In these journals I have noticed a lot of people having trouble sleeping.  Those who don’t mind OTC medication might try Aleve PM.  It works for my mom.  Another approach is to speak the scripture: Psalms 4:8 says  “In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for Thou alone, O Lord, makest me to dwell in safety.” RSV  I just really wanted to share that, it is such a beautiful verse and may help calm your mind for sleep.  I also sometimes mentally recite the Lord’s Prayer or the 23rd Psalm and these make me definitely sleepy, the repetition and the beautiful words.  Lastly, I have a tape of Catholic music which I play VERY low, barely audible.  This makes me know it’s time to sleep.  I hope this will help someone with sleep issues.  BTW, I am not Catholic, but I do love and honor the Catholic Church as well as all the churches. 

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