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3/21/11 10:58 A

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My goals are getting accomplished, eating a healthy light meal in the early evening (no waiting until my partner to get home and eating late in evening); going for a long walk during the evening with the dog (to relax and clear my mind); reading in the evening and before bed (to move my mind away from work and school).

So far it's going well, and I'm getting more sleep (from 5-6 hours/night to approx. 8 a night).

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3/20/11 3:26 P

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I plan to continue getting to bed at 11pm and waking up naturally. Regularity is the key for me.

deb

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LOTUSBURGER's Photo LOTUSBURGER SparkPoints: (72,424)
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3/17/11 11:16 A

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I 'm doing pretty good.
H still gets up at 4:30 and I just
wake up with him! SO I'm going to bed earlier and
it's not bothering me so much!

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MARPET44's Photo MARPET44 SparkPoints: (74,909)
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3/8/11 1:40 P

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I have no problem going to bed at 10PM. I get up (out of bed) at or before 6AM.
I still have to discover why I wake up at 3:30 am and cannot fall asleep right away.

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.


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2/27/11 12:20 P

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In the short term, I have 3 months till I finish grad school, which will make my sleep habits much easier to maintain. During that time, the best thing I can do is listen to relaxing music (rather than talk radio) on drive home, take my restless leg meds halfway home, then have a cup of hot tea upon getting home and go straight to bed. Otherwise, it takes several hours for me to wind down. Long term? Get the RLS under control and not play on the computer for hours before bed!

Hannah


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2/24/11 4:31 P

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Sounds like you have a plan! Have you tried pushing your dinner time back a bit? If you are going to bed at 11, maybe try dinner at 7:30? I go to bed between 9 and 10 now (since I need to be up at 5!) and eat around 7:30 (because of work), so no late night munchies any longer!

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2/21/11 9:36 P

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Now that I've finished the challenge, I plan to continue trying to go to bed at a set time during the week. For the weekend, I plan to not sleep in too late and not go to bed too late. Hopefully, with spring coming one day this will be easier.

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CHRISTURTLE's Photo CHRISTURTLE SparkPoints: (17,654)
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2/17/11 3:03 P

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Now I'm at the end of the Challenge I plan to continue going to bed at my set time, having eaten nothing 2 hours previously, take a chamomile tea to bed with me, read 30 minutes, turn off the light and fall asleep almost instantly as I have been doing of late. Want to sleep till the alarm wakes me in the morning. . . Nothing more could I hope for as regards improving my sleeping patterns! Never slept like this in my life before in as long as I can remember. I used to have problems sleeping even as a little kid.

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2/16/11 12:11 P

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Work with your own sleep schedule to get the rest your body needs. Do not get discouraged if things seem hard it is well worth the effort

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2/14/11 8:51 P

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I would like o not feel tired and go to sleep everyday.

Edited by: LILMAHOGANY at: 2/14/2011 (20:51)
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2/13/11 11:24 P

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I have had issues with the night time eating as well but I have tried to curve it with the sugar free desserts gum or hot flavored tea. If that does not work then a good book will knock me right out any day so I pick on up.

My sleep goals are to focus on meditating every night just as I had been before I go to bed. It seems to really relax me and help me stay asleep instead of lying away worrying.

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2/5/11 11:55 A

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hardest for me - late night snacking - it's all I can think about

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2/4/11 10:14 P

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I know for sure that I want to stop eaking up at 5:00am every morning. I go to bed at 11pm and am still waking up at 5am. I don't get up though - I stay in bed until 7am and then get up.

I also want to keep going to bed at 11pm and getting up at 7am. I find that this really does help me get better rest.

No eating 2 hours before bedtime. This one is a hard one for me - I sometimes like to snack late-night.

Finally, keeping my room dark. This is a MUST for me.

Lianne


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