Post # 1
I have been taking my basal temps every morning and my temps are just a flat line on my chart ranging from 98.1 to the highest one day of 98.6. This is my first month off the pill so I know my body is still regulating.
But I wanted to ask if sleep patterns affect basal temps? I rarely sleep through the night and on average wake up or get up for a drink/ bathroom at least twice. Is this disruption of sleep making my temps invalid?
Post # 3
Yes, in order for it to be accurate you need to take it at the same time every morning and they say after 3 straight hours of sleep. I know, it can be hard, sometimes I wake up an hour before. I’ve taken it at that time but then just mark a note so I know. Do you use an online charting tool? That really helps me and has great info! I use fertility friend. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
@autumn865: This is why your temps are not accurate below is a statement from a fertility friend. Plus you really shouldn’t drink it can cool your body down.
Your temperature will fluctuate once you are moving around. If you wake up during the middle of the night and you go back to sleep and get at least three additional hours of uninterrupted sleep, your temperature will be accurate. If you wake up less than three hours before your normal scheduled waking time and have to get up for any reason, it is advisable to take your temperature then (before you get out of bed) and not at your normal waking time.
Post # 5
I took my temp at 4am when I was up to use the bathroom and get a drink of water and it was 97.0… drastically different then the 98.1-6 I’ve been getting! So I think I’m going to do what people mentioned and take my temps in the middle of the night when I get up. It’s not usually at the same time, but it’s always after a period of uninterupted sleep. Thank you everyone!