(Closed) When to take your temp?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
895 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I read it should be taken at the same time every day with at least 3 hrs of sleep.

Post # 4
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Right when you wake up, before you even get out of bed. After at least 4 hrs of uninterrupted sleep.

If your waking schedule varies a lot (more than an hour or two), I would set an alarm, take your temp, then go back to sleep.

Post # 5
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Exactly what abbyful said! I used to set an alarm on weekends and go back to sleep after temping. It seems daunting but after a few weeks of it you get totally used to it and pretty much temp in your sleep.

Post # 6
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsSawyer:  after a few weeks of it you get totally used to it and pretty much temp in your sleep.

So true!!   I dont even remember taking my temp half the time, but the temp on the thermometer is slightly different from the day before so I must have taken a temp!

Post # 7
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I get up at 6:30, but always found that I wake up slowly before that, and my temps were all over the place so I set my alarm for 5am, and would temp and go back to sleep, and they seemed to normalize a bit.

Post # 8
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When I was temping, I set an alarm for earlier than I needed to get up so I’d take my temp at the same time every day and then go back to sleep until I needed to get up. You do want to get as close to the same time every day as you can.

Post # 9
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Does your FI/DH get up at a consistent time to go to work? We take my temp when Darling Husband gets up (same time every day) and when my schedule allows it, I go back to sleep while he showers. It works great – and it’s nice to have your guy participating in the process.

Post # 10
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i have an alarm set for two hours before i usually wake up. i temp and go back to sleep and hardly even notice anymore. 

Post # 11
441 posts
Helper bee

I agree with PPs. I’d set an alarm for the earliest time you wake up (or earlier if you’re prone to tossing and turning a bit before your alarm goes off) and temp at that time every day. I temp at 5am, even on weekends, and I just go back to sleep after.

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