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Get a good night's sleep... how am I going to do it?!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Haha. I laughed as I typed that title. It seems like such a simple thing! Just SLEEP. HA! There is the problem... too much stuff to do, mind going a million miles a minute, etc. etc. etc. That I like to think that I can accomplish more at night, which I can... but is that because I'm more awake or just have less distractions? I do feel more awake at night, but probably feel more tired in the morning from going to bed too late. It's a vicious cycle, really. emoticon
So, step one... I told my husband about my habit I want to cultivate. He is so NOT a night owl, but after 22 years has just accepted that I am. The poor guy! haha! But in telling him, I know that while he laughed outright at the thought of me choosing this as my habit, he will also be my biggest support and reminder.

Step two... make a commitment to go to bed before midnight (don't laugh!) It takes a lot of determination on my part to make this happen. I easily stay up until 2 or 3 am without even realizing it.

Step three... attempt to find a way to find "undistracted" time during daylight hours to get done what I need to. I started today... usually I blog at midnight or later but it is currently just after 6:30 PM (Success!).

Wish me luck!
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  • JAMER123
    Well, I am glad there is another one like me in MN!! I really need to get to bed earlier as well. I am a retired 3rd shift worker and just haven't gotten the biorhythm turned around after 8 yrs. of retirement!! It seems as though I am destined to be a night owl:) Good luck on your goal of early to bed!!
    1328 days ago
    You sound a lot like me but much busier. I could never get enough sleep when I had babies. Good Luck! emoticon
    1328 days ago
    Sleep is good!! ZZZZZZZZZ's.....sending you some!!!
    Great DH and I are the opposites too only I am the morning person and he is the night owl!!!
    Smiles Barb
    1328 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Oh can I relate to being up until 2-3 AM. Years ago I worked overnights and my body just seems stuck in that mode. I try to get to bed by 1:30 each night, and my hasband goes to bed usually shortly after the night local news. I hope you find something that will work for you with ssleeping.
    1328 days ago
  • _RAEVEN_
    Good luck with the sleeping!!!! emoticon
    1328 days ago
  • DR1939
    My physician suggested that I take a benedryl on those nights when I just couldn't sleep. I find that I sleep through the night on those nights that I do take one. I don't take them often, but it has worked when I needed it. BTW, someone somewhere (not scientific) mentioned that smart people had more trouble sleeping. Just couldn't turn off their brains. I do know from teaching Child Psychology that infants who don't sleep a lot develop into smarter children. They don't know whether this is because they can't sleep because their brain is active/too inquisitive or because they are awake more they learn more. That is scientific fact but. to the best of my knowledge, it only applies to children.
    1328 days ago
    I have blogged about the instructions my doc at Shands has given me. You sound like a twin to me down to my hubby goes to bed early. Good luck with your new habit.
    1328 days ago
    Great plan!! Having others help keep you accountable is an awesome way to stick to a habit. Good luck!
    1328 days ago
    Good luck! I hope you've found the recipe for successful zzzzzzzzzzzz!
    1328 days ago
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