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Week One- Better Sleep Challenge Night Two

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Night Two of the Week One Better Sleep Challenge results - a learning experience.

What time did you wake up today? 7:36am (Daylight Savings Time)

What time are you lying down to go to sleep? (9:17pm)

What, if any, was your bedtime routine? Usually I read before I go to bed, but last night my daughter was acting up and I had a really bad headache so I just put my head down on the pillow and went to sleep.

What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? (Include type, amount, and time you ate.) I did not eat anything after dinner - we went out to eat for an early dinner, we finished about 6:30pm. Pretty healthy dinner Peruvian chicken with spanish rice and black beans, salad - I did enjoy a small serving of coconut creme bruile which is unlike me.

Did you exercise today? (Include the type, duration, and time of day if you exercised.)
Yes - I completed a 25 minute abs, back and tricep workout and then I met a MeetUp group for two hours of paintball. Plus one 20 minute dog walk for a total of 10,000 steps for the day.

Did you consume any alcoholic beverages today? (Include type, number, and time of day.) Unfortunately, yes. I drank two amber beers with dinner.

Did you consume any caffeinated drinks or foods today? (Include type, number, and time of day.) Yes - only three cups of coffee today - down one from my usual consumption.

Did you take any medications (prescription and/or over-the-counter) today? (Include type, amount, and time of day.) No.

Did you take any naps today? (Include number of naps, duration of each, and time of day.) No - though I felt like I needed one at 4:00pm.

What types of stressors did you encounter today, and what types do you expect to encounter tomorrow? My daughter was acting up - being rude, not following instructions - simple house rules -- it just wears on me.

How hungry did you feel today? (1- Not hungry, 2- Normal hunger, 3- Strong hunger, 4- Extreme hunger) 1- Not hungry - I ate before I was hungry.

How awake did you feel today? (1- Exhausted, 2- Somewhat tired, 3- Fairly alert, 4- Wide awake) 2. Somewhat tired.

How irritable did you feel today? (1- Calm, 2- Slightly annoyed, 3- Moderately irritable, 4- Highly irritable) 2 - only slightly annoyed which is good for me.

Next, draw a line of Zzz's across the page beneath your answers to these questions. When you wake up, answer the following questions below your "sleep" line:
How long did it take you to fall asleep last night? (This may be an estimate.) 2 minutes.

How many times did you wake up during the night? (Include times you woke up and how long you stayed awake.) 6 times -- very restless night's sleep- I took the puppy out to potty three two times last night. I was tossing and turning most of the night.

In total, how many hours did you sleep last night? Fitbit says 9:25, but that is with Daylight savings time - I believe I was in bed 8:25 minutes, but I feel like I was up all night. Looking forward to a better nights sleep this evening.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANCYPAT1 11/3/2013 7:55AM

    It does look like it may provide you with lots of information so you can make necessary adjustments in your sleep schedule.

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BILL60 11/3/2013 7:50AM

    A bit too cumbersome for me. But if it works for you, do it.

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    Good luck with all this.

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