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4/21/16 12:42 A

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I am feeling so much more ENERGIZED since I started getting my 8 hours {at least~that's what my body needs!} more regularly! I think I am beginning to shed my "night owl" status! Now to get to bed~ since finishing up on SP!

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Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

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2/29/16 7:40 A

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I didn't check in earlier for week 3 because I'd begun sleeping 7-8 hours without significant waking during the night. I'm guessing that all the steps have been useful, but also the gradual return of normal daylight as we move into spring. I'm really making an effort to stick to my regular schedule, especially that regular bedtime! I try to remind myself that staying up late is just not worth the misery of knocking out my sleep rhythm. Working on a good balance for my evening eating has also been important in this process. It's such a big relief to feel alert through the day.

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2/22/16 8:23 A

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Well I'm back after the holidays, and I'm still more on-track than off-track, except that I've stopped emailing my sleep partner and I'm not managing my work stress effectively. Sticking to my morning wake-time of 4:15 AM has worked; now as the clock nears 9:00 PM I habitually think, "Time for bed, because you want to hit your sleep goal." (I'm like Bonita - now that I'm falling asleep reliably (yayyyyyy!), I need to be in bed a half-hour longer than my sleep goal. Since I'm going to get up at 4:15 AM no matter what, the rest really is just math.) I'm going to go-ahead and check myself off for week three. (Finally - I'm coming up on two years!)

On a different note, does anyone else find it funny-sad that the "Official Better Sleep Challenge" has 23,000 members, but the "I Need Sleep!" challenge (which seems to be based on ranting rather than productive action steps) has 1.1 million members? I'm grateful for the structure and space of the "Official Better Sleep Challenge" to patiently, productively work on my sleep habits. I'm so pleased with my sleep successes. Of course, I think it's funny-embarrassing that I've been working at this for the better part of two years, but I wouldn't have done it without SparkPeople. Thanks SP.

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12/23/15 1:07 P

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I'm not quite sue on how I am doing this, maybe it is just being more mindful, but I am keeping cup with 7+ hours of sleep. Part of the success is that I have realized that I have to be in bed at least 7 1/2 hours to get 7 hours of sleep. The rest is math.

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12/13/15 8:41 A

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Hello fellow Spark Sleepers,

I'm more on track than off-track: went to bed an hour-and-a-half late on two nights, but otherwise am sticking to the plan (limit caffeine in the morning, and none after noon; prep gym bag and lunch for tomorrow; do something to goof off and feel good in the evening; start winding down (dim the lights, floss, meditate, stretch) an hour before bed; lights off and eyes closed at 9 PM).

And, I've got a new routine with my email sleep partner that seems to really help reduce work anxiety and work dreams: Each morning, I pick ONE goal for work that day, and I give myself permission to let everything else happen as it may.

My biggest challenge remains *going to bed on time*, especially since I've discovered that I need to include time for goofing off. On the two nights last week that I went to bed quite late, I tried to sleep in the following morning to compensate, which didn't work - it never works!

I'm going to repeat Week 3, so that I can focus on these goals: Leave my morning alarm set at 4:15 AM no matter what, and be in bed with lights out/eyes closed by 9 PM.

Wishing you light and laughter,
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11/7/15 9:30 A

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I am still working on a better bedtime routine but have started turning off the tv about an hour earlier to read. I am not snacking any more in the evening and I have been consistently going to be and getting up at about the same time for awhile now. Some nights my sleep seems better, other nights not. But it's a good start.

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10/14/15 12:21 A

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Have been refining my evening routine some: I've been more consistent in turning off the computer by 9:30pm; brush teeth (bathroom lights are bright...) and then getting some light stretching exercise for legs and back, along with dimming the lights. Then a bit of reading: chose a different *quiet* book on Zen teachings...so I'm learning something...but not firing up the imagination for weird dreams--LOL

For the most part, its been better this week....had one night with sore feet, and some other sore muscles from a gym workout where I tossed and turned; the other nights it was more like : OK the feet hurt, walk around the house once, and back to bed/sleep ok...! Very nice improvement!

We'll see how next week goes; as we will be out of town, sharing a condo with some friends. What nighttime routine?? LOL sigh... hopefully will be good and tired from the exploring during the day.
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10/1/15 12:24 A

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I had three or four really good nights sleep, as I enjoyed a warm Organic Nighty Night Tea before going to bed and each night woke up only twice each night, also had way less tossing and turning from neck and shoulder pains.

