Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Insomnia Rears it's ugly head



The Ranter said...

Do you ever stumble upon?

Or pray a rosary.

ignorant redneck said...

three benedryl capsules.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Rosary, I've tried- can get all through 20 mysteries-wide awake,

stumble upon what?

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

I do want to wake up in the morning

Dim Bulb said...

I go through bouts of insomnia from time to time. Here are some things that might help.

Don't eat immediately before bed time, especially in hot weather.

Take a hot bath or shower shortly before bedtime.

Take a long, leisurely walk several hours before bedtime, and avoid intense physical exertion.

Avoid brightly lit rooms and computer screens as bedtime approaches. Studies have shown that bright lights can trick your body chemistry into working as if it was earlier in the day.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...


I've tried some of your suggestions, already.

If it doesn't last too long, just a night or two, I do some thing,calming, but productive.

Work on my altar cloths (embrodiering) or lit. planning.

And usually the insomnia ends because by the third night I am so zonked I can finally sleep.

I'm coming up on night 3.

But, If it lasts a week or God forbid, longer, I know I will get an anxiety episode that could last for at least a fortnight.

Hence my concern.

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20


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