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Flip-flop on Beddie-bye

Postby Whiterook » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:50 pm

Over the past year, I've averaged a bedtime of 10 pm, more or less. I usually try and read at least a half hour before turing in, so it's probably lights-out at 10:30 pm, or thereabouts. My wife being retired since last year at this time (January), she'll stay up through the late night news, and come to bed about 11:30 or later.

Odd that, 'cause it used to be the other way around. In fact, it quite literally flipped when she retired!

It kinda makes me scratch my head :lol: :shock:
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Re: Flip-flop on Beddie-bye

Postby josta59 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:54 am

Same at my house! My lady says she just can't get to sleep until 11:30 or so. I try to tell her that she'd adjust if she'd just wake up earlier, but she doesn't seem to hear me somehow... :|
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Re: Flip-flop on Beddie-bye

Postby gibbs » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:43 pm

After reading this and sitting and thinking about it I can only conclude that I have the worst sleeping pattern known to man and that I probably should do something about it.

at the moment it seems that around 7-8 I'm shattered and fall asleep ridiculously easy, if I do fall asleep which annoyingly happens more often than I then seem to wake up anywhere between 9 and 11 and then it takes me ages to get back to sleep again between 2 and 4, I'm then up anywhere between 8 and midday depending on what time I'm at work or other commitments.

This really does raise a question that being how to fix this
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Re: Flip-flop on Beddie-bye

Postby Whiterook » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:02 pm

gibbs wrote:After reading this and sitting and thinking about it I can only conclude that I have the worst sleeping pattern known to man and that I probably should do something about it.

at the moment it seems that around 7-8 I'm shattered and fall asleep ridiculously easy, if I do fall asleep which annoyingly happens more often than I then seem to wake up anywhere between 9 and 11 and then it takes me ages to get back to sleep again between 2 and 4, I'm then up anywhere between 8 and midday depending on what time I'm at work or other commitments.

This really does raise a question that being how to fix this


I guess the first thing I'd look at is what I'm eating around 4-6pm. Surprisingly, what we eat can have a profound impact on getting 'sleepy' too soon before a reasonable bedtime.

After that, I'd personally look at my daily schedule through a journal, annotated for a couple months. It may bear fruit to what is exhausting you to the point you're falling asleep by 6pm.

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Re: Flip-flop on Beddie-bye

Postby gibbs » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:51 pm

Whiterook wrote:
gibbs wrote:After reading this and sitting and thinking about it I can only conclude that I have the worst sleeping pattern known to man and that I probably should do something about it.

at the moment it seems that around 7-8 I'm shattered and fall asleep ridiculously easy, if I do fall asleep which annoyingly happens more often than I then seem to wake up anywhere between 9 and 11 and then it takes me ages to get back to sleep again between 2 and 4, I'm then up anywhere between 8 and midday depending on what time I'm at work or other commitments.

This really does raise a question that being how to fix this


I guess the first thing I'd look at is what I'm eating around 4-6pm. Surprisingly, what we eat can have a profound impact on getting 'sleepy' too soon before a reasonable bedtime.

After that, I'd personally look at my daily schedule through a journal, annotated for a couple months. It may bear fruit to what is exhausting you to the point you're falling asleep by 6pm.

Just thoughts


That is good idea I may have to start doing this to see if I can see any patterns
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Re: Flip-flop on Beddie-bye

Postby gibbs » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:51 pm

I never did get round to doing the journal although I really should, however recently after over a year of debating it I invested in a new clock which has helped massively.

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As clocks go it is quite large until your realise what it does the large white bit on the top houses a light which can be set up to act like a sunset and sunrise simulator shown in action in the video. I won't go into the details of how it works unless there is interest but as for a short version it essentially uses the light to trick/aid the bodies natural systems in order to help you sleep better and feel better upon waking. Keep in mind the video is greatly sped up, with the version I've got there is a choice between 15,30 and 45 minutes for both the sunrise and sunset currently I have got them both set to 30


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Re: Flip-flop on Beddie-bye

Postby Whiterook » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:21 pm

WOW....that is some very cool technology!!! My wife use to have one of those White Noise machines, which helped her sleep. She really hasn't had the sleep problems we seemed to have back in the city days; and the country is much quieter, though we live off a secondary highway, so there you go! :lol:

These days, she plays Pandora on her iPad Mini all night...her music is definitely not my cup of tea, mate. But I have an unfortunate natural defense to this situation: I've lost a lot of hearing in my right ear from my years as a music teacher (drums), and I seem to prefer sleeping on my left side, as the arthritis in the right shoulder hurts like hell if I lay in that shoulder all night (or any long period of time, really). I have tinitus too, so the ringing masks the music, as well. What a flippin' wreck I am (as I read this!!!). Soooooooo, I barely hear her iPad :lol:
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