A couple can increase their chances of a good night’s sleep by:
1. Having spent a pleasant day with each other and enjoying some quiet alone time too.
2. Having a nice meal together not too close to bedtime.
3. Sharing their dreams with one another.
4. Going to bed at peace with each other.
5. If snoring is an issue: ear plugs or a designated place the snorer can move to if necessary (a spare bedroom, couch). No hard feelings- just an agreed upon plan- both partners need and deserve a good night sleep.
You’re sleepy. It’s time to turn in. Many of us have an easy time falling asleep initially, but then get woken up and have a difficult time going back to sleep. What are some ways we can prevent getting woken up in the first place?
1. Don’t drink anything a few hours before bedtime.
2. Insert earplugs in your ears when you go to sleep if you have a partner who snores, a noisy pet, or noise from outside.
3. If you do live in a space that has noise from the streets or neighbors, you may want to invest in a fan or audio program that will provide you some white noise.
4. Wear socks.
5. Release the worries of the day before you go to bed.
6. Wear comfortable clothing to bed.
7. Close shades or wear eye pad to block out light from the outside.
If you do get woken up, do not stress about it. Breathe deeply and try to think about something you were dreaming about when you were asleep. If nothing comes to mind just breathe and think of a simple word such as “peace” or God”- something comforting and you should drift right back to sleep.
Do we have a good night of sleep because we had a great day or
do we have a great day because we slept well?
Here at The warm Milk Journal we believe it is both.
There are certainly physical things we can do to help insomnia such as control our sleeping environment (lighting, quiet, quality mattress pillows and linens, wearing eyepads and ear plugs, wearing socks and comfortable sleepwear, etc.)
However, you can have the most comfortable bed in the world, a partner who sleeps quietly, no pets or babies to wake you up, etc. – and if you are anxious, worried, stressed, etc. you will not sleep restfully.
That is why many of the articles here at The Warm Milk Journal focus on living your most fulfilling life possible by day.
What can you do live the life of your dreams (by day) and have sweet dreams and blessed restful sleep (by night)?
At its core, that is what this site is about: BALANCE
To a rewarding day and peaceful night,
When your partner snores, wakes you, and keeps you up, do you:
It is not easy to sleep with a snoring loved one. For starters, you love him/her and you don’t want to be mad at the person. Be frustrated and angry with the snoring, but not the person. Then you and your partner can together work on what to do with this challenge you share: snoring. Snoring is the bad guy!(not your partner). I am repeating this message because I think it is an important one. We can get mad at our partners over something like this and if we let it, resentment sets in. Resentment is a love killer. It really is.
My darling man snores and he did some research on the internet and bought me new ear plugs. We just got them in the mail today and I am anxious to try them out. I’ve tried a few types that haven’t worked very well. These are called Ohropax Classic. They have been making these ear plugs since 1907. They are a little box of 12 wax earplugs that have a soft cottony outside covering. I am excited. I love my guy dearly and don’t want either one of us to sleep on the couch. I do, however, need my sleep.
I will let you know how these work out (I am by the way not getting paid in any way by this ear plug company). Feel free to write in and comment what you do about a snoring partner.
To a quiet, good night of restful sleep-
Debra : )
Some of us have no problem going to sleep right away but then wake up or get woken up in the middle of the night or early in the morning and have difficulty going back to sleep. What to do? Here are ten ideas to try:
Many of us can go to sleep initially well but then get woken up for a variety of reasons: bladders, snoring partners, pets, street noise, lights, etc. It is a frustrating experience to not then be able to go back to sleep. The more we stress about it, the longer we lie there awake. I can’t even tell you how often that has happened to me.
Things to try: