem recently. The quality of my sleep has been atrocious. I thought maybe I was over training so I bumped up my calories. Nothing. Took more rest days. Nothing.
I recently underwent gynecomastia surgery and a back operation to remove a few moles, not a big deal. I figured this would be the perfect time to let my body fully heal. I took three weeks off, on the fourth week did some very relaxed lifting, just to get my body used to the stress. However as soon as I went back to lifting more seriously, my sleep problem came back. I toss and turn the whole night, wake up early, etc. I have used melatonin and ZMA to no avail.
My diet is pretty good (enough calories, enough protein). However I am wondering, because I generally stay under 8 reps for training, if this could be affecting my sleep in a negative way? No idea really. Any tips, suggestions, would be greatly appreciated.