A good nights’ sleep is a necessity – not a luxury. To rest easy, forget the sheep.
Start a regular sleep schedule and try to stick to it, even on the weekends.
If you have to nap during the day, limit it to 20-30 minutes, early in the afternoon.
Avoid alcohol in the evening, as it can disrupt sleep.
Don’t eat a big meal just before bedtime, but don’t go to bed hungry either. Eat a light snack before bed, if needed, preferably one high in carbohydrates – I like a slice of raisin bread with a little natural peanut butter.
If you use medications that are stimulants, take them in the morning, or ask your doctor if you can switch to a non-stimulating alternative. If you use drugs that cause drowsiness, take them in the evening.
Get regular exercise during the day, but avoid vigorous exercise within three hours of bedtime.
If pressing thoughts interfere with your falling asleep – write them down (keep a pad and pen next to the bed) and try to forget about them until morning.
If you are frequently awakened by a need to use the bathroom, cut down on how much you drink late in the day.If you smoke, quit. Amoung other hazards, nicotine is a stimulant and can cause nighmares.
Avoid beverages and foods containing caffeine after 3 p.m. Even decaf versions have some caffeine, which can bother some people.
A Shish Kebab dish that is easy to make and bring to your guests house. Easy just cut up pieces of vegetables such as onion, pepper, tomatoes, and any other veggie that you would like to eat, place cut up sausages on skewer and your good to go.
“Excuse me, Excuse me, ” says the detective called Columbo as he enters a room filled with suspects. Peter Falk was thee quintessential detective called, Columbo. If you never had the opportunity to watch Peter Falk as Columbo you are missing a detective show that was one of a kind. Rent the DVD and watch one, and see why Columbo was one of the best detective’s of all time. The show’s premise was based on this simple, seemingly stupid detective. Always scratching his head, cigar in hand or mouth, if I remember correctly never lite, this is because he could never find a match. Columbo fumbled over his words, jotting down notes in his notepad, always giving the impression that this detective may not know what he is doing and giving the killer the idea that he was a bumbling fool. How did he ever become a cop let alone a detective, I would assume the killer would think.
This simple minded performance was how Columbo caught his killer or killers. Never underestimate a cop in a terribly wrinkled trench coat and an itchy scalp.
To add to his one of a kind look, Peter Falk had a glass eye. The eye had been removed when he was only 3 years old due to cancer.
Columbo always knew who done it and never would give a hint to his killer or to his audience. The killer of course was always fooled into believing that this detective would not, could not, be smart enough to figure out how to open an aspirin bottle let alone solve a murder. Oh, but what a show Columbo put on, for you see stupid is what stupid does, and the killer was always foolishly stupid.