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7/21/20 1:37 A

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I would like between 7 and 8 hours of sleep. I have fibromyalgia and often wake up in the middle of the night in a lot of pain. Can't necessarily change that but I am hoping to get to bed earlier and to do some other things to hopefully get the rest I need.

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7/12/20 5:31 P

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Joined this team to get better sleep.
I want to go all night without looking at the clock.
Or going over my list for the next day in my head.

Hope that you guys are well.
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7/8/20 11:58 A

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Sleeping is actually my superpower. I'm really really good at it. I am blessed to be able to fall asleep quickly, and if I wake during the night I can usually fall back to sleep quickly. *However* since menopause hit, I am finding it more difficult to sleep a full night without waking up. It's usually a body temp thing not a bathroom trip. Another thing is for the past 4-5 years my DH says I snore. I didn't before and it started as an occasional thing but now its practically every night. The snoring and weight gain seem to have progressed along the same timeline. I'm hoping to improve my quality of sleep back to my good old days of 7-8 awesome quiet hours.

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6/27/20 6:41 P

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Biggest goal is to be consistent on the time to bed. I am all over the place.

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At least 7 hrs of good sleep !

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Goal is to sleep 6 hrs. and 45 minutes a night... Fitbit monitors this, and so this time is when asleep... wakefulness is not counted.

Goal is to be in bed by midnight... believe it or not, this is a hard goal. I tend to want to stay up because it's the only time of day there are no outside demands on my time.

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4/20/20 2:22 A

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My goals are to: wake up at 1:30 pm everyday; I work nights. and to not sleep with my phone in the bed 1 day this week and to add a day on every week until I no longer sleep with my phone in the bed.


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4/19/20 8:47 P

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My initial goal is to be in bed by 10:30pm. As I continue through this challenge, I will slip that goal earlier and earlier in 15 minute increments. I do not have a standard bed time routine, so I will start listening to sleep music/sound and no screens after 10pm.

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1/13/20 1:36 P

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My Goal is a 9:30pm bed time, a no screen time before bed routine at 9pm. and to journal to find out why I wake up - and to resolve that. (sometimes it's stress)


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1/13/20 1:33 P

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(Replying to Booknut) In the quiz of week one, it detailed that waking up / interrupted sleep, is insomnia also.
I'm not entirely sure how to get on top of that tho! one time I woke up thirsty, so that's solvable :)

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1/10/20 9:26 P

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My goals are going to be pretty simple - keep a cleaner space in the bedroom, try to at least get 7.5 hours in if not 8.

Started with some cleanup, will see how the coming weeks go.

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I have started a sleep journal
I have banished screens from the bedroom and I started doing yoga in the morning.

These are my goals.

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11/25/19 2:10 P

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I do have insomnia. Many nights I just can't get to sleep and others I wake up and get back to sleep I'm thinking about asking my primary care dr for a sleep study. I'm sure that half my problem is my husband. He is a reatless sleeper and a snorer. I think both things wake me up.I don't know how to solve this issue. I'm so tired!

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10/25/19 4:41 A

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Well, I don't have insomnia thankfully...but my sleep quality could be better. So my goal is to sleep better, that is, not wake up so often in the night. I do go right back to sleep but wake up a lot. We'll see if that can be improved! Also I nap in the afternoons. If I don't, I am a grouchy bear in the evening! But I should sleep a shorter time in my nap. So my sleep pattern could use a few tweaks.

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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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9/30/19 10:01 P

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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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9/29/19 4:10 P

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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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9/26/19 4:32 P

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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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9/13/19 7:29 P

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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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9/13/19 10:14 A

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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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9/11/19 9:17 A

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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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9/3/19 8:10 P

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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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9/2/19 6:55 P

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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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8/19/19 4:23 P

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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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7/3/19 2:06 A

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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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6/29/19 11:29 P

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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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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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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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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

Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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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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