My mother used to take Tylenol PM, which contains the anti-histamine Benadryl, every night.
"Even without insomnia, so many of us suffer from sleep deprivation. From busy lives, kids waking us up, to losing ourselves in the computer, TV, or books. Find some help in this article on sleep deprivation, including my contribution about the value of rest." Check out this great article!
To help you rest when angst gets in the way, I'm developing a video series, Renewing in Chaos: Resting in the Trump Administration. It's seven videos with tools and perspective you can use to get the rest you really need.
The wonderful Liz Redhead Kriston writes a great blog, including this post on insomnia. Hope you enjoy her writings.
If you find a way to come back to the present, you can stop or lessen that dreadful story spiral. Which actually gives you resources to handle the futures that arise. Here are three ways to break the reality of dread and come to the safe and secure present moment. The first two are amazingly simple, and potent. The last is more mindful and a little tricky, but it opens up a wider view.
I too often blamed my late husband, wanting him to be perfect. And that relates to how many deal with insomnia, rest, and sleep (really!) For a long time, I barely mentioned sleep, concerned it would interfere with rest. Now I'm talking about how Restful Insomnia invites sleep. Is that a good idea?
Here's the recording of the Doctors for America presentation on physician wellness & sleep with Arianna Huffington. The hour was jam-packed with good ideas, for both people who dismiss the value of sleep and those of us who crave it.
Jeezy peezy, was my mind in charge last night. I was pounced on and awakened by the stupidest of thoughts . . . . This was not my usual relationship with my mind. Ah, I realized, I’d not done my half-baked meditation for a week or two. And even bad meditation makes all the difference.
Smashing a bottle would make my desk really messy. But I keep picturing that image to announce the launch of my updated website (finally, amen and hallelujah).
A participant asked me whether the bed should just be used for sleep. This behavior modification suggestion can be useful if your only alternatives are sleeping or suffering. However, Restful Insomnia creates another association with the bed, to pleasantly replenish the body, mind, and spirit.
Tools to Dive Deep into Rest had a great launch last month – five hour-long sessions included over 30 techniques to soothe the obstacles that can keep you antsy, stressed-out, and just A-WAKE when you’d rather sleep.
"Virtual dreaming" to help you rest, from Marilyn vos Savant.
Have you ever felt trapped at night in terror? How do you rest in the face of a frightening situation you can’t control?
Come join a free webinar about the stresses of insomnia, Thursday, February 18 at 5 pm Pacific time
It’s the time of the year to be a new you, right? But the idea of being “right” in our resolutins keeps us from loving ourselves as the wonderful and complex humans we are, moment to moment. Here’s an alternative to New Year’s resolutions, to help you change…and rest as well.
How to rest when you're all stuffed up and feel sick and yucky.
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