So I FINALLY got my results back from the sleep study I had done a few weeks ago, and I have to say, I feel like the results are disappointing.
I was told I have very mild sleep apnea (not enough for one of those crazy machines), and that was pretty much it. The doctor said that it was recommended that I get 7.5 hours of sleep every night (she did say 7-8 would be OK.. That I don't have to be anal about it); and that I may, if problems persist, want to see a ear, nose, & throat doctor, to see if there's anything in my nasal passage causing the apnea. She also made some of the usual recommendations: no TV in the bedroom, try to go to bed around the same time every night, have a routine, don't hang out in the bed for anything but sleep, and no caffeine or alcohol within about 4 hours of bed. Most of those things I'm doing already (although some of the changes, like no TV, have been within the last week and a half or so).
Does anyone have any helpful hints for my sleep? I generally get between 6-8 hours of sleep a night, occasionally a little more on weekends (usually in nap form). I feel tired constantly. It's a chore for me to get out of bed in the morning, and I always feel fatigued. I don't drink much caffeine - about 1 cup of coffee or 2 cups of tea a day. I just want to be not tired!
Diet: I would say about 90/10 Paleo (still haven't quite figured out the difference between "Paleo" and "Primal". Lots of eggs, veggies, grass-fed meat, etc. About 2-3 pieces of fruit (with 2 being small clementines/mandarin oranges).
Exercise: 4-5 times a week. Stationary bike for 20-30 minutes, plus circuit training (alternating between arms and legs, with abs at least every other day). Total of about 1 - 1.25 hours per day I do it. my job is a desk job, but I have K-T Syndrome, so I can't be on my feet too much without pain/swelling issues.