Waking during the night when temping

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  1. Tinkerbell3

    Tinkerbell3 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this has been asked before...

    I know when taking temps you're meant to have at least 3 hours continous sleep but what if you wake up during the night? not to actually get up but when you just wake up for a few moments to turn over and get comfy again, do you think this would affect temps alot?
    I have a pretty broken sleep almost every night but don't actually get out of bed and am not awake usually for more than a few minutes before dropping off again.
     
  2. MrsPTTC

    MrsPTTC Pregnant :)

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    I bloody hope not! Ha ha. My thermometer just arrived today so starting temping tomorrow, I have a horrendous sleep pattern so I would be screwed! :wacko: I've never heard this before, but not looked into temping too much x
     
  3. cajunbabe

    cajunbabe Mama to Miss Lillian!

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    It's basically like this.. think of it like a car... when you first park your car and turn it off it cools down because there is nothing running. In the morning, when you start it up it takes a while before it heats up. Your body is the same way. If you were to start your car and then turn it off right away it wouldn't be very warm. So, if you wake up for a moment and then go back to sleep you really haven't revved your engine very much. But if you get up and move around you are then revving your engine, it will warm up and then it will take time for it to cool down again.

    Don't know if that helps, but makes sense to me.. :haha:
     
  4. jewelsb

    jewelsb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for answering that I have wondered this since I started temping!
    - Awesome question!
     
  5. babydream

    babydream ttc#2

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    I've been wondering about it for a while too!! Thanks for asking Tinkerbell3 and for answering cajunbabe xxxxx
     
  6. Soili

    Soili Well-Known Member

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    Been thinking about it too, but I decided that there are no people who sleep without moving even once through the whole night, so it can't require completely motionless and undisturbed sleep pattern.
     
  7. Tinkerbell3

    Tinkerbell3 Well-Known Member

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    That is perfect, I completely understand now. Thank you x

    That's what I figured surely waking for a small while wouldn't hurt but you never know. Cause I do during the week but come the weekend my sleep is much more settled and I hardly wake at all.
     

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