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My Love/Hate Relationship with Sleep

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with sleep. At night, I don’t want to go to bed. In the morning, I don’t want to get up.

I don't want to go to bed at night because I still have many things that I want to do, but then getting up early is alwful in the morning... even though I like my work and I like my workplace. I've been like this for a long as I can remember. I hated bedtime and so was getting up, even now I tell myself I should go to bed early because I'll know I'll be very tired in the morning if I don't but I can't seem to help myself. I do it every night and I always regret it in the morning.

I guess I should look at this like starting a new way of eating to eat healthier don’t always do everything I know I should do...I know I shouldn’t over-stimulate my mind at night, yet I frequently postpone shut-eye to do just a little more.

I know I need to make going to bed/sleep a priority. My health, feeling good, happy, peaceful, productive the next day,will be worth it.

I know I shouldn’t worry about things I can’t control, but sometimes as I lay in bed I go over and over the same thoughts and concerns in my head.

I keep replaying events in my head over and over again from the day. What methods are effective in stopping the racing thoughts? I have more anxiety reliving the event than I do actually experiencing it....

I really had a hard time letting go last night/this morning.

2:30 am I decided to let it be...was how I got to sleep.

I can't wait to get back to 100% (I'm still recovering from surgery) , once I can start exercising...sleeping would be a cinch...


In the meantime I am going to just let it be....time to turn inward and meditate....!

..and time to turnoff the 'puter..

My head hurts and I'm turning in early tonight...good-night.
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    Y Risa, a i know what you mean! i do the same thing some nights i cant turn off the thinking! Some of my best thoughts come @ 2-300 am but usually its just stupid stuff!

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    Comment edited on: 10/16/2014 5:39:52 PM
    Sending emoticon thoughts your way!
    2692 days ago
    You said it .... just let it be .... turn inward and meditate! The more mindful you are ... the less your thoughts will race .... keep on keeping on ....

    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    2692 days ago
    ha - I woke up at 2:30 a.m. when you were giving in to sleep! and was awake for over an hour! did a little reading then was able to go back to sleep. Sleep has been a challenge for me for a long time. I discovered a couple of things that are making a diff. (besides the exercise):

    - routine of getting ready for bed starting at 8 or 9, slow down, shut off the computer, go to bed, read a little or watch something on my Kindle, lights dimmed, finally white sound
    - take 2 calcium tablets about 20 minutes before lights out (must be upright for at least 10 of those min. so they go down)
    - get plenty of light (preferably sunlight or from a big window) during the day

    Saying a prayer for you right this minutes that you heal completely!
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    2692 days ago
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