Despite the missing data in August’s check-in, I was able to meet my 10-night target for the month. This month I just barely missed my 10 nights target. I had hoped to get the last night on September 30th, but sadly I had stuff to do Saturday morning that got me up earlier than I would have liked.
One thing I noticed is how poorly I sleep when I have a head cold. This may be obvious to people, but it wasn’t until I saw it graphed out just how much of a toll it takes on sleep when your body is trying to recover. Not only that, but I saw the benefit of using cough medicine at night, where in the days before I took it, my sleep was disturbed fairly regularly, whereas after I started taking medicine, I was able to get longer periods of sleep in before I became restless.
Check out my stats from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (pre-cough medicine) versus Thursday night (post-cough medicine):
On Thursday, I felt more rested after taking cough medicine at night despite having less sleep overall. It just goes to show how important it is to maintain uninterrupted sleep cycles.