Jun 27, 2014

on sleeping

I am truly back from the brink. The grief/ menopausal/ adrenal fatigue hideousness seems to have lifted. Life kicked my backside this year. I woke up about 6 weeks back and thought if this was how I was going to feel for the rest of my life, I wanted to fast forward to the end. I am not naturally down, although I am naturally dramatic (ha!) so this was a wake up call.

The first thing to sort is sleep. I was not sleeping much at all. I would struggle to fall asleep and then wake up around 2pm and be awake for hours which is a classic symptom of adrenal fatigue. Cue sleeping tablets. But once you are on them you have to wean off them. Fun times.

The first weapon in my artilary was magnesium. A level teaspoon in water before bed. It tastes pretty pants so a bit of juice will not go amiss. Magnesium relaxes you.

I saw Sleepy Dust mentioned here. It's awesome. With adrenal fatigue you have a very early morning lull in your adrenal gland and you need a little suger/ salt hit. If I wake at that time I stick a finger in the Sleepy Dust jar and put some under my tongue. Hello precious sleep. I use one part Himalayan Salt to 5 parts Coconut sugar and it's a little bit yum.

I also made an essential oil blend called Hibernation. It's amazing. It's a mix of Vetiver, Bergamot, Frankincense and Roman Chamomile. I use it under my feet just before turning the light out and it's amazing. Plus you smell incredible. It's in a roller ball and so if I wake in the night I use a little more.


I am sleeping. I feel refreshed in the morning and this is the most wonderful feeling. I wake up feeling rested and the first morning it happened I wondered what that strange feeling was. Then realised I felt like I had truly slept. Once you get into the rhythm of sleeping its easier to maintain sleep. And the opposite is also true. So I am so very happy to be on this side of the sleep scales!


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