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Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

Osteoarthritis of the jaw

About a year ago I stopped chewing gum. I haven’t chewed a piece of gum in more than a year! Me, the chronic gum chewer! Last June I was having excruciating pain on the left side of my jaw. I was under a tremendous amount of emotion and stress. When I had braces as a […]


And once again it’s time to Fall Back

So twice a year I write about time change. And we are upon that time once again. For most of us in the U.S. we will Fall Back on Sunday at 2 a.m. Many of my readers are from Arizona, so this post doesn’t apply to you as much. But I think the suggestions I […]


Middle of the night leg cramps

Occasionally I get a charley horse in one of my legs in the middle of the night while sleeping. One time I got one in each calf. Wow, ouch! Over the past few nights I have woken up in the middle of the night twice with a charley horse in my left leg. According to […]


Listening to me

What do I need? What do you need? I have been really trying to listen to myself lately. Work has been extremely demanding and busy and overwhelming and stressful as we continue to go through transition. More than usual I feel tired, exhausted and wiped out. I have really been trying to take the queues […]


Nnnnnn for the jaw

About two months ago I talked about my TMJ disorder acting up. It first triggered when I had braces. Now it resurfaces when I am stressed. It is still lingering. I figured when I was in Turks & Caicos for a stress-free week of relaxation it would go away. It did briefly. On Tuesday in […]


I need my routine!

The lack of posts have to do with many things going on in my life. Nothing major. Don’t freak out. It’s just life. Today I am going to talk about the BART strike, which is drastically affecting my life even though I don’t actually take BART to work. (For those of you who don’t know, […]


Nursing my aches, chills, fever

Yesterday morning I woke up around 6. On weekends if I wake up before 7 I usually laze around in bed until 7ish and hope to catch a few more zzzzs. I felt really tired and hoped to fall back asleep. I figured I needed the rest. Plus every single morning I have something to […]


Yup, it was a challenging week

Well, what a week … I knew this past week would pose some challenges in the caloric intake department with food and booze and also with my regular exercise routine. What I didn’t count on was getting sick … AGAIN. Tuesday morning when I woke up I was exhausted. And I slept decently. I felt […]


The contagious cold

I have a cold. And man, it sure makes me tired. I have skipped the gym since Thursday evening, when I thought I might be getting sick. I don’t exercise when I am sick as I personally believe my energy should be reserved for getting back to healthy. But that’s not what this post is […]


It’s time to Spring Forward

It’s that time of year again. Most places in North America will Spring Forward tomorrow at 2 a.m. To my Arizona family: No more confusion. Starting tomorrow we will be back in the same time zone. (For those of you who don’t know, Arizona doesn’t participate in Daylight Saving Time.) I hate Springing Forward or […]