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Parish Nurse
Cathie Stinson, B.S.N.
stinsoncathie@saintmalachy.org
(309) 945-1752

Our Parish Nurse will be available in her office every Tuesday from 9:30 - 11:30 am.  If you can't make this time contact the Parish Nurse office at 945-1752 to make an appointment that is more convenient for you.

Blood Pressure checks are available.
Feel free to call Cathie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Desk of our Parish Nurses

 

Q: I’m always tired. Why? — and what can I do to change it

A:  Start by focusing on sleep. Often, it’s a chronic lack of sleep that erodes your energy over time. After a while, you can feel like you’re draggin’ your wagon every day.  It’s challenging because our busy, caffeine-fueled lives can get in the way of a good night’s rest. Even when we finally get into bed, it can be hard to shut our minds off.  If this sounds familiar, here’s the good news. There are changes you can make, starting tonight, to improve your ability to get a good night’s sleep — which ultimately, will help you feel less tired!

 Try the following:

  • Get structured. Plan to go to bed and wake up at the same time every night, even on the weekends.
  • Dial down the lattes. Avoid caffeine late in the day, after 3 pm, if not earlier.
  • Limit alcohol. Even though a glass of wine or a beer or two might help you fall asleep, it can cause awakenings later in the night and is also associated with unrestorative sleep, nightmares and night sweats.
  • Give your stomach a break. Try not to eat within two hours of bedtime. Or if you need something to nibble on, choose a light snack and avoid consuming fatty foods and those high in sugars.
  • Don’t exercise right before bed. Regular exercise can help reduce stress (and help you sleep more restfully),  but avoid doing so within three hours of bedtime because it can make it harder to fall asleep.
  • Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep for longer than 20 minutes, get up and out of bed. Keep your bed as your sleep sanctuary – and not for reading, eating or watching television.

                                                                                                                     Sleep expert Michelle Drerup, PsyD

Unity Point- Trinity Foot Clinics:

Where:  St. Malachy Church

When:  First Friday of each month from 9-11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bring:  
2 towels and 1 washcloth
Cost :
$27.00 Cash or Check (payable to Unity Point) 

Please call the Parish Office for an appointment.

Includes:

  • 30 minute appointment with the Visiting Nurse
  • Soaking of the feet to facilitate trimming of the toenails (you provide a wash cloth and two towels)
  • Trimming of the toenails (no polish will be applied)
  • Foot massage and lotion