Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Quote of the Day: Dale Carnegie

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying.  It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
- Dale Carnegie
Something to remember next time insomnia keeps me staring at the ceiling...

But lately, I haven't had any bad bouts of insomnia in a long time.  I attribute this to our homemade kotatsu, a table with a heater installed in it.  When I turn it on, heat blasts out and gets trapped under a blanket draped over the table like a tablecloth, and I'm soon toasty and warm.  I almost always pass out, even if the TV's playing or Seanie is playing a video game.   It's GREAT.

It must harken back to childhood.  My parents' house has heat vents on the floor, and there was one in the family room that I would curl up on every night during the fall and winter.  I'd wrap myself up in a blanket and read a book as warm air blasted up, and often I'd drift off because it was so cozy and comfortable.  When I first moved in with Seanie, one of my big disappointments with the house was a lack of heat vents on the floor.  But this Japanese-inspired solution works just as well.
Tags: insomnia, quotes, sleep

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