I use this blog as a journal of sorts – more for my own record than anything else. Which leads me to make this notation:
I have suffered off and on from insomnia for several years now. It’s typically of menopausal women and since I get plenty of down time (an hour or so of meditation per day) I typically do not get worn down and exhausted – even though I typically only sleep about 6 hours a night.
If I’m tired, I take a short nap. If I can’t sleep – I get up and do something. I’m lucky in that I don’t need to worry about being UP for a J-O-B (swear word) or children or anything. My life, my schedule is pretty much my own. (I know…..I said I’m lucky! The LUCKIEST!)
Having said that – I do miss sleeping through the night. I get irritated sometimes when I wake up at 2:30 and am wide awake – ‘cuz I like to sleep – and our bed is one of my favorite places on earth.
A girlfriend of mine (massage therapist with the magic touch) had read something about eating a banana (or a teaspoonful of honey) about 2 hours before bedtime to help with sleeping through the night. I decided it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try.
I guess I’m not ready to say it’s a full and total success yet – maybe it’s just a fluke or maybe it’s placebo effect – but the last 3 nights I’ve eaten a banana before bed (which is incredibly hard for me to do because I have it in my head that you shouldn’t eat anything within 2 hours of bedtime not to mention HORROR OF HORRORS, the carb contact in a banana!) but I’ve slept through the night – at least until 4:30/5AM.
hmmmmm……perhaps I’ll call it the ‘Banana Miracle’! Time will tell.