Doing these five things regularly almost guarantees that I will sleep well at night (and it will work for you too):
1. Remember to stop and pause from all the activity of the day. Going outside. Breathing, even for just a minute does wonders.
2. Going to bed happy and in harmony with my husband.
3. Not allowing myself to get caught up in indecision. It is okay to weigh a few options when needing to make an important decision but ultimately I find it is better to just do something rather than stew. Then when I take action, do not second guess myself.
4. Do my best not to complain (even when I feel like it).
5. Start my day and end my day writing down in my journal a few things I feel thankful for NOW.
Have a blessed day and restful night tonight!
We can sleep like a baby if we:
1. let the events of the day go before bedtime,
2. don’t eat an overly heavy meal late at night,
3. keep our bedroom a peaceful sanctuary (clutter-free, pleasing to the senses, comfortable bed and temperature),
4. dress in comfy sleepwear (or perhaps nothing at all) and wear socks on our feet,
5. we remind ourselves of the good we did and that we are safe and loved. Things are just as they should be.
According to a new study in Diabetes Care, researchers found that people with diabetes who also had insomnia had a 23% higher fasting blood glucose level, a 48% higher fasting insulin level, and an 82% higher insulin resistance than people with diabetes who had no sleep issues.
Source:HealthSmart Advice from The Doctors, USA Weekend July 8-10, 2011
Here at The Warm Milk Journal, we support improving sleep habits by:
1. Exercising and stretching
2. Eating well
3. Writing in our journals
4. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
5. Finding the pleasure and humor in little things
6. Choosing love over ego based choices such as having to be right or getting our way all the time.
7. Spending time outdoors
8. Focusing on things that matter to us
9. Stretching and practicing yoga
10.Meditation and prayer
11.Communicating, educating yourselves and getting help if one of you snores
12. Comfortable sleep environment: soothing colors, high quality mattress,bed linens, and comfy sleepwear with feet covered, dark, quiet,etc.
If you are one of the millions of people that are dealing with diabetes, I hope these suggestions will help you to get a better night sleep.
I believe no matter what our health condition or other issues going on in our lives getting a good night sleep will only improve the quality of our lives.
Keep visiting The Warm Milk Journal where we support each other to live life to the fullest by day and rest peacefully at night.
Have a blessed day,
* I am not a doctor and The Warm Milk Journal does not intend to give out medical advice. If you have any kind of serious health issues please consult your physician. Thank you.
My cat Mew never feels sleep deprived. However does he do it? Here are Mew’s ten tips to
GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP: THE MEW WAY
1. Find a comfy cozy place to sleep: beds, laundry baskets, by a sunny window, boxes, towel cabinet, and bathroom tile floor are all good options.
2. Stretch well before going to sleep.
3. Never skip a meal.
4. Don’t ever watch the clock. Sleep when you feel sleepy.
5. Wake up only when you feel like it (or when you hear the sound of the can opener).
6. Snuggle and sleep next to a loved one.
7. Experiment with different sleep positions.
8. Make napping a priority.
9. Don’t let life stress you out.
10. Be mellow most of the time.
That’s it. Thanks Mew!
There is a lot of advice given to help people sleep better. Some of it is good advice. We are all different and some advice given to help you with your insomnia will work. Sometimes, however, it works to do the opposite and “break the rules”. Let’s see…
We are all different and do what works for you. Follow the rules or break the rules. The important thing is that you are getting the rest you need at night.
Debra : )