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Sleep and Cheese

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sleep. Sleeeeep. It even sounds yummy. Then why am I so resistant to going to sleep? I stay awake until 3 am reading ebooks, or watching Netflix, or being on my phone on social media. Then I wake up with a sleep deprivation headache, dizziness, grogginess, and mental fog that takes forever to subside. Like being sleep-sick. And I know the cause, the cure, and both are in my control, yet I do this night after night after night. Obviously exercising when you are sleep-sick sucks. So there's that. So here I am, sleep-sick, no motivation, feeling a little dehydrated, and knowing that my current sorry state of how I feel is completely my fault and was preventable. Every. Day. It's not like I'm not exhausted when I go to bed. I have dropped my Kindle on my face while reading because of falling asleep, but then I reposition and keep reading. It's like watching a mouse keep trying the wrong path in the maze over and over and you wonder "What's wrong with that mouse? Why doesn't he try a different route?" There is simply no cheese reward by not getting enough sleep. Change your path, Woman!
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    I tried the no electronics, the darkness, warm milk, you name it.. it hasn't worked for me but that doesn't mean it can't work for you .. my brain does not shut down .. if i ever get to sleep i will awaken myself with some solution to a problem i hadn't realized i was still thinking about .. hubs says it's funny to watch me "sleep" when i'm working something out clearly .. try a lot of things and see what works for you


    1818 days ago
    I love your comment: Knowledge and Action need to get on the same page ;)

    I think I need to tattoo that on my wrist!
    1819 days ago
  • JENNY160
    I know the cures, just making myself do it.. Knowledge and Action need to get on the same page ;)
    1867 days ago
    I totally agree with the previous comment about electronics! Get rid of the electronics before trying to go to sleep. I did and it worked wonders. Even an E-Book can keep your brain from relaxing. I also found that light of any kind keeps my from sleeping soundly also. Hope you get some relief soon! emoticon
    1867 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/21/2015 2:03:39 PM
    I can identify with you. I use to do the same thing. I just got into a rut. Motivation is so hard and I don't know why. We are such strong woman always ready to do the right thing for other people but lacking when it comes to ourselves. While out walking (I thought exercise was good for you) I hurt my knee so for a month I haven't been exercising and gave up on tracking my food and didn't even log into Spark People. Why? Don't ask me. Well, yesterday at the Doctor's I had to get weighed and I gained 6 pounds. I believe it and was really disgusted with myself so when I got home I ate some cookies. Smart, wasn't it? Today is a new day and here I am on Spark People again tracking my food, can't go out for walks yet but that will be coming soon. Habit's are hard to break and being in a rut is hard to get out of but you can do it. Think positive and good luck on your journey. Also, when I can't sleep I use a packet of Emergen-Z's Sleep Aid. It has melatonin in it and you add the powder to a glass of water and drink it. I use it once in a while and works for me. Hope you get your zzzzzzz's soon. P.S. Just to show you how much I love my sleep I even gave up drinking red wine at night because it was keeping me awake. Now, that's dedication. Have a great day. Phillygirl70
    1867 days ago
    I've learned that I need to put devices away and read a real book. I had heard that the light from eletronics put us in a pattern that really wakes the brain. So I tried putting them down at least an hour or so before bedtime.
    1867 days ago
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