THE GREAT SLEEP EXPERIMENT

January 16, 2020

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The Great Sleep Experiment

Am I getting enough sleep? Hmmm.

This is the question I'm immediately asked whenever I mention I'm tired and my answer has always been very vague.

I guess? 

I mean, I go to bed when I'm done for the day and get up when I need to. What happens in between is sometimes sleep and sometimes, well, not.

That happens in middle age.
However.

Lately - and when I say lately, I'm roughly referring to the last two years or so - I have been tired. Very, very tired.  A lot. And it's annoying.

I've tried to write it off to a slow thyroid and being a mom. Moms are supposed to be tired, aren't they?

Especially when they've been coping with sick parents, loss, and a house full of busy kids. Or in charge of taking care of a home, the meals and running a small business in their spare time. Even more so if they occasionally go out to visit with friends.

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Tired is normal.

Or so I thought.

Then my doctor said, nope, not normal.

You shouldn't be this tired.

Go to sleep earlier and see if it changes anything. So I did...and it did..for a while. I felt great. Energized.

But then I stopped.

Summer rolled in and late nights on the beach or, more likely, waiting up for kids who were spending late nights on the beach, were a regular thing.

Binging shows like The Office, Grace & Frankie, The Kominski Method, and Schitt's Creek became my late night pleasure. When, by the way, did TV get so good again?

It's a terrible distraction.

Anyway, you get the picture. Well, for a few months now, I've found myself in the exact same exhausted situation. Again. During the same months. Winter. Ick. And I don't like it.

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I hate being tired, I enjoy having energy and moving freely throughout my day.

I don't love sitting down, needing breaks and heaven forbid a nap! No. I don't do naps.

Never have. I equate them with wasting time and being old.

I know, I know, there's good research that naps are beneficial, but honestly, I always feel sick when I wake up from one and like I just wasted an hour. Naps were not the answer.

Clearly, proper rest, at a proper hour was the solution. But nope. I just couldn't do it. I tried and tried, but somehow, some way, I was seduced into staying up later and later by entertaining sitcoms and bad habits.

Until.

Until this morning, when I made a video about working with Paint By Numbers kits and I saw myself. Oh boy.

Now I know we're all critics and no, I don't like to see myself on camera at all, but it is what it is. I can accept that.

What upset me was the comparison of myself to myself featured in another video I did just two and half years ago. I looked so much younger.

No bags under the eyes, no puffy skin, less sags and brighter overall. Yes, yes, aging, I get it...but more than old, even with my new teeth, I looked tired. And that my friends is not good.

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So, I've decided to try a little experiment. The plan is to be in bed by 11pm every night.

Can I do it? I'm not completely sure, but vanity is a very powerful motivator.

The roadblocks are many.

First of all, I don't usually venture toward that room until about 1am. Eleven seems kind of early when you've been a night owl your whole life.

Second, I don't know if I'll actually be able to drift off into dreamland. Sleep is already elusive at later hours and I sure don't want to sit in bed and stare into the darkness any longer than I have to...it really isn't any fun.

But I'm quite tired of being tired. And even more tired of looking old...even though I kind of am...so I'm going to give it my best shot.

Since I'm good with checklists, I've thought of some steps to help me ease into the routine starting with no TV or technology for 30 minutes before bed.

We took the TV out of the bedroom long ago...but that darn phone. That's the tough one.

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It's impossible to turn off or leave in the other room when the kids are out late, but when it's on the nightstand it's a tempting distraction for an insomniac. This will be a challenge.

I also need to up my exercise game. Walking in the winter is a drag, but it does help everything from sleep and digestion to mental health and muscle tone. I hate, hate, hate the cold, but it's on the list.

Eating better is there, too. Brownies, cookies and carbs have become a staple. Bad, bad, very bad. I need to go green. And no eating after dinner. That stirs things up, too.

So no tv, no phone, daily walks in the snow and no dessert.

Can you see why I haven't wanted to go down this road before??

Why does sleep have to be such hard work?

So much planning and thought involved.

Shouldn't this be easier?

If only.

Although, I am getting tired just thinking about everything I need to do to make this work.

Maybe I should go lie down right now.

Of course, it's only 3:30.

And I don't nap.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Do you have any sleep tricks and tips? I'm all ears...







