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Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Bed Habit

I am a tidy sleeper that's why I can have my laptop constantly on my bed, but even that has its disadvantages. One of the perils of engaging in this sort of bed habit is sore arms. I usually sleep on my side, and I wake up on that same side. This particular night, I was dreaming as usual but felt an excruciating pain on my right arm, it was horrible. So I tried to turn, but it felt heavy and just kept throbbing. I was in so much pain and I could hardly sleep again. I was convinced that when I finally wake up, I would have to amputate the arm. 

When I did get off my bed in the morning, the first thing I reached for was aboniki. My arm was hung heavily by my side through the day, constantly massaging and contorting my face. That night it was hard to sleep, since then (Last Saturday) I've had difficulty sleeping because of positioning, I just don't know what to do at the moment. I'm not sleeping too well, I feel it when I wake up *sigh* I'm going to try something this night..hopefully it should work.


Rachel said...

If massaging your arm with aboniki does not work, try using a cold compress on the arm instead. And drink Horlicks with milk (lukewarm) and have a good night sleep.

If you want to avoid sleeping on your side, set you alarm at 2 hour intervals so that you can keep changing your position. Soon, the brain would get used to this system and there would be no need for you to use your alarm anymore.

GamineGirlie said...

Hmm, thanks! but the alarm time thing, Won't that disturb my sleep..I'll still try though, thanks plenty!

kitkat said...

eeya sowi bout the arm. omg i had totally forgotten bout that peppery aboniki balm..ouch! :P
i'm not so tidy (i'm not scattered either) but yea..i'm the farthest person from OCD :p ..u shld emulate me and maybe ur arm wont pain u anymore lol

Gee said...

LoL @kitkat!
Sorry bout the arm lady, hope it is better now. xx

GamineGirlie said...

Thanks yous..My arm is better. I've been sleeping on my back, trying out Rachel's suggestion, so I remember subconsciously to turn. Its not OCD o ^_^