Example: I take medication and lately caffeine helps with my ADHD so lately every morning I’ve been drinking coffee and tea.

I used to drink sodas but the sugar doesn’t help, so I had to cut back on the sodas I used to drink.

  • Gormadt
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    3 months ago

    Medication, caffeine in the morning, and some hard cardio in the evenings.

    The medication helps overall but impacts my sleep quality, the caffeine makes the mornings easier and also makes me more tired in the afternoons, and the hard cardio makes my sleep quality way better plus makes the following day easier to do things as even though the medication helps it only helps so much.

    Basically I hope on my bike (which has been converted to stationary) and drive my heart rate up for about a half hour

    Edit: By caffeine in the morning I mean a cup of coffee

    • @fuckwit_mcbumcrumble@lemmy.world
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      63 months ago

      I drink caffeine in the morning, but I really need to stay away from it after that. If I drink coffee later on in the day (or just a lot in the morning) then I won’t be able to get good sleep. If I don’t get good sleep them I won’t be able to concentrate.

      Working out also really helps me fall asleep at night. I do some weight lifting during the day at work, and some cardio at night. I also don’t try to force myself to get to sleep, I try to make sure that I will be tired by bed time by burning off any remaining energy during the evening so I’m tired when my alert to start winding down goes off.

      But good sleep is absolutely the key. When I get bad sleep, especially consistently bad sleep I can’t concentrate.

      • Gormadt
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        33 months ago

        For me a cup of coffee too late in the day (or too big in the morning) will ruin the whole day for me and likely the following day due to it’s impact on my sleep quality

        But excise is key for me. If I skip working out then I’ll have to much energy left over to actually sleep. But with enough exercise during the day then I’ll fall asleep effortlessly around 10pm sometimes even a bit earlier in my chair at my desk if I’m not careful lol

        And a good night sleep makes the following day so much easier it’s amazing