Few things are more frustrating, but this is a tried and true technique for insomnia. I know, because I've used it. The idea of being aware of your breath comes out of meditation and counting exhales instead of inhales takes you out of what you'd normally do. It's not intuitive to count out-breaths . . .
Yep. That's what I believe. Sleep is a ginormous waste of time. Oh, I'm not against a great nap or two. But the whole night? No. Not when there are books to be read. Homework to be done. Dogs to be played with. And writing. Movies and great TV shows to watch. Not to mention cooking! There's way . . .
It's reader participation day -- and I have a brief question for you. On those nights when you can't sleep, what kinds of thoughts keep you awake? And what do you do to get back to sleep? Share in the comments, because there's a lot of wisdom in this bunch. For reals. And insomnia can be a real . . .
Did your mother sing you to sleep when you were a baby? I don't remember if mine did or not, although if she did, it would be memorable, since she couldn't carry a tune in a basket. Seriously. Indulge me for a moment: Close your eyes. Breathe in, deeply, and out. Do this several . . .
; That's the question. When am I ever going to get a full night's sleep? I'm well-past menopause and still, I can't stay asleep easily. After I refused Ambien, my doctor grudgingly gave mea small Rx for Ativan, which I've reserved for nights when I'm particularly desperate for a . . .
Some people pride themselves on needing just a few hours sleep, but there's no doubt about it--we need at least seven hours. For our health.Sometimes it can be hard to get enough rest: we're all very busy. But it's as important as exercise. Sleep allows the body to rest and regenerate. Some . . .
I hate it when I can't sleep. But they look pretty damn comfortable. . . .
I'd love to dream. Because that would imply I was actually asleep.I've been waking up at about the four-hours -down mark, 2 a.m.Tossing. Turning.It's cool, so not the weather.Last night, M. was also up so we "chatted."Riley was definitely NOT up.Today I had to get up early, too, for a meeting at our . . .
If you've followed along this year, you know that I have been dying to score some good drugs. Maybe some Valium or Xanax. Something I could cut into tiny pieces and take at night to help me sleep. But if you've followed along, you also know that while all my friends are freely offered great . . .
If you completely conk out at 6:30pm, is it any wonder you find yourself wide awake at 2:30 a.m., having had your full complement of sleep for the night?Riley and M. are crashed on the bed, having dozed off later than I. Riley made an effort to get up, but looked at the clock and gave me a look that . . .