Good Morning Everyone!
Seems like Winter is getting one last lick in before we turn to Spring next week. “Springing forward” doesn’t seem to help me either!
I wanted to post about decluttering and Spring cleaning. It seems appropriate as one, I am moving and having to purge, declutter, combine two households of items (ours and my late parents’) all into a smaller home. Two, the March Joyful Jordan box is full of items to help do this.
When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24b
Did you sleep well last night? No? Well you are not alone. Between 33 to 58 percent of US adults experience occasional insomnia. WOW! Half of us aren't sleeping! Nine to 17% of us experience chronic insomnia meaning it is every night. How is Insomnia defined you ask? It is the inability to initiate or maintain sleep.
Sleep deprivation can cause all sorts of health problems like weight gain, high blood pressure, and forgetfulness - to name a few. Check out Health Benefits of Sleeping and How Far They Reach by Candace Osmond on The Sleep Judge.
So you tell me I can't sleep that long. I just lay there in bed. What's the big deal if I don't get enough sleep? Well, studies show insomniacs work performance at home and work is significantly impaired. Insomniacs function at a sub-optimal level. Insomniacs have higher rates of accidents or injuries.
What causes insomnia? Certain medications, certain medical conditions like chronic pain or breathing difficulties, and certain psychiatric problems like depression or anxiety can all cause insomnia.
Why talk to a doctor, I'll just treat myself. More than 40% of those suffering from insomnia self-medicate with over-the-counter (OTC) medications or with other substances such as alcohol. Over the counter products, such as diphenhydramine which is the active ingredient in most OTC sleep aids , should only be used temporarily and can have possible adverse effects with certain medications and conditions. Alcohol should never be used to help you go to sleep.
What can you do besides taking medication (which I only suggest again for temporary use)? Non medication options play an important part in the management of insomnia. It is far better and has a more lasting effect on insomnia than a short-term course of medication, because the gains made with medication erode once it is discontinued.
Behavioral Therapies for Insomnia or what is called Sleep Hygiene include:
* Exercise Regularly during the day, but not close to bedtime.
* Reduce intake of alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine.
* Avoid intake of copious amounts of fluids close to bedtime.
* Create a comfortable sleep environment.
* Avoid going to bed when too full or too hungry.
* Establish and adhere to a regular sleep schedule.
* Sleep only enough to feel refreshed.
* Use/associate bed only with intimacy and sleep.
* Avoid attempting to force sleep.
* Avoid daytime naps.
* Use Essential Oils like Lavender.
I hope these tips help and email me if you have any questions. Thank you for stopping in and sweet dreams!
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as Christ also has forgiven you. Eph 4:32
Who doesn't like to save money especially at this time of the year! Awesome deals and current items!
Come for a wicked good time and leave with Halloween decor ready for your door!
Event is at my house in Plato, Missouri on Sunday September 14th from 2-4 pm.
We will be making a Halloween wreath, card and gift bag out of the Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit from the new Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog. Join me in making these fun projects and get into the "spirit" of things!
Please contact me through this site prior to September 7th so I may order your kit.or you may purchase at :
Please bring a hot glue gun and kit if you purchase yourself.
Contact me soon or forever be haunted! Look forward to seeing you all.
From top to bottom is the new Mossy Meadow, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Garden Green and Mossy Meadow again. You can really see the richness in the Mossy Meadow ribbon. I can already tell this will be one of my favorites.
Happy Friday! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. That you to all the men and women who have served and are serving in our Armed Forces and have given up so much for my Freedom. Thank You!!!
From top to bottom is Bermuda Bay, the new Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party. I swear the bottom two are different. I absolutely love this new stamp set coming up called Work of Art. Guess it is obvious since I have been using it so much. And the Vivid Vases from the Occasions Catalog will be in the new 2014/2015 catalog! Awesome! Oh and did you see the new ribbon. It is yummy. So, so pretty in person.
Thanks for looking and have a good Friday eve!
"May 16th is Love a Tree Day! They give us shade, shelter and oxygen. When planted near your home, they can reduce heating and cooling costs. When planted near streets, trees can be used to cut down noise and reduce glare and reflection. What's not to love? Go hug a tree!
On top left is Wisteria Wonder, top right is Elegant Eggplant, bottom left is the new Blackberry bliss and bottom right is Perfect Plum. Love the new upcoming set Work of Art. Blackberry Bliss is very different. Glad they added it.
Thank you for stopping by.
Here I am using the Happy Watercolor stamp set still available in the Occasions catalog until June 1st. From Top to bottom are Hello Honey, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.
Thank you for stopping in! Have a wonderful Wednesday!