#FitReaders Check-In

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  • This check-in is for June 2nd – 8th.
  • My focus is shifting to something I haven’t been paying enough attention to lately: how much sleep I’m getting.  More specifically, how much deep sleep I’m getting.  I discovered I’m only getting about half the amount of deep sleep I need.  It’s the same with my REM sleep.  This could be an explanation for why I tend to take long naps during the weekend; my body is trying to catch up.
  • What I don’t understand about this is that I practice good sleep hygiene.  I go to bed and get up at about the same time every day.  I keep the bedroom dark, cool, and electronics free.  I shut off or put away all of my electronics more than an hour before I go to bed.  I don’t eat anything three hours before bed.  I use melatonin, and I usually drink a cup of chamomile or Sleepy Time tea a couple hours before I go to sleep.  I’m not sure what else to try.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Steps: 23,707/70,000
  • Miles: 9.73/35
  • Total Miles: 218.71
  • Active Minutes: 50/210
  • Days I Drank 64 ounces of Water: 7/7
  • Virtual 5Ks: 0/10
  • Total Money Donated: $2.22/$10.00

2 thoughts on “#FitReaders Check-In

  1. Love the new look! The blog is lovely.

    The older I get, the less quality sleep I get. I really noticed a problem during daylight hours this week since I got horrible sleep. I hope you find something that works.

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  2. Sleep is something I struggle with as well…and I don’t even have kids! I tend to go to bed around the same time and get up around the same time every day – even on the weekends – mostly because of the dogs, but I think that works to my favor. I don’t even need an alarm clock at this point! If I go too many nights of not getting good sleep, I take benedryl just to reset…and that doesn’t always work, but I’m hesitant to take anything else. Oh well. I hope you find something that works for you!

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