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10/6/19 7:41 P

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Went to bed by 11 , woke up at 3 and awake at till after 6 am. Fell asleep on and off and up at 8. Don't feel rested at all. I took a book to bed and read a chapter....

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I've been taking my medication earlier in the evening (around 6 pm) instead of 9:30 PM and that is making a huge difference for me. I am tired by 10 PM and in bed soon thereafter. I have been falling asleep by midnight most nights. Only about once a week am I awake after midnight. It's also been good for cutting out the nighttime eating.

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I find if I go to bed at 10pm I tend to do better sleeping And the fitbit is great for tracking sleep. Gonna work on hitting that 10 pm bedtime.

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I just started the challenge. My goal is to go to bed at 10 p.m. and wake up at 8 a.m. I like to read so I will read a chapter in a book before going to bed and I listen to music while I sleep. It helps I guess. I will try it with music first then without to see if it is really helping.



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@Determined369: I listen to quiet music or audiobooks at night. It usually helps me fall asleep faster, though not always.

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Apparently this relaxing method is good. I've slept 10 hours 2 nights in a row. I wake up a couple times but am able to go back to sleep pretty easily. I'm impressed!

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My goal is to relax with soothing music and dim lights an hour before bed. Doesn't help the pain but I do think it is helping the racing thoughts.

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9/3/19 9:19 P

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I still read my Kindle after 10:00 but it doesn't bother me--it is the oldest model and doesn't have the blue light, which is why I keep it. When mine broke down, I bought a refurbished one rather than getting the new kind.

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Turning off electronics at 10 PM is good idea. I'm getting back into the habit of reading paper books (rather than on my e-reader) at night. I think I will too institute the 10 PM rule! Thanks!

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9/2/19 7:22 P

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I understand about the CPAP--there's always some reason to take it off, it seems. Mine has now been off for several months, but I figure I will wait at least until after I get back from my trip to the midwest before putting it on again. My doctor isn't pleased with me.

I was doing well with turning off electronics at 10 PM for months and then I couldn't stand to miss the democrat debates and now am up writing a proposal on my computer. SOON I will go back to the "off at 10 PM" thing.

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My goal is to turn off all electronics an hour before I go to bed, go to bed no later than 10:30 every night and to make sure I keep my CPAP on all night. I have a really bad habit of taking it off for one reason or another and then not putting it back on.

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No one has been here for along time so won't stop bay every day . will keep my journal thougfh.


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8/4/19 9:33 P

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My goal is to avoid the snooze button in the mornings and go to bed consistently at the same time everynight.

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7/21/19 4:16 P

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My goal is to have a consistent schedule. I am alway so tired and the tests show that I am fine - yay! According to all of my entries, the one lacking area is sleep, which is 5-6 hours. I want this journey to be successful with new habits all around.

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7/7/19 3:42 P

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My goal is to simply get more sleep. I get up early for work, but I am not going to bed early enough to get the 7-8 hours of sleep I need. Most nights it's barely 6 hours. I keep reading articles that show that poor sleep and lack of sleep contributes to weight gain. So, if I'm willing to exercise and count calories, I should be willing to get more sleep.

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I joined this challenge because I need to start sleeping on more of a schedule. I have no set times I go to bed now or when I get up. I just seem to go with the flow, although I am finding that it really isn't working for me. I have medication that I need to take early in the morning, so I am going to try and get enough sleep, so that I don't have to go back to bed after I take my medication. That means that I need to get to bed earlier. Going to bed and waking at the same time each day will not only help me with my sleeping, but also with getting my medication on a regular schedule. I also am going to work on staying away from bright lights and working on the computer or something else that will stimulate me at least one hour before I go to bed. I love reading, so I am going to try and make that my focus on my form of relaxation prior to going to sleep.


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I'm starting this challenge again as I'm having trouble waking up in the mornings right now. I fall asleep a little bit better at night. I think it's because I'm exercising more. I'll start my sleep journal tomorrow.

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6/19/19 8:15 A

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1. Get up within an hour of the same time each day, including weekends.
2. Do something relaxing before bed each night.
3. Track sleep habits and look for patterns using apps.

