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  • CREATING THE IDEAL SLEEPING AREA..

    8 posts, 6 voices, 651 views, started Nov 14, 2008

    Posted on Friday, November 14, 2008 by Rena Bennefield

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      The way you use your bedroom can have a profound effect on your ability to get a good night's sleep...Your bedroom is your sanctuary – a calm and relaxing place that, since your childhood has been a personal space in which you can relax and be yourself... Here are some suggestions...

      Colors play a big part of making it a relaxing place..Green: all shades produce... Balance, Harmonizing, Calming,  Soothing, Comforting Relaxing...

      KEEP IT DARK...We associate light with being awake... If you don't have dark thick drapes..Think about using one of those mask things...

      RECLAIM YOUR BED... you may be associating your bed with other activates..If you want to sit in your room and relax reading.. Sit in a big comfy chair..Not in the bed...
      THE RIGHT MATTRESS...An uncomfortable mattress or pillows can make for a bad night's sleep...Support is key..

      FRESH AIR...Even in winter fresh air is essential for a sound night's sleep..Stuffiness or smells can remind you of the days activities...Clear your mind and switch off the day..

      TEMPERATURE... Our bodies cool down as we sleep. Opening your window or turning on a fan can help drop the temperature of a room...

      SILENT NIGHT...To block out distracting background noises, you can use ear plugs, try white noise, such as a fan or relaxing music..Like The Sound Of Rain, The Ocean Waves...

      DREAM PILLOW... A dream pillow is a small sachet filled with aromatic herbs..When squeezed the dream pillow emits the fragrances of the herbs within to help you drift into a restful sleep...

      I use a mixture of Lavender, Sage, Eucalyptus, and some Dragons Blood Oil.. It smells soooo good.. I made curtains for our room..They have a thick back on them...and we have blinds. It does make a difference with no light peeking through.... Something else you can try is a Native Tradition: A Dream Catcher..I have one above my bed hanging from my headboard.. They are based on the belief the dreams are filled with meaning and purpose...The dream catches holds your dream meanings so that the meaning will not be lost...  



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 14, 2008
        • This was a very informative post and such a great topic of discussion, especially since I have fibromyalgia.  Insomnia is a huge challenge with fibromyalgia, but I do my best to have my bedroom set up in a way that promotes relaxation and quality rest.  I am all for TOTAL DARKNESS!  My sisters tease me because I use a black sheet to cover my window before I go to bed each night.  It really does make a difference for me! Another trick that works wonders for me is using an electric heating pad on my back, while I prop up pillows under my knees.  Then I read a great book and sooner or later, I am dosing off to sleep!

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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 14, 2008
        • I will love to have sweet dreams if I can just have the power in leaving this screen!  I found out if I didn’t blog, no dream of you ladies.  That’s is not my desired dream.



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          Kmarie wrote Nov 14, 2008
        • This really is a neat topic thank you. Some really good ideas.



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          Rena Bennefield wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • I hear you Ladies..I to have Fibromyalgia..And I have found that lavender & eucalyptus does the trick for me..The eucalyptus opens up your sinus..Jerry b/f Has restless leg syndrome, a very bad case of it..Doctors have given him so many kinds of medication..With very few results..He also gets leg cramps at night..I mean really bad ones. So I researched both topics and found that he could have a depletion of certain vitamins and it may be the cause of the problem.. So I tried it and he has fewer attacks. Where he was having them 5 out of 7 nights now its 3 or 4 a month.. He needed Magnesium, Potassium, and Calcium. I am also giving him a multi vitamin. I give him Melatonin too   As for me when my Fibromyalgia is bothering me, I fill the tub up with water as hot as I can stand it. When you get enough water add a few drops of lavender and rose oil..Light a few candles and just relax. Add a few drops of each to a bottle of baby oil and rub your body in it after you dry off..As for clearing my mind I use a focal point..I close my eyes and envision a huge tree in the middle of a meadow. There are flowers everywhere. The sun is warm on my face and skin...a soft breeze is blowing and I breath in the scent of the wild flowers as I walk through the tall wavering grass...by the time I get to the tree and sit there under its cooling branches..I am drifting off to sleep..If I am still not able to fall asleep.. I take a Melatonin, 5 mg..Try these methods, I have found that you need to experiment with different things to find one that helps you..



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 15, 2008
        • Kataramoon, I use Melatonin, too.  However, I noticed that after using this method for many months, my body must have become too used to it because it is not working as well.  

          Yes, I take a hot bath with lavender bath salts and plenty of candles to promote total relaxation.  It really does help reduce the aches and pains as well as help me sleep better.



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          Rena Bennefield wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • If you find that the Melatonin is not working well it may very well be your body has gotten used to it..If your taking the 5mg ones you can buy the 3mg ones and increase your dose by one 3mg tab..or stop taking it and drink Chamomile tea at bedtime..or you can take a 5mg and drink a cup of tea also..you just need your body to change the way it uses the melatonin, you can do that by changing your routine..Another way to relax is to add about a half a cup of Epsom Salts and a few drops of Lavender and Rose..It is really nice and relaxing.. =)



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