I keep reading here that sleep is really important for weight gain/bulking. But since I started gaining,for some reason my stupid body has decided I only need 4-5 hours sleep each night!
I have tried everything - good "sleep hygiene ", going to bed earlier/later, not eating late in the evening,not drinking close to bedtime. I've also tried having a snack before bedtime as often I wake up hungry. I even borrowed a friend's light box to see if I could reset my body clock. Nothing seems to work.
It wouldn't worry me if I felt ok but I don't- I'm shattered! And it affects my workouts.
Is it just an age thing ( I'm 61)? Any tips would be gratefully received. I don't want to go down the medication route- I'm already on a bunch of meds for a chronic illness! And how much does it actually affect muscle gain?
Thanks in advance!
Edit just to say I have no problem falling asleep- I just don't stay asleep for long enough!