Monday, January 26, 2015


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.


  1. OMG! I love this :)

    Here's another rain video you might like:

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

  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.

  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.

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

  5. Get some Melatonin at the health food store

    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!

  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.

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

  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

  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.

  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, making an effort to sleep early is very important.