Week four is now over – and so is almost a month of trying to be the ultimate sleeper. My tally for the week was another $3.99 for kiwis and for the month of January, it was $39.43. Much less than I thought it would be, but I also looked for sleep suggestions that didn’t include herbal supplements which really kept my costs in check.
Even though the first month is basically over, I will continue to incorporate the best tips into my daily sleeping life. I’ve written about what’s helped – not checking the clock, keeping my room cooler and quiet, keeping a bedtime routine and nuts, becoming nuts about nuts. I’ve also started monitoring my walking – I’m not 100% at the 10,000 steps – usually somewhere in the 8,500-9,000, but if it would warm up, I can easily get there. I’ve got my selenium and magnesium intake covered through the foods I eat – great! I have a clearer understanding of what dreams mean and how I can use them. I do forget to stay in sleep position to remember them. Speaking of sleep position – I still wind up in a face plant – but I’ll keep trying to be mindful. I’m also better at cutting off caffeine at a more reasonable hour.
I still need to try meditation – I’ve watched the video which is a first step. I also have to turn my lights out by 11:15 – not as easy as I thought – I’m usually closer to being lights out by 11:45. I haven’t started a worry journal, but this is because I haven’t need to. Since I began this process, I have had an easier time falling asleep and even though I wake up 1-2 times per night, I can fall back into la-la land quickly. I haven’t reached the 7 hour nirvana – but I have had a better quality sleep than I have had in a long time. Even though it is time to move onto a new topic, I’m thankful for all of the tips and will keep using them.
Tomorrow will be a very special entry – it’s about the one test every woman over 40 should have. February 1 will be a brand new month with a brand new topic.