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Adventures in Sleep

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Sleep

Published December 1, 2011 10:31 AM by Penny Mehaffey

Well, it's been a year now since I started blogging for ADVANCE. I have to say I have enjoyed it very much and I really can't believe how fast the time has passed.

This is typically the time of year when many things can sabotage our best efforts to get adequate sleep. I know for instance, that since my husband's gifts have appeared under our Christmas tree, I will not be sleeping much tonight. He shakes and rattles every gift. He cannot stand the suspense. Even as I write this, I can hear the beep, beep, beep of the metal detector in the living room. Seriously, he's using the metal detector to see if he has any gold ore. His hobby is prospecting.

Then, there's the extra financial strains that come with the season and -- if you're lucky -- the opportunities for overtime to rob you of your sugar-plumb visions. The holiday parties and social events and extra cooking and shopping and wrapping and cleaning.... all crammed into the same 24 hours as the rest of the year comes to a quick close. It all leaves us little time for sleep. A big sleep stealer for me are all those Christmas specials and the Lifetime channel. Must see TV for me.

Whatever it is that interferes with your good night's rest, try and minimize it. One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is a peaceful slumber. Brace yourself, only 24 days left 'til Christmas.



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