Well if you've read my facebook status or my blog at all in the last two or three months, you know that for some reason, I'm just not getting enough sleep. Today I have been researching different natural remedies to help improve sleep. I can't take anything drug-wise (though I probably wouldn't even if I wasn't pregnant) and I can't drink liquor as many have suggested (also due to pregnancy) so I've been intent on finding some other resolution. So, I've been reading online.
The first page I read was trans4mind.com -- their extensive article included exercise, eating well, and cutting caffeine. How helpful. The other things they included were strange, off the wall ideas -- like color therapy. They suggested that lighting and colors may make you more alert and less likely to fall asleep. Well, the problem isn't falling asleep or staying asleep -- its sleeping well and being rested.
The second was on Health.com -- their 8 Natural Remedies that Might Help you Sleep
this was stupid. 6 of the 10 were "natural" supplements that you buy at the drug store. I'm sorry but if I have to buy it as a pill I don't think it's all that natural. Their other two were yoga and aromatherapy. I used to do yoga some right after I had Raziel so I wonder if it would help now. I don't remember if it helped me sleep or not, but I may as well give it a go. As far as aromatherapy was concerned, I've tried all that and lavender doesn't put me under like most people.
So I went back to google and tried again -- this time I skipped down to one that promised to look better -- All about Natural Sleep. I particularly noticed that in the description it stated "how to sleep like a baby every night." It was as if Google had heard my thoughts!! (or else God... which is more likely, of course) www.sleep-aid.com Well some was quite ridiculous, actually. One suggestion in particular caught my attention and made me laugh aloud.
• Threaten yourself that “If I am not asleep within the next 10 minutes, I will get up and…” clean the oven, or clean the fridge….whatever you really hate doing… When your brain knows you really mean it - this will scare you to sleep to avoid a nasty chore!
Really? that's ridiculous! I'm not going to trick myself into sleeping so i don't clean. That is the silliest thing I've read so far.
I also read something about having the clutter cleaned out to enhance the flow of chi (some old chinese thing)... I wonder if that would actually make a difference or not. Those chinese people were crazy but always seemed to live for freaking ever...
Well -- thus far the search has been unhelpful. I will clean my room and do some yoga. Maybe I should just relax about my life a little and stop stressing out so much.