Post # 1
Ugh, I’m getting super frustrated with taking my BBT due to waking in the middle of the night. The last week I can’t seem to sleep through the night. I usually temp at 5:45am but lately I can’t make it without waking up. I’ve been up at 1:45, 2:50, 3:10 Etc. my strategy has been that if I was sleep for at least 3 hours when I woke up I just take my temp then and use that obvs if I was only asleep for like an hour I don’t temp until later. Or, if I wake up and there won’t be a full 3 hours until 5:45 I temp then. I guess I’m just wondering is it more important to take it at the same time or to have at least 3-5 hours of sleep? I get that ideally it’s the same time and with 3-5 hours of sleep- but that doesn’t seem to be happening. It’s particularly frustrating bc FF says that I O’d right around the time this started and am now 5dpo and Im wondering if that is correct.
Post # 3
I used to just take my temp at the same time, regardless of any night waking, and would end up with a reliable chart. The only way to check will be to choose one method (either same time or only after 3 hours) and stick with it for a cycle and see what your chart does – if you’re not getting a clear pattern, then switch.
Unfortunately, worrying about waking up in the night usually increases the likelihood of waking up in the night!
Post # 4
I temp at 5:45am too and NEVER sleep through the night. I wake up 2-3 times. I still temp at 5:45. If I get less than an hour, I just make a note in FF. I still get a reliable pattern 🙂
Post # 5
I temp at 5:30 and never ever have I slept through the night (unless I was really drunk, or took a sleep aid). Just last night I saw 3:30, 3:45, 4:30 and finally fell asleep again until 5:30. My charts don’t seem to be affected by it. I think you should be fine as long as you aren’t getting out of bed, getting a drink, watching tv etc when you wake up in the night.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! I’m going to just stick with 5:45 then and see what happens. Thanks for the advice. I’m trying not to charting cause me stress! (I may need to try harder 🙂 )