Make the best choices for your Medicare needs with AARP’s Medicare Made Easy. Try it today!

Reply
Info Seeker
0
Kudos
386
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

386 Views
Message 1 of 24

Right on!  Our dogs have always slept in the same big bed with my husband and me  (although the dogs don't stay in the bed all night-they sleep, then they patrol through the house, then they return to bed).  My husband died last month and it has been a great comfort to me to have my dog (a West Highland White Terrier) sleep on my late husband's pillow.  Sometimes during the night she migrates to my pillow for awhile, which always makes me happy if I awaken and find her there. Even if she spends some time on the floor near my bed, her being in the same room with me makes me happy.  Every night, she comes up the stairs with me--it's her invariable nightly ritual.  

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
386
Views
Conversationalist
0
Kudos
959
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

959 Views
Message 2 of 24

I began sleeping much better after allowing my little dog to sleep with me.  I used to worry so much I had trouble falling asleep.  Now, though, my little dog calms me, and I sleep soundly every night.

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
959
Views
Gold Conversationalist
1
Kudos
1258
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

1,258 Views
Message 3 of 24
I take a Vitamin C and a Vitamin B3 ( Niacin) Tablet 10 in before bed and it calms me down and I get a wave of peace all over and sleep like a baby. No anxiety. Prayer helps too.
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
1258
Views
Info Seeker
1
Kudos
1267
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

1,267 Views
Message 4 of 24

Getting enough sleep at right hours is the key to lead a healthy life. Every human being needs at least 9 hours sleep a day. Various researches have shown that people who get enough sleep can do their tasks better than those who don’t take much sleep. Lack of sleep causes many issues like insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, and depression.
There is no doubt about it that good sleep can improve concentration and the power of productivity. It increases your stamina and makes you active during working hours. Good sleep also improves your immune system. If you didn’t get enough sleep then there are higher possibilities that your interactions and emotions are affected by it. You may follow https://crisissurvivortips.com/wild-lettuce/ to get the solution of insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, and depression issues.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
1267
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
2322
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

2,322 Views
Message 5 of 24

@GuruBlond You are welcome. I wish you good sleep! Smiley Happy

 

A couple of thoughts from this old herbalist. Prickly (wild) lettuce is an opiate. A mild one, but neverthless it can be addictive for some people. If you have addiction issues, this may not be the sleep aid for you. DH doesn't have addiction issues, but even so I have him alternate the prickly lettuce tincture I make him with Hyland's Calms Forte. He switches off every 4 months out of an abundance of caution. Smiley Happy 

 

Another thing I suggest is that you be mindful of the brands available on Amazon. All brands are not created equal: some sell junk (like food manufacturers, some just don't care about quality or potency). We use NatureMade items via Amazon.

 

Best wishes!

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
2322
Views
Info Seeker
1
Kudos
2348
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

2,348 Views
Message 6 of 24

Thank you about the suggestion for Wild Lettuce as a sleep aid. That's one I hadn't heard of. I checked Amazon, and this is available in tea bag form, loose tea, extract liquid/drops, and capsules. I will probably be ordering one of these soon and see how it works for me.

 

The hint aout a morning banana (not one of my fav fruits, but I eat 'em) is one I may start to include. 

 

Regulating my go-to-bed times is one place I could probably clean up my act, too . . . but my whole life is sooo unstructured, that is a challenge, lol.

 

I do appreciate the feedback and suggestions from y'all: I really wasn't expecting that ~ thank you!

 

Sydney

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
2348
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
2364
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

2,364 Views
Message 7 of 24

@GuruBlond DH and I have had great success in changing our sleep habits by eating a banana a day and making sure we get enough water, but early in the day. We stop drinking water 3 hours before bedtime. We eat the banana with breakfast, though the point is to keep the magnesium and potassium levels up in your system, so eating it anytime is probably fine.

 

Here's more: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20628881,00.html

 

DH also uses ear plugs and an herbal sleep aid I prepare for him using prickly lettuce.

 

Best wishes. 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
2364
Views
Info Seeker
1
Kudos
2416
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

2,416 Views
Message 8 of 24

NO! I don't!! Chronic Insomnia plagues me constantly. I have a hard time getting to sleep at night, AND a hard time staying asleep. I waken about every hour and a half (for answering weak-bladder calls), and often can't get back to sleep easily. Seem to have to have the TV on in order to fall asleep (counter-productive!). I typically get about 3 to 5 hours a night . . . . and that, broken sleep. What I wouldn't give for a good night's sleep! I will NOT take Big Pharma drugs to sleep. I do take Melatonin, occasionally in combo with some other natural plant-based supplements. And cannibis at bedtime occasionally, really helps me to get to sleep, and maybe rack up a few more, and better quality, hours sleep. But I don't want to risk dependency on ANY outside agents. Try to use dietary manipulation to regulate it. (Bedtimes are inconsistent.)

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
2416
Views
Info Seeker
0
Kudos
2578
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

2,578 Views
Message 9 of 24

What I am looking for is the how. Between my work day and drive (12 hours), being a wife (59 months) I am challenged to get even 7 hours of sleep during the week. I try to stay in bed as long as possible every other Sunday. How do I stay consistent?

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
2578
Views
Trusted Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
3164
Views

Re: Get Enough Sleep!!

3,164 Views
Message 10 of 24

 


@LaDolceVita wrote:

If you're "deprived of sleep," whatever the reason, that is the definition of sleep deprivation.  

 

@Prosecco6247  No one can argue that!  Woman Very HappyWoman Very Happy



@LaDolceVita

 

Yes...simple concept, that one!  I'm still wondering which part of the sentence was invalid!  Woman Frustrated

 

https://youtu.be/-b5aW08ivHU

"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness." ~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
3164
Views