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Feast or Famine.. Binge Sleeping or Insomnia?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So far all I know is there has to be a better way. I sabotage myself with excuses why I can go back to sleep and then I sleep an entire day away instead of the 30 min to an hour nap I was planning. I go back to bed in the evening and repeat for three days straight (canceling going to church and having a 3 day weekend) and then have a night or two that I can't sleep at all.

There has to be some balance here. So I'm cutting back caffeine to before 1pm except eve tea, even that may go eventually (right now I'm worried about withdrawl from it). I am also discontinuing naps because I never know how long my body is going to decide to be out for. So I'm "saving all my sleepy tokens" for the night, when I should be a little more fatigued if I don't give into my fatigue before then.

At least the time awake has been productive. I've washed and dried three loads of laundry, gotten snacks and a breakfast, went to an appointment, and gone out grocery shopping with my father today. And I started SparkCoach, which I thought would be a waste of time since I'm such a beginner. I thought it would be for someone doing all the right things but plateauing, but I was wrong. It can be for someone like me too. My fast break goals are to eat fruits and vegetables, exercise to an active video game each day, and to get up without hitting the snooze (or napping) each day. I really liked it so I signed up permanently (or I hope it to be permanent anyway)

Balance, balance, always need to come back to the idea of balance and moderation.

And if you all have other ideas what I can do to get to sleep at the right times, for the right length of time, don't hesitate to comment!

Signing off!
IstraLouise
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HEALTHY156 1/30/2013 3:33PM

    Girl I know the sleep feast/famine well. I'm having a hard time with it myself. I may need to watch my caffeine as well. I don't have much advice but lots of support and good luck to you!

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