Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I'm sorry I've been AWOL. I've had a lot going on that I'll share in future posts.
I'm happy to say that I'm sleeping better--most of the time. I combined your tips with suggestions I read online.
I've cut back on Diet Pepsi, especially after 6 p.m. I wash my sheets twice a week and like the white noise provided by a sputtering fan. I am learning to relax in bed instead of being upset that I can't sleep. I've even discovered that if I'm awake all night, it's not the end of the world. I accomplish a lot on sleepless nights.
I was afraid of going to work without sleep and then driving home at midnight. But I did it once and I wasn't at all tired and didn't feel sleepy while I was driving.
A yoga studio has opened near my house. They're going to offer private lessons sometime soon. When they do, I'm going to give it a try to see if I can do it. I think relaxing and stretching will be good for me. My biggest fear is that I'll get down on the floor and won't be able to get up.
Work is much better. I have a new manager. So far so good.
Some happy things are going on in my life (more to come).
Infinities of love,