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I have a Sleep Psychologist...after keeping a sleep journal for about a month..(after seeing a Sleep Medicine Doctor first)....my first week challenge was to make my bedroom "inviting" so I bought a 3"gel/memory foam bed topper and also hung a shower curtain with a sandy beach and ocean waves to sooth me...I am now sleeping in in my BED...Instead of falling asleep on the couch...
On to Week 2...My Psychologist figured my actual sleep time is 5.5 Hours a night...So NOW I am NOT allowed to get into bed until 10:45 pm set Alarm for 4:15 am...I have been trying this for the last 3 nights...I have gotten 4 hours a sleep each night.....I AM EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!!
I drink 18 Ounces of Coffee when I get up...That's it for the day...........
Oh I'm 67 years young, Own and Manage a Small Contract Sewing Company....this Lack of Sleep is REALLY Messing Me Up.................
Just venting I guess........................I Do Not feel this is HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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5/5/19 3:16 A

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My Sleep Goals

1. Get 7 hours a night
2. No caffeine after 1pm (coffee mainly)
3. Make sure bedroom is dark and either air or fan is on.

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4/22/19 11:42 P

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So I just joined this challenge and I wanted to share my goals.

1. Go to sleep every night at the same time. (10pm) and wake up at the same time (6am)
2. Turn off computer and ipad 1 hour before bedtime.
3. no food or drink 2 hours before bedtime
4. no caffeine after 3pm

I have struggled with sleeping well for a long time now. I have sleep apnea and my ultimate goal is to get this weight off so that it gets better. When I was thin, I didn't snore at all...now I do. :-(

It's great to read everyone's tip and tricks and success stories. Glad to be here! :-)

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I have been sleeping well but woke early this morning

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Week #1 Goals:

1. Keep daily sleep journal
2. Be in bed by 10:00 PM
3. Turn off all electronics an hour before bed

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3/17/19 1:12 P

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Week #1 goals - these may change the next couple of weeks

1. Go to bed on time at least 1 time 3 times per week.

2. Write or update 1 sleep journal entry 5 times per week.

3. Try 1 relaxation technique before bed 3 times per week.

4. Turn off TV 30 min. before bedtime. emoticon emoticon

Edited by: GRACIE749 at: 3/17/2019 (13:15)
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3/16/19 11:08 A

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This morning I created a sleep journal; something pretty & colorful to keep me interested. I'm copying my Fitbit sleep information to it plus dreams if any. Still thinking about list of goals.

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Going to give this a try.

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I'm starting this challenge over again because I kind of lost track of it. I took the quiz and only got 1 answer wrong. My activity tracker said I slept 7 hours and 18 minutes with 1 hr 49 minutes deep sleep and 5 hrs light sleep. It doesn't count when I go to sleep (how long it took me) but I think it is good. I have a CPAP machine. I used it 7 hours and 31 minutes with a score of 99/100. The -1 was because I had my mask off 3 times.

I tend to play a game on my tablet before I go to bed. I need to remember that's a no-no.





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Go to bed by 10 pm and turn off TV by 9:30pm. Scheduled a Doctor appointment to discuss my frequent waking at night. I wake an average of 60 minutes each nigh over between 9-16 times. I am not waking enough to realize I am waking but my fit bit told me this, so now I know why it takes 9 hours for me to feel rested.

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Goals:

1) Go to bed by 10 pm.
2) Use my CPAP for 7-8 hours




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Even though I joined the challenge mid week last week, since I had been keeping a sleep journal for some time I started right in with my efforts to get better sleep while continuing to do the sleep journal of course. I have had some better sleep, better in duration and quality though still have a ways to go to improve. Less tv in the bedroom really is a key thing for me I see and the relaxation techniques have also helped.

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1/25/19 9:55 A

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My experience with this is very similar to yours. Most of us know what we need to do but putting it into action is much harder. Anyway, my initial goals are:

1) do relaxation bed time routine (this includes but isn't limited to actual meditation relaxation exercises)

2) Work on decreasing or eliminating TV in bed. I know my habit of turning on the tv and setting the timer to have shut off isn't very helpful to me. And turning the tv on again after a trip to the bathroom when I wake up is really a bad habit.

3) I have used a sleep journal for some time but hadn't really taken note and made changes based on what that tells me. So...do better with that.

