Insomnia has become my whiny friend that keeps me up every night. I have tried various remedies throughout the past couple of weeks – hot tea, soothing baths, no coffee after three, good damn it I even tried to fall asleep to the sounds of Enya! Nothing has worked!
I lay their listening to the sounds of everyone snoring in the house with intense jealousy! I want to be the one snoring contentedly!
I want to have a good nights rest where my whole body relaxes when I wake-up the in the morning feeling fresh as a morning bird!
Sadly, this has not been my luck…
I did whatever sleep deprived person would do – I went to the drug store and bought a box of extra strength sleep-Zzz.
It was my last resort from turning into a sleep deprived monster who would roar at the sound of the family channel and scream at the sight of an empty coffee pot.
My husband was concerned “Honey! Are you sure want to take those?”
“Of course, I do!”
“People get addicted to that stuff.”
I gave him my bitchiest eye roll and popped two of the suckers.
It was within a half hour I had found the fields of gold and was snoring the night away.
That is until my dog began licking my face and whimpering!
At first I brushed her off and went back to sleep.
This time it was loud whimpering noises, she kept licking my face with fervor, and I gave her a pet to defuse the situation. I then rolled back into my deep glorious slumber with Sting.
An hour later my husband gave me a shake! “Honey! Wake-up!”
“What the hell?”
“Your snores! They are not healthy! You take long pauses! I just wanted to make sure you were breathing and actually okay?”
I gave him the stink eye mumbled and explicative and rolled back to bed. I wanted the sounds of the Outfield to come back while I frolicked in The Fields of Gold with Sting. Sadly, the saunter in the splendid glass never returned and is only a memory in the distant past…
It was the next morning I awoke dazed and confused as I mumbled incoherently to everyone around me. As the coffee dribbled down my chin I was hit with the hard fact of reality that it’s best not to take such a wonderful drug even if Sting is involved…
What is your best sleeping remedy? Please do not advise Enya!
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga