Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday's Post - Insomnia and Moods

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

I am finding that as I get older, it is more difficult to sleep.  In my "younger days," I rarely had a problem sleeping, but I am finding that there are some nights that I don't sleep at all!  This can make for a very difficult life in the sense that it really spoils my days, as because I don't sleep sometimes at night, I am very tired during the day, and I cannot stand this.  It isn't as if I don't know about the natural remedies for sleep, such as chamomile tea, a warm shower or bath, warm milk, lavender scent, soothing music and nature sounds and spending time with my sweet cat. I do not wish to use any meds such as sleeping pills, as I prefer to be able to sleep on my own using natural remedies.  Hopefully this will pass.  I am also finding myself to be more moody as well. However, that having been said, and thankfully, it isn't difficult to snap me out of a bad mood...the purr of a cat, the wagging tail of a dog, a kind word, a light and gentle touch, a smile, the sweet innocent face of a child, any of these things are pretty much guaranteed to snap me out of a bad mood.  Thank you so much for listening.

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Healing Nature Colours - Warming Pink

Austrian Band Plays Music in Werfenweng Alps

Exotic Birds:  Mynah Bird

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Today is a brand new day; a day to heal, a day to love, a day to forgive, a day to encourage, a day to start afresh.


Singing daily for at least ten minutes:  reduces stress, clears sinuses, improves posture, and can even help you live longer!






Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed. - Jason Kravitz


The best way to cheery yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. - Mark Twain




The best person to talk with about the problems in your relationship is the person you're in a relationship with.


In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous. - Aristotle




Dream big.


Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!

41 comments:

  1. I always love the "meanwhile in Canada" memes!

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  2. Hi Linda, there was a period where I couldn't sleep well at night. I used to get up at odd hours and won't be able to get back to sleep again. There are nights I can't sleep at all, sometimes 2 nights in a row. But thank God, it was over and I am once again sleeping well. I guess these are the phases of growing old. Good to hear that you are easily snapped out of your bad moods. I enjoyed the Mynah birds video...wouldn't it be nice to have one around the house.

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  3. Sometimes an online jigsaw will make me sleepy, or reading before bed. Hope you get yourself back to not geing sleepy during the day.

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  4. Me too! Sleeping is getting more and more difficult. For me it first started about 4 years ago. I used to worry about it, but then I changed my thinking to, "This must be all the sleep my body needs," and it hasn't been so bad since. I still have energy during the day and am not drowsy with less sleep, so I figure, it really must be all that I need.

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  5. je te souhaite une belle journée

    ici c'est pluie , vent, orage, grêles , un peu le déluge ....

    bisous et a demain

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  6. Mynah!!! It talks!!! The thing is the people here will teach it all the swear words. Terrible!!! LOL!!!

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  7. According to the people who should know, you need less sleep as you get older. Exotic Birds, is very beautiful Linda.

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  8. Hi Linda--I started getting less and less sleep as well. I had a test done for hormones (melatonin is one) and the doctor found I was not producing it anymore. I take a natural melatonin supplement now and sleep very well. It is not a pharmeceutical. Also--many foods now have chemicals in them that disturb the sleep, so try to eliminate processed foods. Good luck!!

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  9. praying you will be blessed with peaceful sleep, love you.

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  10. Sleeping is more efficient for all. We may get many problems due to lack of sleep. Before going to bed have a pleasant mind...

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  11. I have concluded that I am "slightly" younger than you.

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  12. "Warming Pink" est une excellente vidéo Linda...

    l’insomnie est un symptôme, il faut donc trouver les causes...

    greetings

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  13. Love the colors of the exotic birds.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  14. Oh gosh, I believe it's a long night when you can't sleep. Thank goodness I sleep well, but I don't need as much sleep as I once did...good luck..

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  15. I have seen Mynah birds but never any like that one :)

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  16. I had a friend who had a Mynah bird back in the sixties. I hadn't really thought about it, but you DON'T hear about Mynahs much these days. I always thought my friend's bird was amazing, though.

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  17. Praying you get some sleep at night real soon. Enjoyed your post very much. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  18. I'm sorry you're having such trouble sleeping. Have you tried exercise? Or lots of walking each day. Have you tried Melatonin 3 mg Tablet. Very healthy. I also used Benedryl to help me fall asleep. You can buy them over the counter and they really help. I used to take 50mg before bed.