Like you, after this first week, I will tweak the goals.

Donna, NE Wisconsin, CST

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1/22/19 5:31 P

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Hey, everyone,
I completed the sleep quiz, 10/10 correct. I knew a little about healthy sleeping. It is just incorporating them into my life. This is my first day/ and evening in this challenge. I have taken this challenge before, I have really not been successful on this challenge. To improve myself health wise and improving my personal growth, it takes small mini steps for a successful change in my life.

This is Tuesday January 23 and going into my first night into this challenge. My goals and challenges I need to work on now are:

1. Establish a before bed routine starting 90 minutes before bed.
2. Work on sleeping at night instead of during the day, this will be a difficult transition for me, but it is necessary that I need to do this.
3. I need to stop using my iPad in bed (watching you tube and Netflix in bed.)
4. Start a sleep journal to recognize unhealthy behaviors and changing them.
5. Finally, I need to set up bedtimes and wake times and incorporate them in my life.

At the end of this week, I will go over my sleep journal and to see where exactly I am at, to readjust my goals.



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Working on beginning a sleep blog for myself.

Moving alarm clock from my sight. Turning off notifications on phone and fitbit. Staying in bed til alarm goes off. Getting up and moving to another room if I can't go back to sleep and doing something relaxing (maybe listening to sleep music)

9 pm bedtime most nights.

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Daylight Savings Time ended a week ago, and it always messes me up for several weeks. This last week, I have been sleeping every other night. My goal for this week is to go to bed on time (around 10 or 10:30) which I am usually pretty good at, and then to get up at 8 am. I think if I get up earlier, I will have an easier time getting to sleep at night. I did the sleep journal the last couple of nights, and the biggest thing I need to do is get up earlier.

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The OP asks why we joined the challenge... simply because Spark Coach told me to. There are so few challenges on the site, and I have done all that interest me (many of them multiple times).

I actually get good sleep, but let's see what this challenge is. I average 9 hours a night. I generally wake up once to pass water (as I am old ha ha). If the "neighbors" thump-thump stereos are on, I use my ipod with white noise (jet engine) and earbuds to go back to sleep. Such is life in the Philippines. No noise laws, no one to complain to...

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Sounds good to me. Hope it works for you.

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i plan to get 8 hrs of sleep
I plan to go to bed around 9
walk up at 5:00

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Hey, that sounds like a good idea. How much sleep will you plan on getting? What time do you plan to get up? So, what time will you need to go to sleep? Once you answer these three questions, you can set them up as goals on the tracker for "other goals". For example, the first goal might be to be in bed by 10 PM the second to get 9 hours of sleep, and the third to get up at 7 AM. Then you can check off whether or not you meet each goal on your tracker every day and have an excellent record of this. Good luck to you!!

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MY GOAL FOR THIS WEEK IS TO GET ENOUGH SLEEP SO I CAN GET UP EARLY WITH MY TWO KIDS THAT ARE GONING TO SCHOOL. NEXT WEEK IS TRAINING WEEK FOR THEM AS WELL AS ME

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my utlimate goal is to wake up energized and ready to start my day. i have had the odd day like thuis, but i generally wake up mad at the alarm or on days off i wake up stiff and i wake up slowly.

i need to get my butt in bed earlier instead of puttering. i lose track of time at night, either because i am tired or i sit for "5 minutes" and zone out for a 20-30. i loose weight, have less cracvings and have more energy. i dont know why it is so hard to keep myself moving and focused earlier at night so when it is closer to bedtime i am ready for sleep.

i failed several times but i am going to try again.. and again if neccesary.

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My goals for this week are to start using my CPAP machine again every night and getting up at the same time every morning. Lately I've been letting myself sleep in a bit and I know this doesn't help me.

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Hello everyone, My challenge goals are as follows. I will setup a specific time to go to bed and wake up in the morning. I also want to commit myself to use my CPAP machine every night when I go to bed, and I need to be consistent with my goals.

I will start a sleep journal.

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My first goal is to do the one week journal to see if other sleep problems I am not aware of.

My next goal is to go to bed at the same time every First goal is to do weekly journal to see if other things I need to do to improve sleep.
night, it does not matter what time I go to bed, I wake up at the same time.