52 comments

  1. I have the same problem with sleep. I quit using my laptop in bed. I can't bring myself to turn off the tv. I use it as a crutch to get me sleepy. My favorite "get me ready for sleep" program is "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross. His voice is so peaceful and soothing that it sounds like he is telling me a bedtime story. Seriously, I need to get to bed earlier. The bags under my eyes and my tiredness tell me so.

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    1. Oh Briana, I get it. I use my phone the way you use the tv...it helps me get sleepy, but it keeps me awake, too. I have all sorts of apps for calm, meditation and sleep on it, but I never use them. Go figure! Maybe I should listen to Bob Ross, I love his voice, too. Here's to a good night sleep! For both of us!! ☺️

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  2. 11 is late for me! Gracious sakes, Kim, please do try to do all this for yourself and see if it helps. And it really does help to cut out all electronics a couple of hours before bed.

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    1. Thanks Dewena! I'm going to give it the old college try, as they say. Hmmm...Do they even say that anymore?? 😉

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  3. First of all, ditch the blue light from devices. It messes us up more than anything! Try taking melotonin every one in a while. It helps! Also routine is important. Have you had your Vitamin D checked? You could be deficient. I'm full of advice, aren't I? I've had similar issues, and I've been taking my doctor's advice. I'll email you more personal info later if you're interested.

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    1. I’m wide open to advice, Ricki!! I can use all the help I can get!! Email away…Thanks!!

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  4. Your story was like reading my own. I am a night owl. Sometime about the night and the quiet while Terry and Buddy are sleeping. I feel so energized at this time of the night. I guess years of being a nurse and working PM's the 3 to 11 always suited me. I would go to bed at midnight or later and got into that rhythm. I have tried to go to bed before 11 and then just lay there for two hours stressing about how I could be doing stuff instead of trying to bore myself to sleep lol! So I have found that going to bed around midnight and getting up by 8am is good for me. I do not feel so tired anymore and feeling like a nap. I have cut the carbs and sugar out of my diet and no more diet coke which has been so hard. I would rather have had my right arm cut off than give up my diet coke. I did it a few months ago and still on occasion want it badly but have been doing so much better without it. The sugar and white flour out of my diet has helped so much with that feeling old and tired and my joints have been so much better. I always heard sugar was a inflammatory but never believed it until I took most of it out of my diet and now have not had to take anything for my joints or arthritis in months. I loved this post today Kim. Happy Thursday. xoxo

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    1. Hi Kris, thank you for your sweet comment. It seems that a lot of people liked today’s post…or at least related to it! I like the quiet of the house, too. I used to do my sewing and redecorating and writing in the dead of night and it was glorious. Now the kids are up even later than I am, so it’s dark, but not quiet! I’m not very good at sitting, I need to be looking through a magazine or working on the computer or something, while I’m watching tv, but all that busyness doesn’t really help me feel calm or rested. I’m going to give it my best shot this time and yes, I have to cut the carbs and the sugar. I’m not a soda girl, but I drink hot chocolate every day with a giant scoop of whipped cream on top. Sometimes two!! 😉

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  5. You sound like you have a VERY VERY VERY full plate anyway.. and that alone can be tiring! I'm the same as you and Kris... a night owl... always have been, even since I was young.. and was SO HARD to get up for school and work, as 2:00 a.m. has always been my time rhythm and to this day, 2:00 a.m. is my witching hour. If I try to go to bed earlier, I'm not tired at all and just lay awake for hours! I keep trying to make my bedtime earlier and sometimes will try to start winding down by 1:00 a.m. I don't know the answer, but your plan sounds good.. maybe aim for 1:00 a.m. but BE IN BED by then.. and yes.. I agree.. cutting out those blue screens and TV is good, but I stay up and watch TV until I start nodding off, then try to go to bed, and by the time I am ready (teeth brushed, potty, etc.) then I'm awake again! and then I play Solitaire on my tablet until I start feeling tired. Good luck to you. I know if I could get to bed by midnight and sleep until 8:00 I'd be so good. I really don't like sleeping in until 10 or 11.. I'm retired so I CAN do that, but it feels not quite right. I would suggest.. cut out some of your stressful activities if you possibly can.. cut back on how much is in your schedule each day, and the exercise would help... also I've cut out almost all sugar and grains from my diet and it really does help me feel better and have more energy. I'm hoping it will also "make" me want to go to bed earlier! I use a natural sleep remedy called Night Rest by Source Naturals. My husband and I both swear by it to help us get to sleep. We've also been taking Bee Caps by Nature Cure which have helped us both with more energy. I know nothing really can replace a good night's sleep, and I do agree that going to bed earlier is the best thing to do, as "they" say our best sleep is between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. sigh.. I've never been able to have that schedule no matter how hard I try. Good luck and let us know how it goes! Oh.. and I take 5 mg of Melatonin every night too... I just wish there was a magic "something" to get me to bed earlier! Marilyn

