# Does the timing of when you temp matter?

Registered: 11-13-2008
Does the timing of when you temp matter?
 3 Fri, 03-22-2013 - 1:11pm

I saw a member asking this on another board, and wanted to see what you all thought.  She was wonderng if it makes a difference on what time in the morning you take your BBT.  For example, her natural waking time is 6am which is when she takes her temp.  Would she have lower temps than someone who has a natural waking time of 8 am and temps then?

Registered: 01-06-2000
 Sat, 03-23-2013 - 1:17am

Her temps might be slightly lower than the person temping at 8 am, but there are other variables as well, such as what time she went to bed, and how many consecutive hours of sleep she had before temping.  Also, when it comes to charting, most often you're looking at the overall pattern of temps, not the individual temp readings.  As long as she temps consistently at whatever time she chooses, her chart should be accurate.

Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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Registered: 11-08-2005
 In reply to: arbylee7 Re: Does the timing of when you temp matter? Mon, 05-06-2013 - 2:19pm

To further gain understanding...

If "they" give what a BBT temp should be like pre-O, post-O, if someone who sleeps 8 hours to wake up at 6am vs. someone who sleeps 8 hours, but wakes up at 8am - they would have similar temps if a "normal" cycle?

So my BBT should still be within that average, no matter what time I wake up - just as long as I had the full amount of sleep/consecutive sleep, etc.?

But they have the bbt adjuster which adjusts for the time you wake up-- it says body rises .05 each half hour. So wouldn't the 6am person essentially have a 2 degree difference than the 8am person?

I'm just worried because my post-o temps rarely hit above 97.5, and my pre-o temps barely hit 97.2 - yet a post-o temp is supposed to be +97.5 at minimum. This is temps when I take it at 5:30 or 6am. So what if i start taking it at 7:30 or 8am-- I wonder if that's when my bbt will be within the normal range? (I'm too afraid to try it-haha) But I'm worried my temp will never get high enough to stop wall from shedding an implanted egg.

A further question - if one is pregnant, what would be your temp during the day or night? How quickly does it rise to and does it go over the 98.6?

I'm just thinking that at any given time when someone is pregnant, their temp should never go below ~97.5... would that be a correct assumption?

Thanks!