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1/11/12 8:31 P

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I would love to be able to stop taking a boat load of benadryl in order to sleep - I am sick of being sleepy all the time - I feel miserable!

working my way down slow but sure
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1/10/12 4:54 P

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My goals are to develop a relaxing routine before bed, and to do said routine to encourage me to go to sleep around the same time each night. I want to get up at 7 each morning as well.

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1/9/12 9:59 A

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I would love get back to waking up easier at 0700. So I am going to try to be in bed by 2230 at night at least 3 times this week. And I am going to start back doing the meditation relaxation where when I lay down I mentally imagine every body part slowly letting all the tension of the day seep out.

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1/9/12 9:29 A

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My goals are:
1. Be in bed by 10:00 each night - even the weekend.
2. Get up at 6:00 each week day and 7:00 on weekend.

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1/8/12 11:43 P

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Sleep Goals

1. Track sleep
2. Complete sleep journal
3. Get 8 hrs 5 nights
4. Protect sleep
5. Turn off TV and read a book if having trouble falling asleep

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1/8/12 12:46 A

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1. in bed by no later then 10:30
2. get up with alarm by 7:15am
3. do not drink sugary stuff after 8pm

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1/7/12 9:59 P

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My goal for the week is to be in bed by 10:30.

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1/7/12 6:43 P

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So, I guess, I was supposed to wait til after doing my journal this week to set goals. But, these are my goals this week, and we'll see if they need to be improved on or revised at the end of the week. emoticon

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1/7/12 6:40 P

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My goals are to get to bed by 10 pm, at least 3 times a week right now, building up to 7 nights a week. As, I am a night owl by nature, and need to reverse this for work.

And to write a sleep journal entry at least 3 times per week. However, as Week 1 calls for keeping a journal for 7 days, that is my goal for this week.

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1/7/12 5:53 P

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my goal is the same...try to be in bed at 10:00 every night and to wake up at 6:00

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1/7/12 1:08 P

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My goal is to be in bed by 10pm each night and to not sleep with the TV on.

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1/7/12 10:26 A

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My goal is to be in bed by 10:30 each night and up by 6am.

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1/7/12 10:05 A

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My goal for this first week is to actually go to bed at 10 PM and stay there until 6:30 AM. I have a bad habit of falling asleep in front of the TV and then waking up to some infomercial and then I can't go back to sleep when I go up to bed. The 10 o'clock news has been a big factor in my bad sleep habit, so I am going to skip that and read for half an hour instead. I also plan to try melatonin, lower the heat in the house before going to bed and cut off drinking water 2 hours before bed time. Here's hoping for a new bedtime routine that works. emoticon

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1/6/12 6:25 P

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I work a 12 hr shift (6:30 am to 7:00 pm) 3 days a week so those 3 days I'm up at 5:15-5:30 and the days i'm off I get up at 7. I want to try and get up a whole week at 5:30 that is one of my goals. Goal #2 I want to go to bed no later then 9:30 every night

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1/5/12 9:09 P

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I work a second/third shift hybrid (4pm-2am), so as you can see my schedule is a little messed up to begin with. My goals for this first week are as follows:

No caffeine after 10pm.
Try to get in bed by 3am (3:30 if I have to work over).
Cut out one night of watching tv before bed (baby steps, it's the first week emoticon ).

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1/5/12 1:42 P

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Week 1 Goals:

7 hours sleep
No evening caffeine
No computer .5 hr before bed

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1/5/12 12:13 P

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I love sleep. If it were an Olympic sport, I would be a multi time Gold Medal winner. My problem is that I am a night owl. I have a hard time going to sleep at a decent hour. This is mainly due to my husband and his snoring. He has sleep apnea, he has a mask, but he refuses to wear it. I know, I know, quite selfish. But I don't want separate bedrooms, so I exhaust myself, and then sleep all dang day.

I want to start going to bed at 10 or 11 and wake up with my kids for school (I usually get them up and off and go back to bed) and stay up. Then head off to the gym.

The snoring is really the biggest problem that I have. That drives me crazy.

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1/5/12 10:23 A

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Goals this week

Lights out at midnight
Set alarm for 8 am each morning
Start journal



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1/5/12 8:20 A

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Week 1 goals:

Keep a sleep journal
Cut down on caffeine after dinner
Try and get up without hitting the snooze button (even once this week!)

