Live Discussion with Dr Simon Kyle - 30th November

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Posted 28 Nov 2011 at 11:32 AM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    I might do that…..although I think it might make me start looking at the clock again :-(

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    I often have spells where I wake at exactly the same time every morning – it's usually 3.10am. I usually blame it on either my wonky body clock rythms or even just bad habit.

  • Sleepio Member

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    night sleepyhead

  • Sleepio Member

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    how long can it take for sleep restriction to work? the reason why i ask is that i found that with my first week of restriction my old bad habits of falling asleep on sofa, not going back bed when sleepy tired etc. really put up a fight. i know it's down to me to get on top of it.

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    very commonly reported by poor sleepers. Hopefully time spent in that half awake/half alseep state decreases through taking part in sleepio! that's the plan!

  • Sleepio Member

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    me too – regular as clockwork!

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    That's rather exact dozyrascal? Always the same time?

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    Usually – though if I've had a bad night and then go to bed early I wake slightly earlier -does this make any sense?

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    I have to go now – sleep well everyone and thanks Dr Kyle

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    Me too, thanks Dr Kyle and Rosie!

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    Persevere earlyriser. On average people might start to see stabilised sleep after 2-3 weeks (but there can be great individual differences). Daytime functioning tends to improve a week or so lag behind sleep. You just need to find your own point and often further benefits can be found even a month or so after the course! It's tough for a short period but the benefits will come if you can adhere as much as possible.

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    Thanks for joining in – Good night!

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    Could be related to the end of sleep cycle or perhaps you begin, over time, to expect to wake then and your internal clock adjust ready for it! Sleepio will help change expectations for better sleep!

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    thanks all sleep well, have to go now ;)

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    Thanks Dr Kyle and everyone for your support. Goodnight!

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    Thanks everyone for chatting tonight. Have a good week. sleep well and efficient!

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    The alarm is set. I'm just not looking at the clock and assuming I have a long time left to sleep.
    Worth a try??

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    I have to wake for work at 5am every morning. I go to bed at 9pm. My sleep doc says that most people would feel tired at that time, even with 8 hours of sleep. Do you have any suggestions on how to help me “get going” so that I'm not dragging so much in the morning? I found it surprising to know that I should adjust my expectations! I thought 8 hours would be ideal, period. I find myself disappointed that maybe I think I should be feeling better than I am… if that makes sense.

  • Sleepio Member

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    I guess I've had poor sleep for so long (sleep apnea/fibromyalgia) that I'm poor at evaluating just how good my sleep is.

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    I wonder what timezone the chat takes place in. I'm in EST... Looks like it's all over.

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