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7/2/10 5:02 P

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I fell asleep watching TV last night and slept straight through for 8 whole hours! Wooohoooo!!!

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7/1/10 5:59 A

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Do enjoy your down time Last night I fell asleep reading so did get a good night sleep Also was able to do a nap during the day Being retired does have it pluses emoticon

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6/30/10 6:26 P

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That insane schedule won't last much longer. Things should settle down by mid-August.

I have scheduled a couple of vacation days following the July 4th holiday, and even though the holiday weekend will be busy, I think I'll be finding some down time. I'll at least have Tuesday and Wednesday to do whatever I want. I have some projects planned for around the house, but I'm not going to knock myself out doing them. If I make progress on them, that will be good enough. I might even rent myself a chick flick or two and completely goof off one of those days.

I'm pretty worn out after being up late last night and up early this morning and working 9 hours, so my plan for this evening is to go straight home from work, make an easy dinner, do the dishes and then just relax and watch some TV. I think I'll get my 7 hours of sleep tonight.

Edited by: DOWN2SEXY at: 6/30/2010 (18:32)
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6/29/10 10:57 P

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I'm going to bed now, to try for my 7 magic hours. I keep falling asleep during the day. . .

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6/29/10 10:08 P

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WOW! This is a real challenge! It sounds as if you are burning the candle at both end. This has a tendency to to burn you out and there are real health issues, temporary ad permanent that happen with burn out. Just ask me. I did this for 2 1/2 yrs. and am now retired still having problems that are associated. According to my Dr.,these won't change any more. I hope the meeting is just an occasional occurrence and that would help. I wish there was a magic answer for you besides a change of job habits or a new job, but I don't think of any. Please try to work something out that allows you some down time. Stress is a real word in your situation. Good luck and sweet dreams in the near future.

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6/29/10 4:15 P

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I wish I could plan on 7 hours of sleep every night, but there are usually at least 2 days a week where that cannot happen and have me keep up with my schedule. Tonight is a prime example. I was up at 04:00 and will be at the office until about 5:30 p.m. at which time I'll be driving about an hour to a meeting that will last at least 2 hours, then a 45-minute drive back home. I'm looking at it being close to midnight before I can even start thinking about going to sleep and I'm pretty sure my alarm's going to go off at 04:00 again tomorrow morning.

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6/29/10 1:17 P

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I have sleep apnea so I too have problems with getting to sleep and staying asleep but for other reasons. So I understand what you guys are going through. The people who are having trouble getting up in the morning do you know if you snore. Because sleep apnea is very common in overweight men especially but also in women.

If you snore and still carry extra weight. I suggest you ask your primary care doctor if you might have sleep apnea.

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6/29/10 11:43 A

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Thanks for the responses Am so glad that this is also a problem for so many of us emoticon

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6/29/10 10:00 A

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I found that working on getting that 7 hours of sleep was crutial to my loosing weight. I was getting 4-6 hours of sleep and though I thought I was fine, I soon realized that I craved food (anything and everything all day long). As soon as I started focusing on my sleep, the craving disappeared and so did those extra calories.

I have found that a nap can help and I do include it in my counted hours of sleep.

At first I found difficulty in teaching my body to sleep more, I would lay there in the dark or wake early and just lay there until sometimes I might fall back asleep.

So, here it is, I'm admitting, I cheated. I took a benedryl or a tylenol PM to help. I only had to do this a couple of times before my body was willing to sleep without the help. But if I feel anxiety or a sleepless night coming on, I'll take a benedryl.

I've seen relaxation stuff on SP, but never tried any of it. My fear, if I log on to get the info, I'm there on the computer all night talking to people - sort of defeats the purpose. Smiles.

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6/29/10 7:59 A

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I have a similar problem except I am the one who stays up late. I can't seem to go to sleep. In fact I was awake until 5:20 this morning and up again at 7:00. Will not get a chance to go back to bed until this afternoon. Any suggestions on how to change this would be appreciated.

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6/29/10 6:03 A

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Sleep has always been a problem Doesn't help hubby is one to stay up all night and sleep all day esp when he was unemployed He started a new job and insists the alarm goes off at least 10 min before he has to get up tho he keeps hitting the sleep button
My question is if getting him up, which takes a sledge hammer and then relaxing and getting some additional shut eye will be helpful or will I have to make sure I'm in bed by 9 emoticon

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