Do Over

Man oh man I had a bad sleep last night.  My eyes are literally drooping as I type this.  In fact this morning as I was hitting snooze, and snooze, and then snooze again I was wishing and hoping for a do over.  You know rewind the clock to last night and try the sleep again.  I know I was tossing and turning.  And whenever I did fall asleep it must have been in a twisty pretzel position because my knee is throbbing this morning.

Interestingly enough I have seen a TONNE of New Year’s Resolutions that involve getting more sleep.  In the Chinese zodiac it’s the year of the dragon.  But in the North American zodiac it must be the year of the 8 hours of rest.

Sleep is a very very precious commodity at our house.  Brad has two sleeping disorders that disrupt both his sleep and mine.  He’s declined medication and instead has focused on lifestyle changes to try to improve his resting time.  The most important change is the wind down.  At 10pm it’s time for us to wind down.  We turn off the computer, the tv, the phones and we go to bed to read.  Obviously we’re not perfect every night but we try to stick to it as often as possible.

I wrote an article over at the Fitfluential blog with all the tips that the doctor gave Brad to get a better night’s rest.  Go check it out.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight.

Okay sorry, I realize Christmas is over.

What are your tips for getting a better night’s sleep?  Is sleep included on your new year’s resolutions?

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