7 Hrs Sleep For 7 Days Straight

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The average adult should get 7 to 9 hrs sleep each night according to the National Sleep Foundation.  But I’ve been a night person all my life, so I regularly operate on less that 6 hrs sleep. Now as I’ve gotten older I’m not able to function with reduced sleep the way I used to. To the point where I feel mentally slower during days when I don’t sleep enough the night before.

So its time to do something about it.

Goal: Get at least 7 hrs every night for 1 week

Start: Sunday October 30th

Strategy

  • In Bed By 10:30pm
  • Screens off by 11:00
  • Sleep by 11:30 latest
  • Awake at 6:30am
  • Curtains open to let in morning light
  • Keep Sleep Journal

Obstacles: I go bowling on Thursday nights so that may be a problem. I may not reach home in time to go to be early which could mess up my schedule.  Other than that the toughest part will be going to bed early on Friday and Saturday.

Wish me luck.

GR. Wilson

UPDATE – Day 1 – Monday October 31st

Went to bed at 10:30pm  as planned, unfortunately I read a book on my Kindle Fire until  11:30pm rather than 11:00. I estimate I fell asleep at 11:45pm and turned my alarm off at 6:35am

Total Sleep: 6 hours & 50 minutes

Close enough!

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Update – Day 2 – Tuesday November 1st

Same as lastnight, got to sleep around 11:45 and woke up at 6:15

Total Sleep: 6 hours & 30 minutes

missed the mark on this one

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Update – Day 3 – Wednesday November 2nd

Really rough night. Got to sleep around 12 midnight and woke up 4:25am! that sucked. Dealing with some life issues there and obviously affected my sleep. Went back to bed around 5:30 am and slept until 7:20am.

Total Sleep: 6 hours 15 minutes

fail!

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Update – Day 4 – Thursday November 3rd

rough night, didn’t get much sleep again

Total Sleep: 4.5hrs

fail

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Update – Day 5 – Friday November 4th

Last night was Bowling. We had a lane that sucked. Kept breaking down so it took us a long time to finish. didn’t get home until after 12m. Went to bed at 1:30 and woke up at 6:30 as usual.

Total Sleep: 5 hrs.

fail

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Update – Day 6 – Saturday November 5th

Got into bed at 10:30pm on a Friday night but couldn’t fall to sleep. ended up watching Youtube vids til after 12. Woke up at 7:30am

Total Sleep: 6 hrs.

fail

Gamin Wilson

Gamin Wilson

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