Trying to temp but keep waking up within 3 hours of temp time

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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hafh2016 :  When this happens to me, I go back to sleep and temp when I wake up. If my temp is way off, then I just mark it as questionable and make a little note that I woke up at whatever time and went back to sleep. That way it’s marked and not figured into my pattern, but if I’m looking at it later, I have the note to remind me why I marked it that way. Those adjusters really aren’t very good. I’ve found they aren’t accurate for me in the least. If I wake up within an hour of my wake up time and can’t get right back to sleep, I’ll go ahead and temp. But as you go on, you’ll learn what makes a big difference for you and what doesn’t and you’ll work within that. For example, this morning, I woke up at 4:30. I temp at 5:30. I decided to go ahead and go back to sleep. I’ve learned over the last three years of doing this that if I go right back to sleep, it doesn’t affect my temps much. Sure enough, my 5:30 temp was maybe a tenth of a degree higher but still allows me to see the pattern. Unless you’re making big swings in when you’re temping or your body is super super sensitive to every little thing, you’ll still be able to see a pattern even if everything isn’t perfect. Detecting a pattern is all charts are good for. 🙂

Post # 3
932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Same here! I’ve only been temping for 2 months but I also often wake up 1-3 hours before my usual temp time. I’ve still gotten a clear temp shift/O detection on FF for both months though, so it doesn’t seem to be a big deal. My method has been to temp if its 1 hour before my usual wake up time and wait if its more than 1 hour. I also used opks this month along with charting and it was helpful to have another way to confirm my temps. 

Post # 4
3484 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you’re temping 5 out of 7 days you have enough data points for your app. 

When I wake up within an hour of my temp time I just do it then. Otherwise I just wait until the normal time. 

You also don’t need to be quite as strict as 6:10 each morning. If it’s around 2 hours of that time it’s fine.

ive been temping for years (TTC and natural contraception) 

Post # 5
1648 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve been temping for years and this happens to me a lot. I have never noticed any huge difference in my temperature and I toss and turn a lot.

Post # 6
3441 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

It’s not a big deal unless you get up out of bed to go to the bathroom or something.  Otherwise, I just take the temp at the normal time.

Post # 7
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I just temp at the normal time. The only time I temp earlier is if I wake up at 5am (I temp at 630) and have to go pee. Then I temp before I get up and mark it as questionable!

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