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I love the smell of lavender and use a lavender filled cushion placed on my pillow...I am not into essential oils as I know thy have to be diluted with other things, a carrier oil..they must not, cannot be used undiluted on the skin...
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https://www.aromaweb.com/articles/dilutingessentialoils.asp

Oh yes, the smell of the Vicks gel, I remember as a child having that rubbed over my back, chest, and round my neck and throat to try to rid me of a cold, laying in bed feeling sticky and greasy in my winceyette material pyjamas, and the smell lingering strong....but hey, our parents knew what was best...
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Last post by Rebot - January 20, 2019, 06:39:57 pm
Greetings Janet  I am not a fan of Essential Oils either.  It was my way of including  some of the Old Wives Tales, of what might aid sleeping.

Have you tried an exercise programme?
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Last post by Janet - January 20, 2019, 04:20:41 pm
Marilyn and Rebot--I am not a fan of essential oils at all; especially lavender!  I was given some to try, put it on the soles of my feet, and it kept me awake until I got up and washed it off!  I like the smell of a small lavender sachet, but the oil is just overpowering and obnoxious to me.  (And I know I'm really in the minority here.)  I am about ready to try most anything, as I had another crazy night last night, was up for hours..... :(

Yes, Marilyn, Mom did put Vicks on me, and I absolutely hated it!  Still do!  Only thing worse is Mentholatem!! :P

Larry, so good to read you are feeling some better, and pray that continues!

Darrel is watching football, and I will, too, when the Chiefs-Patriots game comes on, but two in a row is too much for me!  GO, CHIEFS!

It's warmer today, our last snow has melted and the road is improving.....slowly.

See you tomorrow!
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Last post by Larry Hanna - January 20, 2019, 09:08:39 am
Hi Everyone.  Our morning starts out clear and sunny but it is suppose to be cloudy most of the day.  We are to get to the low 50's today, which I know sounds good to many of you dealing with very cold and unpleasant weather.  I had a rough day yesterday and spent a good part of it either in bed or laying back in my easy chair.  Around 8 pm last evening I suddenly realized I was feeling better than I have for several days and I was able to get a good nights sleep.  I have done a couple of things this morning that have pretty well used up my energy, at least for now.  I do appreciate your concern and welcome your prayers and kind thoughts.  I am still not up to trying to go to Church this morning.  I forgot to write yesterday that our ministers surgery was a success and I am sure he is now home and I know he has a meeting planned this afternoon with the new leadership of the Church for this coming year. 

Marilyn and Janet, thank you and I do believe in the power of prayer. 

Rebot, greetings to you and thanks for thinking of me.  I liked the Old Wives Tales and I have heard of many of them as well.  I do wear socks to bed to deal with my cold feet. I'll leave the Lavender Essential oil to you ladies. 

Janet, I feel for you not being able to sleep much. I am sure you would rather be sleeping than cleaning your oven in the middle of the night.
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Last post by Marilyn - January 20, 2019, 08:24:29 am
Janet maybe a diffuser with  Lavender Essential oil would help you. I put the oil in my COPD machine water chamber. You can also put the oil on your wrist and the best place is the bottom of your feet, they are the most absorbent location on your entire body. As a child did your mother ever rub Vicks on your feet when you had a cold or cough.
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Last post by Janet - January 20, 2019, 03:47:24 am
Rebot, I have learned there is a lot of truth to some of those old wives tales!  And in some there is none.  I hope I find something soon that will work to help me sleep; I have been awake since midnight, finally gave it up and got up and cleaned the kitchen, now here I am, and it's now 3:45 AM.  Sigh....

I don't like to take any unnecessary medications, even Tylenol or Ibuprofen, but sometimes they do help me get back to sleep.

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Last post by Rebot - January 19, 2019, 08:16:17 pm
Greetings
The idea of not having a clock on your bedside table, was one of what I called from living most of life in London; Old Wives Tales.  And there are many of them.

And many folks believe in Old Wives Tales. Using them to this very day.

For example, taking a warm bath at night. 

How about wearing socks to bed!

Spraying lavender on your pillow, smells wonderful.

Having a beer at night, or two, three or four will definitely make you sleep 😊

It will also make you wake up a few times during the night as well 😊

Many people find getting to sleep easy, but many find getting sleep
difficult.

My vocation in life helped patients in many ways with sleep problems.  As I looked at patients posture to make sure it did not hinder when they rested.

I devised exercise programmes for patients, in the main to make them relax in the hour before they retired for the night.

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Last post by Rebot - January 19, 2019, 05:54:11 pm
Greetings Larry  Keeping you in my thoughts.   
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Last post by Janet - January 19, 2019, 04:04:42 pm
Prayers, Larry.
We had planned to go to Garden City today to a fund raiser for the Patriot Flights, but were afraid the roads were too icy and dangerous.  So we are just staying in today.

I'm reading a book on the Keto Diet, think we will start on that.  Lots of people are getting really good results; not only losing weight, but it helps with so many diseases, too.  (By 'helps' I mean they improve in these areas.)

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Last post by Marilyn - January 19, 2019, 10:47:16 am
I will be praying for you Larry
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