Last night, I made two purchases, for a grand total of $14.32, which after one day of use have changed my life.
Let’s backtrack a bit. For the past few weeks, I have been feeling really awful, because my allergy/sinus trouble has been out of control. The other problem I’ve been having is that I’ve not been sleeping well — not because I’m having insomnia issues, but because every tiny sound wakes me up. I was getting up 3 or 4 times a night and the result was a very sleepy Kristy.
So last night after dinner and before watching the election results, I went to the store and bought these two items:
It’s a funny story, actually. I was sitting at the neighbor’s house, watching election results with a group of friends, when I decided to run home and use the Neti Pot really quickly. I couldn’t wait to try it. It was a very strange sensation, indeed, but immediately after using it, I felt amazing. My ears didn’t feel clogged, and I could breathe fully and deeply. I walked back over next door, and when I walked in the door, everyone cheered! They had called the election while I was gone! So if anyone ever asks me where I was when Barack Obama was re-elected, I can say I was irrigating my sinuses. Gross.
This morning, I woke up without a sinus headache for the first time in weeks. I’m definitely a convert.
On to the earplugs. I’ve tried plugging my ears before to give myself a silent sleep, but just with cotton balls, and it didn’t help. For some people, white noise helps, but I need complete and total silence. I do not live in a silent neighborhood, however. Also, we lock the cats out of the bedroom at night and one of them can’t accept that, so she stands outside and meows every once in a while. These earplugs are incredible. Once I put them in, I fell right to sleep. When I woke up 7 hours later (on my own), I sat up and looked around. Once I took them out, I heard Zach snoring, a truck outside and a cat meowing by the door. It worked!
Needless to say, I feel amazing today. My sinuses are clear and I’m very well rested.
Question of the Day:
Can you sleep through anything, or do you need complete silence to sleep?
I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow, so stay tuned!