It’s the simple things

The endless cycle of not being able to sleep really does wear you down. When it goes on for what seems like forever, in the back of your mind you start to believe that you will never sleep.Nothing helpsNothing is working.And yet you search for something.I am here to...

Eat to sleep.

When it comes to getting a solid night’s sleep there are so many things that can happen in the body to disrupt your sleep.  But that also means that there can be things to put in place to get that good night’s sleep.That is what it takes to get sleep...

Are affirmations really helpful?

You cannot sleep and it is really affecting your mental health.The frustration of not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep really gets the mind going into a very negative state.Of course, how can you think positive when you are exhausted, have a lack of energy and...

Cyberchonria

How much of a googler are you? I think, like most of us, it is so easy to google and get instant answers.  Like finding the lyrics to a song we cannot remember or an actor who was in a particular movie or what to do with all the zucchini growing abundantly in the...

Say What? You Want Stress!

Aren’t we always reading how bad stress is for us?  How it affects our health, digestion, mood and even our sleep. And yet stress is important for us to function.  Stress is natural, a biological human response that saves us from danger by fighting or...

Look to the light.

What do you do when you wake up in the morning?Linger in bed?  Think about how awful your sleep was?Throw the sheets or pillow over your head hoping to sleep a bit more? Then you get up. What happens next?Head for the washroom?Have a shower?  Wash your...

It’s like a headache

I used to get frequent headaches, in fact, most of them were migraines. Frequently I would reach out for aspirins with codeine – the only thing that worked to get rid of my headaches.  The aspirin never stopped the migraines from happening, they just...

It’s not yours

You say to yourself, oh no, I did not sleep at all last night.And you just wish you had some sleep and now you are feeling so tired and drained.Not an ounce of energy. Not getting sleep makes you feel close to tears and of all days you wanted the strength to deal with...

Bedtime.

The day is ending and heading into evening.  You start to worry, maybe even a bit fearful, about going to bed.You start associating your bed or even your bedroom as an unpleasant place.Afterall it is a source of your pain.And not being able to sleep is...

Really, being grateful helps with sleep.

I think it goes without saying that we will be so thankful to see the last of 2020.It really has rocked most of us like nothing we have ever experienced.Oh the stories we will tell the next generation in 20 years from now on how we lived through a pandemic.And that is...