I started reading TCYF and know that I should take my resting temperature having been asleep for at least 3 hours undisturbed. I typically wake up at 7:17am, but get up earlier on Sundays for 7:30 mass, so usually around 6:40. Also, certain times of the month, I can't make it through the night or early morning without having to go to the bathroom.
Would if be okay if I set my alarm for 5:00am to take my temp, and then fall back to sleep? Would this be accurate?
As an experiment this morning, knowing I'd be starting my charting at the beginning of my period, I had my thermometer on my nightstand. I wound up waking around 5:00am to use the bathroom and decided to take my temp. It was 97.1F. I then fell back to sleep until 7:17 when my alarm rang. I took my temp again and it was 97.7...obviously a significant jump (I think)
Any suggestions on the best time to take my temp? I also know I'll be waking up earlier when I get Married in November, as I will have to drive a further distance to work....So picking a time much earlier than I'd start my day seems to make sense?
I appreciate your thoughts! I'm a little overwhelmed, but Im sure I'll figure this out.