I'm not a regular, but I lurk around here occasionally, and I have a question.
I used to be very 'in tune' with my cycles, but after a miscarriage in january 2010 and two separate (unsuccessful) attempts at regulating/increasing my body weight with BCP, my cycle is a mess, and I'm always surprised.
I learned about charting a few years ago, but since I was able to monitor my cycles well enough without it, I never really did it actively.
Now, I want to start!
For the question - I have a very odd sleep schedule. I'm 19, and self-employed, so I'm often up until 2 or 3 am, and only get up around 11 am or noon (please don't hit me :P ). Will this have an effect on my temp, or will it be fine as long as I temp around the same time of day each time, and get a decent amount of sleep (at least 3 consecutive hours) ?
Thanks in advance :)
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I think it depends. I find for me, my temps start to get a bit wonky after a certain time, but others don't have this issue. I would start temping and see how it goes. Since it is your normal sleep schedule, you may find it works really well.
Mom to three great boys Michael (Sept/01), Carter (Nov/05) and Reid (March/10).
I agree with everything Jodi said. It really does depend on the individual, but it doesn't hurt to try! And b/c it is your typical schedule it might work out just fine. However, if you sometimes get up earlier I think you'll find your temps being quite erratic. Really focus on the same waking time- within 30 minutes. You can log your data on www.fertilityfriend.com so you can share your charts with us for help deciphering anything confusing.
Mama to Avalon 1/07 , Austin 1/10 in between and Avery 12/11
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