Tuesday, July 22, 2008


My friend James once told me that there is not a problem in his life that couldn't be fixed with $1,000,000. I like to modify that saying: there is not a problem in MY life that couldn't be fixed with a good night's SLEEP (make that one month of good sleep).

My body needs lots and lots of sleep...10 hours/night would be just fine. When I was in college, I would go to bed at 9 or 10 PM...college!!!! When I was pregnant? 6PM!

Sadly but expectedly, since having a baby, life has not been kind to me in the sleep department. The hardest thing is, that once you are in that over-tired state, your body works really hard to keep you awake. Did you know that? That's why we have such a hard time sleeping when we're super-tired. Stupid cortisol!

I stumbled upon a podcast that's been really helpful in getting me to sleep. The Meditation Podcast, available through their website or itunes, uses guided imagery, music and binaural beats (something to do with brain waves...probably trying to get me to give up my first-born) to induce a feeling of well-being. Well, it works for me, and I've been able to fall asleep EASILY for the first time in a really long time.

Give it a try and tell me what you think. Also, someone tell me what binaural beats are and whether or not they are a bunch of crap. BFF/psych. major...what say you?


Mrs.Kwitty said...

I know what you mean--it is so hard to function properly when you don't get enough sleep! It's great that you've found something that works for you.
Smiles, Karen

Anonymous said...

Did it work 2 nights in a row?
xx, Mom

Tizzalicious said...

That sounds really interesting!