Sleep Love

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I know I blogged about sleep a looong time ago (wow! Three years!), but sleep posts always bear repeating, and adding to.

This is just a quick one with recommendations for things that have helped me.

Dream Water. A nice, tiny little shot of something that really helps. It is pretty expensive, compared to you know, nothing, but when I have an event or something I need to be up early for work, or I have been dragging the entire day, I love having these because it really helps me stay asleep, which is one of my biggest sleep woes. You can even get a coupon to try your first bottle of Dream Water free!

Pure melatonin. This chemical already occurs naturally in your body, but taking just a tiny bit more helps to get you to sleep quickly. After reading the wiki page, I also see that I can cut these tablets in half and still have the same effect, so it’s like I just doubled my money!

Exercise. The Beau likes to work out at the beginning of the day, because it energizes him and makes him feel good. He is also a morning person. I don’t even start to really hit my functioning stride until 1pm, so the thought of doing rigorous exercise in the morning sounds akin to getting a root canal before running a marathon. The great news is, I don’t have to do it in the morning. My body works so that when I do my workout in the early evening, instead of being amped and energizing, it knows that this is the end the day. Plus, I don’t feel as bad eating pizza when I worked out 15 minutes before. 🙂

The lightest of scents. I have a very picky nose. I know a lot of people that say that and then wear ounces of perfume, but I can assure you, if you wear too much perfume/hairspray/garlic pills, I will stay further away from you than is socially acceptable. But, if you fill your bedroom with the slightest of jasmine scents, it’s highly probably I will curl up on your pillow like a giant cat.

Epsom Salt soak. I do not like baths at all. But, when you fill a warm bath with Epsom salts? Sign me up! Did you know that magnesium is an element in regenerative sleep? And soaking in Epsom salts – or, magnesium sulfate – is a great way to get a bunch of it?

This is not a sponsored post. I just like recommending things I love.

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One thought on “Sleep Love

  1. When I was in Alaska, I swore by my mask and melatonin. It was incredibly weird and difficult to sleep in a place that never got dark. Using a sleep mask helped a tiny bit (I still knew it was sunlight outside, as did all of my drunk coworkers, who took full advantage), but I truly think that melatonin helped, as well.

    I also have a very sensitive nose. I’ve not found a scent that helps me sleep, but I’ll certainly try jasmine.

    Thanks for the info on Epsom salts…I’ve had many an Es soak in recent months because of aches and pains in my body. I’d never really thought of it as a sleep aid.

    Thanks for the info on Dream Water. I’d never heard of it and I’ll give it a try.

    Ha, the older I’ve gotten, the harder it is for me to read in bed. I used to be able to read for hours…now I just use it as a sleep aid. Who needs Sominex when my favorite author (sorry, Sir Pratchett) can do the same thing? ‘Tis a sad state of affairs, but it is what it is.

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