I mentioned an article last week in the Toronto Star
by staff reporter Kevin Jiang about a good night’s sleep.
I was wide awake when reading it. There’s more than
what I squeeze into it.
For instance the teaser 'Why can’t I fall asleep at night?'
He wrote about a wide range including: stress, anxiety
or depression. With stress being incompatible with sleep. That’s right on.
"Your mind and body,” he tells us, “must be in a relaxed state."
He also suggested you might decide to reduce the amount
of light you’re exposed to in the evenings.
He quotes Eva Libman as saying, consider wearing sunglasses in
the evenings - inside? - if it’s still sunny outside. And keep your bedroom dark
for the same reason.
Writer’s comment: Ms. Libman again: “There’s no sleeping pill
that can give you back natural sleep.” Ah, and this: she recommends
not turning on the bathroom light when you go for a pee. There's
if you’re still awake in bed after twenty minutes, leave the bed, the bedroom
and do something . Anything. Try reading a book.