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Galatea in Easthampton is doing 37 things including…

keep my insomnia under control

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Galatea has written 4 entries about this goal


Things are looking okay. Right now I’m in a period of adjusting to the varying temperatures: the cold of winter and having a very warm body in bed next to me. Also to having a cat who sleeps with us (when we don’t kick him out because he’s being fiesty). Last night my husband told me to close the door because the cat was in a playful mood, but imagine my surprise when I woke up at 12:30 to a cat nuzzling me! I guess we shut him in instead of out. Oops!

I haven’t had many restless nights lately, although I still get woken up by little things. I go back to sleep easily and deeply, so I’m pretty happy.

In a good period

I’m sure that it’ll come back – it always does – but it seems that the insomnia has taken a break. I don’t remember the last time I woke up in the middle of the night, and I’m generally waking up a half hour or so before my alarm goes off. Not ideal, but I suppose it’s better than oversleeping. I give some of the credit to our new housemate, our kitten Kai. Having a wonderful husband and a loving, cuddly cat are both very good for my health. :)


Lately I’ve had a few restless nights, and I blame that on the variable temperatures of late spring/early summer. I sleep most comfortably with the weight of several covers on me, but I can’t do that when the temperatures get warmer. I start the night with a blanket, and wake up in the middle of the night to kick it off, and then wake up again to put it back on, etc.

But I’ve been sleeping soundly otherwise, and waking up feeling awake. I’ve been continuing to avoid caffine during the weekdays, and am trying to eat well. Overall I think I’m doing pretty well. I think this may be a problem I battle off and on for a long time, though.


I don’t think I woke up at all last night until I rolled over and the alarm clock said 5:30am. Still almost two hours before it was set to go off, but that means I slept for 6-7 hours straight. Yay me! I hope this will continue.

I think that drinking decaf has been helping, and writing in a journal before I sleep is good. Hopefully all the things that have been worrying me will start to resolve themselves soon.

Galatea has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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