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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 3/4/2013 12:19AM

    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!!

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TUDAFD 3/3/2013 10:16PM

    You sound a lot like me but much busier. I could never get enough sleep when I had babies. Good Luck! emoticon

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HEALTHYBARB1 3/3/2013 9:11PM

    Sleep is good!! ZZZZZZZZZ's.....sending you some!!!
Great goal...my DH and I are the opposites too only I am the morning person and he is the night owl!!!
Smiles Barb

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FRAN0426 3/3/2013 9:04PM

    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.

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_RAEVEN_ 3/3/2013 8:43PM

    Good luck with the sleeping!!!! emoticon

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DR1939 3/3/2013 8:38PM

    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.

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EVWINGS 3/3/2013 8:26PM

    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.

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KISAKATT 3/3/2013 7:47PM

    Great plan!! Having others help keep you accountable is an awesome way to stick to a habit. Good luck!

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PLUMERIA50 3/3/2013 7:39PM

  Good luck! I hope you've found the recipe for successful zzzzzzzzzzzz!

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