I think it is because my stress level is so much better, but I've been getting more than 6 hours a sleep and often more than 7.5 -- that's one thing nice about the Microsoft Band, when I remember to wear it. Which is most of the time lately. I do forget to set it for sleep but it can calculate it.
The stress level has been slowly reducing – sometime in the fall, I finally realized that what I did and said didn't really matter anymore. That's hard for people to get, if they haven't taught. But when you are a teacher, you have to watch every single thing you say and do. Probably still do that well on the internet, but it doesn't stress me out like it did.
I did have some bad nights while I was dealing with the gas leak, and a bad one over the whole celebrex thing, but I'm hoping we have that solved.
The whole retirement thing is really helping the stress level – I started working on our taxes this weekend, since most of our paperwork has come in. I realize that if something would happen that my husband's income disappeared, I could manage without it. That helps. As a woman who has lived in Mississippi that is more important than you realize. It isn't a community property state.
Also the other important numbers are coming down – weight and overall blood sugar. In fact, my blood sugar this morning was the lowest fasting blood sugar I've seen in a while.