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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 www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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.

    3573 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.
    3580 days ago
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