Runner Problem : Cant Sleep & Wake up at Night

Waking up at the middle of the night is a problem I have whenever I start training for a marathon. I no longer consider it a sleeping problem but an effect of marathon training.

For the last two months since i started training for October Nairobi Marathon, every night my sleep is interrupted, it is usually a case of a full bladder. After emptying it I get back to bed and get back sleeping within no time.

Waking up at night is a good sign for a runner.

The full bladder that wakes me up at night is because of my hydration. To run properly a runner must drink plenty of water to remain hydrated. I always make sure am drinking a minimum of two litres a day to replace lost fluid during running.

While it is inconveniecing to wake up in the middle of the night, I think it is a small price to pay. The most important thing for me is to run properly and that means staying hydrated.

Waking up at night is a sign my hydration is up to standard.

One thought on “Runner Problem : Cant Sleep & Wake up at Night

  1. Jason

    This is a great blog that you have here. I have a sports blog myself where we cover a wide range of sports. I was wondering if we could do a link exchange. We have to stick together.

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