All right, who said i was wound tight? Hahahaha...Actually I am a Type A person. I imagine that Type A folks have trouble sleeping. And i do worry about stuff and people. And definitely watching the news doesn’t help.JoJo, I've been retired for 2 years now and my brain still kicks into overdrive too many nights. Your doing everything right healthiest.... So is the problem worrying about things that you have NO control over? Worrying is like the 9th or 10th deadly sin...sorry...there's so many its a bitch trying to keep up. Leave the phone, pods, laptops and books in another room and forget about your 'lifeline' to the world for a few hours. Turn on a crappy movie you have watched 10 times and you'll fall asleep right away. Caution: you may wake up to Jerry Falwell or fox news and you'll think you are having a nightmare!
Oh lord, but what about those ear worms you get from songs with insomnia? That can be horrible too. It’s most terrible when you only know the chorus and it goes around and around in your head and you just can’t turn it off. And usually it’s a dumb song. The last one i had was that Chick-a-Boom song because my husband was singing it around the house.( I made the mistake of telling him his band should learn it so my brother could sing it at his annual party where we get up and sing with the band.)If I'm keyed up about something I sing a simple little song that has 7 verses over and over in my head. Pretty soon I'm usually messing up the verses and shortly fall asleep.
If I'm very keyed up and that doesn't work, I count in my head. The absolute highest number I can ever recall getting to was 9xx.
For me the important part is the process; a little mental routine that puts me to sleep.
Huh, swaddling clothes. I put a "Thundershirt" on one of my Labs to mellow her out. I see they have them for humans too.Jojo, thanks for starting this thread, I have learned a lot from it... The latest rage for better sleep seems to be the weighted blanket. People claim that these glass bead filled blankets are the missing link in allowing them to sleep more peacefully. I haven't tried them but am curious...
Thank You for your Service. I was a flightline toad, F-106 interceptors and was often around other century series jets prior to staged 'burners. Being a young dumbass I didn't wait if muffs weren't available on the truck before jumping out when there was a problem during runup prior to launch. 15% SC VA disability benefits for the tinnitus, not the hearing loss. But I get free hearing aids and batteries for life. I'd rather have the hearing and no tinnitus, but I've learned to live with the inconvenience and annoyance. The hearing aids do help the tinnitus though.I had tinnitus for several years but somehow it just went away. It always sounded like the drone of R-4360 aircraft engines doing runups about a mile away. I could sleep with that sound when I was in the Air Force but 50 years later it was a real annoyance. Mercifully it went away and my hearing has returned to normal.