Biding some recent medical issues, I have been rather sleepy lately. Sometimes, I will completely miss “morning” and arrive at Starbucks at 12:30 only to find my greeting is 30 minutes too late.

My mom suggested I get a sleep study and I just can’t bring myself to do it. It is official, I am iatrophobic. I have a fear of going to the doctor. This really isn’t a new realization though. The last time I got my blood drawn at the doctor, the Laotian medical tech told me “No worry! Me give you Bugs Bunny [band-aid].” The shame was palpable.

Shame on a finger.
Shame on a finger.

So, in favor of going for an overnight sleep study and having a crop of electrodes pasted all over my body, I’ve gathered a few items to help me sleep naturally.


1. Holly GoNightly Sleep Mask, $16, FredFlare.com

2. Lavender Chamomile Pillow Mist, $10, BathandBodyWorks.com

3. Mighty Leaf Chamomile Citrus Tea 3-Pack, $20, Amazon.com

4. Cooling Bed Pillow, $41, Amazon.com

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