If there is one problem shared by most widows, it’s that sleep won’t come and the nights are way too lonely and long.
When my husband died I just couldn’t seem to locate the switch that would turn my brain off so I could get a full night’s sleep. I tried blackout curtains, lavender smelling pillows, set bedtimes and no coffee after 3:00 in the afternoon. I also tried meditation and reading only positive material, but no matter what I did, when the sun went down, I was oh so lonely.
I worried about every single aspect of my life and the life of my children. I would lay awake at night mentally replaying the last few hours of Donnie’s life and questioning what if anything I could have done to change things.
Years have come and gone and I’ve learned how to better handle my lonely nights and how to keep my stress controlled so that it’s not controlling my sleep. For some tips and advice, buy Guide # 2 – Stress Is Stealing My Sleep! How do I Get It Back? – A Guide to Manage Stress and Sleep