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Old Jan 9th, 2016, 00:07 AM   1
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any tips for accurate chart


My chart is going crazy. I cant seem to get an accurate reading as I am waking up at different times of the day. I set an alarm I wake up before it. does anyone have any suggestions?



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2016, 03:18 AM   2
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I also found it really tough to get accurate readings. I wake during night sometimes with my 3 year old. Every 2nd day I get up with him in the morning (usually 530-630) so I'm up early some mornings and not others. I've just taken the hit and set a really early vibrate alarm on my phone for 5am, I wake., take my temp and go back to sleep. It's early enough to try to keep a consistent time regardless of whether I'm up with my son or not. If I've been up during the night too I just have to ignore that or note it on my charts if temp looks weird.
It's a pain being woken so early for temp but it's a decision I've taken for the (hopefully!) fairly short time I'll be TTC.



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Old Jan 9th, 2016, 03:27 AM   3
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I think i am just going to have to get into a routine. My daughter goes to bed at 6 and wakes up at 6 most mornings. I got a high on my monitor so just waiting for the peak.
Thank you for the advice



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2016, 09:17 AM   4
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a routine is the only way to go. I can't totally relate as I am only ttc #1 and don't have the kid disruption but I have had insomnia and it makes for some irratic readings. If, on most days, your daughter gets up at 6 then set your alarm for 5am, do your best to make sure to get a long set of sleep. they say 3 hours but that's a nap not a night's rest. I say at least 5 or 6 hours. Then go back to sleep until your daughter gets up.

If you end up snoozing, 15 min isn't going to make too much of a difference. Over time you will start to see a pattern in your cycles, even with some abnormalities. Just make a note of anything out of the oridinary (sick kid, travel, insomnia etc).



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2016, 10:11 AM   5
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My motto with temping is "do the best you can". I have a poor sleep cycle so as long as I have 3 hours of sleep I don't worry about what time I take my temp. I could wake up at 1:30am, decide not to temp and then not get another consecutive 3 hours of sleep for the rest of the night, which happened several times before I decided to temp when I first wake up. You are also not supposed to move at all, but seriously how are you supposed to NOT move unless you keep your thermometer taped to your head! Hopefully over time you will notice your unique pattern. Rembember when it comes to charting you are looking at the FOREST not the TREES. It is not the individual numbers that matter, it is the over arching patter.



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2016, 10:15 AM   6
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My motto with temping is "do the best you can". I have a poor sleep cycle so as long as I have 3 hours of sleep I don't worry about what time I take my temp. I could wake up at 1:30am, decide not to temp and then not get another consecutive 3 hours of sleep for the rest of the night, which happened several times before I decided to temp when I first wake up. You are also not supposed to move at all, but seriously how are you supposed to NOT move unless you keep your thermometer taped to your head! Hopefully over time you will notice your unique pattern. Rembember when it comes to charting you are looking at the FOREST not the TREES. It is not the individual numbers that matter, it is the over arching patter.
This made me chuckle and I agree. lol



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2016, 07:49 AM   7
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These are all reasons why I haven't bothered. I do shift work as well so the whole nights/days thing would make it almost impossible. Hope you can find a routine that works for you



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2016, 08:25 AM   8
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I realised this morning that I hadnt been putting it in far enough lol.



 
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