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Napping Cheat Codes 6
Excited to see this post, which I’ve encouraged Hen to write before. He introduced me to this napping cheat code, and I’m chomping at the bit to see more from him on the subject!
I’ve only done acupuncture once in my life. Back when the Eldest was a baby, I tried to lift him out of the bath. The problem was that he was at one end, and I was at the other, and my inspector gadget arms were not working. Lifting a wet, slippery bowling ball at an awkward angle wrenched my back. I hadn’t yet met my world-class chiropractor, but in any event I was not home. I had to fly to a work event in Phoenix and could barely walk or even talk. With no obvious options, I Yelped acupuncture and made a visit. And I have to say, it worked. those needles were dancing like Justin and Britney in a legendary dance off. Behold, I felt a million times better.
Fast forward at least a decade, when I saw an ad for an acupuncture mat. I jumped in without hesitation. What I received was a mat that is basically the length of my torso, and a separate pillow. The mat and pillow have little plastic pieces sewn in, shaped in circles, with little spikes, meant to resemble the acupuncture pins.
My first time lying down, it hurt. Not a bad hurt, but with jagged (plastic) pins digging into your back, it’s uncomfortable. I lay my head down on the separate pillow, and that felt like a scalp scraping. Does that sound nice? No, it doesn’t.
So why am I sharing, and why is this my go-to napping secret? TBC.