Re: Lack of sleep
Bluetooth gave you some of the most commonly heard advice, and I go along with most of it. However, you'll have to see how each works for YOU, as there are definitely individual differences.
One big difference for me is the eating before bed. I find that I can't sleep if I am at all hungry. To sleep better I often have my evening meal late, 9:00 or 10:00 PM. Or if I eat the main meal earlier, say about 6:00, I still have something substantial before retiring. Also, I usually cannot sleep through the night. And if anything wakes me up, (and at my age the bladder seems to do that almost every night regardless of how much or little I drink in the evening) it is almost impossible to get back to sleep again. But on rare occasions I can, but ONLY if I get up and eat something. Maybe a banana, warm milk and a couple of oat bran biscuits, or a dish of peaches and cottage cheese. I am at my ideal weight so I can afford to do that. And I was one of those people who was perpetually underweight in my younger years, between 103 and 107 pounds most of the time until about age 30, even though I tried to gain weight. I don't think I ever went over 118 pounds until after I retired - and I'm 5'5". So maybe my metabolism made me different from most people on this score.
Also for me, I need to avoid anything too stimulating in the evening. No murder mysteries, for example. No lively conversation. If I go to any event where I'm with people in the evening, I can almost guarantee that I won't get to sleep for at least three hours after I get home.
Last edited by Uff-Da!; 12-07-2004 at 09:06 PM.