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    1. Marilyn, thank you for all your tips and for your commiseration. Yup...I think I was born a night owl and try as I might, it's just against my nature to get tucked in early. It just doesn't feel right. My husband is an early to sleep kind of guy, and by early I mean 11pm, but when he goes into bed I'm just getting started!! I really do need to work on it, because it is taking a toll. I'm going to give it my best shot!! Thanks again. It's good to hear that I'm not alone!!

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  6. Yeah, I definitely can relate to looking old and poor sleep.
    My suggestions, birne of re ent experience.
    1. Download a blue-blocker on your phone. I use Night Shift. There are 3 levels. I started out with medium and am now up to dark.
    2. Wholetones Sleep2Go. Pricey, but worth it, and the little blurtooth speaker is awesome!
    3. TURN OFF THE WIRELESS. To remind myself how much electromagnetic smog those things create, and the effects, I downloaded the ElectroSmart app. Also, go to www.EarthCalm dot com and peruse the files. Like their fb page. It's a real thing.
    4. Badger Stress Soother or Sleep Balm aromatherapy (less than $10 at Cracker Barrel or online.)
    5. Yeah. Go to bed earlier, at a regular time, in a dark, cool room. The doc has that one on auto-reply!

    Good luck! Vanity is sometimes good for us.

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    1. Great tips, Nancy! Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely check out the apps and websites you suggested. Of course, I'll try to do it BEFORE I get into bed tonight! Baby steps!!

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  7. Hi Kim,
    I have started to use essential oils. Lavender is my favorite for the evening. I will roll lavender on the bottom of my feet and temples. I will unwind with a hot chamomile tea. It has been working for me.
    Good Luck.. keep us posted.

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    1. Thanks Carla, will! I’m glad you’ve found something that works for you. ☺️

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  8. All the suggestions are very good ones. You are one busy lady with a lot on your mind, I'm sure. I do go to bed early and read until I am sleepy. The problem is old age and frequent bathroom trips, even with cutting off fluids earlier in the evening. We have an essential oil diffuser in the bedroom and use a good night blend or a breathe easy blend. If I am awake in the wee hours, I use the time to pray for folks.

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    1. Donna, I love your idea of praying for people when you can't fall asleep. I do find myself doing that sometimes as I drift off and it certainly is much nicer than sitting in bed worrying! I'm going to focus on that. And yes, I should read. That's also much better than staring at the phone...in between bathroom trips! Thanks for the comment!!

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  9. For the record - I think you are beautiful!
    I struggle with getting enough sleep too. I always seem to get a second wind around 10:30 and don't feel like going to bed, but I know I should.

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    1. Mari, you are the sweetest, thank you! Same thing happens around here, too...and once that second wind kicks in, I'm up for hours.

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  10. I've always been amazed at the statistics of people who have problems sleeping, Kim. Me, too. There are so many remedies and I love all of the comments that have given us food for thought. My doctor told me to go to bed and set my alarm for 8 hours. Get up then and start your day. Do not nap. Soon you will adjust to this pattern. I've tried this many times and it works! The glitch is I work best in the evening and I never know how long it will take me. Thus, I go to bed late and look like a sloth getting up at 10:00. But who cares? Not me!

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    1. Like you, Jane, the evening hours are my most productive and I don't think I would mind sleeping in so much if the rest of the family wasn't up and at 'em early. Plus, the kids usually need something so I end up awake to help...so no late mornings for me. Although, that might solve my problem!!

