I was waking up almost every night at around 3am. I did a saliva cortisol test and found out my cortisol is high. I started taking some supplements and trying to destress. I also through that process found a great OB gyn who tested my sex hormones. I was low in testosterone and non-existent in progesterone (meaning I was estrogen dominant.) Since I started taking progesterone at bed the last 2 weeks of my cycle I'm sleeping much better. Magnesium can also help. To lower cortisol I was taking Vit C and Fish oil...need to get back on those. But all my labs have improved and I"m overall feeling better.
Fitness Minutes: (13,133)
103 6/15/13 5:59 P
Just got a Fitbit One and have been tracking sleep quality. Ugh, not so good. I am not sleeping nearly as long as I thought I had been. I have had a sleep study done, and use a CPAP faithfully, but I obviously have a lot of work to do on my sleep hygiene.
Fitness Minutes: (321,997)
101,013 11/23/12 7:46 P
Last night I wanted to focus on getting more sleep, since that is one area I am notoriously terrible at. I was pretty excited when I was tired after my belly dancing class because I thought it would be easy to pass out at a decent time and I was right. After a small late dinner, I was able to get in bed at 11 and fall asleep within about 15 minutes! The only problem was that I woke up about 12, went back to sleep, then woke up again around 3 and 5:45. I set my alarm for 6 and hit the snooze a few times so I actually wake up, but my sleep pattern was all off...so even though I got about 8 hours of sleep, I don't feel it was the most quality sleep.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get more of a better night's sleep????
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