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New Sleep Experiment - Bedtime and Exceptions

Sunday, July 15, 2012

BEDTIME

Talking with a family member, I realized that there is another change that has taken place since adopting this new way of eating. My bedtime has changed.

Before, when I was struggling with restless leg syndrome, my bedtime had become 9pm. This was because I almost inevitably woke up at least once during the night and would not get back to sleep without some stretching and maybe a snack or brief time of reading. I needed a longer "night" in the hopes of accumulating enough total hours of sleep.

Now that I am sleeping straight through the night, bedtime has moved back to 10pm. I am consistently sleeping six hours straight each night. Between that and an afternoon nap, I feel like I am getting enough sleep.

This is hopeful because I used to have to decline late evening activities. Not that I want to become a late night party-er, but my schedule now is more "normal".

EXCEPTIONS

Tonight, one of my cousins and his family are coming into town and they want to meet my brother and me for dinner at 6pm. I am going to make an exception to my current eating schedule so that I can socialize with family.

It will kind of be an experiment within the experiment. What will happen to my sleep tonight? Will there be any change?

Of course, I will return to my current schedule right after this exception. I imagine that, every once and awhile, I will want to make an exception and have a late (for me) dinner in order to socialize with important people. As long as it happens infrequently, I doubt it will be a problem.

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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
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  • v SIMPLELIFE4REAL
    how did your experiment within the experiment go?
    1473 days ago
  • v HEALTHIERKEN
    So glad you're having success with this! Carry on restfully : )
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    1475 days ago
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