Day 44: Sleep Walk?

Yesterday was Day 44 of the Papa’s Walk Challenge.

I walked with my friend Gina. While we walked she explained that she’s had some trouble sleeping lately. Her husband claims she snores. Her doctor suggested a sleep study to determine if she has sleep apnea. (The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides a free video animation that explains what causes snoring and sleep apnea.)snore

Gina said she has always slept propped up. She decided to sleep flat on her back and see if that made a difference. She hasn’t snored since she made the change and is getting a better night’s sleep.

Papa snored LOUDLY.  His doctor suggested a uvula excision.  He didn’t like the idea and tried applying snore-relief nasal strips.  They must’ve worked because I never heard anything more about it.

When I have difficulty sleeping, a nice cup of chamomile tea helps calm me down.  That may be more of a placebo effect according to an article at SlumberWise.com.

What do you do to get a good night’s sleep?

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