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Before Going to Sleep…

22 Feb

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Do you practice a nighttime ritual? I do. It involves some of the same things which I suspect yours does, if you have one. I wash my face, brush my teeth, lather night cream on my face and read a book for about 45 minutes to an hour. I’m currently reading this. Recently, I’ve added one other thing, I started to use a 5 minute meditation app. It’s great, it gets me in a total state of relaxation. While I am very fortunate in that it  has never taken me very long to fall (and stay) asleep, this app has made my sleep even more deep and I love it! I suspect it’s how babies sleep before waking up crying off the top of their lungs to be fed or changed.

Before I discovered this app, I would close my eyes and think  of places where I feel happy and relaxed at (see the photo above) then I would begin to drift off to sleep after a few minutes. Now, I simply start knocking out even before the 5 minute meditation is  over! You should try it, especially if you have trouble falling asleep. I also recommend this one. Sweet dreams tonight.

(Photo by me)

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Sleep

18 Mar

2014_Sleep_0I worked all weekend-long and had yesterday off which gave me the chance to sleep longer on our new bed which was delivered on Friday. I’ve always loved to sleep and virtually nothing ever keeps me up.  I also drift into dreamland quite easily. Even the earthquake we had yesterday didn’t manage to get me out of bed! If the truth be known, I was so tired and in such a slumber that I wasn’t sure it was even an earthquake at first. When I realized it was, I felt it slowing down and didn’t bother getting up and fell right back to sleep.

That’s the reason I like this graph so much, it shows you everything that our body goes through while we sleep. It’s a surprise that most of us actually feel well rested after we wake up, our bodies work hard! How many hours of sleep do you get each night? On weeknights I always get between 7.5 and 8 hours. On weekends, between 8 and10! I told you, I love to sleep!

(Image via Huffington Post)

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