Not feeling well this morning because you did not get much sleep last night? There are very few things worse in life than not getting our sleep. If your insomnia is caused by a snoring partner, then you have landed at the right place.
Snoring is a tough one. Besides not getting your sleep, tension can develop between partners, not to mention the loss of intimacy if one partner has to sleep in another room. My husband and I just last year were in this position. We were newlyweds and yet due to my husband’s snoring, he was spending more and more time on the couch. I hated it.
We tried the usual things (those nasal air strips, different sleeping positions. etc). Nothing worked until John went to see an ear nose and throat specialist (same doctor who removed my daughter’s tonsils last year), and he recommended a product called Puresleep.
From the first night, it worked. I have not been woken up due to my husband’s snoring for close to a year now. It has been wonderful. It is also very nice to have my husband back in bed with me.
If you or your partner snores, do check it out with your doctor to rule out any underlying health issues that are causing the snoring. Then, do yourselves a favor and get Puresleep.
Note: I am not receiving any kind of compensation for promoting Puresleep. It is something that my husband uses for his snoring and it works! I wish the same for you.
I don’t sleep well if:
1. My mind is overactive (thinking about the day’s events, contemplating the next day’s events, worrying about tasks undone or what others are thinking of me, etc.)
2. I feel overwhelmed
3. I haven’t had enough exercise during the day
4. I haven’t had enough “me time” (journal writing, meditation, walks and yoga, praying)
I sleep peacefully through the night when:
1. I feel loved.
2. I feel appreciated.
3. I let things go or “roll off me” (not care too much)
4. I accept myself and others as we are. None of us are perfect. We are all doing our best.
5. I’ve had enough exercise during the day.
6. I have not eaten heavy food too close to bedtime.
7. My husband is sleeping quietly and not snoring (thanks to his wearing his PureSleep device)
Our Mission here at The Warm Milk Journal is:
To live a well balanced, rewarding life of our dreams by day and sleep restfully at night.
Here’s to doing just that!
Fortunately most nights I do pretty well. So long as I do the things we talk about regularly here at The warm Milk Journal (take care of myself, stay centered, etc.) I sleep well.
Last night was not one of those nights. Every now and then I do have a really bad night. What causes these sleepless nights? It will be different for everyone. For me, a list of reasons may include:
1. Watching a violent or overly exciting movie or TV show right before bed (my husband and I watched Men of Valor last night).
2. Active bladder
3. My husband being restless himself
4. Thinking about my work day (especially tough coming off a relaxing three day Labor Day weekend) Sigh…
5. Feeling too warm
Now, I don’t feel terrific this morning. I will be leaving for work in a little while. I know, however, I will be okay. One night of insomnia won’t kill me. I will, undoubtedly sleep well tonight.
If you have these kind of sleepless nights frequently I encourage you to get some help. Start by keeping a sleep journal or diary to see if any patterns surface as to why you are having trouble sleeping.
If you or a partner are staying awake because of snoring you will want to visit your doctor to rule out any more serious health issues (such as sleep apnea). My husband last year visited an ear nose and throat surgeon. His health was fine (thank goodness) but he was sleeping so loudly he ended up on the couch most nights. This doctor recommended a product called Pure Sleep and it worked! (*note, I am not receiving any compensation for recommending this product to you. My husband and I have experienced first hand how well it works).
If you have not been sleeping well lately, I really do feel for you. It is not fun. Please know you are not alone. Try not to stress about your insomnia (that will only cause more anxiety and make things worse). You can check out our resources section for additional support and information.
May you have a blessed day an restful night!
There are very few things worse than not getting our sleep. It’s really bad if we’ve had a rough night and then have to function the next day (at a job, taking care of our kids, etc).
If you’ve been challenged with insomnia lately, do these three things:
1. Skip your afternoon cup of tea, coffee, energy drink, or colas. Some of us are more sensitive to caffeine than others. We may be drinking more caffeine than we realize. For example, a few days ago, we had a particularly hot humid day here in North Florida. I was enjoying a wonderfully creative day at my computer, staying inside the cool AC. My husband the night before had made a pitcher of wonderful iced tea. I was mindlessly sipping on it all afternoon as I was writing. I was so jazzed and alert all day and into the evening. I barely slept!
2. If you are losing sleep because a partner snores, I strongly suggest they try PureSleep. It’s an appliance that they wear in their mouths and it works! My husband and I had stopped sleeping together because his snoring was so bad. An ear nose and throat doctor he consulted with recommended this product. It worked from the very first night he used it. That was several months ago now. He has not snored once. It’s nice to have my husband back (we are newlyweds after all). *No, I am not an affiliate or getting any kind of commission for promoting this product. They have a referral program for doctors and dentists (which I am not). I just want to pass this on to you.I have experienced first hand how this product stops snoring. It works!
3. Invest in a high quality mattress. It is worth every penny. Check out this updated Consumer Reports Mattress Buying Guide.