To develop a routine and stop all jobs 60 minutes before bed to allow to relax before bed.

To make my list for the next day in the afternoon so I do not wake up in the middle of the night thinking what to add to it.This way I can add to it earlier if needed.

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Once I'm asleep I'm usually fine, but actually getting to sleep is a challenge.

I have ongoing arm/ shoulder pain which makes it hard to find a comfortable position, and I tend to start thinking about everything that's gone wrong that day...

I used to watch tv before bed and that would distract me from both pain and obsessive nitpicking, but then I'd drift off only to be awoken by a theme song playing/ loud music in the show, and I'd be up for even longer...

Now I'm reading before bed, but it's on my device. The screen is in "night mode" but I'm sure that's not ideal either... keeping my light on keeps my husband up though, and most books I have are ebooks...

So I'm here to get ideas and hopefully improve my average nightly rest by an hour or two!

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My goal is to sleep at least 7 hours per night.

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My goal for this challenge is to get myself to the point where I can let go of the stress in my life and get 8 hours of good solid sleep per night.

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My goal for this challenge is to get 7 hours of sleep a night. The sleep journal will hopefully help me discover how to do that.

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My goals are:
To get at least 7 hours sleep
To have a consistent sleep and wake time
To stop screen time an hour before bed

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My goals are to develop a consistent bed time routine and stop screen time at least 30 minutes before I retire.

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My goal is to go to bed early enough to get 8 hours of uninterupted sleep every night. Also, I agree to stop eating after dinner. I think this would also help my sleep improve.

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I started this challenge on Friday. My goals for this challenge are to:

1. Begin a sleep journal and use it 3 times/week
2. Develop a Bedtime Routine
3. Stop screen time at least 30 minutes before bed
4. Read non-e-books for 30 minutes before getting into bed
5. Set just one alarm and do not hit snooze

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I completed the weekly journal and here are my goals.
1. Use a lavender diffuser at bedtime.
2. Read before getting into bed.
3. Get out of bed if I cannot sleep.
4. Stop screen time 2 hours before bed.
5. Stop any thinking about stressful issues before bed.
6. Wear lighter clothing to sleep.
7. Bedtime routine.

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I require a lot of sleep but I don't sleep all the way through. My goal is to get 9 hours straight through the night. I also want to stop taking naps. They do give me a boost for the rest of the night however I have a class I need to go to one day a week and I don't want to be sleepy through it just because I nap the other 6 days.

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I am new to this challenge. My goals for this challenge are to establish a bedtime routine and to get to where I am getting at least 7 hours of sleep most nights. Also going to declutter my bedroom to make it a more relaxing place to sleep.

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Took the sleep quiz 10/10 I know what to do but it's not working
Started the Sleep Journal- That is a lot of questions. Answered them all

Goals
Drink Chamomile tea at dinner

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Get at least 7 hours sleep a night

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Good plan, RAVEN. Hope it works for you.

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1. Go to bed at 10 pm
2. Wake up at 6 am (no hitting snooze - I am bad for this)
3. Mindful meditation 10 minutes before bed
4. No electronics after 9 pm (leave my phone outside of my bedroom)

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Go for it, Janice! Good work on goals!!

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First posting in my journey to be healthier -

Week 1
Sleep quiz - Completed
Sleep Journal for 1st week - Completed

Sleep goals
1. stop fluids 8pm
2- start bedtime routine 10pm, an hour before bedtime.
3. do 5 yoga sleep poses before bed. from article "5 Yoga Poses to Do Before Bed and 5 to Wake You Up"
4. Stop electronic use 10pm
5. Avoid naps in front of the TV at night

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Sounds like a good plan, Heather.

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My sleep goals are:

1- start my sleep journal today.
2- go to bed and get up at the same time (8 hrs total).
3- avoid electronics while getting ready for bed (except to set my alarm).
4- do light stretching before bed.
5- start bedtime routine an hour before bedtime.
6- stop food/fluid intake 3 hours before bed.

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Week 1

My goal is to go to bed the same time nightly

Sleep 7 or more hours nightly

Drink tea before bed.

Start bedtime routine 90 minutes before bed.

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My goals this week: start/maintain a sleep journal and work on getting 8 hours of sleep a night.

