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117. 2 a.m. remedy for sleeplessness

My cold progress day 3 continued,

 

Last night I was exhausted but got everything taken care of and in place and did all my personal hygiene cold care, then put my head on the pillow, and slept until 2 a.m.

My insomnia maybe because  I drank too much tea too late at night?

My insomnia maybe because I drank too much tea too late at night?

Wide Awake!

I was tired but not at all sleepy. What do do?

Tip #3:  To help me fall asleep, My mind needs to be tired out. It may be that I drank too much green tea too late in the evening. or the lack of my usual physical exercize.

Hot flashes often interrupt sleep as well.

I need something to soothe my mind to busy it, but not be exciting to wake me up. I find Sodoku puzzles rather perfect for that. There is a sense of urgency, and challenge, and I know I can do them if I just focus steadily, and satisfaction when I see all those squared filled in with numbers. Yet nothing at ALL meaningful that I can get emotionally involved with, pondering deeper hidden meanings of. Nice and logical. SoI did Sodoku for an hour

But that wasn’t quite enough. So I invented

Tip #4:  a “microwave mulled wine” nightcap.  A small glass of red wine diluted with some water, and microwaved to warm it up nicely (but tastes rather terrible ) so adding a bit of Agave sweetener.

Ahhhhh. It hit the spot, and combined with the tedious Sodoku puzzle for another half hour and gradually my brain started relaxing its hold on the numbers, my mind lost its edge and I realized that time to go back to bed had come.

I like having just enough to send me on the path to relaxing, so then my sleep hormones can take over.  Did you know there are more than 70 different hormones invovled in sleep?

114. My own cold’s progress (part 2)

CONTINUED from Part 1

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DO use this, or any form of warm steam to actually help your immune system to FIGHT OFF the virus, not just mask the symptoms.

the runny nose is one part of the bodies immune system of increased mucous secretions that help flush out those tiny invisible hordes of invading cold viruses. So a runny nose is actually GOOD for you , not bad.

And I believe my drinking lots of tea just gave my body more fluid to work with, so is really helping along the fight against the virus. The virus itself you don’t feel. You feel your body’s cells being destroyed from the virus. and you feel the irritating reaction of your body to the virus. Inflammation of the throat. Irritation of mucous in your nose and airways. Muscle achiness and tiredness

Those are not the virus, they are the weapons your body is using to fight off the virus. Get it?

If I were of the mindset that I want a remedy to work instantly and I will kill off my cold virus

That is the value of a placebo pill. That is why people spend $4 billion every year on cold medincines. because it feels so good to take a pill, or a highly packaged powerful tasting medicine that you think will really knock those viruses down.

And some of them, such as decongestants and antehistamines, stop the flow of your mucous so you do feel a big difference.

But did it get rid of the virus? No, it just stopped your body’s reaction to the virus. They actually make you WORSE by stopping your body’s immune system from fighting OFF the virus!

So again, when I drink more tea today, it made my nose run more, but that is helping along the fight against the virus.

That’s why the strongest and safest remedy for the cold and any disease is knowledge and understanding!

Cheers for a knowledgeable New Year!