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7/25/16 10:42 P

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I get a full 8 hours of sleep is I remember to take my melatonin. Otherwise, I am up half the night.

I go for a sleep consultation next week. Can't wait!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

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7/12/16 8:16 A

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I am quite certain I would sleep better if these giant spotlights weren't shining in my bedroom window. They went up last night at the mall construction site across the street. They are back on again tonight. I think tomorrow I will be investing in some blackout curtains or a sleep mask and some earplugs! CRAZY!!!!!


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7/9/16 7:27 A

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I would love to have a sleep study done, but I am afraid it isn't an option here in the Philippines. I plan to do one once we get back to the states and have medical insurance. I think my biggest problem is stress. When I go to bed my mind keeps racing and I can't seem to relax.

Good news, I did get 7 hours and 34 minutes last night and I was only awake twice and restless 11 times. I hope it continues tonight!

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7/8/16 1:38 P

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There are so many different types of masks available now there really isn't any excuse for not finding one that works! But don't let vanity stop you from using a CPAP if you need it! It is so very important to your LIFE!!!

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7/8/16 9:19 A

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I'm with Kim on this one, except, I'd say learn to love the mask. I didn't think I had an issue either but when my Dr ordered one, found out that my blood oxygen levels were falling dangerously low in the night. Diagnosis - one of the worst cases they had seen and without my machine, I'd be dead within 5 years.

It takes awhile to get use to the mask, but then it can actually help put me to sleep. I use a BiPap with a full mask.

Hubby is the one of us that is active in his sleep. Without his CPAP on, he punches and kicks and then gasps for air. With his mask, solid sleep.

It is worth checking out. Talk to your Doctor next appointment. Show your fitbit readings.

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Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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7/8/16 7:50 A

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I feel for ya Lisa! I have the exact same thing with PM meds. Melatonin as well. I can't take any of that stuff it keeps me up.

I think you need to have a sleep study done. You may very well have sleep apnea. I do but I refuse to use the mask, I hate that darn thing. It's cumbersome.

I got 7 hours and 50 min last night. With 3x awake and 24x restless.Which isn't great but it's not horrible either.

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LISA1065's Photo LISA1065 Posts: 6,467
7/8/16 7:34 A

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It is a time released capsule. It did help me sleep, but I felt really horrible the next day. I can't take the PM stuff, it does the exact opposite to me. I know, I am weird!

My Fitbit said I got 5 hours and 19 minutes of sleep last night, but I was awake 26 times and restless 109 times. Hmmm, this is definitely effecting my mood and my energy levels!

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7/7/16 9:21 A

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Is it a pill that you can cut in half?

Tylenol PM helps me to sleep, but the normal 2 dosage leaves me groggy the next day. 1 is just enough. I don't use it very often, but if I'm really having issues, it is my go-to.

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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7/6/16 8:01 P

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My sleep specialist suggested I try melatonin, which I did. I got 7 1/2 hours last night, but I feel really tired and lethargic today. I don't think I will try it again.

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7/6/16 11:42 A

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Had a long 4 day weekend and made sleeping as much of a priority as I could. One day got 6 hours but the rest I got in 8.

Last night would have been 7 but the 2 am storm caused a 1/2 hour alert in the middle of the night.

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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7/5/16 4:25 P

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I usually am a good sleeper. Except for having to get up to go to the bathroom. I hate that! But I can usually go right back to sleep. I almost always get 7 hours. I do have issues when I'm really stressed and have a hard time turning the mind off. But for the most part, I get good sleep ! emoticon

My son's cat wakes me up a little early sometimes too. She will actually poke me in the face with her paw. She wants food. Sometimes I can put her off but she can be pretty persistent. emoticon

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7/4/16 8:00 A

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emoticon I'm good, Lisa! Thanks!

So much for sleeping in on this fine holiday! My cats had me up by 5!!!

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7/3/16 8:06 P

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I got in 7 hours and 4 minutes last night. The most sleep I have had in months!!!! I feel ready to tackle the world this morning!

Beverly, you take care of yourself! You know I pray for you!

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7/3/16 6:32 P

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I can tell you exactly what happens when you don't get quality sleep or not enough oxygen when you sleep because it happend to me. I had a hard time with my CPAP machine and didn't use it the way I should have. The first of this year I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension - basically since the lungs didn't get enough oxygen, the heart enlarged. I run out of breath easily and was on oxygen at night for 3 months until they felt I was doing OK with just the CPAP and room air. But it has severely curtailed my lifestyle! It cannot be cured but can be controlled. So now I am controlling it the best I can - sleep - CPAP - losing weight - and exercise as tolerated.

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7/3/16 2:40 P

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I didn't feel I had issues with sleep. I went to bed a ressonalbe time each night. At times i go to the bathroom 3-4 times do to medications.

