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How is your Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep Health | Last Active: Oct 26, 2021 | Replies (29)

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My fitbit doesn't always record sleep. A week or two ago I slept 2 to 3 hours later that the fitbit recorded. Two days ago I took nap, and it was not shown at all. It did show me I was only getting 4 to 5 hours of good sleep most nights. but it shows me awake during the night a lot more than I think I am. I know they say it could be restless sleep. I get up every hour or two to go to the bathroom and usually fall right back to sleep when I lay down. I know I am not getting enough sleep. Even days of more than 10,000 steps, I do not sleep well although I get an occasional night of 9 hours or so every couple weeks.

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Hi, @maureercria. That is too bad your fitness tracker doesn't always seem to record your sleep properly. I purchased one and hoped it would help me track that a bit.

You mentioned even on days of 10,000 steps (nice job, by the way) you don't sleep well. Have you found anything else that really helps in getting a good night's sleep for you?

@maureercria I have a misfit and it too is erratic in tracking sleep, usually saying I have slept longer than I have. I guess that may be because I lay quietly when trying to get back to sleep. I wish I got as much sleep as it says I do!

Once in a while I sleep longer when I'm completely worn out from not sleeping much. I sleep better when my irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, is not bothering me. I don't have that all figured out yet but I'm trying various things.

I have a number of things causing me to not sleep well. I am working with doctors on them. I have the "Urgency" trips to the bathroom, the IBS, Sleep Apnea, Hiatal Hernia, and acid reflux, and allergies. I had thought that once I retired, I would get a handle on these things. Instead of that, most of these have increased. When sleeping on raised pillows to help the acid reflux, it Makes the IBS worse. I am keeping on trying things hoping to find some answers.

Lisa, My experience with the Fitbit sleep tracking is similar to @maureercria and @contentandwell. It tracks that I'm sleeping when I know that I am reading in a reclined position or lying quietly to fall asleep. Unfortunately, I haven't really found the data to be useful.

@maureercria I have the frequent trips to the bathroom also, it really does effect your sleep. I am also supposed to sleep with my head raised due to Barrett’s Esophagus. The doctor suggested we raise the head end of the bed and we did. That helps and it might not be as bothersome for you as multiple pillows. If you do want to go the pillow route try using a wedge, it doesn’t give me a stiff neck like multiple pillows do,