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10-23-2012 08:25 PM
Donutz
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10-23-2012 07:21 PM
beall
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Agreed, with training. But back to the OP, I think adequate sleep would go a lot further than a lack of sleep made up for by energy drinks.

Especially on those multi day trips, where your body needs to recover, sleep is your friend. I even sometimes take afternoon naps after a hard day of boarding if I'm going again the next day.
Kids and old people call it granny naps, but we call it afternoon/power naps..
10-23-2012 07:02 PM
poutanen
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It for sure does. It takes at least 3 hours of sleep in order to get REM sleep. Which is what is what is the actual sleep that replenishes you. I'm not recommending it, or even saying it isn't gonna effect you, but it is definitely possible to function with that for a while.
Agreed, with training. But back to the OP, I think adequate sleep would go a lot further than a lack of sleep made up for by energy drinks.

Especially on those multi day trips, where your body needs to recover, sleep is your friend. I even sometimes take afternoon naps after a hard day of boarding if I'm going again the next day.
10-23-2012 06:28 PM
ThunderChunky It for sure does. It takes at least 3 hours of sleep in order to get REM sleep. Which is what is what is the actual sleep that replenishes you. I'm not recommending it, or even saying it isn't gonna effect you, but it is definitely possible to function with that for a while.
10-23-2012 06:24 PM
beall
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I second the sleep thing. In most military training you only get about five or six hours a night. In more advanced training, such as BUDS, Green Beret, or PJs, you only get about three hours a night. And they are pushing the limits of the human body and brain.
Wouldn't you say your alertness depleted completely with 1-2 hours sleeps? I have those nights with sleepless nights and up on the mountain, I would dose off at the lifts, luckily the lift was slow...
10-23-2012 06:16 PM
ThunderChunky
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Not all of us get to or even like to sleep that long. When I lived in Tahoe I would regularly sleep 1-3 hours and get up first thing to ride, down a coffee or Rock Star Coffee Drink and be good to go.

I also just did a Tough Mudder event without sleeping the night before and my group and I finished in the top 5%. Being able to rally without getting a ton of sleep every single day is part of being a man, and if you're healthy and keep yourself in relatively good shape, it shouldn't be a problem to do so every now and then.

This is key. I drink a ton of water every day and I feel so much better overall when I am hydrated.

That kid had a multitude of medical disorders, which is why he died. Studies show that energy drinks are no more harmful for healthy people than your average soda pop. With that said, I don't drink them at all anymore because of the corn syrup, preservatives, and all the other junk that's in them. Regular coffee, water, and green tea are the best energy drinks I've found.
I second the sleep thing. In most military training you only get about five or six hours a night. In more advanced training, such as BUDS, Green Beret, or PJs, you only get about three hours a night. And they are pushing the limits of the human body and brain.
10-23-2012 06:13 PM
ComeBack_Kid
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Energy drinks usually makes you more alert and that can relate to sleeps. If you get a decent sleep at night say 7-9 hours, the next morning when you hit the mountain with a nutritional breakfast, you will last much longer on the mountain than those that have lack of sleeps and rely on those high caffeine energy drinks.
Not all of us get to or even like to sleep that long. When I lived in Tahoe I would regularly sleep 1-3 hours and get up first thing to ride, down a coffee or Rock Star Coffee Drink and be good to go.

I also just did a Tough Mudder event without sleeping the night before and my group and I finished in the top 5%. Being able to rally without getting a ton of sleep every single day is part of being a man, and if you're healthy and keep yourself in relatively good shape, it shouldn't be a problem to do so every now and then.
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Plenty of water and you are good to go all day long on the mountain.
This is key. I drink a ton of water every day and I feel so much better overall when I am hydrated.
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I heard recently that a kid died of drinking those energy drinks.
That kid had a multitude of medical disorders, which is why he died. Studies show that energy drinks are no more harmful for healthy people than your average soda pop. With that said, I don't drink them at all anymore because of the corn syrup, preservatives, and all the other junk that's in them. Regular coffee, water, and green tea are the best energy drinks I've found.
10-23-2012 06:12 PM
ThunderChunky I try to drink a lot of water the day before riding and then don't drink anything till after I am done riding, usually Gatorade. That way you stay hydrated and don't have to keep stopping to pee. No coffee for me. Just tea.
10-23-2012 05:56 PM
beall Energy drinks usually makes you more alert and that can relate to sleeps. If you get a decent sleep at night say 7-9 hours, the next morning when you hit the mountain with a nutritional breakfast, you will last much longer on the mountain than those that have lack of sleeps and rely on those high caffeine energy drinks.

Plenty of water and you are good to go all day long on the mountain. I heard recently that a kid died of drinking those energy drinks.

Only time I drinks Red Bull was when I am a bit tired droving home from the snow and it takes 2-3 hours. But I would far better off having a power nap say 15-20 minutes and I am totally refreshed and don't need those energy on the trip home.
10-23-2012 04:48 PM
C.B. I like a good blackberry brandy/redbull mixer whilst riding, or at anytime for that matter
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