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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Daylight Savings Is Kicking My Butt


I love to sleep - I love my bed - my mattress is fluffy but firm - my sheets are 1000 count Egyptian cotton (soft and cool) - I love the way my bed smells, fresh with a hint of flowers - My bed is big and I can stretch out without touching anyone or anything.... Oh, I really really love my bed... and I miss it so much...

Lately, I have been a little stressed. Stressed with work - demands - kids - husband under foot- having a lot on my plate... I am up at dawn talking to clients on the east coast on many mornings and up late in front of the TV trying to calm my racing mind... Last night up watching Gilmore Girls until 2:00 am... Yes, I know - I should have gone to my lovely bed but when my mind is racing my legs get restless and I start kicking up a storm.... Nothing is worse than going to bed to sleep and tossing and turning and legs going wild....

A friend of mine suggested putting soap at the foot of my bed to help with the restless leg syndrome - now I have to figure out how to stop my racing mind - any suggestions?

14 comments:

  1. TV is really stimulating. I know, I watch before bed too. I go through nights like you described and I know it'll pass. Hope your does soon.

    You bed sounds wonderful!

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  2. The Husband and I can't wait to have a King size bed! I know you probably already know this, but ... PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY! That's what I have to do to keep my mind from spinning!!

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  3. No TV an hour before going to bed, a good book (Bible works too). Maybe a warm cup of milk or green tea.

    I've never tried it, but it works wonders on the kids!!!

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  4. I had a couple of nights like that, then decided to stop worrying about what I was worrying about. I know that is hard to do sometimes.

    Hope it gets better for you soon!

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  5. I hope you get some rest soon. I hate when I can't stop my mind from spinning!!!

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  6. It's hard to sleep when your mind is racing with thoughts of everything going on. I'll watch tv, read, but what I've found that really works is Tylenol PM.

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  7. Because your mind is racing, you may want to find a form of exercise that will calm you down. A brisk walk would even help. My mother used to have restless leg, but now that she takes "senior stretch and strength" she is fine. Thanks for coming to my blog.

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  8. Three words for you my friend. Calcium Magnesium Supplement. Take in the evening before bed.

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  9. Your bed looks so comfy! I've got restless leg syndrome too, and I've never heard of putting soap at the foot of the bed, but I'm going to have to try it!

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  10. Oh Your bed truly does look comfy!~ I found your blog through VKT she mentioned you as an inspiration....and any friend of hers is a friend of mine!!~

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  11. First of all, what a beautiful bedroom. But soap at the bottom of the bed? I have never heard of that. I also have RLS, so I'll have to keep that in mind.

    Hope you get a good night's sleep soon!

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  12. Seeing your awesome bed it is hard to believe you cannot sleep, BUT I too have your similar issues. I tried melatonin tablets! Tottaly relaxes you; and not to the point of groggy! I wake up feeling fine... Good luck ~

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  13. Is that really your bed? Wow, it is beautiful! Hi, I m Ellen, reading your blog for the first time, very nice style you have! Found you at VTK, you were also mentioned as an inspiration. Jumping legs is because you are actually too tired. :-( I have it also and it is really annoying. Good luck with the soap, let me know if it helps :-) Have a gread weekend!

    Ellen
    www.elleninamerika.com

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  14. Meditation. It takes daily practice but it will calm you mind. It does also take time and effort but you will find your inner soul and inner self much happier as you practice more.

    Hope you get well soon.

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