It's true, for the last 16 years or so, I have struggled with insomnia. I can go to sleep without any problem. It's staying asleep that I have an issue with. Years ago when this first started happening, I was pregnant with Truman. I'd wake up in the middle of the night and toss and turn. Finally, I'd get out of bed (which is a no, no, according to sleep experts, believe me, I've read up on this stuff) and turn on the TV. All that was playing at the time were infomercials. I didn't care. At least if took my mind off of not sleeping. So I'd pick the best one and it would always be the Richard Simmons Cruise to Loose infomercial. As heavy women would tearfully tell their stories to Richard and he'd cry while holding their hands, I'd cry right along with them. They were so inspiring. Here I was with this ever increasing belly and body that I could do nothing about, watching a weight loss show.
Through the years I've learned how to deal with insomnia by using a couple of mother's little helpers. The first one is: Use an eye cover like the one you see below. Actually this eye cover is new as of Mother's Day. It is super serious when it comes to blocking out the encroaching sunlight. This is a good thing especially when you live where I do and the sun comes up at 4:45 a.m. during the summer. That's usually when I'm finally getting back to sleep after a rough night. I've learned that when I wake up in the middle of the night to visit my friend, John, (my toilet.....duh) when I come back to bed I place this little number on my head and I sleep much better! I'm able to get back to sleep which is the real chore and stay asleep until at least 5:30 or 6:00 a.m. Yeah!