It has now been two weeks of this sleep experiment. This is a report on the results which, to my continuing amazement, are 100% positive.
(For readers who need a little background, I suggest reading the first post on the experiment plus the article linked to in the post: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
This morning, my weight is down 1.1 pounds from last week. It is now 167.5.
Of seven nights of sleep this week, six of them were very good. One night was not very good which I attribute to allowing a waiter to give me several refills of coffee the day before at breakfast.
Energy during the day has been great.
So, there you have it. Who would have thunk it? By not eating between 4pm and 9am, but eating whatever I want between 9am and 4pm, I am improving my sleep and, so far anyway, losing excess weight as well.
Unlike other successes I have had: losing weight, running 5 and 10k's, etc., this one is a little weirder to report. It is a very different idea than anything usually put out there in the mainstream. I probably would have ignored it myself if I wasn't desperate to start sleeping well.
I already only share it here, or with a few trusted friends and family members. Even so, the responses are reserved. I completely understand, because that would be me too if I were on the other end.
I will report again next week, although it might just be another boring report of success! I hope so.