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ProbableIceCream posted 5/27/2014 15:55 PM

Today I am tired and kinda meh, very very very mild anxiety. I feel like the work I've done to improve my sleep, and the exercising I've been doing, have been big helps.

I finally addressed a sleep issue that I've been having, today. Basically the sun wakes me up around 5:30-6:00 a lot of mornings, and that's earlier than I actually have to get up, and it throws me off really badly (I am, at least for the moment, very sensitive to sleep disturbances). It did so today and I got fed up and decided to cover my window. Obvious, right? Not so obvious when you're tired all the time...

I grabbed a white and a black twin sheet at goodwill and put them up with thumbtacks. Not fancy, but it was quick and very effective.

One day at a time. Maybe some day it'll flip over and most of my days will be clear headed and rested.

nowiknow23 posted 5/27/2014 15:58 PM

((((PIC)))) I hope the window covering helps with your sleep pattern. Hang in there.

ProbableIceCream posted 5/27/2014 15:59 PM

You are ridiculously supportive, NIK. Thank you! :)

nowiknow23 posted 5/27/2014 17:59 PM

Amazonia posted 5/27/2014 19:38 PM

If they're not strong enough or you want something prettier over time, search "blackout curtains" on Amazon. They hang just like regular curtains but keep out ALL the light. I used then when I lived really far north and the sun would rise at 3am.

ProbableIceCream posted 5/27/2014 19:45 PM

Oh, blackout curtains. I know I had heard about something like that somewhere.

Good idea. I just needed something ASAP because I was so tired of that early sunrise. :)

Yeah... sleepy and very mildly depressed most of the time just isn't going to fly. Nothing like making a lot of life changes to highlight one's current limitations.

ETA: And of course you'd suggest Amazon.

[This message edited by ProbableIceCream at 7:45 PM, May 27th (Tuesday)]

ProbableIceCream posted 5/28/2014 11:21 AM

wow. got a lot of extra REM sleep out of that. that was cool.

cayc posted 5/28/2014 12:03 PM

Target sells blackout curtains , I've used them and they work well.

cmego posted 5/28/2014 12:52 PM

I buy my kids the Pottery Barn ones…you can catch them on sale and they make the rooms very dark! Perfect for kids that have to go to bed at 8pm when it is still daylight outside!

ProbableIceCream posted 5/28/2014 12:57 PM

That's a good idea.. I didn't think of blocking out the light in my daughter's room, too.

Hmm... now that I think of it, she may like some memory foam (she loves my sister's room--it's darkened and my sister's bed has memory foam).

nowiknow23 posted 5/28/2014 14:53 PM

wow. got a lot of extra REM sleep out of that. that was cool.
Yay!!!

Amazonia posted 5/29/2014 07:20 AM

is your daughter more of a pink girl or a teal girl?

http://www.amazon.com/Eclipse-Safari-Blackout-Window-Curtain/dp/B00G2XA7GQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1401366014&sr=8-8&keywords=blackout+curtains

http://www.amazon.com/Lorraine-Home-Fashions-Carnivale-Turquoise/dp/B007X4E0E8/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1401365989&sr=8-8&keywords=blackout+curtains

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