I am actually sleeping! For the past 3 days in a row I have slept on average 5-6 hours a night!! And I’m totally beside myself. I wake up and cannot believe I slept through the night. 

It’s an amazing feeling. I want to continue sleeping soundly and waking up feeling rested and refreshed.

I don’t know what I’m doing right or what exactly is working. (Personally, I suspect it’s #7😂).
Well, here’s the list of changes I have been making as part of improving my sleep.

  1. Limiting my time on social media, particularly FB. It is such a time waster. I’d rather spend time reading the blogs on here. I had set a tech alarm but never followed it. Now I do. No FB after 8pm.

  2. Neuro sleep water. This was recommended to me by a co-worker. It contains melatonin and other sleep supplements. Melatonin typically gives me a headache so I don’t take it everyday.

  3. Guided visualizations and affirmations. These are helping me quiet my often negative mind. I tend to obsess over past mistakes and decisions. And these affirmations are helping me focus on the positive more and to quiet my mind.

  4. Sleeping with the AC on. I have a window unit that I usually used to cool the room then I’d turn it off. I’ve started leaving it on and I noticed immediately I’m tossing and turning less. Is it the coolness in the room or having some background noise? I’m not sure.

  5. Aromatherapy. My bath gel, lotions, candles and room spray are all supposed to help with sleep.

  6. I have dinner very early. By the time I’m going to bed, my stomach is pretty empty.

  7. Chocolate. I’ve started taking a handful of chocolate. The cadbury and other imported kind. I break them into little cubes and have them with my night cap. This is the only exception I make as far as eating after dinner.

And I’m sleeping! So I’ll continue doing these things.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds perfect to me! I do 1, 3 and six which works for me but there are still nights where I can’t sleep and then put on some soft music for me to listen to. You get anxiety calming music on YouTube that I’m just absolutely in love with.

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  2. mintyfreshie says:

    This was a super helpful and interesting post!


  3. courtneyisms says:

    I have to have a fan on to sleep-I like the noise. And if it’s too warm, forget it.

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    1. authensible1357 says:

      I’m finding that out too. Pretty amazing!

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  4. All good tips, and I’ve used some of them in the past. Now if only there was something I could do about the kids letting me stay asleep. Lol
    – Christine


    1. authensible1357 says:

      So true😁

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  5. Chella says:

    I really like the blog, especially tip #7😂 I think I’ll try that one as well! Thanks so much for sharing and I truly hope you’ll continue to sleep!!!

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