Monday, January 26, 2015

Sleep

I had a sleep problem. I was not getting enough sleep! My thinking was that if I was not sleepy, I would just stay up until I began to nod off. This idea proved not good at all.

My sleep problem was solved with two things. First, I began to go to bed at the same time each nite. My time is 12 midnite.

The second thing is that I use an 8 hour recording of the sound of rain and distant thunder to get me to sleep. That sound really knocks me out! I have a small JBL blue tooth speaker that I set on my bedside table. The JBL has a volume control so that I can tweak the rain sound.

Click [here] for the rain sound that I use.


13 comments:

  1. OMG! I love this :)

    Here's another rain video you might like:
    http://youtu.be/uZVlJKCY5F4

    I'm downloading this one and am going to listen to it while I'm sleerping too. Yeay! You have such good ideas. <3

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  2. Hope the new method gets you the necessary sleep. It's doubly important to get enough rest at our age. A good eight hours is recommended.

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  3. If I wait till I am tired I will get to watch the sun come up. I shoot for 12-1 AM and sometimes 1/2 of an Ambien tablet. I take awhile to fall off but I then can sleep through the night.
    I wil give the sound effect a try, thanks.

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  4. Watch out for Ambien... several I know have had falling issues the next day!

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  5. Get some Melatonin at the health food store

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    1. I bought Melatonin, but could not use it. My doctor prescribes Warfarin to thin my blood. Melatonin and Warfarin produce bad side effects. Not recommended!

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  6. Mary, the reason I am only using 1/2 of an Ambien is some activity that I did and did not remember the next day. Have not had the problem since I reduced the dose, doesn't work as fast though.

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  7. So glad to read that you are still out there working your way through your world.....sleep is good!

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  8. Hey George....have you ever tried breathing exercises? One that works for a lot of folks is the 4-7-8 exercise. It lowers the heart rate and blood pressure almost immediately. Many people, myself included are often asleep in less than a minute.
    Breath in for 4 seconds
    Hold for 7 seconds
    Breath out slowly for 8 seconds
    Repeat until asleep

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  9. George, I have an app on my phone & I listen to the sound of the ocean to help me fall asleep. I have also found 5-HTP (a precursor to serotonin) to be very helpful for falling asleep. Unfortunately, none of these seems to help when I wake at 2-3 AM & my mind gets busy...sigh.

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  10. Sleep deprivation can cause serious illnesses if not properly corrected. Good that you have found a way to correct your sleeping patterns. Listening to relaxing music can really do the trick, besides the tips written at http://www.smartpaperhelp.com/blog/how-to-turn-a-good-research-paper-in-a-great-one, making an effort to sleep early is very important.

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