I wrote a week or so ago about using a string of red Christmas lights as a nightlight of sorts, because red lights are supposed to have less impact on the production of melatonin than other colors of light. And so far, I think it is helping.
I had a kind of hard time the first night because it wasn't quite as much light as I like and it made me feel a little anxious. But after that first night, it seems like enough light. And since I seem to be sleeping better, I'm liking them better.
There was one night this past week that I feel like I woke up a lot, but I think at least part of that had to do with Cayenne. She had a kind of restless night and was acting sort of strange and I was worried about her and she woke me up some climbing around on my legs.
Other than that, though, I think I am sleeping better.
Right now I have the string of lights draped over my bookshelf. I think I want to do something a bit more, I don't know, decorative and less haphazard-looking with them, but I haven't decided quite what yet. And I'm sort of getting used to the way they look on the bookshelf.
This isn't the best picture, but here they are.