If found this a very good article. Also: 20 years ago something I read that people who sleep well when in early recovery have way, way more change to ‘succeed’ at it.
I myself would add:
no exciting TV
Some herbal teas might be helpful, give it a try. Also: if a herb tea says ‘envigorating’ or ‘morning tea’ it is a good idea to not drink this in the evening. 😀
We are built to sleep when the light turns off. We have set up a society where we keep ourselves awake with coffee and TV etc. Try not using these in the evening for a week and see what time you start yawning. I bet, in winter it is aroung 21:00 ish! Really really! 🙂
I am happy that I quit, if only because then I do not have to do it all over again.
Sleep disorders are a common struggle in recovery from addiction Guest blogger, Alisa, Nestmaven.com According to a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the incidence of insomnia is five times higher in early recovery than in the general population. Insomnia is not the only sleep disorder associated with addiction; contribute to the development of…
When reading around in the sober blogosphere it seems to me that next to the euphoria of quitting, the pink clouds, feeling down, being depressed is also a part of becoming sober. It is my (non-medical) opinion that this depression is part of the process we are in. It is nasty. It is ‘un-fair’ ‘since I am being a good girl now…. why should I not be happy..?’ It is difficult because we do not have our buddy in the bottle to ‘cheer us up’. And above all it is difficult because having the interior design of an addictive personality we (i!!!) prefer happiness, pink clouds and quick fixes to looking at my life, my life skills, my food, my exercise, my ever so non-existing meditation and yoga practice. So… it might feel like getting there is no long end to this stick and we receive both short side. Well, I think you know what I mean?
Life is set up to balance out: eat too much elephant -> get fat -> can’t chase the elephant -> no food -> lose weight. And also: eat too much elephants -> no elephants left -> no food > starve -> no chasing of elephants -> more elephants.
And this is how it works with depression as well – again, this is my not medical and never humble opinion.
But eh, TOTW found some real interesting info and wrote this beautiful post which includes all of this with some links to back it up! Hear! Hear! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Again, many thanks to you TOTW. ❤
The last couple of days I seem to have emerged from my depression to a degree. It’s a relief. I still don’t feel 100% but I’m a lot better than I was. I was listening to podcasts at work last weekend and during an interview I heard Paul Chek say that things in the natural […]