Spotlight Friday: Sleep

sleep
slēp/
noun
 a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.

 

 

How many hours of sleep do you need? I seem to never get enough. The last week was pretty hectic and my sleep either too short or constantly interrupted. And hubby has a few days off so that throws me totally out of my daily routine.

I am a very light sleeper, so any noise wakes me up and then it takes an eternity to get back to sleep.

Babies can sleep through a circus. Older kids may fight bedtime. And teens — good luck getting them out of bed on a weekend.

But what about you — the grown-up? Your sleep life is still changing — and not just because time is passing.

How does sleep work in adulthood? Does it change — for better or worse — as we age? And why do we feel like we never get enough of it?

An average adult needs between 7.5 and 8 hours of sleep per night. “But many people can function with 6 hours’ sleep, and there also some who need 9 hours or more.”

(http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/adult-sleep-needs-and-habits)

If you look at the 1960s and 1970s, people reported average sleep times of 8-8.5 hours a night. Today, it’s much more likely to be 7-7.5 hours or less.

For men, sleep problems tend to get progressively worse with age.

But for a woman, sleep patterns tend to be fairly stable until one of two things happen: She gets pregnant or she goes through menopause.

There are a lot of articles out there about how to get better sleep, a big variety of tips and tricks.

What are your favorite tricks to get a better good night of sleep?

Here are some sleepy impressions I found on Zibbet:


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Fabric blocks MAUD TOUSEY FANGEL image of a sleeping baby by Ruffles and Roses


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Sleeping Cowboy Metal Western Wall Yard Art Silhouette Life Size by CabinHollow


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Balinese Indonesian Artist Original Painting Of Sleeping tiger APAN-027
by Bali Collection


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Beauty Sleep Serum with Organic Argan Oil & Essential Oils – 50ml
by traditionalcrafts


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Cute Owl Nursery Art by LightheartedDreamer


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Baby Boy’s Nursery Art customized Sign by AndTheSignSays


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Two in one pillow cover and toy teddy bear pocket pillow case by Beecreativebox


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‘Sleep Rox’ Bath Salts : Sleep Enhancing Lavender Aromatherapy Soak by FreshSugarRox


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I sleep Naked Dog Collar Bandana by LittleDogsCloset

 

I am hoping for some better nights to come up, for some more deep, restful sleep. In the meantime I enjoyed searching for some sleep items on Etsy

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I wish you a wonderful weekend, with plenty of sleep !3417765cd2b03cb29797fac6a1c995f9

 

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9 thoughts on “Spotlight Friday: Sleep

    1. Yes it would be, but the closest lives 10 hours away and the other one on the other side of the big pond. I would love to send them to Grandma here and there. Sadly not an option.

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  1. Great article! Did you know magnesium is very important to a good nights sleep? Our soil is so deficient in magnesium due to all the chemicals and such we spray that our bodies are lacking magnesium. That is why i make a magnesium lotion. Our SleepPutty is great for that! Gives you a nutritional boost and the essential oils in it aid in relaxing you. There is even a kids blend, safe for children 2 and up. Now all of this wont help if you have a baby who just doesn’t like to sleep 😉 Im in the grand-parent stage now and love it! Love em during the day and send them home at night 🙂

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    1. that sounds good to me, to send them home at night. Don’t have little ones anymore, we are a “teenager” house now. But I think it is my hubbies swing shift and too much worrying that is keeping me from getting some good sleep. I use magnesium oil and flakes. I do what ever I can with food and plants first, and try to stay on top of it. I just had my magnesium levels tested and they are in the normal range. Your puttty sounds very yummy!

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