October to May -- I would sit on the edge of the bed for hours at a time - unable to sleep --- uncomfortable with breathing. At Cleveland Clinic was the first time I experienced the effects of real sleep deprivation and it wasn't pleasant --- confusion and uneasiness for Randy2

Recent sleep study --- was marked no sleep --- didn't reach REM --- lost of movement of legs, arms and head.



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7/3/16 8:17 A

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6 hours sleep. My cat woke me up at 5 a.m. Now, she's sleeping.
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7/2/16 9:52 P

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I have not had a sleep study done, I definitely need one.

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7/2/16 4:36 P

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Laura, yes, I have had one done.

In 2010, I had a hysterectomy and the doctor cut my bladder in half. I have had issues every since. I wake up to go to the potty every hour. It doesn't matter if I quit drinking liquids at noon.I am still up every hour. Stinks.

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7/2/16 11:27 A

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Seven Hours emoticon
I might turn this into my streak for the red, white, & blue challenge.

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7/2/16 11:16 A

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Have you ever had a sleep study done? I would recommend it to anyone. I use to sleep like a rock but after my study found out that while I was sleeping my oxygen levels would drop dangerously low. Didn't think I had a problem and actually had a serious one.

Kitties cooperated this morning and I got 8 hours.

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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7/2/16 9:27 A

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I wish I could get to sleep and stay asleep. I have no problems falling asleep. It's staying asleep that is my problem. I am up just about every hour on the hour. It's so annoying!

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7/2/16 1:39 A

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Don't feel bad about bragging Ruth. We all are inspired to follow your lead!

We need to hear how much better our days will be if we get enough sleep at night.

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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7/1/16 11:26 P

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I have a complicated relationship with sleep. Before my chronic pain condition started, I could sleep forever -- up to 20 hours a day if I had nothing else going on. Then it became hard to stay in bed for more than a few hours at a time, and I couldn't sleep on my side, which had always been my preferred way of sleeping. Now that the pain is a bit better, I can sleep, and usually do get 6 or 7 hours, but I never got the real quality, deep sleep back.

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7/1/16 9:28 P

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For the past several months stress has taken over my sleep! I can certainly tell a difference in my weight loss and my energy levels.

Friday: 4 hours and 31 minutes (it was a good night...)
Saturday: 4 hours and 23 minutes
Sunday: 7 hours and 4 minutes emoticon
Monday: 3 hours and 27 minutes
Tuesday: 5 hours and 14 minutes emoticon
Wednesday: 7 1/2 hours
Thursday: 5 hours 19 minutes

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7/1/16 4:38 P

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I'm happy to say, sleeping isn't normally a problem for me. Yes, now & then, I have troubles falling asleep, but once I do, staying asleep is easy. I get up once in the night to go to the restroom & when I do? I'm 1/2 asleep while doing so & going back to sleep is NOT an issue.

In fact, I feel bad bragging about it. My heart goes out to people who don't get much sleep for what ever reasons. I can't imagine trying to function on lack of sleep night after night. I'm grouchy when it's 1 night, I would hate to know how I'd be with several nights of little sleep.

So I've always found this bit of info hard to swallow b/c I DO get sufficient sleep every night & I'm still struggling with my weight. I'd hate to see how much I DID weigh if I DIDN'T get my 8-9 hrs every night.

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7/1/16 12:38 P

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Last night I was finally able to catch up on sleep because Tuesday and Wednesday nights were severely lacking and I felt like a zombie the next mornings. I slept 9 hours last night, of which 6.2 hours was deep sleep

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7/1/16 11:58 A

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I'm usually in bed by 10:30 every night - awake anywhere from 4 to 5. My DH is up at 5, so definitely awake by then, even though I may still lounge in bed until 5:30.

My biggest problems with sleep usually have to do with my cats! When I start waking up, they have to come in and "hurry the process along" by chasing each other around the room (including over the top of ME).

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7/1/16 10:59 A

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This is one area that I really need to work on. During the week I'm lucky to get to bed by 1am and back up by 6:30. Then I wonder why I don't have much energy in the evening.

It doesn't help that they are rebuilding the road next to our house and start at 6am with dump trucks and back hoes.



My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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7/1/16 9:42 A

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I wish it was uninterrupted sleep, but I was up several times. I love not having to wake to an alarm clock.
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I've read that lack of sleep contributes to being overweight in so many places, it must be true.

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6/30/16 9:52 P

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Are you getting enough? People who sleep fewer than six hours at night are more likely to be overweight—and show reduced levels of the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin, along with elevated levels of hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin. Researchers have identified a strong connection between lack of sleep and increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disorder frequently triggered by overeating and obesity. We should work harder to motivate ourselves to enjoy sufficient sleep as a way to prevent—and treat—both obesity and diabetes.

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Edited by: HONEYLEA at: 6/30/2016 (16:24)
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Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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