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  11. Well after reading this, I have some new suggestions for..TV! There is NEVER anything on and you gave me some new insight! Sorry! I'm a night owl too! We have a tv in the bedroom but he can't sleep with it on! I found the tv great to fall asleep to! Oh well. I repeat my prayers until I fall asleep, God helps!

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    1. Hahaha! That's hysterical! And yup, we got rid of the tv in the room for the same reason. He can't sleep with it on. I'm going to try and focus on the prayers and sweet thoughts. Thanks!

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  12. I don't watch all that much TV at home...but I have been listening to hypnosis and meditation recordings at night and they are a great way to relax! I think most of the trick is to re-train your brain. Good luck and sweet dreams...

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    1. Thanks! I have tried meditation, never hypnosis...maybe I should add that one to the list!

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  13. Kim,

    Great post, I'm very disciplined with sleep. Having MS I really have to make a choice and good sleep is important. We have no TV in the bedroom. Phones are in another room. Easier said than done when you have kids to worry about.

    I like Kris, limit my sugar to barely anything. I limit my carbs too but I eat them occasionally. Exercise is something I do seven days a week, always have.

    It puts your body into a rhythm We don't watch anything that to stimulating right before bed. Like news. We have always watched light shows on TV.

    Good luck!

    Cindy

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    1. I love light shows, too, Cindy. Anything that makes me laugh is big on my list. Clearly, that leaves the news off!! And I need to exercise more. I know that's a remedy for a lot!!

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  14. I have a small bottle of rose water by my bed and I spray the pillow before going to bed. Honestly, I do it because is smells lovely as I don't really have a problem with sleep (except for the times when I'm stressing over something). I'm very much a morning person so I try not to go to bed too late. Your healthy plan sounds great, not just for sleep but for life in general, but not easy to maintain. Good luck! And sweet dreams!!!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Rose water sounds lovely, Amalia, like you live in a charming bed and breakfast with perfumed sheets! Maybe what I really need is a nice long vacation, in a charming far away land!! xo

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  15. Kim, I feel for ya. I'm a night owl, but my hubby isn't. So since he works outside the home and has to be at work fairly early, it helps me to go to bed with him (it helps our marriage too!). BUT, we can still sometimes push bedtime too late because we enjoy having some time together in the evenings. So I need to help us work on getting to bed earlier again. I know it would help. It did in the past AND it helped our sleep not to eat before bed (a hard habit to break). I have found that if we go to bed hours later than we're used to, it's better to only try to break that habit an hour at a time. If we try to go to bed 2 or more hours earlier than we're used to, forget it. We'll lay there for those hours with no sleep. But if we do it an hour at a time, and bump that hour back every few days, we have much better success. So now I need to take this advice myself! lol

    Good luck on getting more and better sleep!

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    1. Thanks so much! I think that you're right, too early is never going to work, but an hour ( or maybe one hour at a time until I get where I need to be) is doable. And yup, I think having a partner who helps is key. He needs to drag me away from that couch earlier!

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  16. I definitely do have tips!! I've been there, done that. That's one of the reasons I got a fitbit - I wanted to know how many hours of sleep I was getting, and it was BAAAADDDDD - I was averaging 3 - 4 hours a night, even if I was lying in bed for 8 - 9 hours. Not good. My brain would just spin and spin and I couldn't stop it. So....I started diffusing lavender, and spritzing my pillow with lavender. Helps somewhat....but not enough. Started taking melatonin....started at 10 mg - WAY TOO MUCH - bought 1 mg pills and took one, then took two, and found the magic number at 3 mg melatonin. Then someone commented on my comment on Brenda's site about taking magnesium at night also....BINGO that was soooo helpful!! So 3 mg of melatonin + 400 mg of magnesium has made a huge difference. The final addition was the Calm app on my phone....their sleep stories are wonderful! (You may need headphones since you have hubby there....when Sweetie is over I either skip the sleep stories or use headphones if I'm having a bad night.) I put on a story after taking my pills/turning off the light and I'm asleep usually before a couple of sentences. If I wake in the night I'll start a story....sometimes the same one, sometimes different....and I'm asleep again within minutes. It's been a life changer for me! I now average about 5 1/2 - 6 hours, which is so much better!! Good luck, my friend!