Last night, I was stressed with thoughts that would not turn off, I didn't drink my wonderful tea and woke up after just 3 hours of half sleep. So at 2:30am, I was taking a nice warm soaking bath - hoping it would make be go back to sleep again... but that didn't work either.

At 4:30am I got out of bed, got dressed and studied for 2 hours. Then daylight began. And of course all the thoughts that kept me awake all night long, they all left as soon as the sun began rising. Oh how I hate that!!!!!!

Had no energy today. I have already missed my bedtime for tonight as I do every Weds night, so I am just trying to mellow out before climbing into bed.

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8/30/15 9:14 P

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trying to cut the caffeine more and more.

Can't wake up same time each day b/c the start of my work day varies between 7:30 a.m. and even 2:00 p.m. !

Can i go to be at 9:00 every day ? - I'll try again.

Sleep journal ? Wow - that's hard to do !

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8/14/15 10:08 A

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I have read in more than one place this week that the bedroom should be only for sleeping and sex but I believe for some of us there are exceptions to that rule. I find if I move to the bedroom before I go to the bedroom early to read I purchased a LED light recently with four levels and an hour timer on it which I use quite often while reading.When the light goes off I turn on spa music or nature sounds on the TV and if my husband comes to bed he changes to shows but I am asleep by then. I do however hate waking up to I love Lucy.

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7/21/15 8:54 P

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Going to bed by 9:30 PM helps me a lot. Getting up the first time my alarm goes off is also beneficial. I find that I can't eat fewer than 2 hours before bed, or else I can't fall asleep. Meditating before bed is great!

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7/4/15 6:39 P

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I have forced myself to go to bed at 9 pm every night and I read for about an hour. It seems to be working! I have also written down my thoughts if I wake up in the middle of the night.

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6/22/15 1:44 P

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I tried to keep to a schedule this week and managed 5 days out of the 7. I found I woke up early but I would stay in bed and rest until I was supposed to get up. Having a schedule did help me sleep better, but mostly fall asleep faster which was one of my main issues. So I'm happy about that. My optimism about life in general is improving with consistently better sleep. I'm actually quite amazed how much lack of sleep feeds negative energy.

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5/7/15 1:59 P

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I started having honey and lavender tea two hours before bed. I enjoy the tea.

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5/4/15 12:54 P

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I agree the more activity I have the better I sleep. I am getting up earlier on my days off. Now I just need to work on being more productive!

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4/5/15 8:16 P

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Week 3 pretty much the same. Bed between 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. consistently and getting up by 7:30 a.m. but still waking several times at night. I do find the days I have more activity I seem to sleep better so my coming week's goal is to be more active each day!

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3/30/15 1:27 P

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I always thought I was getting 8-9 hours of sleep each night. But since I started using the Jawbone up24 which tracks my sleep. I find I am averaging about 7.5 hours of sleep. Since taking the sleep challenge I have been trying to have regular bedtime and get up time. I do believe that is helping.

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3/22/15 7:32 A

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I had set a week 3 goal of being in bed at 11 and up at 9 but found if I had a busy day I would fall asleep quicker (at 10) and be up earlier and a little more refreshed. So I guess my new goal is to keep my days busy by exercising and getting out of the house and socializing more.

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1/13/15 1:00 P

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I like URSAMINOR1's goal of lights out by 10:30. This is a good cut-off point for me as well. I need to enforce another rule for myself...No caffeine (Diet Coke) after work. The cut-off time for this is 4 p.m.

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I set a week 3 goal of turning my lights off at 10:30 every night. I think I met that goal maybe 3 times. I'm going to repeat week 3.

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10/6/14 9:40 A

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Monday's are the worst, but I got up on time without pushing the snooze button. I can really see the difference that has come from following the advice of this challenge.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson


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9/28/14 11:12 A

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I have been going to bed earlier and sleeping for 4-5 hours a night rather than 2 or 3 at a time. i usually fall back to sleep after waking up but this challenge has been very helpful to me!

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8/10/14 11:33 P

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Had a horrible day yesterday and went to bed at midnight. Ouch!!
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8/10/14 5:21 P

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w3d6,went to bed at 1:30, got up at 1020, journaled, m emoticon aking progress

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8/9/14 10:36 P

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Went to bed earlier again, journaling, still working on it.

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8/8/14 10:46 A

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Yeah for you STEADYANDSTRONG. I went to bed earlier but still not on track. Working on it though.

