Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Goodnight Moon!

As many of you may well know, I don't sleep. Ever. Prescription medications to remedy this problem are a pretty common occurrence in my life. I don't like it...but I also don't like the sunny side of 3am. I am a self admitted pill popper. Trouble is, they don't really work anymore. So I have been reading up on ye ol' interwebs and trying to come up with a Plan B. You know, just in case Plan Ambien ceases to work completely.

There is an article on MSN today titled, "Finding Dreamland." Sounds promising, no?


This is the first brilliant idea they tossed out,
Turn off your mind
Keep yourself from rehashing a stressful day of worries by focusing your thoughts on something peaceful and non-threatening, says Michael Stevenson, Ph.D., a psychologist and clinical director of the North Valley Sleep Disorders Center in Mission Hills, California. Play some soft, soothing music as you drift off or some environmental noise, such as the sound of a waterfall, waves crashing on a beach, or the sound of rain in a jungle. The only rule: Be sure it's not intrusive or distracting.

OHHHH! I should turn off my mind?! That's great info, thank you. Never occurred to me before. I am about as satisfied with that tidbit as I was when I left the sleep clinic and they said, "Yeah-you never really slept all night. Hmmmmm"

Hmmmm indeed.

(And on an unrelated note, why is 'goodnight' one word but 'good day' and 'good morning' are two?)


kmk said...

what if you tried no caffiene after noon??? large doses of caffiene all day long, as in diet coke ;) cant be good for trying to fall asleep at night???
maybe ridding oyur system of caffiene would be wonders - no more drugs neeeded.
I drink zero caffience and I cant stay awake fo' nuttin' - so how 'bout I add a few cans and you subtract a few???

royalbird said...

I'm right there with you. Only with my little boogers, it's unlikely that I will ever have a full 8 hours to devote to sleep, so I don't even bother with the meds. Maybe I should try em. It sucks being tired all the time!

Maursupial said...

Yeah. If I could turn off my brain I'd have been sleeping YEARS ago. Seriously. What kind of idiots are these people? Idiots that can sleep and have no freakin' clue, that's who.

Sorry. I didn't sleep last night and I'm cranky.

Insomaniacley yours....

Mona said...

You know, I don't think I ever realized that goodnight was one word. Weird.

These are the things that would keep me up at night.

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