Are medicines making it hard for me to sleep? I was asked this question after my last post. Many people, including seniors, need more and better sleep to feel good and live well. National Sleep Week (March 12-18, 2023) highlighted that sleep is a health issue in a sleepless world. There were 3 points I emphasized in my post about the importance of sleep. Sleep is different from rest. The body and brain do important work that occurs only with sleep, not with rest. Good sleep means more than a recommended number of hours. Quality […]
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How did you sleep, Honey?
I say this to my wife almost every morning. It’s my way of showing affection because sleep is very important. We are lucky in three ways: 1) Despite our many ups and downs, we have a good marriage, even better over the years. 2) Our sleep clocks are quite similar and 3) We are good sleepers …. most of the time. Every once in a while, because of life stresses, one of us doesn’t sleep well. The result? We’re tired and maybe a bit grumpy. Eating, sleeping, and bowel movements (E-S-BM) are essential. I call […]