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2/17/19 10:56 A

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As an addendum to that long term goal post, I actually changed my fitbit sleep goals to reflect my desired sleep time goals. I shifted it by 1/2 hour and last night anyway, I met that goal. Once I have shifted my internal clock, I will adjust that again. Fingers crossed!

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2/16/19 9:48 A

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My long term goals are to continue the things I have been doing to optimize my sleep but also to gradually shift my hours of sleep. Since I waken at the same hour each morning it makes sense to me to inch my way toward this goal, I have already done it to some extent but it may take a long time to get my internal clock shifted so that's the big long term goal.

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week 4, Day 6, carry on below as stated

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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8/1/18 1:27 A

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Carry on going to bed on time
Continue doing to do list for the next day in the afternoon instead of the evening.

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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7/30/18 2:45 P

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been getting to bed by 11 for 5 out of 7 days

Need to do list for next day in the afternoon so organized earlier.

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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7/28/18 12:58 A

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Go to bed by 11 for 5 days per. week regardless of anything else.

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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9/20/17 3:44 A

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My long term goals are stated below & I need to keep doing them regarding a better nights sleep.
I have finished the challenge.

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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9/17/17 1:38 A

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My sleep goal is to get to bed by 11:30 p.m. It is 10:40 now.
I might change to earlier in a few weeks, but a lot of nights this month I get to bed at 2-4 a.m. so this is the time I went to bed before then.

I plan to relax for 60 minutes before bed, likely watching a family type show on T.V..
I will get ready for bed before this so I have nothing else to do by this time to get stimulated again.
Before 10:30 I will also make sure I have my daily list for the next day finished, it needs to be done early in case I have to add something I forget, I do not want to wake up in the middle of the night because I forgot to put something on my list that is important..

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 8:56 A

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I have learned that if I use the Bedtime option on my iPhone clock and type the time I go to sleep and set it to when I will be getting up, I have a more accurate count on how long I sleep. And, believe it or not, doing that has helped me sleep better! Being AWARE is powerful for me. So, my long term goal is to keep using the iPhone clock, aim for lights out at 10 pm and getting up between 6-6:30 am. So far it has helped me and I want to keep it up. emoticon

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6/16/17 5:50 P

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Over the last 2 months while working hard on steps suggested by this team, I learned that the amount of sleep I get is highly related to the amount of stress I am experiencing. When stress is relieved, I get more and better sleep, have more energy, exercise more minutes/day, eat fewer calories/day, have a better mood and higher self esteem.

My current goal is to get 6.5 hours of sleep at least 5 nights/week. To accomplish this, I will meditate twice/day, get at least 30 minutes physical activity at least 5 days/week, and get to bed by 11:30 at least 5 nights/week. I will start posting in 5 week section and continue posting on the I Need Sleep Team.

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6/11/17 12:39 A

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I'm realizing my going to bed early in the morning is because I workout intensely at 7pm 4 nights during the week. It takes me some time to wind down. But, oh! How I love those classes and the instructors!!! emoticon If i work out in the morning, i would need to get up at 4:30 am so I can start working out at 5 am in order to get to work on time...I got a lot of thinking to do...
AND, I'm addicted to SP and am online late too... emoticon

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Found I can sleep between 10 - 12 hours now! My original goal was 8hrs/night.

Long term goals:
1) Make sure puppies have a "last time outside" trip before taking sleep
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2) Take sleep meds at 8 pm for a good 9 hrs/sleep each night!
3) Stick with routine my dearly departed husband taught me: Wake up at 6 am every morning! Set alarm emoticon

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1/26/14 12:39 P

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I like Sidra's answer....but I have actually found that reading HELPS me go to sleep. At least, if I have a good book, I look forward to going to bed. That way, I'm in my cozy space. That said, I think it's going to be important to make my bedroom a SLEEP zone - one that is uncluttered of mess and irritating things (like a TV!).

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After 4 weeks of keeping a journal, I have found out what works and what doesn't. I still have some days, where it is hard to go to sleep early enough, since I do get up at 4:30 in the morning I can be very tired in the morning when I don't go to sleep by 10:30 (my ultimate goal is to be in bed by 10:00). My problem is too many things to do after work, and trying to stay on top of what needs to be done.

Here is what works.

1. If I eat a little something around 8:00, such as a little greek yogurt with fruit, or some low fat cheese with fruit, I sleep better through the night.

2. Start getting ready for bed one hour before.

3. Yoga before bed helps me relax.

4. Meditation after yoga to clear my mind (still working on this one).

What doesn't work:

1. I love to read, so to use this to go to sleep seems a little ridiculous to me. I can get very involved in the stories I read and can keep me up. If I do fall asleep, I get frustrated because I have to reread where I was falling asleep again.

2. Being to full from food to get comfortable. This only happens if we have late dinners, which can happen sometimes.

3. Something that can't be helped, so it is one of those things that happens every once in a while. After a special event, such as a plan, concert, opera, etc., I can be over stimulated to go to bed right away, but when I do get to sleep, I sleep very well.

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12/30/12 1:46 A

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Glad you were able to come up with an answer, this challenge seems to have served you well.

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12/29/12 5:23 P

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I am beyond ecstatic, I have finally had 3 weeks of restful, refreshing sleep. I've only gotten up one night and being up till 5 am cause I couldn't sleep. After 3 years I finally found the right combination.

1) No caffeine after 1 p.m. (This is hard, cause I love my chocolate)
2) Turn off computer 1 hour before going to bed
3) Make my to-do list (so I won't be worrying about forgetting something)
4) Read for an hour before going to bed
5) Take my anti-anxiety med 3 times a week emoticon

Edited by: CONNIEANGEL23 at: 12/29/2012 (17:23)
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emoticon nice goal and i hope you can sleep 7 or more hrs a night.

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12/29/12 1:09 P

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Good!!!

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That's my plan, too. On my off days I do not set any alarms since I know I will be up twice before 7am and naturally wake 'tween 7:17 and 8:00. I love the feeling of naturally opening my eyes...seeing the sunshine...having a good stretch and popping up for a cup of coffee.


The world is so full of a number of things, I am sure we should all be as happy as kings...Robert Louis Stevenson


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12/29/12 11:31 A

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I plan to continue to go to bed on time and sleep 7-8 hours each night

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