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Bedtime discipline

Captain's Log, Stardate 01.28.2010

I’m at Faithchick today venting bemoaning whining discussing a problem I’ve been having lately:

Camy_tang_pinkthumbCamy here! I’m seriously hurting in the bedtime discipline area.

Hurting as in, I totally suck and couldn’t make myself go to bed on time even if I had an all expenses paid shopping trip to a yarn store in the morning.

(And trust me, I could spend thousands of dollars on yarn. Thousands, I tell you!)

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  1. I don't really have trouble falling asleep at night; I generally feel ready around 11:30. I have more trouble getting up early in the mornings, unless it's for something important like college classes.

    Yet, I do sometimes have trouble at night. I've found that if I imagine 'waves of relaxation' flow slowly over me, starting at my toes and going to my head, it helps. If my muscles don't relax with the 'waves', I take deep breaths and work on my muscles with the exhale. Also, I focus on keeping my breathing slow and shallow, and on keeping my mind a blank. When I do this, I can generally get to sleep faster.

    ~Sasafras

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  2. I've had problems with sleep for years. I have trouble getting myself to go to bed (love to stay up late when everyone else is asleep), and once I'm in bed, I can't go to sleep because I'm worrying about the next day. What works for me - no laptop after dinner (no emails, no writing, no paying bills); go to bed no later than 10PM no matter what; read in bed for at least a half hour to relax; do back exercises or stretch; and wear an eye mask when turning in to keep out any stray light. When I'm away from home, I use a Sleep CD that I bought at Target - I've used it so often that I fall asleep before the first "song" is over. Ear plugs help, too, for snoring husbands and loud hotels.I totally sympathize!

    Marcy

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  3. Sasafras, I've tried those relaxation exercises but they don't work for me very well, I'm afraid. :(

    Marcy, you know, someone else mentioned no laptop before bed. I think I will try that. I'm not sure if I could use a sleep CD b/c I can't wear earbuds (or earplugs, for that matter) and I couldn't play it on speakers or it would bother my husband. Thanks for the ideas!

    Camy

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