OK I can’t sleep at night. I’ve tried all of the good tricks out there: don’t eat two hours before you go to sleep, turn off the TV or move the TV out of your room and keep the room cooler. I even take 5htp which makes you relaxed but I can’t seem to close the deal when it is time to sleep. My mom suggest I get a pad of paper and put it by my bed and write down stuff as it comes to mind. That might work if I had a table by my bed….no such luck. During this summer, it doesn’t matter what time I finally fall asleep, I get up by 7:30 am to take a walk. If I wait any longer it is too hot in New Orleans to get through my exercise routine.
So here are some ideas I been toying with to get a good nights’ sleep:
I have three major projects on my mind. All make me anxious and a little tense. So does sleep deprivation make you gain weight? According to some articles I read, yep. But here is the reason why. When you are sleepy you tend to reach for comfort foods. The immediate result? You may be able to fight off sleepiness. The ultimate result? Unwanted pounds as poor food choices set the stage for weight gain and further sleep loss. I am in trouble…..HA!
Quote for this week: I want to sleep, but my brain won’t stop talking to itself!