"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body."
~ Proverbs 16:24
"May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You! May those who love Your salvation say evermore, "God is great!"
~ Psalm 70:4 ESV
On "Meow-day" entry for Sept. 26th I posted:
To stay healthy and have energy, get 10 - 11 hours of sleep each night. To help you fall asleep, ______ before bed.
What should you do before going to bed? Should you:
a) watch TV
b) avoid cafeine
I was fairly confident that the answer was c) exercise but after doing a wee bit of research I am kinda teetter-tottering on that idea . . . but I am reckoning exercise does indeed help just don't do a mini work out then try to hop into bed & expect to drop off real fast . . . anyhow find some neato sleep bits that I thought I would share . . . I came across this in a Sleep and College Life, 13 Methods To Enhance Sleep:
* Forego regular exercise at bedtime. Although physical activity is good, exercising before bedtime may actually make it more difficult to go to sleep.
* Finish eating a large meal a minimum of three hours before going to bed.
* Have a set bed time as well as sleep time, allowing variation of only one hour, even on weekends.
* Avoid caffeine, nicotine and other stimulants in the late afternoon and evening.
* Try not to use your bedroom for activities other than sleep. Some of these may include television watching, studying, etc.
* Create a bedroom environment that is comfortable for sleep. Try, if possible, to keep it cool, dark and noise-free.
* Find a comfortable mattress and pillow.
* Read a relaxing book, or listen to soothing music before getting into bed.
* If stressful thoughts or problems are on you mind, try writing them down to put them out of your mind for the night.
* If you are unable to sleep, get out of bed and engage in something interesting or productive until you feel sleepy again.
* Avoid alcohol—although alcohol may help you fall asleep, the resulting sleep is fragmented and of poor quality.
* Relaxation techniques that can be easily learned and have no side effects will enhance sleep significantly.
* Accept that sleep is just as important to your functioning as exercise and nutrition.
I got to tell you my daughter gets the itch to cook from time to time . . . & when she does you best get her the products she is seeking & get out of her wayyyyyy !!!! Yesterday she had a hankering for curry . . . actually she was wanting to take a toss at Japanese Curry but me being a "peanut-butter-jelly, mac 'n' cheese, give me a plain bagel" sort of person I opted for her to first begin off with a real simple curry . . . let me tell you this girl . . . she rocked & rolled it !
The end result reminded me of a commerical I have been seeing for Chunky Soup where you pour the soup over a plate of rice . . . but I think hers came out much better
God, I do pray that my loved ones would know You better and trust You more today - no matter what their circumstances. Truly, You are wonderful! Amen