by Dave Schuler on July 31, 2014

The physical and emotional turmoil of the last several weeks are taking a toll on me. Having long had a problem sleeping, last night I woke at 1:00am, worked for an hour or so, watched a little television, and finally drifted back to sleep to rise at 6:00am, slightly behind my normal schedule but not disastrously so. Five or six hours of sleep all told.

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Ben Wolf August 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I can sleep with regular mindfulness meditation; nothing else has ever worked. I think it has to do with attenuatong the symptoms of my PTSD, but I know people wirh more general anxiety disorders who benefit from the practice as well. A few weeks of practice and it’s the best stress relief one can find.

Janis Gore August 2, 2014 at 6:29 am
Janis Gore August 2, 2014 at 6:44 am
Janis Gore August 2, 2014 at 6:53 am
Janis Gore August 2, 2014 at 7:14 am
Janis Gore August 2, 2014 at 7:25 am

And let’s not forget:

Janis Gore August 2, 2014 at 7:26 am

How’s that?

Janis Gore August 2, 2014 at 7:40 am

Can you tell I’ve been listening to NPR’s “American Roots” radio show?

jan August 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

Ben, meditation is often how my son manages to get to sleep when he has a wakeful night, too.

Ben Wolf August 2, 2014 at 11:51 am

Assuming your son is still young, he’ll have an enormous advantage over others in focus and calm. I hope he sticks with it.

Dave Schuler August 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

After much of a lifetime in the martial arts, meditation is one of the things that enables me to get any sleep at all.

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