Sunday, October 14, 2012

Forgive YourSelf

"Always do what is right. Always! But forgive yourself if you forget sometimes." 

-David Rose

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Night Terrors

Does anyone know about Night Terrors? I had never heard of them until I was babysitting my niece and experienced first-hand how terrifying they can be!

Night Terrors usually occur in children between 3-7yrs old. There aren't any known causes (although genetics have been mentioned). The child normally doesn't remember the night terror or aware during the night terror. They aren't harmful but they can be scary if you aren't educated as to what is happening.

A child experiencing a night terror can scream, walk around, throw things, cry, yell, talk, and be very confused. Thankfully, they usually, only last about 15-20minutes.

The recommended treatments are to comfort your child, create a relaxing environment for them (routines help). Also, medications are available, in extreme cases. They usually grow out of them at age 10yr.

References: Medicine Plus: Night Terror

New Sleep Technique...

There have been a lot of thunderstorms and rain where I live lately. While laying in bed listening to the thunder and rain I became relaxed. While this seems like an obvious remedy to help promote sleep and relaxation, I had never tried it.

I began to close my eyes and just listen to the thunderstorms. The next thing I knew, I was fast asleep! The point is, maybe try techniques that you were hesitant to try because they didn't seem likely to work because you never know what might work for you:)

Sweet Dreams!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sleep help I've been using lately

I can't take prescribed sleeping pills because they tend to make me oversleep, wake up with a horrible headache or some other intolerable side effect. The last time I went to see my doctor she mentioned that she uses the over the counter sleep aid with Diphenhydramine HCl (which is similar to Unisom) but much cheaper. 

Ever since, I have been taking 2 every night before bedtime and sleeping very well, without any side effects! You can purchase them online or at walmart. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ultimate Sleep Challenge from Dr. Oz

This looks like a good set of instructions and steps to help promote sleep!

The Dr. Oz Show: "tore and protect our many intricate systems and vital organ functions. However, a"