Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike
your low sleep is my average. read the vitramin d thread. follwing those advices really has helped me. sicen vit. d, what sleep i get leaves me feeling more rested.
also, don't underestimate your ability to suck it up and adapt. i slept very little over the last week and a half and was up for about 20 hours before a meet thsi last Saturday. felt like warm trash but I still pulled a lifetime PR in the deadlift.
I have the absolute same problem as Dave. Average about 4 to 5 hours a night. Every so often I'll take some sleep aids and get around 7 to 8. Sometimes, my body will go 10 hours and get caught up, but for the most part I don't sleep much.
I have to take a sleep aid the night before my contests to insure that I'm rested. But I've grown accustomed to training on very little sleep.
Definitely b as above. Listen to your body. Don't bag it. Just listen.
All the best,