Day 2.13 (Mon->Tues)
- I did use CES both in morning and evening.
- I exercised for over 2 hours.
- I napped for slightly over 2 hours (over two separate times).
- I participated in Nomads in the evening.
- My sleep was very broken up. I went to bed at 1 am (much later than usual) and awoke around 5 am.
- FitBit has me down as taking 7 min. to fall asleep (normal), waking 9 times (low normal), and in-bed versus actual sleep 4 hrs 43 min versus 4 hrs 14 min.
- I would fall asleep again later for four hours – much longer than usual, but bringing me back up to a regular eight hours. In addition, I still napped for slightly under the normal two hours.
- I made three phone calls in rapid succession – this indicates I had more energy than usual for this sort of task – as I find phone calls extremely draining.
- Overall, my depression and anxiety seem to have been stable – no big dips, perhaps a little less than previous days.
Day 2.14 (Tues->Wed)
- I used CES both morning and night.
- It snowed a ton, everything went slower, I stayed home all day.
- I exercised for over 2 hrs.
- I took several naps – totaling around 3 hrs.
- I did Lumosity brain training for almost an hour.
- According to Fitbit I was “in bed” for 9 hrs. 28 min. but actual sleep time was 7 hrs. 37 min. This was b/c I don’t turn off my sleep recording when in the middle of the night I get up and do stuff – last night I awoke in the middle of the night and spent two hours reading.
- It took 8 min. to fall asleep (slightly long) and I was awakened 68 times (I think this is probably thrown off since I didn’t turn the FitBit off while reading – every time I moved it probably thought I was awaking).
- The Goldberg test comes back with a score of 40 (moderate/severe). This is up from a 38 on Day 2.8, but only slightly. This was surprising to me as subjectively I feel that my depression is the same/lower than before. I think this may be explained by the fact that I am feeling better in some areas – but then realizing my struggles more heavily in other areas. I weigh the better areas lighter – but the lighter rating isn’t enough to offset the heavier rating I then give to areas in which I can see I am giving heavier ratings.
- The Burns Anxiety test comes back with a score of 24 (Moderate Anxiety). This reflects movement in a positive direction. On 2.8 I was at 31 – putting me at the very low end of severe anxiety, now I am in the middle of moderate anxiety. Hopefully these gains will be stable – but it is worth noting that on 2.4 I spiked to a 45. It may be that I am cyclical – having lows (twenties), normals (thirties), and highs (forties).