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Sleep is a generous thief; he gives to vigor what he takes from time.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Healthy Reflections for the day implied that lack of sleep was a choice. It's not that I don't have time to sleep -- I lack the necessary skills. I go to bed at an early hour only to be awakened by bad dreams at 2am. I still don't know how to stop my mind from racing so I can go back to sleep. I'm not setting the alarm clock for some artifical deadline. I'm awake long before dawn, unable to relax and take advantage of those hours with sleep. I'm not up filling my time with unnecessary activity, I'm in bed, willing sleep to come. It's frustrating, but I'm still trying. Quieting my mind and sleeping are skills I must learn
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    You might also want to try exercise. Working the body to a good sweat has a way of making sleep come a bit more easily. I've had bad sleep episodes when things were out of control at work, and I really found that exercising helps the mind relax. I would also suggest some kind of meditation. It's hard at first, but it can really work to help you learn to quiet your mind.

    Good luck!
    4761 days ago
  • LISA32989
    Have you been to a sleep specialist? A low dose of amytriptaline made a HUGE difference for me. They wanna try the "newer" more expensive stuff but I asked to try this & it worked.
    4764 days ago
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