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.…

Washing and Changing Bedsheets? Flip Your Mattress.

Washing and Changing Bedsheets? Flip Your Mattress.

Here’s a secret to sleeping well, saving money, and avoiding back pain. Do you change your sheets every week or so? That’s easy to remember to do. The sheets start feeling pasty and a little stiff, not soft like when they come out of the dryer. It’s natural to remember to change your sheets. When…

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.…

A Great Bedtime Routine Will Give You Superpowers

A Great Bedtime Routine Will Give You Superpowers

Batman has superpowers. Yes, he does. His power is his mind. Also, he has all of those gadgets on his utility belt. Those gadgets are the equivalent of superpowers. He can also travel around Gotham using cables and ropes. Can you do that? You can’t. That makes it a superpower. So he doesn’t fly like…

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,…

4 Ways To Count Sheep To Fall Asleep

4 Ways To Count Sheep To Fall Asleep

Why do they tell people to count sheep when they can’t sleep? Here’s a guess: among domesticated livestock, sheep are pretty docile. When you look at your typical flock, you’ll see the fluffy quadrupeds blankly munching away on grass or feed. They’ll stare back at you blankly. Time stops. Clouds float by in the sky.…

How to Sleep In a Haunted House

How to Sleep In a Haunted House

When it comes to the supernatural, there’s a difference between real-life and fiction in the movies and books. More than that, there’s a real difference between real-life and the nonfiction presented in movies, books, and TV shows. This is true for a lot of areas. It’s easy to forget because of the sheer number of…

How To Use a Prayer Candle

How To Use a Prayer Candle

You may have seen rows of prayer candles in grocery, drug store, discount, and big-box stores alike. They usually have a pretty drawing on them. The ones found in the United States are often dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St. Michael, St. Joseph, or another sacred concept. In March 2020,…