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    Welp, AF showed her ugly face in the wee hours of the morning. So, I'm out this cycle, but I'm at peace with it right now. however, I would really like to chart my temps and it is not something I had much luck with this last cycle and I ended up just quitting about two weeks in. Does anyone have some tips? My biggest problem is some nights we sleep with the fan on, or the window open, or both, some nights neither...I even tried temping vaginally, but I must not have been consistent with my technique, because it was all over the place.
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    How all over the place? It can sometimes look like its all over the place but really only varies a couple of tenths of a degree. You want to be as consistent as possible whether you temp vaginally or orally. So try to temp as close to the same time every day as possible and move as little as possible before temping. You want at least 3 hours of solid sleep before temping for max accuracy. I would think the fan and window stuff would have no or almost no impact on your internal body temp, but I could be wrong about that. Sorry AF showed her ugly face.

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    What Anna said. I know some people say they like to sleep in on weekends and stuff but I always set an alarm for the same time each day just to temp. I roll over turn the alarm of and temp. My thermometer stores that temp until next use as well so if by some miracle I can sleep longer i just grab the temp from the thermometer when I wake up.
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    I was getting to bed pretty consistently between 12-2am, and then waking every single day at 7. I keep my BBT on the nightstand, so I don't have to move really at all. Orally I was getting similar temps for the first few days, and then we slept with the fan on and it dropped by about half a degree (97.26, down to 96.6, so since it was still early in the cycle I decided to try vaginal temping because I thought it might be more consistent. Four days later I had gotten one as low as being in the 95s, and one in the 98s...So, I'm thinking maybe just do it orally and if we sleep with the fan on, I might have to discard that temp or at least make a note in case it throws everything off. I guess I just need to be more patient. That's not my strong suit, lol.

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    Thanks Wendy. I have gotten into a bad habit the last few days of sleeping in, but hubby and I are starting a business so we wake up at 7 pretty much always. Weekend, holiday, whatever, we always have stuff to do and we get more done if we get up earlier. So, that's not where the issue lies. I'm just a fun anomaly.
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    are you sure the temps were wrong? My charts jump up and down a ton at the beginning of my cycle. Check my siggy and see what I mean. Then I have a big shift when I O where they jump up much higher and stay there for a while.
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    Yes it's normal for temps to move around a bit, they don't stay identical all month long. Again check my charts linked in my siggie and you will see, it's all normal to have slight differences
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    I temp vaginally because I sleep with my mouth open (attractive, I know) and I just found too much variance in temps when taking orally. I find the most variance for me now is related to restless sleep, and children waking up calling for me 45 minutes before my alarm wakes me up (which is set for 5am 7 days a week for consistent temp times). Not sure if your sleep is interrupted, but that may explain some of the variances too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpBeachMom View Post
    I temp vaginally because I sleep with my mouth open (attractive, I know) and I just found too much variance in temps when taking orally. I find the most variance for me now is related to restless sleep, and children waking up calling for me 45 minutes before my alarm wakes me up (which is set for 5am 7 days a week for consistent temp times). Not sure if your sleep is interrupted, but that may explain some of the variances too.
    LMAO julie, I do too!!! But test at 630 am

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    I only started temping when my son decided to sleep in his own room and either sleep through or wake just once, guess what he stopped doing soon after I was confident enough in my sleep to temp.
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