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8/8/14 9:37 A

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Went to bed at 10pm.
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But got up at 4:30am feeling pretty rested.
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Around 10pm, my body starts getting tired now. I tried pushing it to 11pm yesterday but wished I hadn't. Time to start listening.
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8/7/14 12:44 P

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w3d3, finding it very hard to get to sleep any earlier, which throws off my schedule again for the next day. Will keep trying.

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8/7/14 1:41 A

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Going to bed soon...
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8/6/14 8:14 A

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Made it to Week 3 - woohoo...

Still have a lot to learn and apply...

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Sleeping well. The exercise during the day has helped exhaust me.
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Made it to Week 3!!
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This Challenge has helped me stay focus and for that, I'm grateful. Took a nap yesterday that threw my nighttime routine off. But I was able to sleep fairly well.
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I'm sleeping 7-8 hours per night. Sometimes it's broken up, but I still feel rested in the morning. This might be my new normal.

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7/28/14 11:03 A

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Certainly sleeping better but there are still mornings when I have a hard time getting up. Also not get quite as much deep sleep as I would like but that could be because of the summer humidity...

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I have been sleeping better except when I get overtired and I am having a lot of pain. But I stick with a regular sleep schedule and it helps.

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Got 8 1/2 hours of sleep..... Yeah me!I

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4/27/14 3:02 P

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Things are going fairly well, and I got 7 hours of sleep 5 times this week.

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4/27/14 8:27 A

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I'm finding it easier to get to bed and up at the time I want and only waking one time during the night. Maybe it is helping with losing weight because my scales are moving down. ???


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4/26/14 12:16 A

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One day i drank coffee in the afternoon and i did not sleep from10pm-5am. Then the day was useless, so i gave up coffee on the spot. I miss it, but i would rather not take a chance. I need the sleep.

Now that i have been following a schedule to go to bed and to get up, things are looking up. I found i no longer need as much sleep as i thought i did..or once did. That is liberating...to know that if i sleep at least 6 hours, i can function just fine. The stories i was making up in my head about sleep were messing me up. My attitude has shifted. I am simply becoming aware of what the facts are..without my story.

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I found that even though I love coffee, I should just drink less of it. If I don't need it, I should avoid it. And I should never drink it past noon. I'm good with one or two cups a week. I used to have at least two a day. I've kept with my schedule of going to bed before midnight. If I feel tired past 9pm, I'll take that as a sign that I should go to bed. I usually don't have too much trouble falling asleep if I'm tired, even if it's before 10pm. I found that I consistently wake up between 7 and 8am. It's beginning to push earlier. I'm more likely to wake up at 7 or even earlier than I am 8. I used to wake up between 9 and 10am. If I get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, I don't need any more. 8 hours used to seem like the minimum I could get without feeling like going back to bed the next day, but now I rarely sleep for more than 8 hours.

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I drink a cup of peppermint tea before bed, sleep with an eyemask so i dont keep opening my eyes when trying to go to sleep, and stay on a consistent sleep schedu
E that works with all the hours of my work shifts so i dont have to adjust my sleep schedule when i work late or early. I also exercise as much as possible and stay active all day so i am tired when i go to bed.

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I am shutting the computer off and reading before bed. I have reduced diet soda intake.

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I have been doing pretty good with my new routines. I usually have my computer turned off by 9pm. I then try to take a hot shower, drink a cup of sleepy time tea, and get into bed by 9:30. this week I had the flu so taking Nyquil really zonked me out but let me sleep.

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2/21/14 6:46 A

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w3d7 - GOOD ONE, thanks be. I was very tired last night, went to bed half hr early, slept soundly, woke up only once and didn't take too long to go back to sleep

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w3d6 - ditto. I start with a sound deep sleep till 2-3. After that, I'm likely to have trouble going back to sleep and sleep lightly if at all. When I'm finally back into a deep sleep again--you guessed it--it's time to get up.
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2/19/14 6:38 A

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w3d5 - about 7.5; I need 9

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2/18/14 8:07 P

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w3d4 - almost 8. I often do get 8 or close to it, but not all good quality sleep

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tracking my sleep has helped me to know that I naturally wake after 7-8 hours feeling rested, but I need to be in bed sometime between 9 and 10 in order to fall asleep. What a releif to be able to take charge of this aspect of my life.

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2/17/14 7:00 A

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w3d3 - 8 hrs, but I took a SleepMelt at 2. Weekdays I always feel like I could have slept longer; still think I need 9.

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w3d2 - 9 hrs last night + good nap this afternoon to get ready for work week when I just can't seem to get enough sleep.