I find I naturally wake up after about 6 hours sleep, and if I try and sleep longer than that, then I feel tired and headachy all day. So I'm not worried about getting more hours sleep, but I would like to improve the quality of it, and also make getting up in the morning easier.

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1/4/12 12:48 P

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Week 1 goals:
1. Keep sleep journal
2. Turn off electronics (TV, computer, etc) by 9:15 every night
3. Wake up between 6:15-7:15 every day, even when I can "sleep in"

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1/4/12 10:12 A

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My goals for this week are:

1. Get at least 8 hours a sleep a night.
2. Keep up with my sleep diary.
3. Go to bed at the same time (work days 11 am, 1 pm at the latest on off days)
4. reduce the amount of caffeine I take in.

P.S. I work third shift hence the "interesting" numbers.

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1/4/12 4:05 A

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Week 1 goals
Monitor how many hours of sleep each night.
Aim for a consistant bedtime especially important when having to get up early for work. I have trouble switching off before midnight - even when I go to bed earlier than that, my body does not agree that I should be going to sleep then. Because of this, getting up between 6 and 6.30am is difficult.

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1/3/12 10:19 P

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Sleep is quite difficult for me. After my daughter and husband go to bed is when I get my alone time to catch up with Tv and so on. This means I don't start till about 10 or later. Then to top it off, my husband has sleep apnea. This is why is why this is truly a challenge for me. This week I started my journal. And I'm looking forward to setting more goals so that I can improve my sleep. I deserve it after a hard day of work, of being a mom, and a wife.

2nd WEEK GOALS:

1. Bedtime - 10:30 on weekdays
2. Calming/relaxing bath before bed at least three nights

GOAL: A new year, a new me.


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1/3/12 5:29 A

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Week 1 goals:

keep a sleep journal
set a bedtime and stick with it all week

Pam

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Difference (today) - 3 hours


"Let it never be forgotten that glamour is not greatness; applause is not fame; prominence in not eminence. A stone may sparkle, but that does not make it a diamond; people may have money, but that does not make them a success. It is what faithful people do that really counts and determines the course of history."
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1/2/12 11:18 P

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My Goal for Week 1 is to keep my journal and turn the tv OFF!

I am worth it TOO!


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1/2/12 2:22 P

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My goals for this week:

Keep Sleep Journal
In bed by 11pm
Up by 6am

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1/1/12 9:22 P

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My goal is to establish and maintain a sleep routine. Currently my energy levels are extremely low, my sleep erratic and that affects my workday. Often when I wake up in the middle of the night, I can't fall back asleep for a good hour/hour and a half. The anxiety of how much time is left until I should wake up makes it worse.

Since starting my exercise routine recently, I have felt less foggy during the day, but the tiredness remains (in part due to the exercise). I am finding thought that my endurance is increasing, and I hope that the exercise will help me sleep better over time.

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1/1/12 6:55 P

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Week 1 Goal:

Keep sleep journal to try and figure out why I'm so tired all the time and running on caffeine.

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1/1/12 6:21 A

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Overall I'm doing well going to bed on time, but for some odd reason my dog is waking me up earlier. Once I figure out why he's waking up earlier, I'll be back on track

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12/31/11 11:04 P

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This is really a struggle for me because I usually work the late shifts at my job. (Even tonight on New Year's Eve I have to work all night overnight.)

But I would like to try to get in the habit of getting my laptop out of my room entirely, going to bed without looking at technology when I get off work for at least an hour, and get at least seven hours of sleep a night.

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12/31/11 9:08 A

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I have always struggled with insomnia and not being able to relax enough to fall asleep. It doesn't help to go to bed at midnight if I lay awake worrying until 4am.

So my goal is not to let my brain run on with worrying about everything I need to do the next day. Fifteen minutes of thinking about my day, then switch to meditating or counting sheep or whatever it takes to relax!

And if the worrying gets really bad, I'll turn on the light and write it down and then relax!

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12/30/11 10:31 P

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Some nights I sleep great; other nights I toss and turn all night. This first week I'm going to keep my sleep journal to see if there is pattern to my good vs. bad sleep.

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12/30/11 7:10 P

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I want to start going to bed at 1am instead of 2 am NO matter what and wake up around 7 and 8 on the weekends.

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12/28/11 1:15 P

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The first week of my sleep challenge, I got 8-9 hours of sleep and it improved my overall day dramatically.

My goal is going to be getting minimum of 8 hours of sleep during the week, and getting up no later than 8:30 AM on the weekdays.

