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Sleep issues

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Well, things have been going medium well, but I've sort of decided not to track food on days when I'm busy.

Last two days was pigging out on french bread and cheese because not getting enough sleep. Husband snores. With not enough sleep stopped exercising and started eating more.

So, I guess the good news is, I learned the importance of getting a good night's sleep.
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  • LDWILLS01
    My husband snores, as well. The lucky guy can fall sound asleep in 15 seconds flat. It never seizes to amaze me. I've always been a poor sleeper though and completely agree that it makes exercising even more difficult. The extra 30 minutes in the morning feel so precious when the alarm is blaring.

    Recently, I began taking a hot shower after dinner, pop two tylenol pm, and maybe a glass of wine while reading a book. It has been working beautifully versus my typical night when I used to sit in front of the tv most of the evening. It has been such a lame pattern.

    Oh, I would also recommend ear plugs. They help!
    3237 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/7/2009 12:19:01 AM
  • CAROLYN1949
    Even though he went to another room, getting back to sleep, especially when you're annoyed, can be difficult. I've been there. My husband and I (married 37 years) have had separate bedrooms for years. When we travel, we take an air cleaner because now - guess what? - we BOTH snore!

    Regarding the middle-of-the-night eating.....I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, if you're really hungry. Just make sure you have some healthy snacks on hand. Peanut or almond butter on a few saltines; a Luna mini bar (my favorite); a homemade mini muffin (made with whole wheat flour and applesauce in lieu of some of the oil). However, if you're not hungry and just want to eat to pass the time until you get tired, get a deck of cards and play solitaire; play an online game on the computer; open an account on Facebook and play Farmville; get a puzzle book. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know!
    3317 days ago
  • SKILILY34
    You make a very good point. Especially because I kicked him into the next room and I still can't sleep!
    3318 days ago
  • CAROLYN1949
    It might be a good idea for you to have some strategies in place for when you can't sleep. An oatmeal cookie and applesauce is a healthier choice than french bread and cheese. It might also be a good idea to recognize that while your husband's snoring may be keeping you from sleeping, neither your husband's snoring nor your sleepless nights are making you overeat. You are in control.
    3318 days ago
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