Friday, February 10, 2012

Sleepless Night Treatment

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If you have Bette Davis Eyes because you just cannot get to sleep at night, I have a little trick one of my home health patients told me about. 

Have your bedroom a little cool. Go to bed but do not cover up. Get really chilled and then cover up. After you get all warm and snuggly, you will drift right off.

I usually sleep very well and only have three or four sleepless nights a year. When I do, I try this and it works very well.

4 comments:

  1. and if i get chilled, i take forever to warm up so sleeping is not easy! :)

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  2. Oh you are soooo lucky not to have more than a few sleepless nights!!
    I'm an insomniac...and always have been. I just can't shut my brain off :)
    One of these days, when I'm really, really old, or dead I'll sleep.
    At least that's what I tell my kids :)

    I love the past few posts that you've written. It's always a joy to read your blog, and puts a smile on my face.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. I use that trick! I only uncover the top half, so my feet stay warm (they take forever to warm back up). Works like a charm!

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  4. I will have to try that. I have lots of insomnia-wracked nights and about the only thing that helps is just saying with the intake of breath (in my head) "go to" and with the exhale "sleep" over and over, because it's usually an overactive brain (thinking of a zillion things!) that keeps me awake and if I can quiet my mind it helps. Melatonin is a good choice if you have to take something because it's more natural. Sometimes if I read a little while before I turn out the light that helps too, but it depends on what I'm reading! :-)

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