Here’s My Chance…

Sunday, November 6, 2016

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Turning the clock back and, with the extra hour in the morning, I’m hoping to get my sleep schedule on track. I’d love to say, “BACK on track,” but that wouldn’t be truthful. My sleep patterns/habits are horrendous — I’m a night owl. I’ve tried to change that for years, but to no avail.

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Going to bed at a decent time is the most difficult part for me. As an adult, I’ve always gone to bed after midnight. My sleep pattern is usually somewhere between 3 to 5 hours, if I’m lucky. I’ve tried developing a routine; i.e., early to bed, early to rise… A cup of hot caffeine-free tea, a dull book, meditation, a warm bath, ocean sounds,  DSCN0467a mist of lavender spray, or a warm shower before bed. I’ve set the alarm for an early hour, with the plan of starting my day with a walk. Up and at ’em, is what I’ve attempted. “Attempted” is the operative word. Attempted, but with little or no success.  😦

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WHY is this so important to me???  I believe that sleep, or the lack thereof, effects everything — including diabetes.

So, with that in mind, this Type 2 Diabetic is off to bed. Wish me luck!

 

 

CAN’T ZZZzzz… sleep!

Friday, March 25, 2016    1:37 a.m.

Aaahhhrrrggghhh!  What was I saying about sleep and diabetes.  Oh, yeah — that it’s REALLY important.  But alas, my mind is racing like the Kentucky Derby.

Usually, when I have difficulty sleeping (which is a LOT),  I meditate, read or take a warm shower. But tonight, I’m really tired and don’t think I can focus enough to meditate or read, and I’m too pooped to take another shower, so my answer will be to have a cup of CHAMOMILE tea.

Article after article applauds the effects of chamomile tea on insomnia and then, of course, there are the ones that state there is no concrete evidence that it works.  Here’s what I know — sometimes it does!  For me, for tonight, it’s worth a try.

Here’s hoping!  Nighty-night…

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