Traveled for groceries and to provide assistance to congregant.
FitBit reports that I had 88% sleep efficiency (low).
It took me 6 min. to fall asleep (average).
I was awakened 24 times throughout the night (high).
I was in-bed for 8 hrs. 10 mins. and actually asleep for 7 hrs. 5 mins.
It appears most of my difficulty was soon after going to bed (12 am, 1 am) and then again around 3 am, 5 am, 6 am. I think this pattern is fairly normative for me – two-three hours of good sleep, interruption, repeat cycle.
Subjectively, my depression was lower than usual, but still holding steady. My anxiety was lower than usual, in spite of stressors (e.g. travel, phone calls, difficult conversations, etc.).
I am unsure whether the CES has helped significantly – and in fact, if it does it should only be starting to do so – as it usually takes a few weeks to begin seeing results. However, I do know that it is helping me establish a “sleep ritual” which is important to proper sleep. Around 30 mins. before I intend to go to bed I put on the CES, close down my laptop, and begin reading. I find the CES gives feelings of warmth and relaxation which support sleep, and when it goes off I usually plan to have around 10 more mins. before I actually turn off the lights and sleep.
Overall, while my test scores have remained fairly high (though decreasing slightly), I am subjectively feeling better. I feel fairly stable – this is a place I like to be – and if I could eliminate the excessive napping I’d be one happy camper.