I’m a huge fan of sleep. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. You know, after my husband, daughters, Doctor Who (I’m loving Capaldi’s outfit), rainbow sprinkles, and crispy bacon. But some nights I can’t go to sleep. Actually, it’s more like my brain won’t LET me sleep. That’s right. It keeps talking. [...]
So, what is it with husbands and alarm clocks? Specifically, husbands incessantly slapping the snooze button on said alarm clock? At least one of my friends has a husband who suffers from this same affliction (I know your dirty secret, Kev). Yes, I realize ladies are just as capable of this horrific habit. But I’m [...]
Dear Aiming Low Readers (and fellow Writers), You are known worldwide as the internet wizards of dispensing advice. I am at a fork in the road of my life, and need your help. I’ve tried mind-mapping all possible solutions to my dilemma, and then while awake last night at 3 a.m., I realized the most [...]
Good morning, sleepy head. What did you get, about 9, 10 hours of sleep last night? You are a beautiful growing gal and of course more sleep just makes you more fabulous. For years popular science has given your age demographic the all-mighty sleep nod and proclaimed that teenagers need about 9 1/4 hours of [...]
Do you suffer from a lack of restful sleep? Are you a parent? Are you an adult with responsibilities? If you are, you have probably experienced bouts of insomnia. It’s either trouble falling asleep–due to the ever-growing list that lights up your wall as you try to turn off your brain at night–or trouble staying [...]
We need some continent-wide nap campaign. We need signs and parades and sit-ins and protests. No. We need NAP-INS during which we all go to our state and provincial capitals with our blankies and little nap pillows, lie down on their lawns, and nap away an hour every afternoon until our places of work succumb to our nap pressure. Am I talking about the institutionalization of napping? Yes, I am.
Five Simple Things I Should Be Doing to Take Care of Myself That I Definitely Cannot Bring Myself to Do for Some Reason Take Vitamins I am basically made of macaroni and cheese, stir fry, and chocolate pudding. Every once in a while I remember that I’m not getting any actual nutritional content and buy [...]