Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I'm into the fourth week of the Official Better Sleep Challenge. I go to bed earlier, at a consistent time, exercise earlier in the day, reduce my overall caffeine (almost all before noon), and greatly reduce the size of my evening snack. I usually take a bath and listen to relaxing music in the evening. I am delighted to say that last night made my fifteenth night in a row of good sleep. It has probably been years since I could make that claim.
There are some things I am giving up. I used to exercise right up until bedtime, so I am giving up an opportunity to burn more calories. A lot of the TV my hubby likes to watch now comes on after my bedtime and I miss watching with him. When I first started the challenge, it bothered me that I was giving up quite a bit, but not seeing results. Team mates reminded me it is a four week challenge for a reason. I guess they were right.