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MileHighRob
Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 1:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I SLEPT like  a baby all night .. I think I got up once.. unbelievable..

YAY!  Congrats Goldie!  That's a HUGE accomplishment.  I'm happy for you and wish you continued success.  Interrupted sleep leads to many other dysfunctions.  I can't wait to hear the results after you've stuck with your program for a couple weeks!  
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I could not function with the little amount of sleep some of you are dealing with. I need 8-9 hours regularly. If I sleep a mere 7-8 hours a night afer a week or so I hit 'crash' mode where I just have to crawl into bed when I get home from work and sleeeeeep. Then will sleep a full night again after going to bed at my normal time.

With regards to night-peeing: I always used to need to get up at least once, and up to four times a night (we're talking for about 30 years or so), however my son had a problem with bedwetting long past the age they normally can control their bladder at night and the nurse he saw said one of the problems was that he was not drinking enough fluid during the day which meant his urine was very strong and irritating the bladder making him need to pee at night - coupled with his extremely heavy sleeping led in part to the wetting - anyway I'm digressing a little -

so I thought maybe I am not drinking enough fluids also - I wake up but maybe I need to be less toxic by the time I go to bed - well waddaya know, if I drink enough during the day and eliminate as much as possible (I go at least twice in a ten minute period at bedtime) before I sleep I can sleep upto a blissful 10-11 hours without a pee-break  


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Thanks for sharing this process with us Goldie, and I am so glad you could get a decent sleep!!  You are doing an excellent job in uncovering what works for you and how is done!!!  We are here with you, learning together ... keep it up!!  

BTW, it is 2:00am here, and both hubby and I got up for a 'toilet' break (unusual this early in the morning), but then again, we both had a piece of that yummy bread I baked yesterday, with our chamomile tea, just before 9:00pm last night!!  We, well, I usually do not have any carbs after dinner, which usually is by 6:00pm every day!! In our case I think it could have been the late carb munch!  I will definitely  avoid that tonight!

Keep us posted!!  




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Way to go, Goldie!  I'm glad for your success, and may there be many, many more nights of good sleep for you!  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
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of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
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Victoria
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Thanks for this link.  



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Let me not pass you by in quest
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Great results, Goldie!! And thanks, Artlover....I tried to order the glasses from this site but my order wouldn't go through....for whatever reason, but I'll try another time.
But, hurray! I too had a ....better..night's sleep than in a while!! I ate no sugar, (a few cherries), had only a half cup of coffee in the a.m. (tapering off to zero in a few days) and slept from about 12:30-7 a.m.  Whoo hoo! For me, 6 and a half hrs is really all I need, but I am in deficit and could do with some catch-up hrs....also I woke up once at 2 to tell my DH (in an annex) to stop snoring "please roll over", and a couple more times to pee, but went back to sleep apparently....happy camper.
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That's good news, Jayneeo!  That's what we want . . to be moving in the right direction!  So hopefully this trend will continue, and your nights of sleep will be restorative and satisfying all the time.  



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my second night I slept 8 hours.. woke up 6 times to go to the bathroom, but always went to sleep again.. unheard of.. never since over 30 years..

I ate protein all day.. not much in place of veggies.. at night 7 prunes..

the day before I ate pineapple..  I had only one bathroom visit that night..

I am not hungry today.. my frontal brain has stopped being obsessed with food..



Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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Great progress!! Keep it up!!  




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Doesn't it feel good, Goldie?
I too slept well...up to a whopping 7 and a half hrs!!!! Unheard of!! Felt divine!
Today is first day off coffee!! Yay!   (no headache...amazing...unless it's still coming...)
Oh, and the progest cream is no doubt a big help!!!! (thanks, Victoria!)
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I remember the light thread, Since, I have turned off all but 2 night lights and they are giving indirect light. I use to get up at about 3am. but have notice that lately I often will sleep though the night, or I might wake up put not need to get up, so go back to sleep.

I drink more water, then before. I think it's because of the BTD and that I'm no longer drinking cokes.

Don't use creams, had hysterectomy about 10yrs. ago. Stress will be my biggest sleep killer. My info as and O gatherer.

Looks to me like sleep problems are across the board. But BTD is the answer for most of us.


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Today is first day off coffee!! Yay!   (no headache...amazing...unless it's still coming...)

Congrats jayneeo!  That's a HUGE step.  Stay strong and try not to give in if you can.  Headaches may come but the longer you abstain the easier it will be and the more of a distant memory the headaches will be too!

I honestly never thought I could kick the caffeine habit.  It's highly addicting and wrecks havoc on many, although not all of us.  

Keep it up!  Your body will thank and reward you greatly!  
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if headaches are bothering you try drinkin peppermint tea for 5 days might help..


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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Yeah, no headaches...! woo hoo!
Now, Deblyn....if you have any issues with sleep you should give the progesterone cream a try. I too had a hysterectomy in my 40's....but still produced estrogen!! You are younger than me and I still need it........
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jayneeo,

A bit late to this thread.... I too have similar sleep issues since I reached this magic age    I've discovered rotating all the above every few days to a week or so helps.  Cal/Mag in liquid form before bed for a week, then drug store brand bio-identical progesterone cream for a couple of weeks, Bach Remedy for a few days.  Fembalance for a couple of weeks.  I guess I use each item until it doesn't work then go on to the next.  Oh yes, herbal tea in the evening every once in a while to help bring down my brain  

I have discovered my evening rhythm, I seem to get tired around 8:30 'ish then perk up at 9 then can stay awake for about another hour.  So if I follow that pattern, stay awake until 10:30 'ish, that seems to help me sleep mostly through the night.  As long as I don't wake up at 2am and stay awake, I feel like I've been successful.  

In my 20's and 30's, I would sleep rock solid for 9 hours.  So wish I could do that now.

Hit and miss so hard to figure out.  So glad you brought this up.


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CRAVING: my forth day.no craving and its past lunch.  yesterday no cravings until 7pm made a salad with russian dressing .. then later 6 prunes.. I think too much..  I am re-training my Frontal BRAIN from circular thinking..  

SLEEP: I did not sleep so good last night... I have a feeling that the prunes are water releasing.. so I had to pee more often.. tonight I will do pineapple..

FOOD: for today ..during the day still protein and some minor veggies.. if need a salad after 7 pm with carb dressing..and then before bedtime pineapple..

ENERGY: it never ends.. I can't even go horzontal I am tooooo awake.. nice!!!!  I feel like working,, great!!!  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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good to hear everyone's tricks...thanks Kathleen....hmmm, your salad sound good, Goldie. I'm having tofu and spinach for lunch in a tahini dressing....tofu is a bl. dot on swami, but I can have it now...yum.
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