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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?