Hi PHers. I wanted to hear some of your experiences when it comes to the time right before falling asleep. The question rises from an odd experience that has been happening to me lately.
I've been paleo for ~1 year and am just finishing my very first Whole30. I excercise regularly, consistently get 7.5-8 hours of sleep at night and always wake up feeling rested.
I've been trying to "wind down" before bed (i.e. not watch TV or be active) but I've been noticing that once I hit the pillow I feel WIDE awake. My mind is alert and I don't feel tired at all. I have to physically tell myself to relax, count my breaths, and try to make my mind clear.
The process has been working within ~30 minutes of hitting the pillow but I'm wondering why this could be happening. I don't eat sugar or drink much caffiene.
Have any of you experienced this?
Is this common?
How do you feel in your body and mind before going to sleep?