After keeping the sleep diary for one week, I found discovered and re-discovered a few things about myself.
I can't eat write before my bed time. Sleep will not happen.
Dinner needs to be cooked in advance so I can eat dinner after I return home from working out which will give ample time for digestion before my set bedtime. No waiting for dinner to be started and then finished at bed time.
Light bothers me and stops me from not only falling asleep but also from staying asleep a longer period of time.
I ordered a new eye mask from Dream Essentials that's just for me since my boyfriend commandeered the other two he got me. I am replenishing my supply of Sleep 'n Restore (melatonin, grapeseed, valerian, calcium, glutamine and vitamin E). And I'm going to start using earplugs again.
The goal is to maximize sleep quality by closing out all distractions.
Other lesser notes
Not enough sleep or enough but bad quality sleep has the effect of making me grumpy or feel very tired. It also effects how gung ho I am about going to the gym in the morning. Less sleep, less gung ho, more sleep, more gung ho.
8-10 hours of sleep at minimum every night
"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
Call me ActiveGoddess X-D - NYC
BLC-22 Steely Sapphire Soldiers
I am 5'6".
Starting Weight (5.12.13) 249 lbs
Current Weight (9.08.13) 240.4 lbs
Ultimate Goal 135lbs (Really, to maintain between 130-145.)
| current weight: 241.6