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6/5/20 12:41 P

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6. De-stress daily. Too much stress is bad for your heart and it can disrupt sleep. Take time for you each day.

Don't even know what to say here...with Covid-19 and now riots in major cities.



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5/27/20 10:37 A

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5) Plan your healthy lifestyle around sleep. Alcohol and caffeinated beverages can both have a negative impact on sleep, so limit your consumption of both, especially in the afternoon and evening. Also, be sure that you're not exercising too close to bedtime; morning or early afternoon workouts are better if you have trouble falling asleep.

I do think I sleep better on days when I DO exercise....physically tired=ready for bed
Definitely have to stop the caffeine by 4pm
Alcohol? I often drink 6 oz wine near bedtime and don't notice a difference in sleep quality but that would be good to keep a journal to see.

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5/16/20 12:10 P

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We have a "white noise" machine.... bought in baby lullaby areas. Helps reduce sound, I have a neighbour who leaves for work in a diesel truck at 4:30am.

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5/15/20 3:48 P

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I have my phone on do not disturb from 10:00 pm- 7:00 am. That helps. I need to read more before bed instead of watching TV. This time of year we sleep with the window open, and the blackout curtains come in handy. I had read somewhere that listening to Mozart helps people sleep better, so that is what we listen to almost every night.

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5/15/20 1:23 P

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Nice to see your input, Kristi!

4) Prepare for bed. At least an hour before bed, stop watching TV or playing on the computer. Put on some nice quiet, relaxing music and wind down with a good book or a hot bath. Also, be sure to make your bedroom a serene place you like to be with low lights and calming sounds, colors and images.

My cell phone staying on the kitchen table at night so that I do not hear it during my sleep hours.

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5/15/20 2:01 A

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My Fitbit shows that I wake a lot during the night. I have found I feel more rested with less sleep time sometimes. If I sleep more than 8.5 hours I feel more tired. I try to sleep the same schedule every day.

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5/11/20 2:27 P

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I worked midnight's many years ago and tried to keep the same schedule. It was hard.I can relate.

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More than 9 hours with the nap, Jae. But your doctor knows.
My hubby takes long naps as well, kidney failure.

3) Rise and shine at the same time. Our bodies function and sleep best on a regular waking and sleeping schedule, so try to get to bed and get up at the same time every day—even on weekends. Make quality sleep a priority!

Because I work 3-11pm hospital hours, my sleep normally starts between Midnight and 1am. Then I get up between 9 and 11am. I do stick to this schedule on days I am not working.
except for appointments when people insist I get up early... like AC check on my car and sometimes medical appointments.

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5/9/20 5:48 P

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I sleep a lot. I have fibro..depression, and stage three kidney failure..I take something to help me sleep at night otherwise I would not sleep through the night..My energy level is low because of the kidney failure..so sleep every afternoon..with my three issues it is difficult to know which is causing what

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5/9/20 1:08 P

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2) Don't get too much of a good thing.
If you regularly sleep more than nine hours a night, it can actually be an indicator of illness or even cardiovascular disease. Again, see your doctor.

There are times when I sleep well and 9 hours does happen...usually twice a week or so but not happening right now.

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5/9/20 9:43 A

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I definitely notice a change in my mood after several nights of poor sleep. It's harder to focused or to lift my mood.

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Sleep deprivation can increase Depression. So let's share and investigate SLEEP!

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1) Pay attention to quality. Ideally, you want to sleep the whole night through (most experts recommend seven to nine hours), but if you find yourself waking up multiple times a night or being exhausted even after a full night of rest, you may have disturbed sleep.
See your doctor for more help in pinpointing what's up.

Another Spark People article for discussion. www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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