Monday, November 12, 2007

Just had my first visit with the sleep clinic's psychologist, and the hits just keep on coming. The no-chocolate rule is now in full effect, although if I have an unstoppable craving, I can eat some as long as it's before 6pm. The 2am-8am sleep schedule (which had evolved to 1:30am-8am) is sort of out the window. I'm now only supposed to go to bed when I'm literally falling asleep... as long as it's at least 1:30, that is. But if it's not until 5am, so be it. Still have to get up at 8am. And if I don't fall asleep within 15 minutes of getting in bed, gotta get up and leave my bedroom until I'm falling asleep somewhere else. Also I have to start this weird yoga-ish meditative diaphragmatic (yes, that's a word) breathing where I take a deep diaphragm breath, say "one, relax," and repeat, going up to ten and then back down to one... but if my mind wanders at all, I can't leave the number that I'm on until I take an uninterrupted breath.
This is all madness, right?

7 comments:

Lindsay Robertson said...

Every time I read these I'm just like "Ambien"!! Works, like a dream!!

I know it's an easy way out but I'm a believer.

DoctorJones said...

Yeah. Just take a Tylenol PM and have a Hershey bar.

brotherjimmy said...

so lame, maybe you are thinking about all the rules so much...just go to bed buddy.

Tommy Himself said...

Or, just try reading this post.

Brian said...

Yes Tommy, this post is a great alternative now that TSP is gone.

Tommy Himself said...

Oh my god. That's so funny.

Good one, Bri-Bri.

Brian said...

I figured one hilarious comment deserved another.