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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream.

Monday, July 25, 2011

I actually love sleep, but I do have trouble with it. So, I just signed up for The Better Sleep Challenge SparkTeam
And for as long as I'm in this challenge, I'll have my avatar, the Angel of Sleep watching out for me.

When I don't get enough sleep, I feel bad for most of the day. I don't want to exercise and when I do, I'm sluggish and do not move well. I'm also tempted to eat more. I love sleep and I miss not getting enough of it. I'd love to remember my dreams better too.

I do suffer from Sleep Apnea, which doesn't help. But I'm loosing weight in my face and neck so I'm hopping that will help. When I was diagnosed a few years ago, I was told that I quit breathing 60 times an hour. I don't even see how that is possible. I mean... not a minute goes by! I was also a smoker then, but I've been clean from that nicotine drug for over 5 years now. The worst part of Sleep Apnea is waking up to pee several times a night. I hate that! Well that and feeling groggy.

I do not go to bed early enough either. So the least I can do for myself is get on a good schedule and take care that I get all the sleep that I can. Last night was a bomb, though, I went to bed at 11:30, but my knee kept hurting, so I got up at midnight and took some IB and sat up for a while... too long a while. I don't even remember now when I went to bed.

I will work on this and I will get relief.
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    So, buddy, how are you doing now that week 2 of the challenge has started?

    I did fine week 1; of course, we didn't have to actually change any behaviors for that week.

    Last night was the first night I should have gone to bed earlier...I made it a little earlier; but not at all what I had planned. Hoping to do better tonight.

    I hope all is well with you and your progress.

    3611 days ago
  • JEEP8294
    Ay, there's the rub (LOL). I'm right there with you on not getting enough, good sleep. I think my hubby and I need a new bed. I probably have some sleep apnea too since he says I sometimes snore. I have noticed that when I maintain a regular bedtime I'm in a much better mood and I feel better.
    3618 days ago
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