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    1. Debbie, thank you for the very, very detailed plan!! I love it and I'm going to give it a shot. My husband is a huge believer in melatonin. I have dismissed its powers, but I really should give it a try and that Calm app works, I have used it. Now I just need to use it more!! Thanks so much for the suggestions. I'm getting tired already!!

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  17. Sleep makes such a huge difference. I was forced to give up my late nights when I started watching my grandson (2 days a week up at 4:30 AM & 3 days up at 6). And I do take a nap when he does, or at least I lay down & rest....or I cannot get through the day.

    Here's my bedtime routine, not perfect but when I do it all I sleep so well.
    -Tv computer off by 8PM
    -light snack (if I wake up hungry I cannot go back to sleep) Dairy seems to work best for me to sleep
    -sleep aide: I take a natural supplement that's made by a local pharmacy. It has melatonin, B6,valerian extract,lemon balm,hops,passion flower, chamomile among other things. I tried just melatonin with mixed results. This works most of the time.
    -hot shower or bath
    -read a real book in (no screen)
    - lights out by 9:30, I try to get them out by 9 but rarely make it

    I keep my room super dark with black out blinds & a little cool with a fan running over me. I make it cold enough to snuggle under the blankets.

    Once lights are out if I'm struggling I will totally relax my body with deep breaths, trying to just let go & concentrate on my breathing. Sometimes I count my breathing..1 in,2 out, 3 in, ect. It seems to help me block out things that are bothering me. If I'm not asleep in 30 minutes or so I read some more.

    The phone thing is very hard for me too. I don't need it by my bed so reall I should make it harder to access. I recently rearranged my bedroom furniture. There is no outlet near my bed now so if I charge my phone I have to put it across the room.....which means getting out of bed if I want to look at it. Maybe try that? You would still have it nearby if your kids need you.

    Getting older is not fun at all. I try to have a good attitude about it but I absolutely hate looking in the mirror & pictures of me from even a year ago make me look so much older now. You've been through some horrific times in recent years with your mom...so give yourself a little more time to heal your body. Hard things change our physical appearance much more than we care to admit so remember that what you see in the mirror is a reflection of your experiences...& sweet lady after hard things the first thing we need is some grace!

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    1. Thank you for all your kind words, Jenny and for the great suggestions. I know the years with my mom were not easy and I'm sure they took a toll. I really do need to give myself some time to recover. I just thought by now, I'd feel so much better, but not so. I love the idea of moving the phone, because honestly, they don't need me that often. I'm going to try that...and a warm bath!! Can you believe that after all the time we spend redoing that bathroom so I could have a great tub to relax in, I haven't taken one!?! I need to start there!! Enjoy the week!

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  18. Sleep? What's that? If I get 5-6 hours of uninterrupted sleep I consider that a great night. I'm a 'little' bit older than you and have been dealing with this for a while. I've yet to find the answer. Most nights, I go to sleep without any trouble, the problem is staying asleep, except for last night. I was awake until 3am. I should have messaged you...we could have had a nice chat! I hope you find something that works and you let me know what it is. For now, it's like searching for the holy grail...

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    1. Yup, staying asleep is another issue, Ann. SO frustrating...when I can fall asleep, I have to think about doing it all over again at 3am! And yes, we could've chatted. Goodness knows, my husband just snores right through the night. Why don't guys have this issue??

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  19. So many great suggestions! I go to bed between 11 - 11:30 and I'm up between 7 - 7:30. I don't nap either. I fall asleep quickly, but the problem is, I don't stay asleep. I wake up after a few hours to pee. I usually do fall back to sleep quickly, but then I'm wide awake around 4- 5 pm. That's when I do all my tossing and turning, trying to fall back asleep. My mind races, I'm too hot, too cold, my shoulder hurts, my hip hurts. lol It's so fun getting old. ;-)

    Cut out the sugar and definitely watch your caffeine intake during the day. Hot chocolate in the middle of the day is a double whammy - sugar and caffeine.

    A relaxing routine an hour before bed helps...a warm bath, a guided meditation on your phone while wearing ear plugs, or reading a book (not a scary or super exciting one) or magazine. No TV or phone! The light from either one of those triggers your brain to stay awake. I turn off the notification sounds on my phone but leave the ringer on 24/7. That way if any of my loved ones ever had an emergency, they can still call. Tim always knew (and still does) that if it's late and he needs to get ahold of me, to call, not text.

