I found that working on getting that 7 hours of sleep was crutial to my loosing weight. I was getting 4-6 hours of sleep and though I thought I was fine, I soon realized that I craved food (anything and everything all day long). As soon as I started focusing on my sleep, the craving disappeared and so did those extra calories.
I have found that a nap can help and I do include it in my counted hours of sleep.
At first I found difficulty in teaching my body to sleep more, I would lay there in the dark or wake early and just lay there until sometimes I might fall back asleep.
So, here it is, I'm admitting, I cheated. I took a benedryl or a tylenol PM to help. I only had to do this a couple of times before my body was willing to sleep without the help. But if I feel anxiety or a sleepless night coming on, I'll take a benedryl.
I've seen relaxation stuff on SP, but never tried any of it. My fear, if I log on to get the info, I'm there on the computer all night talking to people - sort of defeats the purpose. Smiles.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~ Winston Churchill
Smiles - Debie www.echoriverranch.com
| current weight: 181.5