What To Do When You’re Too Troubled To Sleep

What To Do When You’re Too Troubled To Sleep

Police officers get to see the worst of humanity. Dealing with violence, crime, neglect, narcissism, anger, and the general underbelly of humanity is their stock-in-trade. This carries over to bedtime. A study from 2011 showed 40 percent of police had at least one sleep disorder. Most commonly, the disorder was physically expressed as sleep apnea.…

Self-Care Means Sleep Enough

Self-Care Means Sleep Enough

There’s no good way to measure the direct effects of “self-care.” There are indirect measurements, like average blood pressure, cholesterol level, and other things like that. Beyond that, there’s only you and the way you feel. You’re obligated to do it alone; by yourself. Everyone else is too. It suffers from a lack of support.…

Social Jet Lag: A Real Drag

Social Jet Lag: A Real Drag

Get the jet-lagged, crummy feeling of an intercontinental airplane ride with none of the excitement and none of the bills-suffer from social jet lag! You can go far to the south or north, all the way to a different country, even another continent. Physically, you’ll feel fine. Your physical location won’t disrupt your circadian rhythm.…

Move That Mattress On The Floor Already!

Move That Mattress On The Floor Already!

Admit it. It doesn’t seem right to put the mattress on the floor. First, there comes the problem of moving the cumbersome thing. You might have to ask for some help from someone to manage it. Second, it doesn’t seem right to sleep on the floor. It’s like someone from a strange place would do.…

5 Techniques To Use To Stop Thinking About Something

5 Techniques To Use To Stop Thinking About Something

Having the same thoughts repeat in your mind isn’t always useful. If you need to remember to do something, maybe. Do it, whatever it is, and it’s done. Suppose you’re “rehearsing,” sure. That can be good too. It’s intentional. You’re carving neural pathways trying to make your performance smoother and faster. There’s a point, however,…

Swimming Can Help You Sleep Like a Log

Swimming Can Help You Sleep Like a Log

I slept like a baby. Saying that may or may not inspire an image in the listener’s mind of someone who slept well. Practically every parent has had the experience of trying to soothe a colicky baby all night at least once. However, babies sometimes sleep through all kinds of things. It’s a mixed metaphor.…

Why You Need To Play Every Day

Why You Need To Play Every Day

They say variety is the spice of life. Maybe they should say the same thing about playing. Being playful brings all kinds of good things our way. It’s a disposition, an indirect root cause. Sometimes it’s not seen that way because sometimes playfulness can be confused with silliness or foolishness. They can look the same…

On the Possible Influence Of Ghosts, Demons and Angels On Sleep

On the Possible Influence Of Ghosts, Demons and Angels On Sleep

An area that intrigued me when I started writing this blog was the spiritual side of sleep. It seemed to be the health dimension nobody else was writing or thinking about. The spirit is one dimension of health along with emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, and social. This means that as the other health dimensions…

Never Pay To Meditate

Never Pay To Meditate

Meditation has become a big business as part of the increased attention paid to the idea of wellness. Venture capitalists are investing millions in it. When they put so much money into it, that means they’re hoping to make a lot back. Meditation┬áhas been studied as a treatment for high blood pressure, stress, pain, irritable…

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