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Insomnia Update

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Me today ...

Hi My Friends,

I have good news on my progress. If anyone suffers from insomnia, I would highly recommend the program Go To Sleep with the Cleveland Clinic. At $40.00, it is worth every penny. I have learned so much from the daily lessons. When the six weeks are over, I will always have the lessons.

I'm starting my third week and the improvement is unreal. I was doing everything wrong. I was perpetuating the problem instead of solving it. Over the last week, I've gone to bed when I'm really sleepy and fall asleep so quickly I can't even say how long I'm awake. I listen to a 10 minute relaxation tape where a very soothing voice helps you relax from your toes to your head. His voice alone could put you to sleep. I am also not taking any sleep medication anymore. No naps unless for 15-20 minutes because longer naps add to the problem. In the past, naps were essential just to get through the day. Other changes I've made: getting ready for bed and off devices at least an hour before bed. I do not lie in bed awake for more than 20-30 minutes. I get up. It's all apart of conditioning your brain that the bed is for sleeping. I don't go to bed until I'm tired. Since I get up everyday at 8:30, I'm going to bed between 12:00 and 1. Of course that would be earlier if I were getting up earlier.

I feel like I have my life back and can deal with other changes I want to make!

Me no longer...

Thank you for stopping by. Sleep well!!

Temperature Blanket for LA, Calif in 2019

They had an unusually cold Jan and Feb. All the dark gray days had high temps below 63. All the light blue were only 63-65. Still cold for Calif sun lovers. Dark blue is 66-70 and pink 71-74. I should see more pink, wine (75-78) and purple (79-80) soon.

The picture doesn't do it justice. These colors are really pretty and so different from last year when I used all rainbow colors. Three months done.

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    I missed this blog a few weeks ago. It's great that you found a program to help you get to sleep more naturally. I have a nap problem myself. Whenever I don't have work, I just seem to be drawn to taking a long nap in the afternoon, but strangely I don't wake up feeling refreshed but rather with a slight headache. So I need to stop that bad habit.

    I wish you continued good sleep! It's so important in so many ways.
    701 days ago
    So good that you are getting better sleep now. Sleep is an essential part of being healthy.
    708 days ago
    What a beautiful and interesting afghan! Great idea!
    719 days ago
    I am so happy for you! And the afghan looks beautiful!! Sweet dreams tonight!
    719 days ago
    Good that you're making progress on getting a good night sleep!
    719 days ago
    There is nothing like a good night's sleep!
    720 days ago
    What an interesting way to construct an afghan.
    720 days ago
    Nice to hear from you, Milann, and I'm sure glad to hear about your sleep progress. The blanket progress is fun to watch too! emoticon
    720 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Good for you on the sleep problem. I can understand how frustrating not being able to sleep as I watch my husband go through the same thing. My son also has problems. Not me, usually I sleep like a baby. I always have had that ability, so I consider myself blessed.

    I love the blanket. I told my husband's aunt about it, and unfortunately she had a stroke so things like this aren't feasible for her to do as she has lost the use of one arm. Makes me so sad as she always was creating something. She was an avid quilter as well, and her family, plus many of us nieces and nephews have heirlooms with her blankets.
    720 days ago
    Happy you found some relief. I've been there & it's not fun
    720 days ago
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