    I loved the gag as always. That would have been frightful.

    I really love the Mynah Bird video. Hubby and I watched it together.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ☺

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  19. Amazing post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Photographe Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  20. reminds me of the price is right wheel. Imagine if that one rolled away

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  21. Yes, those mosquitoes are nasty blighters, and can be pretty big!

    Every once in awhile I have a rough night, but generally I sleep well enough. Try a nap during the afternoon.

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  22. Hi Linda, not sure how I would react if the wheel broke off while I was there, a bit of a hoot for sure. The mynah bird is amazing. I have seen them before, one at a restaurant in their gift section in a large cage. He talked up a storm. Loved the quote about making someone happy to make us happy I find that so true. Hope you start getting a good night's sleep soon. I know how those nights go.

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  23. i'm sorry to hear that sleep is becoming harder for you ... i do face the same issue sometimes too, and when it happens, i get cranky and i find it hard to concentrate on work. but usually after a few days, i end up finding my sleep groove again, so i hope that for you, that happens too. i think personally, sleep becomes elusive when our thoughts take control of our mind and we're worried about something. i hope in your case, you're not overly worried about something. take care.

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  24. Terrible, dear Linda, if you cannot sleep...
    The big price -> the gag, briljant !

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  25. I'm sorry you have difficulty sleeping. I have an opposite (sort of) problem....I sleep too much! I prefer natural approach, too...don't want to rely on medicine as much as possible. I hope you get to have good night sleep.
    Love the Meanwhile in Canada image:-) Happy weekend!

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  26. The older I get, it seems the less sleep I need. I don't try to fight it anymore. I just get up - sometimes at 3:30AM. It seems not so long ago that I was just heading for the bedroom at 3:30AM. Every video, every quote, the artwork, the recipe, and Meanwhile in Canada were just great! Thank you, Linda.

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  27. You do well, on not using sleeping pills! Keep doing so!... And use that time on doing something you really like... that is the good part of it... and don't think to much on that...
    I love your blog, Linda! And all the beauty you put on it... in every each of your choices...
    Enjoy the weekend the best you can... Don't worry... be happy! That's all that matters...
    All the best!
    Ana

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  28. Hello Linda,
    Your posts always warm my heart. I especially like the video of the Mynah bird. I am a bird lover, and I see woodpeckers all the time when I walk at the trail nearby. You have so many inspirational quotes on here, and I appreciate them all. We would love it if you would follow us, and I would certainly come back and follow you as well. You have such a wonderful blog filled with life and happiness..

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  29. Hola Linda, yo para dormir lo mejor relajarme a la orilla del río, porque lo de cantar no sirve para mi, canto muy muy mal. Un abrazo. Los colores me parecen maravillosos.

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  30. Unfortunately I think this is part of getting older!! It happens to me as well! Thank goodness it's been better lately. When you feel down...read your post...it always make my day! ( try Melatonin when you can't sleep...its natural and it works)

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  31. the pictures are very cute, I'm getting older but still sleeping well after reading
    Enjoy your Staurday Linda

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  32. You can always come and visit my blog when you can't sleep at night,
    Oh I used to have some mynah birds back in Malaysia.

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  33. I know what you mean about being irritable when you don't get enough sleep. It is so important to get good quality sleep to function at 100%. I hope things get better for you soon. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!

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  34. Sleep is so important for our welfare...I seldom have a sleepless night but when I do, I take a Tylenol PM and it relaxes me enuf to fall asleep.

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  35. Ahhh you sweetie, you always cheering us up with your lovely posts. Thank you for this! Wishing you a lovely weekend, Liuba x

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  36. beautifull post Linda!!!
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  37. I'm not so bad that I get no sleep at all but it seems to be true that as a person gets older, they need less sleep
    Try not to worry about it Linda, that's the worst thing you can do

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  38. An excellent post Linda. And sorry to learn that you are not sleeping as well as you'd like.

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  39. I understand where you are coming from... I sleep so little and I refuse to take meds. I've tried many natural items that haven't worked but I keep trying things. If you find anything that works let me know ♡

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  40. You find such cute graphics, and I like the idea of singing to lift spirits. Sleep well tonight, friend.

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