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12/15/17 10:46 P

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Beginning wk 3 of Dec 15-22 Doing better with sleep time in bed and not taking as many afternoon naps - feel like I am doing better with this area of health -

Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Diabetic Low Carb way of eating and life structure
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12/8/17 10:57 P

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Not getting enough hours in sleep - have had couple of nights up with sick puppy - worse that a sick child I think!!! I track hours on my "other goals page but not sure what to do about lack of sleep and still get life accomplished!! Required to use a CPAP machine at least 4 hours every night...
12/08 In Bed 11p-5a last night but up three times in that so probably 5hr max.. no naps today
12/09 in bed 9p - 5a and only up x1 good sleep so 7.30hr no nap
12/10in bed 10p to 5a only up once good sleep but believe I need that mid day rest for the congestive failure and to get the feet up - I am really puffy today and really feeling like I have no legs down there!!! Actually feeling less pain than usual and wondering if recent addition of glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM might be helping the arthritis aspects of pain. Walked well without cane early morning but poor balance by noon

Edited by: LINDAF49 at: 12/15/2017 (22:44)
Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Diabetic Low Carb way of eating and life structure
Jan 1 2019 immediate goal of 199.5# = ONEderland Long term goal of 160#


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11/30/17 10:20 P

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Maintaining good sleep is essential to my health - needed for balance of my fibro, for heart health, and for nerve calmness in neuropathy - also affects the weigh loss battle that is a part of my life.
Scheduled to be in bed 9pm to 6am - up once to potty and stretch/range of motion and take set of supplements then nestle back in bed with CPAP for minimum of 6 hours each night even if I am laying there awake!!! If I have rough night I get hour nap the next afternoon.

Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Diabetic Low Carb way of eating and life structure
Jan 1 2019 immediate goal of 199.5# = ONEderland Long term goal of 160#


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8/6/16 5:55 A

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I go from one extreme to the other as well. I will literally go weeks on one or two hours sleep a night and that is the norm for me. Then I will have a few days of sleeping for hours and then fighting to stay awake until bed time. It is horrible. Most of the time though I do not sleep much at all.

Edited by: DEBBIE84 at: 8/7/2016 (17:34)
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no pain, no gain.....No Pain, No Gain .....NO PAIN, NO GAIN



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7/10/16 12:33 A

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Sleep seems to be one extreme or the other ----sleep all the time or have the fidgets and pain and not able to get any....thankfully I have had good sleep lately but just not allowing myself to get "early to bed" time.

I use a CPAP machine at night that often helps me fall asleep simply due to rhythmic breathing. It also tells me how much and quality of sleep come morning. the fit bit helped show restlessness also and convinced me of the need to use a little help so I routinely take a supplement of "sleep essentials that has melatonin, cal, mag and a few other vitamins in it.

I also use a mattress heating pad set on low so my feet and lower legs have just a little added heat to keep them relaxed and always a pillow between knees and lower legs for padding and improved circulation.

I have a puppy that sleeps on my bed which many sleep experts say not to do but he is my companion and comforter and helps me rest well.

Edited by: LINDAF49 at: 7/18/2016 (19:35)
Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Diabetic Low Carb way of eating and life structure
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3/22/15 6:44 P

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Yes, sleep is elusive.

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3/16/15 12:20 A

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Sleep is elusive. I do everything they recommend but nothing helps. Just doing the best I can.

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I buy 1 mg tablets of melatonin, and quarter them, to have 1/4 mg pieces. About 2-4 hours before my planned bedtime I take one of those little pieces. Then when I go to bed I take 1 or 2 more little pieces.

The last hour or two before bed I dim the lights. The last hour before bed I wear amber colored sunglasses to block blue light. A half hour before bed I put on soothing, relaxing music.

If I wake up during the night I do NOT take any more melatonin, because taking it too late makes for a groggy day the next day, and resets your sleep rhythm to want to go to sleep LATER.

Try to keep stress down some time before bed.

If I can't block out problems when I'm trying to go to sleep, I start calmly repeating "ONE" in my mind. It's monotonous, as well as helping me stop focusing on problems. I picked the word "ONE" as a reminder of God, and that he can shoulder my problems for the night.

Edited by: LIVE_AMAZINGLY at: 2/21/2014 (11:18)
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2/21/14 2:41 A

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I give up. Sometimes the medicine works, sometimes it does not. Yes, I have tried natural things and meditation and all that. Guess I just have a weird body clock. But it doesn't help not getting enough rest every night. Maybe if I am able to ride a bike every day that will help.

How do you sleep or not?








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