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2/16/14 5:38 P

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I've been having some good nights and some not so good nights. I think the number of good nights is gradually increasing, though. I definitely feel better for exercise, no doubt about it.

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2/15/14 12:52 P

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W3D1 - Last night was good. I almost always sleep 9 hrs on Saturdays with no alarm clock; seems to be what my body needs. Going to bed earlier during the week does not seem to get the same results; I just wake up in the early hours and can't go back to sleep for awhile.

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Ben Franklin was right! I love this challenge, because I am treating myself better because of it.

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I have found for me to get good sleep, doing my bedtime routine at 7P and being in bed at 7:30P really helps. I'm also a fan of the slow wake up routine in the morning which is why I get up so early in the morning. I don't like rushing in the morning anymore. I like to take my time and slowly wake up and then I don't forget things. I found my key to taking care of my insomnia is to ease my worries so I'm always writing things down in my planner. Like I need to schedule some appointments with the eye doctor and gynecologist. I'm just breaking everything into manageable chunks so my anxiety stays low.

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With at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week, still unable to get a good 7 hours.

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Am getting 9 - 10 hours of sleep a night. The quality of the sleep has improved with more exercise during the day.

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Try as I might, I can't get more than 6 hours of sleep nightly. I keep waking up after 4 hours

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1/25/14 10:36 A

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I have no issues falling right to sleep or staying asleep during the night. My issue stems
from not having time to fit in eight hours on some nights because of my schedule. I frequently get home after 10pm, try to go to bed by 11:30pm but even that's not early enough if I have to be up and out the door by 6:30am to start my next day. I love the things this challenge is teaching my but until I get a different job or make enough money to have my own car, there will always be nights where I simply can not get 8 hours of sleep at one time.

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1/20/14 6:26 P

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Awareness of how much better I feel WITH 8 hours vs WITHOUT 8 hours is really helping me! I am not 100% following my bedtime routine...but I do notice I'm looking forward to going to bed at 9pm. This allows me time to read and get sleepy - rather than my old routine of watching TV until I get tired, then going to bed and being too wound up to sleep!

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Trying this over the holidays may not have been the best plan for me. Too many late nights trying to get presents wrapped!

I find that 8 hours is about the right amount of time for me. I can do a little less. Too much more, and my old body is sore.

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12/29/13 5:36 P

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This week was hard for me. I think the holidays a tossing a wrench in it and I shouldn't let them. This week will be better.

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I slept 8 hours and then got up and took a long morning walk yesterday and again today. It's really helping me to get through the holidays with a healthy outlook.

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I am doing better about sleeping through the night. I have struggled with this since my boyfriend and his cat moved in. This is my first cat and he will come into the bedroom and be vocal from 3-5am about wanting to be fed. He also likes to play during those times. I have tried feeding him when I get up to go to the bathroom, but he still disturbs my sleep. I ended up having to isolate him from us at night. That's better...now I just have to deal with my boyfriend's quirky CPAP machine.

I am doing great about going to sleep on time and immediately...still working getting rid of those things that wake me up after I'm asleep.

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I get up and start gathering my water to go upstairs to bed. I get in bed no later than 10:15 and find that I sleep thru the night. I also am learning to let go of stuff so I sleep soundly.

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I've been sleeping longer and better since I began treating my post nasal drip with a cortisone based nasal stray my doctor prescribed. Also listening to nocturnes a half hour before bedtime.

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7.9 hrs last night


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Sleeping better but I still need to work on going to bed earlier so I can get my full 7 in.

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Not sleeping well AT ALL. Too much stress

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I was sick last week so I got a lot of sleep. Now I feel better and have been getting at least 7 hours a night. Much better than 4 weeks ago.

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Finally getting into the routine I realize I only need 7hrs

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Had an awesome night sleep!!!! :)

Have a beautiful day!


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Another great night of sleep - I am waking up a little before the alarm and feeling rested. I have had more energy the past few days than I have had in a long time. I hope tonight's rest is just as good.

Pat - Dauphin Manitoba (CST)
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I just read the article...what causes insomnia...guess I will never sleep! I have almost all the risk factors, some, not many, I can take charge of, but some, are what they are and can't change them.

So, the next thing, I have tried the relaxation techniques, and am sleeping a little better. Still wake up groggy and confused, still am way tired about 2pm, but am not letting myself fall asleep before at lest 8pm. Any earlier and I am up and can't sleep at 1am.

Maybe, tonight???

Kat, Co-Leader of the "Living with Hepatitis C Team"

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