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12/2/18 8:55 A

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Most night have been better over the last week but last night I stayed up longer to work on some projects (photo editing and decorating the tree) and as a result I slept less. However, the quality of sleep was about the same according to Fitbit.

Still working on a regular bedtime and staying in bed until it's time to get up if I can. There were a lot of good tips in the week 2 challenge articles, including one that reminded me how exercise helps sleep.

On to week 3 now.

Jerri
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11/26/18 3:35 P

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End of week 2. I've gotten up on time about 5 days in a row now.

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8/14/18 10:44 A

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End of week two, I have learned some helpful things.

Mark 10:27
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."

Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?" declares the Lord. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the Lord. Jeremiah 23:24


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Go to bed at 11 and finish up routine before that

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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8/27/17 9:42 P

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Affirmations are helpful.

Kay

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
Can'ts are joy limiters.


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8/26/17 7:40 A

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Today I know a good night sleep is very important to my health and is a high priority

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7/18/17 10:21 A

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Week 2 Plan

1. Go to bed by 11:30 each night.
2. Set brushing teeth before bedtime as a signal it's time for bed.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. [Winston Churchill]

Realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.
Dare to make your own history; be yourself and lead by example. [Darie Lapp]

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. [William Blake: Proverbs of Hell]



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6/6/17 11:19 A

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For week #2 I plan to improve my sleeping environment: new pillows & mattress pad for the bed; moving the clock; and leaving the cell phone in another room.

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5/28/17 8:14 P

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I plan on doing my water aerobics class one hour earlier as scheduled, there's an earlier class. I'm also hoping I can do 2 yoga sessions this week instead of one.

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9/22/16 12:20 P

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My goals for week 2: keep my sleep journal; keep my bedtime routine of easy stretching, bath, no electronics, reading for 30 minutes, try herbal tea, and talk to my doctor, who once prescribed sleeping pills that didn't work about maybe having a sleep study done.

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8/16/16 12:18 P

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My goals for week 2 (which ends tomorrow) have been to just plain listen to my body and if I am tired stop what I am doing and just plain go to bed. What that has meant is I have been taking a 45 min. nap in the mid afternoon and I have been turning in at 8:30 p.m. I do awaken around midnight but I try to get back to sleep and then I sleep another 3-4 hours.

I have also been keeping my sleep journal and I have decided that I will continue to do so until I feel confident that I have established a sleep wake cycle that will give me the Q rest that my body needs and I am able to be active and alert through the day.

After discussing some of my sleep concerns with another SP friend in another team I decided to get a bed topper that has 1) pressure sensitive points and 2) cooling properties to aid in a good night's sleep. I also bought new pillows as well.

So, I am 'exploring' all of the possibilities that could be contributing to my lack of sleep (and I do mean long term and chronic) and dealing with each of those individually.

Case in point, I have been so tired (and I do mean exhausted) that I haven't been able to even do much housework nor exercise. The past couple of nights I have slept better and I hope that bodes a good sign for me and I can see significant improvement before this challenge is over with.

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6/23/16 5:28 P

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S my goals are to stay cool and still get my exercise comp'eted

Keep on track


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6/8/16 11:44 P

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My goals for this week are
1) be in bed between 9 and 10pm
2) get up between 6 and 7
3) do my morning exercise
4) do get off the computer and do a bed time reading

Sincerly,
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Loving snow &
looking for Balance!


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6/4/16 11:43 P

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My goals for this week are
1) be in bed by 10:00
2) get up at 6
3)do my morning exersice


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LITTLEBABIES15's Photo LITTLEBABIES15 SparkPoints: (11,312)
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7/20/15 1:44 P

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My goals for this week are
1) be in bed by 10;30
2) get up at 6
3)do my morning exersice
4)read more on sleep patterns

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I will enjoy every minute with my family


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7/20/15 1:23 P

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Week 2 goals: 1) go to bed by 9:30 every night
2) get up at 5 every morning
3) read 3 more resource articles
4) do my morning 105 minute walk but also walk 105 minutes another time in the day to use up more energy.

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5/3/15 4:23 P

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Sincerly,
-SnowYoga~
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5/2/15 9:52 P

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You can do it

Keep on track


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5/2/15 6:22 P

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"The greatest thrill in life is doing what people say you cannot do."


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5/2/15 3:29 P

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Drinking less caffeine drinks ( before noon) and eating less food at night. Looking over my sleep diary I have a routine that I am still will be doing over week 3.

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