Friday, September 02, 2011
I've just done week 1 of the sleep challenge and looked at my sleep journal today. Quite an improvement from before I started to tackle my sleep habits. But plenty of room for improvement. I found out that the days I exercise are the nights I sleep longest. Amazing, eh?
And I noticed some other things too, and here is my plan to get me to 8 hours sleep. First I will aim for seven hours, and see how I go. I will
1. Lie down to sleep, eyes shut by 11.15 pm six nights a week.
2. Enlist my subconscious by telling myself I will sleep seven hours when I close my eyes to sleep.
3. If I wake up before 6.30, the only activity I will do is to listen to a sleep hypno app on the iPad.
What do you think? I'm not so sure about the message to my subconscious, should I go the whole hog and tell it eight hours? Subconsciouses are dumb as, you can't confuse them, they only do what they are told. But on the other hand am I setting myself up for failure with a possibly unrealistic goal at this stage?