During the weekend, I want to keep a normal sleep schedule, so I will get up no later than 9:30 AM, but being mindful of the hours I sleep.

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12/24/11 3:13 P

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I want to get my body on a regular schedule so that I can get restful sleep.

wake up by 7:00 on weekdays, 9:00 on weekends and days off
meditate before lying down in order to clear my mind


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12/22/11 1:36 P

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Getting to bed at the same time every night.

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12/22/11 7:01 A

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My goal is to get into the habit of a sleep schedule. I've never had one, really, so it's going to be a bit tough (but I can do it!). I want to have a bit of reading time before bed, so I need to get that figured in and cut the computer work I do back. I also have to work on getting up in the morning instead of staying in bed half-asleep. I have a feeling that if I can get this on track, it'll clear up a lot of other problems --- so it's definitely worth it!

If you can say that everything is meaningless, you've said all you can say, but personally I want to live life feeling the meaning of every word deeply.
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12/21/11 9:37 P

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I plan on getting at least eight hours of sleep six days a week.
I also plan on going to bed by midnight at the latest and sleeping til at least 8:30 in the morning.
I also plan on having a bed time ritual established

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12/21/11 9:35 A

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I have noticed an improvement in the quality of my sleep in spite of my only getting 4-6 hours rest a night.

I have also permitted myself to take naps where my whole being asks/demands it of me.

My ultimate goal is to sleep 7 hours a night and get to bed at a decent hour.

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12/21/11 12:25 A

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Sleep at least 7 hours per night.

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12/20/11 7:26 P

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Find ways to relieve stress, go to bed on a regular basis. and exercise every time I wake up.
Rachel

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But


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12/17/11 4:32 A

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my first 3 goals..sleep journal , stress journal and later bedtime..i sleep great but not long enough..stress stress stress..

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12/15/11 9:02 P

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Hi there! I've been struggling with keeping consistent sleep habits for a very long time. I've never tried a sleep journal before, so I'm giving this a try. My goals are:

- Get up at 6:15 am
- Go to bed by 9:30 and be asleep by 10:00 pm
- Write in my sleep journal every night/morning
- Get ready for bed (including winding down with herbal tea & a book) by 9:00 pm

I just want to note that I really dislike being up that early in the morning, but since I have to do it for my commute to work twice a week, it needs to become a daily routine. And I love my job more than I dislike early mornings. LOL!

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12/14/11 11:01 P

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Hello Everyone!

I have been here before and as life got in the way I let this, along with other health and wellness goals fall away. I am back and ready to get my sleeping habits under control!!

My goals for the challenge are:

-wake up at 6:00 am
-get to bed by 10:00 pm
-do a relaxing activity (meditate/read/listen to music) before bed
-write in a journal daily

I may change these goals depending on life but I think this is a good place to start.

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12/14/11 6:40 P

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I want to maximize the quality of my sleep and define strategies to deal with anxiety so that DOESN'T interfere with the quality of my sleep!

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12/14/11 12:58 A

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My goal for my first week is to keep a sleep journal every night and morning and to develop a bedtime routine. At least 30 min before going to bed, I want to have most lights off, the TV off and the computer off. I want to either meditate or read for 30 minutes before going to bed.


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12/13/11 11:03 A

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My goal is to get to bed by 10 EVERY NIGHT and not hit the snooze button SEVERAL times!

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12/13/11 7:42 A

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With as much stress as I have in my life, I need to maximize the quality of my sleep

Specifically, if I could NOT fall asleep in class, I would LOVE that

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12/12/11 12:24 A

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My goal is to avoid being distracted from sleeping on time. I set my sleeping time at 1 am because I work from home 'til midnight. My parents like to sleep at around 11pm so nobody reminds/scolds me to stop idling about after work and go to bed. I use the computer in my part-time job so what I've done so far to stick to this goal are:

- prepare a bedtime routine:
* set my computer to automatically turn off at 12:45 am
* schedule necessary apps to auto-start after I finish my work schedule
* set my countdown timer to remind me of all the chores I need to do and people I need to
chat/talk with
* schedule my fun/vacant time not after my work but in another time slot/schedule
* make sure to use up that vacant time to prevent myself from surfing the internet
mindlessly after work

- prepare a morning routine
* sleep in a position which I can easily see the wall clock of my room
* do visualization exercises to 'practice' getting off the bed as soon as I wake up

I don't need to wake up early so for this week, I'm just gonna try to stick to my routines and see what time my body tends to wake up. Wish me good luck! :)

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