7 Foods That Can Help You Sleep Better Tonight

Are you finding trouble getting sleep at night? Statistics are stark. In America alone, 40 % of the population has registered symptoms of sleep deprivation at a point in a single year according to National Sleep Foundation. Sleep deprivation can cause forgetfulness, exhaustion, memory impairment and affect cognitive capabilities necessary for work and school. Going long without sleep can also present a lot of health complications including depression, high blood pressure, obesity, and poor quality life....more

Mind overloaded

I wonder if I have a tendency to reflect too deeply.  I wonder why I stir awake at night, worrying about the future.  I wonder if other people do the same thing as I do.  These are questions that enter my mind, much too often....more

I Almost Forgot!

NaBloPoMo Post #29 Getting It In Under The Wire  ...more

Sleepless in Seattle or elsewhere? Help for insomnia

Having problems with insomnia? New research offers help on a variety of solutions, from when to use melatonin to the latest on sound machines, according to the Examiner.When I learned that the National Sleep Foundation reports that these sound machines are often used specifically for those who have insomnia, and has chosen Dohm™ from Marpac as the Official Sound Conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try....more

4 Simple, Yet Powerful Tips To Improve Your Sleep

Your alarm clock says its 5 am and you’re awake. Nope, you are not a morning person; you just couldn’t fall asleep that night. Insomnia has been my nasty companion for a year right after college. What I learned during that time is that good sleep is more under control that you may think.  We can program our mind and body to slow down in the evenings and fall asleep in a few minutes after your head touches the pillow. Here are four tips that helped me solved my sleeping problems:...more
grammietime2 Thanks! Cold therapy is something that helps me to reduce stress in the evening and ...more

(Literally) Following Your Dreams: Harnessing the Power of Sleep

During my pre-teen years, sleeping was a nightly battle. I suffered from adolescent insomnia, and each bedtime became a game of watching the clock as the house became silent, knowing that each passing hour meant an hour less of restful sleep. Like many other aspects of middle school, however, my insomnia seemed to be merely a phase. By my late teens, I had almost completely forgotten about my bouts of insomnia, and slept glibly with the pride of someone who had always slumbered easily, as if I had a sort of  special talent....more

Chronic Insomnia

Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman by Krista on March 23, 2014What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?~~~~~~~~After years of dropping off to sleep like a stone and awakening refreshed and ready to go, I became an insomniac. My bed became a place to toss and twist, rather than a place for relaxation and sleep. I had to go on sleeping pills for awhile, until I self-taught myself some relaxation techniques....more

Well.... Since I am up

It is 1:52 am and I currently am awake. At least I think I am awake. Unless there is there such a thing a sleep-blogging I am going to go with being awake. Do you think my mini-nap after work could have anything to do with it?? I think not...   ...more

The Whiteboard

My oldest son has inherited the “I have a thousand things going in my head at bedtime” issue from me.  I’ve had it as long as I can remember.  I think it started when I realized I could study REALLY hard right before bed, go to ‘sleep’ but still be studying, in my dreams.  That’s how I studied for most of my tests or anything.  Sleeping, not so much.  Studying?  Indeed....more

The Joys of Insomnia - yes, there ARE some!

Suffer from insomnia? It's not so bad, actually... I have a major crush…and my crush, dammit, is playing hard to get....more
ravenonhealth: Sweet dreams back at you! Thx for the comment...and the tip on melatonin!more