Tag: sleep

A Lullaby for Sleepless Nights

A Lullaby for Sleepless Nights

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I've been having major difficulties sleeping through the night lately. I'm not sure why, but all the standard remedies just don't seem to work. I've heard that God is trying to talk to us or trying to get us to talk to him if we can't sleep in the deep of the night. So I'm going to try something different. I'm going to sing "Jesus Loves Me" to myself and my inner child, just like a mother would sing a lullaby to her little one. It might take several repetitions, but I'm hoping that if I actively place my heart in God's hand every night, my sleep patterns will finally even out again. I want to sleep as peacefully as one of God's baby creations.
Gratitude for My Live-In Sleep Coach

Gratitude for My Live-In Sleep Coach

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It's been a medically fascinating week for me. Lots of things are changing, for the better, I might add! One of these changes is a new sleeping machine (or CPAP). It's quite a learning curve for me to figure out how to sleep with a hose strapped to my face. But I am in the enviable position of having an expert right next to me. My husband has been super supportive and knowledgeable during this process. (Maybe he just wants a less grumpy wife when she wakes up, but then again so do I.) I am so grateful to have his support and coaching during this time and I am looking forward to waking up without feeling tired all the time too! "Sleep is the best meditation." Dalai Lama nomao saeki
Daily Practice for October 26, 2016

Daily Practice for October 26, 2016

Word:  Ugh. Sleep was interrupted and wonky. I don't know why my sleep was so problematic last night. I feel like I woke up repeatedly and never dropped into deep sleep. Do you ever have those days? These are the things that make me believe my day will not be very efficient from the beginning. And, I'm plotting my nap at 5:00 a.m. Sigh. Regardless. I still have to put one foot in front of the other today. One of my favorite resources for self-deprecating humor, in Hypothyroid Mom. She is Dana Trentini. She has this meme: Regardless, I imagine there are many people that did not sleep well last night. When I imagine what it must be like to be homeless and sleep on the streets (or parks or wherever), I imagine it is to never be safe enough to get a full night's deep sleep. I know how I f