Sleep and Early Recovery - Recovered 456
Release Date: 12/17/2013
Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.info_outline Willingness - Recovered 1155
Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.info_outline Integrity - Recovered 1152
Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.info_outline Courage - Recovered 1150
Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.info_outline Faith - Recovered 1148
In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.info_outline Hope - Recovered 1146
Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better futureinfo_outline Honesty - Recovered 1144
It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142
Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.info_outline Reaching Out - Recovered 1140
If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.info_outline Stateline 2009 Part 3 - Recovered 1141
Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV - December 11th 2009info_outline
We are about the solution here at the Recovered Podcast. So we are going to talk about sleeping tips.
What has been your experience with sleep in early recovery
some of the things that have helped
some of the things that have not helped
What is your experience?
12 Sleeping Tips for Early Recovery
1. Create a good sleeping environment, e.g., bed comfort, quietness,
darkness, comfortable temperature, and ventilation
2. Consider a white noise generator if there is a problem with noise in the
3. Set a consistent time period for going to bed and getting up, including on
4. Avoid daytime naps
5. Eliminate or reduce caffeine intake (particularly after 3 pm)
6. Get exercise early in the day, but avoid exercise in the evening
7. Keep a sleep diary by your bed, noting sleep patterns, troublesome
thoughts, dreams, etc. and discuss troublesome dreams with your counselor,
sponsor or others in recovery.
8. Learn and utilized relaxation techniques, e.g., progressive relaxation,
visualization, breathing exercises; use recovery prayers and self-talk
(slogans) as an aid in getting to sleep.
9. Minimize activities other than sleeping in your bed, e.g., eating, working,
watching television, reading, etc.
10. Avoid large, late meals; have a light snack before bedtime—some that
can actually aid sleep, e.g., small turkey sandwich, warm milk, a banana, a
cup of hot chamomile tea
11. Create a consistent bedtime routine and stick with it.
12. If you can’t get to sleep within 30 minutes, get out of bed and do
something relaxing in low light until you feel sleepy.