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SP Official Better Sleep Challenge Journal, Day 4, A.M.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Answering the questions from the SP article:


1. I woke at 4 a.m., fell back to sleep about an hour later, and re-awoke at 6:30 a.m.
2. I lay down to go to sleep last night around 10:30 p.m.
3. Last night's bedtime routine: brush teeth, floss, cleanse face w/cold cream, moisturize, brush hair, watch a "30 Rock" with the hubby.
4. Last foods: Sunday dinner of med. rare tri-tip, half a baked potato w/lite sour cream, dark leafy salad w/broccoli "slaw," half a corn on the cob, roasted asparagus. Finished dinner by 6:30 p.m.
5. No, I did not exercise yesterday (Sunday).
6. No alcohol.
7. Yes, a black coffee in the parish hall after Mass, and I think I had a tea at home yesterday afternoon.
8. No medications. I didn't even take the Melatonin because it seemed to keep me up!
9. No naps yesterday.
10. Less stress, as hubby has been selling things on Ebay and Craigslist to raise $$$ for his upcoming surgery. The boys, however, continue to drive me NUTS, God bless 'em.
11. Hunger yesterday: 3-Strong hunger
12. Awake yesterday: 2-Somewhat exhausted
13. Irritability yesterday: 3-Moderately irritable


1. It probably took me about half an hour to fall asleep last night: big improvement!
2. I tossed and turned a lot; I know I woke up a lot, but was able to fall back to sleep rather quickly, *except* for when I got up at 4 to use the bathroom. That was murder.
3. I probably slept a whopping SIX hours last night-- which is a HUGE improvement, thanks be to God. I hope I can keep this up!


The other change I tried but did not work is I asked Ricky to sleep on the couch the other night, as his snoring and restlessness often wakes me. (We have been in love for 29 years-- we met when we were only 16 and 17 years old!-- and we've been in the same room for 24 years!) Well... I missed him so much I got almost NO sleep that night! When I finally *did* fall asleep, I had nothing but nightmares. emoticon So now I know I sleep better right next to my dear hubby, snoring and all! emoticon Haha!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THRIVE2DAY 7/9/2013 9:41AM

    I, too, find I sleep better next to a snoring husband than alone!

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LEANGIRL22 7/9/2013 9:39AM

    Just stopped by to see how things are going for you. Glad you did better last night! Keep on keepin on girl! Life is a process!

Make it a great day!

Sheila emoticon

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KAYDE53 7/8/2013 11:18PM

    I elbow my hubby to get him to roll over into a new position; this usually gives me a break long enough for me to get to sleep! emoticon We got a new bed which adjusts (IComfort) which helped a lot, didn't eliminate totally, but lots better!

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BEACH_NUT 7/8/2013 10:23PM

    I like to snuggle when I sleep...especially with the same person night after night for several years....very comforting. emoticon

My guy (of 14 years) just started snoring a few months back and I often find myself getting up during the night/early morning to move out of the room to sleep elsewhere. (It would be silly for me to wake him up to move and then have us both awake. emoticon )

I bought him the Breathe-Right Nasal Strips...they DO work! emoticon Okay, so sometimes better than others, but regardless, they definitely help control the snoring...allowing me a better night's sleep. emoticon

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    I'll tell ya, in my case, it doesn't matter! I've even done the no-water-after-6 p.m... and I *still* need to get up to use the bathroom! Ugh. emoticon

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CMARYGENE 7/8/2013 2:44PM

    Getting up to use the bathroom in the night is a sleep-killer for me too! I've started trying to get most of my water in early in the day so I'm so I'm not rushing to reach my goal at the end of the day ... and then setting myself for night-time trips to the bathroom. If I can reach my water goal by around 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m., I don't drink as much before I go to bed and tend to sleep through the night better. Easier said than done ... :)

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MSLZZY 7/8/2013 2:40PM

    Can't sleep with them, can't sleep without them. Glad you slept a little better. Hope it is even better tonight. HUGS!

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