Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Do you visualize a reoccurring theme to help you relax for sleep?

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 10:29 AM
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  • Steve, how many hours do you sleep. I've always heard that 8 hours a night is healthy. As I've gotten older I find myself only getting about 6 hours. And I usually wake up every 2 hours or so, a light sleeper also. Don't know if that's normal

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Mon, Oct 12, 2015, at 6:43 PM
  • I sometimes have trouble getting to sleep, but very seldom. I sleep like a stone. My wife says I never move. Depending on how I am laying when I go to sleep, I may wake up with the imprint of whatever I am laying on embedded into my skin. LOL

    When I do have trouble sleeping it is usually for the same reasons as you Steve, too many things on my mind. When that happens, I get up, pray, and read, either the Bible, or a bible study. One of my Favorites is "The Three Battlegrounds" by Francis Frangipane. It is miraculous how this has worked to solve my issue and relieve my tensions.

    Avoid reading about whatever was keeping you awake, unless you plan to stay awake until the problem is solved LOL.

    Hand over all your worldly problems to God and receive peace. At least, that is how it is with me.

    Good night:)

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Mon, Oct 12, 2015, at 7:50 PM
  • I used to be on 6 hours but without Benadryl, or some

    Sleeping aid I toss all night. Maybe two hours total.

    Strangely I feel good after such a restless night but I can't go a second.

    If I can't coax myself into sleep with my peaceful place, I read adventure novels or old books about far away places. Recently finish an 800 page book about Australia.

    Our daughter gave me a kindle for Christmas and I have been reading reading reading. Just finished Treasure Island and am now jumping into Swiss Family Robinson. Saw the movies but never read the books.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Oct 12, 2015, at 9:12 PM
  • A reader offline reminded me of "white noise" devices. Things that make soothing noises to cover little things that go bump in the night. Our cats never seem to fail at making those bump sounds, along with many others.

    I usually use a fan and like the air moving but the Winter has a way of discouraging that. An already chilling morning is that much chillier with wind whistling past your ears.

    Well, maybe not quite that bad, but not to hear my wife tell it. :-0

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 14, 2015, at 9:21 AM
  • Jim & I both love the sound of waves crashing on the shore, so we fall asleep with wave CDs on each side of the bed. No birds, just waves.

    -- Posted by bettyhbrown on Wed, Oct 14, 2015, at 3:29 PM
  • Now that is immersed in waves!

    I can remember falling asleep at the beach many times with that sound and the smell of salt water. I a sure they could create an air freshener to go along with that experience. Yawn, just about there now.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 14, 2015, at 3:49 PM
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