General chit chat

I thought this would be a good place to talk about anything off topic, just generally have a chat about anything, to save other discussions being overloaded and keep them free for purpose

Posted 24 Oct 2012 at 1:52 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    Session 3

    Sorry wasn't paying attention to predictive Ted so half of my comma don't make sense cassie

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hello Cassi,

    I hope you're enjoying the Easter hols.

    I'd be interested to know if using your computer rather than the phone fixes your problem. I'm a bit of a technodinosaur, so I never know whether problems I experience are because of me, or the system.

    I think that your hope that Sleepio will improve your sleep is well-founded….I'm certainly banking on it…..I havn't found anything yet that's a credible plan B.

    I think that through the magic of SR we will naturally discover how much sleep we need. As long as our SE is good the Prof. will continue to give us an extra quarter hour. When SE stops being good we won't get a quarter hour, so we'll know that's the length our window should be, plus or minus a quarter hour.

    Good wishes for your sleep progress,

    Doodle.

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    Hello Ursie T,
    So sorry to hear about your mum passing away.
    I am so so lucky to have my mum still.
    I hope you find support from us all.
    Good luck with your return on sleepio.
    Anna xx

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hi Melissa, I can't answer your technical question;
    but in my experience, the better place to post questions & comments is on your own profile. That way it will be seen by more of the community. It seems the Topic Pages may not be viewed by as many people, perhaps for lack of time to view them regularly, and because new posts are at the bottom of these pages. So, try posting your question on your profile and see if you get more responses.

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    Not sure where to post this technical question, so sorry if it's in the wrong place. I'm on session 2, the bit where the Prof is helping a worried man, and you're helping answer the questions… On the second question, just before presumably giving me some more answers to choose from, it just stops and there's nothing I can do… Anyone else had any issues like this, and how do I fix it?

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    Hello bplisted. Someone else has recently posted about this and when I first started I couldn't get the Prof's sessions to play so after emailing the help team about this they sent me a link to 'force' it through the browser. I'd tried on two different browsers but the link they sent me works fine. Email them : hello@sleepio.com.

    Best of luck. Don't worry about where you post. The topics recently posted on move to the top of the board so people know there is a recent post. Better still if you post on your own profile then it goes on the rolling banner at the top as is seen more easily by everyone.

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    Thanks lhobby, that's helpful and reassuring.

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    Hello bplisted. I am just seconding what lhobby has said…any technical problems like that can be sorted by the team. Email help@sleepio.com , explain the problem and they will reply within 24 hours.

    Good Luck and I hope you soon get the problem sorted

  • Sleepio Member

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    I want to wish my sleepio community family a Happy Easter weekend!

    Hugs, Stacey

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    Does anyone have any experience using a weighted blanket to help with their insomnia? Please let me know if you have any reviews, positive or negative.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thought you might like an update:

    My cast finally came off yesterday, in more intense pain like when it was fractured back in Feb. My bones in my wrist completely healed but, soft muscle between the bones needs to continue to heal wlith two – three months of therapy.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Happy Mother's Day to all our ladies in the group!

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    Hello. I am had a hard time filling out my stupid diary for Saturday. I was trying to tell the stupid thing that I went to bed 10:30pm, fell asleep 10:45pm, woke up around 1:30am and was not able to go back to sleep! But the stupid thing kept telling me my diary was incomplete. BS! Does any1 have advice on how 2 complete the thing?

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hello Maritza, and welcome to Sleepio. I’m a grad, and totally understand that the sleep diary can be confusing at times. Here ya go:

    The diary asks the following questions,

    What time did you get in to bed? 10:30.

    What time did you try to fall asleep? 10:30? Or another time?

    How long did it take you to fall asleep? 15 minutes, if you’re saying that you fell asleep at 10:45.

    How many times did you wake up in the night? If you give a number, it will ask how long you were awake. The assumption is that you did eventually fall back asleep. In your case, you didn’t fall back asleep. Let’s just say zero times. It will make sense in a second.

    What time was your final awakening? 1:30, since you say you didn’t go back to sleep.

    What time did you get out of bed for the day? If you got out of bed right away at 1:30, then your sleep efficiency number will be high. A higher sleep efficiency number means that you were mostly sleeping while in bed. On the other hand, if you woke up at 1:30 and tossed and turned while awake until, say, 7 am, you will have a very low sleep efficiency number. The idea behind Sleepio is to be asleep while in bed, not tossing and turning, not reading, not on your phone, etc.

    Hope this helps. Best of luck to you.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hello Maritza, and welcome to Sleepio. I’m a grad, and totally understand that the sleep diary can be confusing at times. Here ya go:

    The diary asks the following questions,

    What time did you get in to bed? 10:30.

    What time did you try to fall asleep? 10:30? Or another time?

    How long did it take you to fall asleep? 15 minutes, if you’re saying that you fell asleep at 10:45.

    How many times did you wake up in the night? If you give a number, it will ask how long you were awake. The assumption is that you did eventually fall back asleep. In your case, you didn’t fall back asleep. Let’s just say zero times. It will make sense in a second.

    What time was your final awakening? 1:30, since you say you didn’t go back to sleep.

    What time did you get out of bed for the day? If you got out of bed right away at 1:30, then your sleep efficiency number will be high. A higher sleep efficiency number means that you were mostly sleeping while in bed. On the other hand, if you woke up at 1:30 and tossed and turned while awake until, say, 7 am, you will have a very low sleep efficiency number. The idea behind Sleepio is to be asleep while in bed, not tossing and turning, not reading, not on your phone, etc.

    Hope this helps. Best of luck to you.

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    Dear Tia Hoho,

    I say tia bcuz that's Spanish 4 Aunt or Auntie and I like 2 stay true 2 my Puerto Rican roots. Anyway thanks ever so much 4 the awesum and great advice about the sleep diary. It most certainly helped me and I no now how to fill it out, especially when I have little 2 no sleep whatsoever. Muchas gracias and Dios de bendiga!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Anyone know how the daily “sleep quality” statistic displayed at the bottom of the sleep diary is calculated?

  • Sleepio Member

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    It has been awhile since I’ve completed the diary, but I believe that one of the last questions you are asked is How would you rate the quality of your sleep? And you check excellent, good, fair, poor, etc.

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    I am not sure if this is the right section for this.

    How do you all manage all these changes without spouses being negatively effected? My wife is aware of my sleeping issues, but I haven't sat her down and explained the whole SR part of CBT-I.

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Yes, definitely include spouses and other household members in Sleepio. Let’s just pretend that you’ve had a medical issue, like a broken leg, that will affect your days and nights for a few weeks, a few months, or longer. They need to know what you’ll be going through, and how they can help.

    Some sleepios have found it helpful to sleep apart from their partners temporarily until their sleep settles down.

    Your family may want to know ahead of time that sleep restriction may make you, um, the tiniest bit cranky, or maybe a little more than that. You might require silence and or cold and or darkness while you’re trying to sleep. You might want to restrict alcohol, which could be an issue if your spouse, like mine, collects wine. Etc.

    Your wife may want to know as much as possible so that she can be a part of your success, being supportive and making helpful suggestions.

    Best of luck to you.

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