How This Mom Got Off Sleeping Pills

It was so insidious.  I needed to get some precious rest when my babies were asleep at night, but my sleep pattern had gotten so disturbed during my seasons with newborns that I could no longer fall asleep on my own. So, how harmful is a little Tylenol PM, right?...more

How to Beat Insomnia Naturally

After the birth of my third child, I suffered from insomnia that lasted well beyond the newborn phase. For those of you who haven’t experienced insomnia it’s pretty awful. During that year (yes, 12 months) of sleepless nights there were times when I was able to fall right asleep, but would then wake up and stare at the ceiling for hours unable to fall back asleep. ...more
I too used to suffer from insomnia, could not fall asleep to save my life! I was taking Tylenol ...more

Could Have Been Worse

Lying in my Disney Deluxe Beach Resort digs (not much deluxe about the beds), I was plagued by the first day of feeling uncomfortable in a foreign environment. I slept two hours and woke cursing this not-so-magical mattress. Babyface and hubby were snoring in a symphony. My neck, back and hip felt punched by what I spent hours planning to avoid, a bad bed; so my insomnia decided to surface and say "hello" in my temporary spread. ...more

Slap Happy-Go-Lucky

People who can sleep anytime and anywhere need to stop bragging (my husband). Okay, maybe he’s not bragging as such, but when he snores, sometimes it sounds like “neener, neener.” It’s as if he’s taunting me because I’m awake at 5 am staring at the ceiling or watching Jane Seymour try to sell me Natural Advantage, while he’s sound asleep. ...more

The Cat Assumption

“Ev’rybody wants to be a cat!” – From the movie The Aristocats My heart is filled with so much anxiety lately. Last night I wasn’t able to sleep. There are so many things on my mind, so many things I have to do, so many things that are left undone. Whenever I would close my eyes to get to sleep, my mind would spin over everything again and again, and there I would be, wide awake…again.  It’s 4am, I have to get to sleep, I have to go to work in the morning....more Oh Robin, thanks so much! It's great seeing you here and your comment. I'm ...more

Insomnia: 5 Simple Remedies for A Better Sleep

Have you ever had a really good night of sleep, waking up feeling rested and refreshed? It’s a wonderful feeling. You feel happy, energetic, and the world is a bright and wonderful place. On the other hand, when you suffer from insomnia and have a hard time falling asleep, or have a restless night filled with disturbing dreams, you wake up feeling tried, groggy, and have a hard time facing the day....more

Health is Wealth series: Sleep - "The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep" W.C. Fields

"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"  Ernest Hemingway"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep."  Dale Carnegie...more

Happy thought #30: Sleep

How sweet it is to sleep.  Oh, that my dreams of sleep might awaken to reality, and my reality drift off into sleep.

Happy thought #21: My brown floppy hat

I'm slightly overjoyed with my floppy brown hat at the moment.  I have trouble sleeping sometimes...okay, a lot of the time.  At home I sleep in a very dark room.  Any light keeps me up.  Some sounds, like the sound of the dishwasher, hums me to sleep, but other sounds, like noises I don't recognize, noises I want to investigate, or turn off, keep me alert....more

Unsettled – a journal entry of insomnia from the not-too-distant-past

I feel restless today. Why am I so anxious?I write, I clean, I organize.  I’ve reached a new plateau.  It took me weeks, actually months, to organize some bills.  I couldn’t see how to process the piles of papers.  For the first time in over a month my accomplishment was more than writing.I’ve done a lot today.  More than I’ve been able to do in weeks, but I’m unsatisfied....more