Friday, March 27, 2015

Go To Sleep

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

"Go To Sleep" is a song from the film On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.  I've heard that song since I was a kid, and I still can't GO TO SLEEP. (What I loved about that scene is Barbra Strisand is singing and her mind is answering back, and her mind is in a mirror image of her bedroom in different colors.  Green, if I'm not mistaken. It's been a couple of years since I've seen the film.)

I don't usually sing when I can't sleep, which is just about every night.  It would wake up Mr. L and whatever cats happen to be in the bed at the time.

The Chicks have all traded ideas on how to sleep, and most of us STILL aren't getting enough. Leann is sleeping better since she got a new waterbed, but Ellery and I are tossing and turning because we can't shut our minds down.  Mr. L took my picture the other day and I had such terrible dark circles under my eyes it looked like I'd been beaten up.

Kate swears by liquid melatonin.  I tried it, but it left such a terrible after-taste that I stopped using it.  (I should send her the bottle.)  I'm back to tablet melatonin--the max recommended, and taking half before I go to bed, and half several hours later.

Actually, I never had a problem dropping off to sleep. It's 3-4 hours later when I wake up that I can't fall BACK to sleep.  Sometimes a cup of warm milk (with nutmeg sprinkled on it (what Jean-Luc Picard suggested to Dr. Crusher in my favorite Next Gen episode Cause and Effect.) helps, and sometimes it doesn't.

I need some sleep.  Anybody else got a home remedy I can try?  (And thank you.)