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May 05, 2011

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Elizabeth

So, bedtime was meant to be an hour ago, but instead I got swept up in reading your blog and thinking about my own addness. I keep having "how can she see into my brain?!" moments - exciting! ... And now I can't calm my brain down enough to stop reading/thinking and go to bed). Seems slightly ironic...

My usual way to lull my brain too sleep is listening to an audiobook on sleep timer (started doing it with books on tape when I was 8, & it only works with super familiar books) and play a few games of freebie solitaire on my iPod. Hoping it works tonight. I have my doubts.

Teachercheryl

Thankyou for this!

I have put a lot of thought into explaining this to my husband lately. He doesn't understand why I don't just GET I BED! But I find that I must:

-quiet things down (this often includes cleaning up so that I can focus a bit better)
- work through at least some of the trains of though in my head
- Focus on SOMETHING (that comes to a nice tidy finish) long enough to quiet the other thoughts in mu head.

Its a good prescription for me!(Also helps me get things done... if I've been holding ideas in my head all day long without a chance to look into them, NOW is he time.)
though,it DOES often put me staying up LAT.. since my kids don't go down till 10.

And my HUGE challenge is in coming to bed if my hubby goes first (while my brain is still too chatty to sleep!!)

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