Tonight’s entry is written by me, but courtesy of Cammy. Cammy sent me a link to an article about foods that prevent insomnia and a note that I prove it wrong. Yes, today we got further confirmation that I’m a freak. I’ve had insomnia since I was a child. My suspicion is that it’s actually part of a larger sleep disorder (see previous entry on sleep paralysis). I’ve tried just about every solution (short of prescription meds which I took briefly but like to avoid) and nothing really works. I was hoping this list might offer some help. Not so much.
Let’s go through the list, shall we?
Pumpkin seeds: Okay, I don’t eat these often, but they’re supposed to help because of their high magnesium content. I take a magnesium supplement every night. So… yeah…
Cottage cheese: They got me here. I almost never eat this one.
Sesame seeds: I don’t eat them by the spoonful, but I eat a lot of multigrain products that contain them. I guess maybe I should start downing some at bedtime?
Spinach: Are you kidding? We’ve been over this. I practically live on spinach. If I’m not getting enough to do the trick then I don’t want to think about how much I’d need.
As for the problem foods they mention? I really keep them to a minimum. I love bacon, but if I eat it once a week it’s a big bacon week. I generally have a glass of wine a night, but according to what it says I’m not having enough to cause a problem, and I don’t tend to have chocolate at bedtime.
Oh yeah, and the yoga it mentions? Totally doing that.
Guess I will not be cured this week.