Hmm – started tracking sleep patterns just for fun I would say this might be part…

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  1. Sandra Parlow 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    so the pink parts are where you woke up?  how did you track this?

  2. Sandra Parlow 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    Do you have sleep apnea, +Brent Burzycki ?

  3. Elizabeth Hahn 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    I'm impressed by your ability to fall asleep so fast, but yikes waking up 15 times isn't good 🙁

  4. Brent Burzycki 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    This is using a fitbit from … I do not think I do..based solely on the fact that I know this will vary greatly and I have two other issues that directly affect my sleep… PAIN and Gut issues…

    Neck Pain is the biggest issue with my sleeping.. but gut issues play right into that also…. when you feel like crap, it is just hard to stay asleep.

     I want to track it for at least a week plus and then see what happens…

  5. Brent Burzycki 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    Last night also was not a good night overall.. so it might be bad data or just a bad night… need more than one nights data to see trends… interesting thou..

  6. Sandra Parlow 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    I hear you +Brent Burzycki ..I have a stomach hernia and it can be very uncomfortable.  Some mornings I wake up and when I sit up, I can actually feel the acid sliding down where it belongs.  It's so gross.

    so how does this thing track you?  do you wear it or something?  

    have you tried different pillows to support your neck?

  7. Elizabeth Hahn 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    Is it measuring changes in heart rate to determine if you are awake?  

    And boo on the pain problems. 🙁

  8. Brent Burzycki 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    +Sandra Parlow I have owned every pillow known to man… none make a difference.. I have a killer bed… tempurpedic…

    It tracks restlessness.. you wear it on your non dominant arm… it is kind of cool… you will see many more personal data devices come out … I think many are moving in this direction of knowing more about ourselves rather than just relying on doctors to guess at our issues.. if I can bring my Dr. real data.. maybe it will help…

  9. Elizabeth Hahn 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    When I was having heart issues my doctor wanted to implant a heart rate tracker inside me.  He said they could just download the info.  While that sounded cool and creepy at the same time… I did say no.  At least until they ruled out everything else.

  10. kat Folland 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    I have had insomnia all my life – not as bad as some, but certainly very persistent. When I got my bipolar diagnosis I learned how important sleep was to maintaining a semblance of mental health. Since then I have been using sleep-aids, but not the usual ones lol. I absolutely refuse to take Ambien or Lunesta unless I'm in-patient, and fortunately that doesn't happen often. One med is something I take for another reason that has the side-effect of making one very sleepy. On top of that, I take a small dosage of Trazodone, which is a very old anti-depressent that's hardly ever prescribed for depression anymore. It is now primarily prescribed as a benign sleep-aid. I've been sleeping much better since I added that one.

  11. Brent Burzycki 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    +Elizabeth Hahn that used to be very common.. now I think they can do it all externally…

    +kat Folland interesting.. I am on a very old AD but it is being used for my gut issues… and is no longer used much if ever as an anti depressant… Every bottle of meds I own causes drowsiness…I should not operate heavy machinery etc etc..

    I am on very few drugs.. I am also VERY drug intollerent.. as in I cannot stand anything in my system.. mainly based on everything effecting the gut in some way.. but overall my dosages when high make me feel much worse…I am just not a drugs will fix me kind of person.. man I wish I was thou…that would sure fix many issues..

    That said.. Ambian does not work for me.. I tried it it did nothing… I have been thinking about trying melatonin but I have heard mixed results…

  12. kat Folland 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki if you have a history of depression (of whatever intensity or duration) you should be careful with melatonin. It won't be a problem for everyone, of course; it's just something to keep an eye on. Melatonin is a pretty subtle agent, but that may be just what your body needs.

  13. Brent Burzycki 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    +kat Folland no no depression.. only that drug that is being used to treat something totally not related to depression..

    I always watch for drug interactions.. as I already get every damn side effect…

  14. kat Folland 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    Aw, that sucks +Brent Burzycki . I am a fast metabolizer with a tendency to become completely habituated to a drug within days. This seems to apply only to muscle relaxers and narcotics, so I've been pretty lucky, I think. Yeah, the constant struggle to deal with the pain when my neck goes bad sucks, but at least my psych meds work. 😉

  15. Sandra Parlow 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    That's really interesting Brent. I hope it works out for you. maybe they can get to the root of your problem with more info.  

  16. Brent Burzycki 29 Dec 2012 Reply

    Can only hope… But 10 plus years of bs is about all I have so far…

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