Project Pulse: Are you getting enough sleep?

abbeysue
By abbeysueCA Latest Reply 2015-10-20 20:32:43 -0500
Started 2015-10-13 16:16:33 -0500

Did you know that getting the right amount of sleep can help improve your memory, creativity, athletic performance, weight management and so much more? Research suggests the average adult should sleep 7 - 9 hours each night. Do you make the cut? What do you do to make sure you get enough sleep? For those of you who don't get enough sleep, what hinders you?


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PEACEQUEEN
PEACEQUEEN 2015-10-20 20:32:43 -0500 Report

I CAN NOT SLEEP SOME NITES DUE TO PAIN AFTER 2 BYPASSES I AM 53 YRS YOUNG, AND I FEEL AS IF ALL THE BONES ARE MOVING AROUND IN MY CHEST. THEE X-RAY SHOWED WIRES CAME UNHINGED, THEE SURGEON SUGGESTED ANOTHER OP OR BARE IT. SOMETIMES I GET SHORTNESS OF BREATHE BECAUSE OF THIS , I TOLD MY CARDIO DOCTOR ABT THIS ALL I GOT WAS 2 NUCLEAR TEST DONE, A SLEEP APNEA MACHINE WHICH IS A HINDERENCE FOR A SNORER WHO CAN NOT STAND ANYTHING OVER THEIR FACE AND THEE NUTRITIONIST. I WEIGHED 250 POUNDS NOW I AM STAYING IN THEE 297-208 RANGE YET PROBLEM STILL PERSIST. WHAT A GURL 2 DO? I DO NOT LIKE SITTING UP TO SLEEP ALSO I HAVE BEEN TYRNA FIND SURGICAL BRAS HERE IN ALBANY WHERE I LIVE HELP PLEASE!!

ljoyner1
ljoyner1 2015-10-14 10:16:22 -0500 Report

I get enough sleep but I have such vivid dreams that sometimes I wake up feeling like I didn't sleep at all.

abbeysue
abbeysueCA 2015-10-13 16:57:18 -0500 Report

On nights when I get enough sleep, I have found exercising in the morning, utilizing my lunch time to run errands and having a nightly routine that starts an hour before I want to be asleep to be successful sleep aides. As for the nights I don't get enough sleep (which happens more often than I'd like to admit) I can come up with a hundred barriers. Some of the most common ones for me stem from poor planning. Most days I am running around after work and I push my gym time to the very end of the night. I need time to wind down afterwards so I often resort to a show on Netflix...which sometimes turns into several shows.