    Make sure you take vitamin D on a regular basis (and in winter, you need more - I take the 5000 mg in the winter). Magnesium supplements help, too. I take 3/day - morning, afternoon, and before bed.

    Your bedroom should be cool and dark as possible. We have blinds plus blackout curtains. We use a fan in our bedroom for "white noise" and because I get night sweats due to menopause. ;-)

    Hope these suggestions help!

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    1. Great suggestions, thank you so much, Melanie!! They are all sound and, unfortunately, a lot of the “don’ts" apply to me. Hot chocolate, the phone, etc…plus, yes, my age is working against me!! I was very distracted last week with an unexpected project, but this week, I have decided to put some of the suggestions in place and go to bed early!! I’ll keep you posted!!

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  20. Kim, have hope! It only gets worse with age. I have always been a night owl and late riser. Of course, with kids, you can't do that very much. Now that Old Woman Time has caught up with me, I can't even fathom staying up after 9:00! I have to look at the day's e-mails and then read for at least an hour. That seems to relax me, or that is the lie I tell myself. I usually have two ice cream cones for dessert and water. I do have to get up to pee more than once, but since that has happened my kidney function is doing well, something the doc is always concerned about. Lucky for me I usually sleep well three or four nights out of a week. The rest of the time I either can't go to sleep right away, or I do and then wake about 2 or 3 AM and then finally go back to sleep just when I should be getting up. I can't take any sleep meds as they really effect my blood thinner. I just look forward to the nights that are good and the rest of the time, I decorate in my head. I cannot sleep without a light on in the bathroom. I don't like being in total darkness. I am a total opposite of all the good advice that you are being given, so don't listen to me..Happy Sleeps my friend..xxoJudy

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    1. Judy, I believe that everyone is different and has to follow a path that works for them. If you've found a routine that helps you sleep, I say don't mess with it. And frankly, I'm not a huge fan of the dark and two ice cream cones sounds like a prescription I could easily get on board with!! Thanks for sharing!! xo

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  21. Hi Kim, being tired is no fun! I must admit that I get a great nights rest. I actually fall to sleep quite quickly. I was never a nap person either, but since this darn brain cancer, I have to take short naps now and then. I don't even feel tired, but I can't keep my eyes open. Best of luck on your experiment.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I think you're entitled to a few naps now, Jann, especially if it's helping your body to stay strong and fight. Feel well my friend! xo

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  22. From all these comments, looks like a lot of folks have sleeping issues...including ME! I have always been a night owl too but now that I'm retired I am getting more sleep by being able to stay in bed a little later:) I won't offer any advice but I sure need to take some that I've read here!!!!!

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    1. I think it really just comes down to the way we're built, Cheri. Some of us seem to prefer the night! I wish my aging body had as much energy with the lack of sleep as it did when I was younger though. Boo!! I hate being slowed down.

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  23. Oh dear Kim. First off, I still think you look gorgeous two years later, but we are always our own worst critics. Have you tried using your phone for meditation before you go to sleep? I'm not sure what phone you have but there is an iPhone app called "Calm" which my daughter uses all the time. Maybe it will work for you too and you'll still have the phone near by just in case the girls call you.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle, yes, I think we are our own worst critics. I do have the Calm app...now I just need to use it!!

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  24. I need to go back and read ALL the comments because, I'm sure this is a gold mine of information.
    But first, I going to comment on two things.
    1. You are so beautiful (tired or not)
    2. I love your BED!!!
    OK, not back to the comments

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine!! You are the sweetest...and I agree, my the comments are gold!!

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  25. To get myself to sleep. I concentrate on the "dark empty firebox" of my fireplace. OR my 60" TV screen off....both are empty space. Most of the time it works.

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    1. Great idea! Thank you! And it sounds like the perfect reason to tell my husband that we need a fireplace in the bedroom. Lucky you!!

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  26. I just started using an essential oil for sleep. I'm supposed to rub it on the bottom of my feet and put a dab on the back of my neck every night. Tonight will be the first night because the oils just arrived by UPS this afternoon. I'll check in after a week and let you know if they worked. Now that would be an easy fix, wouldn't it!

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    1. Now that would be an easy fix, Josie! I await your reply with bated breath. Please keep us posted. Sweet dreams.

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