Insomnia: The T-Tapp Hoe Down Cure

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Do you have that problem? When you can’t get to sleep? Or you get to sleep and then wake up in the early hours only to toss and turn? I do. Sometimes. Especially when I’m coming down with something.

I had that problem the other night. I couldn’t get to sleep, tossing and turning, my mind zooming around. Certain muscles in my body twitched and my feet wouldn’t stop tapping to some music that presumably only dogs can hear. Because I certainly couldn’t.

I eventually got up and wrote blog posts until 3am when I was finally so exhausted, nothing could keep me up. Not even my immune system. But when I had to get up to get the kids off to school, I’d only had about three hours sleep. And all day I dragged.


It happened again the next night but this time instead of lying there frustrated or getting up and working, I did Teresa Tapp’s Hoedowns. T-Tapp is my workout of choice because I can do it at home, no expense, no traveling, no fancy clothes or equipment. There I was, in the dark, in my pajamas, wobbling all over the place.

I only did one set, took me a couple of minutes. But when I got back into bed, the next thing I knew it was morning and I’d had a lovely night’s sleep.

No explanation

This exercise isn’t billed as curing insomnia and I don’t know how exactly it works. I suspect it’s something to do with getting the lymphatic system moving. It also seems counter-intuitive. I mean, exercising when you should be relaxing? But it works.

Worked again for me last night. Try it, you might like it.