The Perfect Night Cap

Last night I was so tired! When I had gotten home from my wonderful time at the Indian restaurant I found the dishes needed washed. So after washing the dishes I was feeling more awake. I have had trouble sleeping for years and I did not want tonight to be a night I couldn’t sleep. I would guess this sleeplessness resulted from my TBI.



When I was in the grocery store last I picked up some chamomile “sleepy” tea. With my farm experience/herbal research I do know that chamomile is a sedative. It was glorious! I had the best sleep with no interruptions!

If, perhaps you have the same problem. Here are a list of other herbs and methods for sleep:

Hot milk, touch of honey, with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg

Lavender candles- the scent of lavender

Eating a small bow of oatmeal– SHOCKER!! But one I can definitely attest too.

Also, there’s this breathing exercise that I learned: Here’s how it goes: Close you eyes begin breathing deeply, picture a Black sea and on it a black ship. Watch the rhythm of the waves. Keep breathing deeply.

That last one is pretty nifty. My grandfather, who fought in the Frozen Chosin war taught me that one. Does the trick too!

Sleep Deprivation and Diamonds

A chill runs through my body as a cold sheet of wind slips over my body as the door opens. Nope, not today. I’m feeling terribly melancholy which feels awful. I spent around two hours today searching for traumatic brain injury scholarships…not really coming up with anything that I haven’t not applied for.

Honestly, the internet is sooo cluttered with information that’s either redundant or technical language that is hard to understand. However, I did find some helpful scholarships I’ve found:

Peterson’s $1,000 scholarship

Kansas TBI Waiver

Terrill Scholarship

Missouri residents: Jim &Lori Scholarship$1,000 Bressman Law scholarship

Searching the sea of jobs, colleges, etc. is just too overwhelming for me sometimes. Requires naps and tea/coffee somedays.

Both sleep deprivation and diamonds are equally hard. I am just making it through the day; honestly it’s a bit ridiculous. The day is grey and wet