Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Good Sleep Hygiene

Good sleep hygiene "works to heal the impacts of an overactive stress response" from ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), according to the talk I went to yesterday.

And what's "sleep hygiene"? 
I had to look that up.
It's the stuff you do to help get good, regular sleep, like going to bed and getting up at the same time, having a comfortable bed, sleeping in a quiet, dark room, and not being online for a couple hours before bedtime. 

Or whatever works for you. (The advice not to read in bed is anathema to me. How would I ever fall asleep?)

When my SVDP colleague––sorter & pricer Charlotte––was going to throw out an old wooden doll bed because one side had become loose (just needed a little glue),  I asked if I could have it. 

She said sure, and wrote out a price sticker for it:"FREE!"

Here's Red Hair Girl and Squash the Squirrel, practicing sleep therapy.

Can you see how cool the bed is? One side slides up and down, like a real bed for children.


Michael Leddy said...

Sleep tight, little ones!

If you are online at night, the free Mac app f.lux can be very helpful. Correlation is not causation, but after using this app for several weeks, I’m realizing that I’m finding it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the orange glow, but I don’t mind it anymore.

gz said...

a real bed with books..heaven!

Fresca said...

MICHAEL: Wow! THANKS for that link! I installed it right away and it helps.
I don't read on a screen in bed (only have my cumbersom laptop, no handheld devices), but I am online in the evenings--this will be great!

GZ: Heaven to me too. :)

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