Sleep ~ such an elusive thing.


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  1. It's a new space as of a year ago, right?
    Thing that strikes me is that it could be energy that needs to be removed
    in that space. Don't know. Just a feeling.
    Peace to you both, Susan.....sweet buttery deep sleeping peaceful-rest-easy-ness
    to you in that place.
    love and sleepish hugs,
    Jennifer

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    1. Thanks so much, your sweet words almost lulled me to sleep and you're right, a year in this place without a clearing when we moved in, something to make better. Hugs to you, as always.

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  2. I love these: lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, sweet marjoram, vanilla & ylang ylang .. great for easing anxiety, calming nerves, induces restfulness, soothing stress & tension headaches.. they make a great mix in a roller bottle and put on feet. or on temples. I hope you are catching some zzz's soon. Tea w/ valerian is very good too. :)

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    1. What a wonderful list of goodness, Lisa! in a roller bottle makes so much "sense" ... vanilla has always been a favorite and sandalwood is in my next order, I'll add the chamomile & sweet marjoram, too. I'm a much better tea drinker in the cooler months so hopefully those zzz's will come soon. Thanks, hun, so much.

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  3. I've been having sleep issues this summer too. Humidity (I think) is the culprit. We'll see, as things have cooled off significantly now. What has helped me is a drink mixture called "Calm" that I drink before bed. I think it's the magnesium in it that helps me sleep. You can also get magnesium from some foods like wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, and almonds. If you take a supplement, be careful not to take too much as that can bad side effects. Hope you find a solution soon. I know I was feeling drugged due to lack of sleep for awhile. It's no fun!

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    1. "Calm" sounds very good. I've been reading alot about magnesium lately but if you can get it from almonds I should be okay, have them every day and little pumpkin seeds. Sure is so much to know about and you're right, no fun losing sleep!

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  4. oh, insomnia is such a frustrating thing. sometimes, drinking chamomile tea before bedtime will help me. these last few nights, i have blamed that gorgeous moon :)

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    1. I know, that moon! I've spent lots of time at the windows, probably not a good idea right before bed!

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  5. I have heard and read that rosemary--a spring,under the pillow, will do wonders. Lacking a sprig, you might try making a sachet and sleep with it next to your pillow. I had a hard time sleeping last night, so I'm going to try it out tonight. I'll let you know.

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    1. I love the smell of rosemary, I'd be very interested to hear how it works for you ... thanks so much, friend.

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  6. There's nothing like not be able to sleep! I like Jennifer's thoughts...perhaps you need to sage your home! Hope it gets better!

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  7. Yep & Yep ... should have been done when we moved in but there was such a rush at that time then the thought was gone, along with the sleep!

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  8. Not sleeping well is no stranger to me. I found that lavender helps a bit, but unfortunately my husband doesn't like it in the bedroom (he is a sound sleeper, of course). I know that this is a side effect of menopause, but since my mother was also a bad sleeper I am not too optimistic about my sleeping future. It can differ, though - at the moment, I sleep relatively well.

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  9. any relief after the post suggestions? no sleep is hard on the body and mind and creative soul. i am suffering from it these past two weeks. the rosemary is a good suggestion...will be trying that tonight! i am looking into completely redoing our room ~ paint/bedding/removing many items ~ making it more of a destination than just a place to crash at the end of a long day. that and exercising longer each day. i think i have become too accustomed to my normal exercise time and distance. there are many good suggestions here!

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  10. I´ve sleep well all my life but I am prone to delay the time to go to bed when my mood is strange, I am too tired (yes, it´s paradoxical) or anxious. As a result I don´t sleep enough quite often. I try to do my best to keep this tendency under control but as soon as I have some concern (like these last weeks) I find myself going too late to bed. The only thing I can do is trying to start to relax early in the night in order to feel like going to bed at a adequate hour this means stop doing many things that keep me awake, but to be honest, it´s not easy in particular, when I am not feeling well. Curiously enough, when I finally go to bed I sleep well...

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  11. There is a very nice book : Learn to Sleep Well, by professor Chris Idzikowski,
    Duncan Baird Publishers 2000.
    I believe that it will help you.

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