I slept terribly last night, with several hours of the night spent wide awake and tossing and turning. Maybe it’s my fault: Catching up with an old friend last night, I did drink a singular beer, which happened to contain caffeinated (yerba mate) properties.
I stop drinking caffeine after noon as a rule. At the high end of my caffeine consumption is one large cup of coffee in the mornings. I tend to swear off any alcohol during the workweek because of its devastating effects on my sleep cycle, but my friend lives in New York and I see her so infrequently, so I felt that the indulgence was warranted.
My sleep was so bad last night that I skipped my morning workout, despite getting into bed around 9:30 and falling asleep relatively quickly. Without sound sleep and a good workout in the mornings, my day feels like I’ve perpetually woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
Last week, I told a doctor about my sleep problems, and I’m going to have my blood work panel done as a result. He thinks I could be Vitamin D deficient or my thyroid could be problematic. This morning, Jesse suggested I may be overtraining, to which I rebutted with the fact that my volume isn’t marathon-training high. When he argued that my terrible sleep has affected my recovery to the point that my body could feel overtrained, I agreed with him.
I’m looking forward to the blood work ruling anything out or potentially providing answers. Not sleeping well is the worst.