Thursday, July 14, 2011
Radar is a master of sleep. Perhaps because he is deaf, he is a sound and sincere sleeper. I often have to blow on him with my coffee breath, to awaken him gently. When we first got him from the shelter he would spook something fierce when startled awake. Now, even when I try to wake him with my coffee breath, he is so trusting and at ease, he barely opens his eyes... unless he's hungry and I've been out of the house for a bit.
The Hufffington Post recently ran an article about a sleep study. Seems men who were rocked while they slept in a hammock, slept more soundly and had more effecient sleep than those unrocked. I have spent a career rocking babies. If you are struggling with sleep here are some things I do to sleep better......
*keep the room cool to cold
*dont' watch the news right before bed
*wear great pajamas
*make a list of what is on your mind before you dress for bed
(Try It. Just writing it down, lets your mind forget it a bit)
*Rock a bit before you go to sleep
*relish your sleep, look forward to it, consider it good for you, because it is
I think about knitting before I sleep. I love to list the yarns in my stash in my mind and consider my next knit project. I don't count sheep, but I do count blessings and yarns are among them.