Category: <span>Health</span>


Sipping Yourself to Sleep


The purpose of this article is not to provide medical advice. If you are taking medication, we strongly suggest consulting a medical professional before trying new remedies, to ensure they do not alter the effectiveness of you medication.

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I’m

— Mahatma Gandhi

Sleep. It comes easy to some, but not to others. Unfortunately I’m in the latter group, so definitely do not feel reborn in the morning.

While my husband drifts off into a deep and usually uninterrupted sleep, it’s not uncommon for me to remain wide awake. Why? No particular reason. It’s more like 1001 useless reasons that endlessly tick over in my mind, with their only purpose being to keep me from falling asleep. —- rambling thoughts —

I’ve tried a number of things in the past to aid my sleep. I take magnesium supplements, have reduced my daily coffee consumption and even tried meditation. While they have improved my sleep, they haven’t quite solved the problem.

Recently we finished landscaping our backyard and because we like to think we know our way around the kitchen, included a handy little herb garden. As per usual, my husband likes to throw in a couple of exotic things and