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May is Better Sleep Month

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. ~ John Steinbeck


Who doesn't love their sleep? Yes I know there are those morning people that jump out of bed every morning and are already in love with a new day...I'll try not to hate even the thought of that too much. Then there are those who savour sleep as a wine connoisseur does wine or the cigar aficionado does cigars. These people love their sleep, coming between them and a good night's rest or a lazy afternoon's nap would be akin to cutting off an appendage.

Well sleep lovers unite! May is the month for you because it is Better Sleep Month. Yes, that's right, Better Sleep Month. If you thought you knew how to do sleep well before, then you need to check out The Better Sleep Council. In a nutshell, they are sleep advocates (supported by the mattress industry). From their better sleep guide to mattressology, yes that's right, mattressology, (don't expect to see this word in Merriam Webster anytime soon though), you'll find all kinds of nifty information about all kinds of sleep-related stuff.

What about those who would like to have a good relationship with sleep but for whom sleep does not come easily? Well there are things you can try, for example here are 10 tips for better sleep from the Better Sleep Council. If all else fails, and this should really be a last resort, there are medications that can be used to help induce and/or maintain sleep. I would also caution anyone thinking of using these medications to read my post on the new FDA warnings for these sleep medications...not to toot my own horn or anything, but this is information you need to know.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~ Irish Proverb

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