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How much sleep do you get?

Since starting this challenge, I battle to get to sleep before 10pm. That’s particularly hard for me especially if I am getting up around 3:15am to catch a flight as it reduces the number of hours I sleep. I went to see the Doctor at the Hillcrest branch, and she was telling me that the green coffee bean pill was definitely a contributor as I don’t drink a lot of coffee, and nothing with caffeine after midday. However, I didn’t want to compromise myself on this diet in any way by considering the option of not taking them. So I have been strictly managing the time I take the pills, in order to give myself enough time to process them and get to sleep.

So in general I get between 7 and 8 hours. But I can cope for at least two weeks on 6 hours a night before i start feeling the exhaustion. Sleep has been something that I have gotten a bit obsessed about in the last few years and I realised when talking with my friends that I am not the only one. It seems to be as a result of a general increase in responsibilities at work, and the need to be mentally active for a larger portion of the day. If we don’t get adequate sleep our performance suffers.

I truly admire those people who can sleep for 4-5 hours a night as a way of life and don’t suffer! I would love more hours in my day without compromising my abilities to get through those extra hours!

i’d be interested to hear what your sleep hours are?

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    Yvette Van Rooyen
    March 7th 2018

    My worst is waking up at 2am or between 2am and 3am, usually. Lying awake tossing and turning. Drive’s me up the wall.

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    Juliet Kriel
    March 7th 2018

    Hi Tracey Lee, I’ve also been struggling since the challenge, but what happens to me is that I go to bed normal time – around 21H30 sometimes 22H00, and then I wake up anytime between 02H00 – 03H00 and cant go back to sleep. This is a problem for me as I wake up at 04H15 everyday. I did some research, and found this product by Solal called Sleep Naturally. I confirmed with Dr. at our Willowbridge branch – and it is perfectly fine to take, as it does not contain any calories. Needless to say, I now sleep extremely well. You should give it a try. :0)

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    Jackie Houston
    March 7th 2018

    Aaaaah ok, now that makes sense – also battling to get to sleep in the evenings….

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    Tracy Lee Campbell
    March 7th 2018

    Thanks so much Juliet

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