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Night 12 Sleep Restoration

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Ideal Bedtime: 11 pm

Actual Bedtime: 1 am

Bedtime Routine: I stayed up a little later tonight to watch a movie with my family. I got ready for bed around 10 pm. I took a bath, washed my face and brushed my teeth. We watched a movie. After the movie was over I got in bed and fell asleep almost immediately.

I slept in and when I woke up I felt rested and motivated. I did not feel sick when I woke up and my sore throat went away. I was able to get everything that I needed to get done and had plenty of energy. Things are looking up!!!

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Sleep Restoration: Week 1 Overview

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I feel pretty good after my first week of my sleep restoration project. I am really exited about getting back on track. Next week I will work on getting in bed earlier. I have done better with getting enough sleep. The problem is that I am not getting in bed early enough. I have been napping during the day or sleeping in to make up for the hours I am missing at night. Sleeping all day is not a habit I want to start. Below are the total number of hours that I slept each night and the following day. 

Night / Day 1: 8 hours

Night / Day 2: 7 hours

Night / Day 3: 10 hours 

Night / Day 4: 13 hours 

Night / Day 5: 12 hours

Night / Day 6: 10 1/2 hours 

Night / Day 7: 13 hours

Total Hours Slept Week 1:  73.5 hours 

Ideal Minimum Hours of Sleep Per Week: 56 hours 

I slept 17.5 hours more than the minimum hours we must sleep per week. This may seem like a lot, but it is not. I have a lot of making up to do for the major lack of sleep I have had over the past 2 years. This week was definitely a great start. Now, I am going to call my boyfriend to say good night and go to bed.

Night 3 Sleep Restoration

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Ideal Bedtime: 11pm

Actual Bedtime: 12am

Bedtime Routine: I tried a bit of a different routine last night. Unfortunately I did not get in to bed any earlier than I had the night before. Instead of taking a bath right before I went to bed I decided to watch TV and write the post “Who Am I”. I figured that I would write a portion of the post and then save it to continue today. I  finally completed the post, got ready for bed. I slept with the fan and laid on with the heating pad set on medium. I find that the heating ad really helps to relax my shoulders. 

Today I woke up on time. I dropped my son off at school and went back to bed when I got home. I slept for a few hours. It felt great to not have a ton of things to do today. I really enjoyed getting extra rest and felt great when I woke up from my nap. 

I will attempt to be in bed earlier this evening. Overall I am happy with my results. I am going to sleep at least an hour earlier and I feel much more energized.