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Aberrations by Penelope Przekop

I have created a list of suitable Christmas gifts for anyone interested in/ suffering from sleep disorders. Some I have tried and some I am going to ask Santa for myself. Do I believe in Santa Claus? – Of course who doesn’t? The suggestions are listed in no particular order.

This list is a bit late, I have to admit but  it’s all great stuff so I decided to post it anyway!!

1. Aberrations, Penelope Przekop

At first glance, Aberrations is the story of a young woman who learns to live with her narcolepsy, and who struggles immensely to understand how her mom died when she was born and to discover who her mother really was. But the debut novel of Penelope Przekop moves insightfully into a whole other dimension, showing the reader how each of us lives a life of aberration, that we each have some kind of stigma or conflict or handicap to overcome. We also discover that having the strength to first seek out the truth and then to live with it can be quite challenging. I have not read this book yet but the reviews on Amazon seems very promising. It was published in 200 8


2. My next suggestion is: Inception the DVD. I reviewed the film a few weeks ago and you can find my post on it here.

3. Lumie Bodyclock Starter is an alarm clock that wakes you naturally with a gradually brightening 30-minute sunrise. It helps to regulate the circadian rhythm and can help you push back your awakening time by approx 2 hours. The light is a signal for your body to ease off production of sleep hormones (e.g. melatonin) and increase levels of those that help you get up and

Lumie Bodyclock Starter

go (e.g. cortisol). Bodyclock Starter provides you with dimmable bedside lighting and has a snooze feature and power-failure back-up. Using a dawn simulator like Bodyclock Starter helps keep your sleep/wake cycle on track and has been shown to boost mood, energy and productivity levels for the whole day. If you’re not a ‘morning person’ Bodyclock Starter is simply a much nicer way to wake up. It’s also an effective winter blues option and a useful complement to a light box in treating more severe SAD.

4. Pukka Teas, I usually drink the Organic Night Time Herbal Tea before bedtime and Three Mint after meals. I have never been disappointed by Pukka Teas – I think they are taste healthy with lots of natural flavour. it’s important to relax and calm down before going to bed especially for narcoleptics. If I

Pukka Three Mint Tea

Pukka Three Mint Tea

go straight to bed without relaxing my mind I know I will dream a couple of novels that night. I just want to sleep so I wake up rested in the morning. The three mint tea also has an excellent uplifting and sweet flavour without leaving an aftertaste of toothpaste in your mouth.

The three ginger tea is fantastic if you are cold or have a cold. It warms all the way to the pit of your stomach. It is very comforting.

5. Hawaiian Spirulina never goes wrong, contains chlorophyll and Vitamin D3 which will give you an energy boost and lots of healthy algae. Find information and point of sale here.

Vitamin C Reviver - Body Shop

Vitamin C Reviver - Body Shop

6. Alternative Therapy Voucher for massage, acupuncture or shiatsu treatment (to taste obviously).

7. Face/Eye creme that contains vitamin C for an uplifting zingy feeling: Perfect to apply in the morning when you struggle to wake up. For example: Vitamin C Skin Reviver from Body Shop.

Written by Queen of Sleep

December 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm

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