SLEEP: Day 28-30 of 30 – Best Decision I Made – Challenge COMPLETED!

Best Decision I Made

Taking on the 30 Day Sleep Challenge was a last-minute decision.  For most adults, getting the recommended 7-9 hours of a sleep doesn’t seem that difficult, but I’ve always been the person who was more productive at night… so even the thought of going to bed before 1:30am seemed impossible.

Especially now that I’m a parent, I procrastinate on personal tasks, pushing them to the hours after my kids have gone to sleep.  However, because I’m a mom, these hours are even more limited because I have to maintain a home.  But running on EMPTY was taking a toll on me. I needed a change.

30 Day Challenge Accepted Sleep

As I finished up Day 28, 29, and 30 of the Sleep Challenge, I cannot believe the changes that have easily happened in the past month.  I have gotten more sleep than I have had in years.  My body adjusted quickly to the new bedtime (12:00pm).  I’ve stopped hitting the snooze button.  And while I don’t feel more energetic physically, my brain doesn’t feel like a blob sloshing in my head.  Sure, our house isn’t spotless (truth: it never was!). There are still dishes in the sink and I haven’t clean laundry I have yet to fold. But I’m still taking care of work that needs to get done, and more importantly… I’m taking better care of me.

Day 28
1:30am – 9:30am + 5pm cat nap (8 hours), Snooze: 0x

I wish it was a lazy Sunday, but as with most weekend my social calendar is taking my kids to their socializing events.  I have no social calendar. This was also the reason for the cat nap I snuck in while the kids played with their cousins.

Day 29
12:30am – 7:15am (6 hours, 45 minutes), Snooze: 0x

The excitement of the superbowl is the reason I went to bed a little later than usual.  But I popped out of bed in the morning.  The sun was shining bright and I am ready for this week.

Day 30
12:00am – 7:15am (7 hours, 15 minutes), Snooze: 0x

My daughter woke me up at 2am asking if I could go lay with her in her bed. I slept walked my way to her bedroom and it was probably better because the husband was snoring up a storm.

So although the Sleep Challenge wasn’t on the top of my list, it was the best decision I made.  Now my beloved latte isn’t wishful thinking to improve my day, it’s a reward… which already makes for a better day. Cheers!



My Goals were:

  • ✔️sleep at least 7hours a night for 30days, with the ultimate goal to get 8 hours
    • The average for the past 30 days was 7.31 hours of sleep a night. 😴
    • I can’t get a steady 8 hours because that would leave me with no time to do the things I do when I’m not with the kids 💻
  • ✔️finish this challenge as close to 30days as possible
    • as a night owl, this challenge was surprisingly easy… probably because I desperately needed it. 🤤
  • ✔️eliminate sleep distractions for good
    • still laugh at the fact that the simple act of putting my phone in a different room was all it took 👋🏼📱
  • ✔️find ways to induce sleep
    • didn’t need to. I was so ready for sleep each night 🛌
  • ✖️become a better morning person
    • that’s a different challenge altogether 😝

Let’s take a look at how my Status Quo has changed:

  • My current bedtime is ~1:30am 12:00am and I’m up and struggling by 7:30am at ’em at 7:15am.
  • I have a very difficult time falling asleep, unlike my husband who snoozes as soon as his head hits the pillow
  • I’m not a morning person. I hit snooze a few times before I finally roll out of bed.
  • I usually (accidentally) take power nap when I’m putting my younger one down for his nap [still true. i can’t help it.]
  • On weekends, my family let’s me sleep in and I don’t wake up until almost 11:00am 10:00am
  • I love my bed [or any bed really. i think the major preference is sleeping solo.]

CHALLENGE: SLEEP – ✔️ COMPLETED

Want to read all 30 Days of the Sleep Challenge?  View the Overview page HERE

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