I Am on the Struggle Bus When It Comes to Getting Enough Sleep

Last night I found myself tossing and turning yet again. Why is sleep evading me? My body is exhausted, I keep complaining I am dead tired, so why can't I fall asleep? Maybe it was the coming down of all the excitement of Mardi Gras this past weekend? Whatever it was that was keeping me up is my enemy today.

Does Melatonin Help You Fall Asleep?

I am struggling with taking melatonin to fall asleep. Yes, it helps me fall asleep, however, I am exhausted driving into work. I have come to realize that being very sleepy in the morning isn't worth it. I need an alternative to sleep aide medicine.

The time change is upon us. March 13th is just around the corner. How will we go to bed?

Insomniacs on TikTok Swear By the 4-7-8 Method.

Some folks promise it'll have you catching z's in under 3 minutes.

@seandreww Reply to @andrewburgessfit I tried the 4-7-8 Sleep Method, here’s what happened #challenge #challenges #sleep ♬ Ginseng Strip 2002 - Yung Lean

We Can Thank a Celebrity Doctor for the 4-7-8 Method.

Celebrity doctor Andrew Weil, introduced this to the rest of America. He called it the "single best method that I've found for dealing with getting back to sleep".

All you do is inhale through your nose for four seconds, hold that breath for seven seconds, and slowly exhale it out for eight seconds. Keep doing that and before long you'll be asleep. This is way better than depending on melatonin to help you get a good night's sleep.

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6 Strange Tax Deductions Shreveport Residents May Not Know About

Tax time is here! Let's get every dollar back from Uncle Sam, or at least lessen the blow if you have to pay in. While you're searching for any and every deduction you can, see if any of these weird situations may apply. According to Rocket HQ - these 6 insane write-offs have totally stood the test of tax court and prevailed, giving you legal precedent to claim them!

Just so you know, I wouldn't trust me as the final say in tax matters. I don't even trust me that much - that's why I trust the professionals. Make sure you run it by your accountant or tax professional before you try any of the below.

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