taking temp

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Registered: 04-10-2003
taking temp
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 1:33am
I've just started to chart about a week ago and I have one question: I understand that you're suppose to take your temperature at the same time everyday right when you wake up. However, sometimes (about 3 times a week) I wake up 2 to 3 hours earlier than usual (either from a dream or because I have to use the bathroom).

I normally wake up at 7am. If I happen to wake up around 5am and found the need to use the bathroom, should I take my temperature right at 5am? Or should I go to the bathroom, go back to sleep, and wake up at 7am and take my temperature then?

Will this cause any inconsistency (assuming that I do everything else normally)?



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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: aimee2432
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 2:53am
set an alarm for a time that's earlier than you will wake. You just have to sleep for 4 hours.

I set mine for 7am. I don't need to get up that early. I don't get up until 8-9 on weekdays and later on weekends. I take my temp and go right back to sleep. No problem :)

Otherwise I wake up at random times and would NEVER be able to temp. It does make a difference.


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