|Sophia Loren in Bed; 1957|
Before You Go to Sleep Part 1 - Don't . . .
[Source: Good Housekeeping; 1940]
- Don't pay your bills just before going to bed
- Don't rehearse the day's cares after lying down
- Don't eat anything late at night that is hard to digest
- Don't listen in the last news broadcast if you're a worrier
- Don't wear nightgowns of pajamas that bind
- Don't sleep facing light from window or reflected in mirror
- Don't sleep in a draught, but have plenty of cool, fresh air
- Don't weigh yourself down with too-heavy bedding
- Don't suffer from cold feet; get a hot-water bag
- Don't read with too little light or one that glares
- Don't choose a depressing or too-stimulating story
- Don't have an alarm clock that wakes you with a start
Since I always have trouble sleeping, I thought I'd look into some old school tips for sleep aid. All sound tips, but some impossible to achieve. Firstly, I can't shut off my brain so I'm always thinking about my cares and worries. Secondly, my alarm clock has to be jarring or I'd never get out of bed. I comply with everything else except the pajamas, but I can work on that.