What are yours? Mine, my most recent secret is lying to my sleep doctor. He wants me to spend no more than 8 1/2 or 9 hours in bed every night. I’ve had trouble with that. In my last sleep log, in the place where I put down my going-to-bed time, I put in a later time than I actually did go to bed.

The rules are: face the east window every morning for 20-30 minutes, listen to a relaxation tape every afternoon, don’t spend more than 8 1/2 or 9 hours in bed. Oh, and decrease my sleep meds. He doesn’t have rules like: sit up straight, or eat your vegetables. Thank God.

I’m to go to bed at 10:30 and get up at 7. If I can’t get to sleep in the first half hour, I’m to get up and leave the bedroom and read or sort postcards. Etc. Then I go back to bed and sleep. Hopefully.

It helps! I’m sleeping better and the decease in my meds means I’m not so sluggish in the afternoon. Sleepy people of the world ARISE and get help!


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