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Old 05-26-2015, 07:38 AM   #21
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While napping sounds like a (delightful) cop-out, I wonder if that's how we were meant to live before the Industrial Revolution messed up our internal clocks with the 9-5 routine.
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Agree with taking a nap......but.....you need to look at habits.....especially sugar.

Find something you love to do....take a class.....take a walk at a shopping mall...switch your snack to a small salad....or rice cakes.....BREAK YOUR HABIT.....I have the afternoon blahs.....I read a book.....watch a taped TV show.....walk my dog.....go to the bank.....go buy veggies.....anything but I gave up candy and sweets. My small salad with fat free dressing is about 150 calories of healthy food. I took off about 50 lbs and feel great but I still like to crash in the afternoon.....doing healthy fun stuff. Good luck....but if you change, commit to life long changes......never have an M&M again.....that's the only way it works for the long term. Good Luck! YOU CAN DO IT! And, look at your all day long eating habits.....go for veggies, complex carbs, lean meat......no sugar.
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I'd say get a blood test and check for glucose and testosterone.

Do a sleep study, as although you indicate sleeping OK, you may not be getting enough deep restful sleep

Cut back on caffein, and fast digesting carbs (sugar)

Start an exercise program, drop some fat and add lean muscle
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I usually work out in late afternoon. It doesn't make sense that exercise can energize you but it wakes me up. That was true when I was employed, too.
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While napping sounds like a (delightful) cop-out, I wonder if that's how we were meant to live before the Industrial Revolution messed up our internal clocks with the 9-5 routine.
I wonder sometimes if my dog knows something we do not. He sleeps on and off all day long and seems pretty healthy.
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Most men with a 17 inch neck and over 200 lbs. snore. And most snorers need to go through a sleep study to see if they have sleep apnea.

I know a gentleman that'd go to sleep sitting at a red light. After a couple of wrecks, he was grounded from driving. He had severe sleep apnea--essentially choking in his sleep

I was found to have moderate sleep apnea, and it is a mofst common condition. I sleep on a CPAP machine at night, and my afternoon "downs" are seldom experienced. I can also sleep less and feel so much better upon waking up.

The greatest thing about going on CPAP is that users will live longer--not choking while sleeping. And the risk of having to undergo open heart surgery decreases dramatically. And users feel so much better.
+1 Agree with everything above. Have you had a sleep study?
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Attributed to the President of The University of Chicago (Harper) is a wonderful quote that can be interpreted loosely to this situation: whenever I have the urge to exercise, I lie down till it goes away.

So as others have counseled: take a nap. ;-)
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Let's see. You are retired, you get sleepy in the afternoon, hmm. Why don't you just take a nap, isn't that what retirement is all about, the freedom to nap at will?
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I agree - take a nap. I just woke up from one and now I'm ready to take on the afternoon.
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I vote Nap if I'm at home.

Anywhere else, and I'd vote Go for a Short, Brisk Walk. When I got the afternoon blahs at work, a brisk stroll around the hallways, to the washroom or water fountain generally did the trick...and sometimes solutions to problems would pop into my head, an added bonus.

Anything but the peanut M&M's...eat those because they taste good, not to wake yourself up.

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Don't forget to keep yourself well hydrated with water and only water. Soda, juice, powder drinks don't count.
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I usually work out in late afternoon. It doesn't make sense that exercise can energize you but it wakes me up. That was true when I was employed, too.

+1 very low carbs for lunch. A big lunch always knocks me out around 2 if I go that way. Then workout at around 3. I feel energized after that.


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Don't forget to keep yourself well hydrated with water and only water. Soda, juice, powder drinks don't count.
Why? 12 oz of any of those things contain 99.5% water, so what's the difference?

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Coffee and tea also count in your tally. Many used to believe that they were dehydrating, but that myth has been debunked. The diuretic effect does not offset hydration.
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I usually work out in late afternoon. It doesn't make sense that exercise can energize you but it wakes me up. That was true when I was employed, too.
Agreed. When I feel tired in the middle of the day, exercise usually does the trick. About 10% of the time I discover that I really needed a nap instead, but that's the exception.
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I wondered the same thing, even though I don't drink soda or powdered drinks. Sure, some of them have SUGAR (dah dah dah DUMMMM) but not all of them...there are some wonderful flavored waters out there.


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I wondered the same thing, even though I don't drink soda or powdered drinks. Sure, some of them have SUGAR (dah dah dah DUMMMM) but not all of them...there are some wonderful flavored waters out there.
I tend to drink diet colas. No sugar, but a decent little jolt of caffeine. I think the water only is a religious thing, like no fat or no carbs or no mortgage. I do agree that staying hydrated is a good thing, though.
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Nothing like an afternoon amphetamine to pick things up. You might even lose some weight and cut your food bill. On the other hand, you also might be back in another thread asking about getting to sleep at night.

j/k

When I asked my PCP, she said regular aerobic exercise was one way to deal with it. I do that, it seems to work, but also have an afternoon shot of espresso.
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harley, according to the nutritionist at work water works best.

Maybe she needs to read what you read :-)
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