Looking after my sleep pattern

I don't sleep well due to pain in my feet and hands, I don't worry about it too much, as I'm retired and can usually have a quiet day after a bad night. I usually listen to audio books on head phones so that my husband can sleep.

Last night I tried using a 10 minute meditation/deep relaxation app which I downloaded to my phone and had the best night sleep I've had this year. I feel pretty good today, which is lucky as I'm shopping with a friend for my mother of the bride outfit πŸ˜€

The app I used is called headspace, but there are lots to chose from.

I'm going to really focus on improving my sleep pattern for a while and see if it helps my pain and fatigue.

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  • Good work!

  • Great post! Sounds like your good nights sleep was well timed for your very exciting & busy day ahead. I'm sure your post will help many. I've suffered episodes of insomnia and can only imagine how frustrating it is on a regular basis. Have a truly wonderful day out. x

  • YAYAYAY creaky πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    HAPPY 😴😴😴😴😴😴πŸ€₯😴😴😴😴😴😴

    Please let us know how things go with this..have a feeling practice will make perfect...your body cycle will learn to ❀️ this πŸ€žπŸ‘βœŒοΈ

    GRRRRREAT post

    πŸŒ·πŸ€πŸ˜˜πŸŒ·πŸ€πŸ˜˜πŸŒ·πŸ€πŸ˜˜ coco

  • Thankyou for the lovely responses, I had a brilliant day and found my motb outfit. It's a silver grey Cape dress, and I'm really pleased with it.

    Very strange as we drove home to find Jeremy Corbin and about 500 people right outside my house, and photographers stood on the drive!

    Anyway I did session two of the headspace meditation app at bedtime and had another great nights sleep!

    If only I'd realized that it was that easy before.

    Hope that you are all feeling good and have a nice weekend. πŸ€ πŸ’

  • Brilliant! X

  • Just saw a clip of Corbin at someone's front door surrounded by press. BBC News. Was it your front door?

  • Yes, I hope the other lot don't decide to pay a visit as well! πŸ˜€

  • THANK YOU CREAKY I SHALL CERTAINLY TRY HEADSPACE. HOPE IT CONTINUES TO WORK FOR YOU

  • Hope it help you, I did my 3rd session last night and although not as spectacular as the first, I really do feel more rested and less pain.

    I'm going the try it during the day as well this week.

    Good luck πŸ€

  • Great news creaky, thanks for sharing and keeping the positive vibes going!. That headspace app is the one I use and I wouldn't be without it now. He's just released a new section on pain which I'm looking forward to doing but you have to have joined to get it.

    Hope you got a lovely outfit for your childs wedding coming up and continue to sleep well. He includes short meditations for sleep too. X

  • Yes I think I'm going to pay up and join properly. Very interest in a section for pain.

    I got a lovely silver Grey Cape dress, and a hat, I don't really do hats but daughters and friends insist that it suits me. Just worried that I might take someone's eye out with it, I have no spacial awareness 😊

  • I'm sure Creaky, you'll be on your best behaviour. When is the special day?. Glad you found a lovely outfit. X

  • It 31st July so we have wedding fever in this house. My job is to make enough Welsh cakes for the wedding favors. I'm doing a batch each week and stashing them in the freezer. Daughters will help me cook them all the day before.

  • A busy stressful but hopefully enjoyable time for you Creaky. Good luck with it all. X

  • Thanks misty, yes trying very hard to control the stress levels, not risking a huge flare!

    I will also request to have my steroid injection just before.

  • Very good idea Creaky. X

  • I listen to podcasts at night too! Very distracting from pain. Try Olbas Oil rubbed into your feet and hands - really eases the pain - non smelly alternative is Deep Freeze available in all supermarkets. Am going to look up Headspace - thanks

  • Thankyou, Cas, I will try that, good luck with head space

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