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My Adventure in Spark Land...Day 79 of 365 days...sleeping tips

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Question (from 31 days of self care pin): Who are your role models and what qualities do you share with them?

At this moment of time, I do not have any role models.

Yesterday I wrote my blog in a hurry. I am going to share some sleeping tips that was connected to week 12 get more sleep. There are 10. I will share 2 a day for 5 days.

1) Limit your blue light exposure. At least 45-60 minute before bed time. The author said she uses f.lux that changes the hue of the screen at certain times to remove the blue light late at night.
2) Meditate before bed to help shut down your mind.

I've had trouble with my sleeping patterns since son went off to college. I didn't know there was f.lux. I've never tried meditation. This week I had planning on working on my sleep patterns before I saw this anyhow. This is perfect! I also want to work on my morning routine. Next week is 3 month check in so I may have 2 weeks to work on this!

It is very windy and cold here but I will still add a poem:

Leaves are falling
(tune of jingle bells)

Leaves are falling
Leaves are falling
One fell on my nose!

Leaves are falling
Leaves are falling
One fell on my toes!

Leaves are falling
Leaves are falling
One fell on my head!

Leaves are falling
Leaves are falling
Yellow, orange, and red!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Thank you for the wonderful support. Thank you for the encouragement.

I drove in high winds yesterday. At times there were leaves blowing around the road. That was my boo season fun!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    aim for 7-8 hours sleep each day
    extra sleep or naps wont hurt
    keep the same bedtime routine, even on weekends
    no screens(blue light) i hour before bed
    no exercise within 1 hour of bedtime
    try not to eat anything 2 hours before bed
    no alcohol before bed
    a glass of warm sweetened milk may help just before bed
    focus on your breathing when first in bed
    sleep on your left-hand side if possible.
    herbal teas like chamomile may help

    lack of sleep can increase stress and appetite.
    632 days ago
    Thanks for the sleeping tips. Look forward to reading the others.

    Cute poem! emoticon emoticon
    632 days ago
    I turn off the computer an hour before I want to go to sleep. I get in bed and read real books, not ebooks.
    632 days ago
    Love your poem. Have a blessed day. emoticon
    632 days ago
  • LINDA!
    emoticon for sharing the poem. We also have been having very heavy winds today. In fact it knocked out our electricity for awhile. Sometimes prayers are my meditation. Other times I use visualzation if very difficult to relax at night.
    632 days ago
    Never heard of a f.lux either.

    I usually do meditation when I wake up in the morning and again when I go to bed. Helps relax!
    633 days ago
    I have a few role models here on Spark, who just keep going inspite of pain & illness.
    633 days ago

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!
    633 days ago
    Thank you
    633 days ago
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