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Top Ten Tips for Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

30 Aug

Hello again.

I don’t think we’ve ever had the traffic we got last week on the de-cluttering page. Wow!  This is of serious concern to a lot of people, that’s for sure. I had no idea it was this widespread.  I’m glad we covered it.

I recently got a good look at Ellen Michaud’s new book about Sleep.  It’s an excellent book, so please ignore the title if some of you find it silly: Sleep to be Sexy, Smart & Slim. Believe me, Michaud is a terrific, thorough, thoughtful, serious health writer, and I’ll bet you anything she had nothing to do with picking that title!

But I digress.  Let me share with you some her Top Ten Tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

  1. Don’t check your email before bed.

  2. Ditch the night lights (and I’d add use a sleep mask to completely block light).

  3. Skip the thrillers.

  4. Ditto the late night news.

  5. Keep a “worry” book by your bed - jot ‘em down and leave ‘em there.

  6. Wear socks to bed (this was news to me).

  7.  Take milk and cookies.

  8. Sleep naked (..With socks??  Really?)

  9. Spritz your pillow with lavender water.

  10. Ignore the clock.

If you’re intrigued and want to learn more, you can click on the website here.

And for those who want to learn how to use imagery to help with the symptoms and quality of life for people with M.S., there’s a telechat offered by sponsored by Dr. Miriam Franco, a psychotherapist, certified guided imagery practitioner and MS specialist, sponsored by  Imagery International, that’s scheduled for September 19th, from 5-6 pm Pacific Standard Time.

She talks about safe, effective ways to increase self-advocacy, self-empowerment and improved self-efficacy in managing the symptoms, treatments and challenges of MS. The discussion extends to self-care for family members as well.

If you want to attend, send your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">'+addy_text11119+'<\/a>'; //--> , the moderator for the interview.

If you’re already a member of Imagery International, you can send your RSVP
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If you want to invite friends and other non-members, they can join one telechat as a guest. They should email their interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OK, take care, and be well.

 

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award