Lately I have not been sleeping well...what do ya mean lately...I never seem to sleep well. But sometimes are better than others, I am in that others right now. I try like heck to follow all the suggestions for falling asleep....no caffeine, no TV, no exercising before bed (how about never?), cool (yep, AC is running full force), dark (no lights on, blinds closed, eyes shut) but still sleep alludes me. I have tried lavender body lotion and lavender oils since the aroma is supposed to be soothing and calming to no avail. After laying awake for an hour or more, I finally give up and go downstairs to sit on the back porch. Since it is usually after midnight there is nothing but the night sounds to listen to. No birds chirping, no wind rustling through the trees, only the hum of the AC and the crickets with their summer sounds reach my ears. I hear an occasional airplane in the sky or the drone of cars on a nearby busy street, but mostly I hear silence. Toby wanders down and follows me out, but doesn't stay long and returns to his spot on the stairs waiting patiently for me to return to bed. With it being so warm, I don't even bother to put on a robe, just me in my nightgown sittin' and rockin' and thinkin' scattered thoughts. God and I have our best conversations at this time of night, altho I seem to do most of the talking. After awhile, I feel my eyes beginning to droop and think perhaps now I can fall asleep. Sometimes it works, other times not.
I want to know the secret....how the heck does one stand on one foot and sleep so soundly?? Do you suppose this would work for me? If you have a secret to sleep, please share.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone." ~ Anthony Burgess
and (this made me giggle)
"If people were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters." ~ Author Unknown
Until next time.....