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My main goals are to limit caffeine and to establish a good nighttime routine.

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Just joined an my main goal is to break the habit of waking up in the wee hours when I was working. I retired seven months ago and unfortunately my internal clock still has me waking up at the awful hour of around 3:45 AM. ..... If I could sleep till even 5 o'clock I would feel like I had slept in.
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Based on my journal I need to cut off the screen time before a certain time say 8:30p. So when I go to bed at 9:30-10p, my mind won't be in a constant state of motion. I'm going to try reading a book, and establishing a bedtime routine.

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Hi! I did the goal for one week and it made a difference! Just keeping track of the hours and answering the questions helped me get better sleep. Incredible to me. Then I decided to start again after I missed a few days so I am starting again today. Good luck to everyone with their goals. emoticon

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I wonder if the hours of sleep needed will be altered once those who study sleep discover the fit bit. In olden days, you judged the amount of sleep by what you remembered or estimated from the night before. Who knows if the "average" sleep for a healthy person was really 8 hours of sound sleep or 8 hours of a mixture of the various stages of sleep and wakefulness?

As late as the seventies I did overtime shifts in a sleep lab located in a well known research hospital. Although many different variables were studied with state of the art measurement tools, the length of sleep was recorded as being from the time the subject appeared to be sleeping (based on visual observation) and the time the subject stirred and got up or showed other signs of being awake, based on observation.

When I practiced yoga in the eighties, we were taught that the amount of sleep needed depended upon the state of the mind. Experienced practitioners who were capable of lengthy, deep meditation slept very little because, we were informed, their minds met the same needs through meditation. Although I was not remotely an experienced practitioner, the amount of sleep I got dropped from ;about 6 hours to about 4 hours during the last year I was practicing.

Currently I am not getting enough sleep. I have caught myself drifting off briefly during the day even while doing activities other than TV or reading. I went through the sleep challenge and had some nights of getting more sleep, which I still get occasionally, but most nights now I get about 5 hours without a fit bit. I'm sure it would be less than that if I had one. Although I have not restarted meditating, I do stop several time a day and let my mind rest for a few minutes.

Good luck with meeting your goals.

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My goal is to at least get 7 solid hours. My Fitbit tells me, although I am in bed for 7 1/2-8 hours, I'm only sleeping around 6. I've been trying Melatonin to see if that helps but I have hard time falling asleep without TV and I always wake up during the night around 3.

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My goal this week is to keep the log so that I can see patterns to my poor sleeping and start going to bed and waking up at the same time.....Well, aim for that. emoticon

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To consists you get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.

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My goal is to establish a consistant sleep schedule . Depending on work lights out at 9 -10 pm, up 8 hours later. Also to decrease times I am up during the night.

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my goal is to sleep all night without waking before 4:30 AM

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I am adjusting to retirement, so my sleep scheduling is in the process of adjusting to my new lifestyle. I try to be in bed by 10:00 Pm each night and I usually rise naturally around 6:00 am.

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My goal is to be in bed by 10:00 -- right now I start getting ready to go to bed at that time. It would give me an extra 15 to 30 minutes sleep every night.

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I may try moving my bedtime from 11:30 to 11:00, but when I tried that before, I still woke up early and just had longer to be quiet in my room before the cat and I opened the door to the rest of the sleeping household.

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I'm going to try and go to sleep earlier than I normally do. I go to sleep about 11P or 12. I wake up at 7:30 but I still feel tired. My goal is to sleep about 8 1/2 hrs.

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My goal is to improve the quality of sleep... I wake up in the night for the bathroom a couple of times, and , with an early start each morning, I often find I haven't slept well.


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My goal is to get up to 6 hours of sleep per night in the next 30 days. After that, I see the doctor, and they can hopefully help me get up to 7 or even 8 hours per night. Right now I am getting 2-4 hours per night even though I'm in bed 9 hours.

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I'm pretty good about getting to bed at the same time each night. I am good about falling back to sleep at 2 a.m. when the little dog needs to go outside.

Right now the weather is swinging between, snow, sleet, and sun so I want to take a nap. This too will pass, here's to life's interesting challenges. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4 nights a week I want to get ready for bed at 9:30pm emoticon emoticon

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