Top of this fall morning!
I hope that you had windows open a crack if crisp weather is yours.
I’m lucky to get my New England tree and temperature fix!
Back to restful sleep. That uber-important quarter of our lives. Sleep 💤.
Most adults have episodic or chronic insomnia at some point(s). Not good 🙁
Sleep deprivation can often be mitigated with a bit of know how and common sense:
Poor Richard would commend these viable hacks to improve restorative sleep:
Screen time limits- particularly blue tinted screens.
No texting as slumber time nears
Dozing to TV shows before pillow time
Big suppers or late dining / snacks
Missing a romp in the hay
No or nil nightcaps
Too warm bedroom temperatures
Skipping a warm bath or cool shower 60-90 minutes before lights out
Taking anger or stress with ya to bedtime
Missing a daily workout to get you to right “weary” state
Sleep obstructions (apnea)!
Benign prostate pressure on Guys’ urethras
And etc, etc.
Da Nile is not a sleepy river.
Sure, there are prescriptions that may serve as sleep bandaids. Sure, many post menopausal ladies have added challenges with hot flashes.
I advocate au naturel steps to counter boomer problems like poor sleep- until one has exhausted non-prescription regimens.
Don’t become exhausted.
Sleep is NOT overrated if you like to live longer and better.
Go get it- however you can.
Our San Diego weather is toasty and I hope that we’re free of fires.