Sleep Giving You the Run-Around? Well, Here’s What Helps…

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Sleep tips for when insomnia strikes.

Sleep is like water. Without it, you can’t sustain life for very long. And yet sleep is elusive for lots of us.

Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep. We’ve had to have our faithful, 30-year old furnace replaced. That’s disrupted just about everything. Between the noise, the smells, and things being topsy-turvy,  it’s been a challenge to set the day aside and settle into sleep

Does that ever happen to you?

Sleeplessness Snowballs

And it’s not just one night’s lost sleep. No, one of the most challenging things about insomnia is the way that it can snowball.

First, you may be sleepless because of a worry about a work project or a family member or a health issue or the state of the world. Then, you notice that you are having trouble getting to sleep, and you gradually become worried about the sleeplessness itself.  That, in turn, makes it much more difficult to fall into sleep.  Once it gets going, this is an extremely difficult cycle to break!

Here’s what helps you sleep…

I’ve found these 3 quick tips very helpful for breaking the cycle of sleeplessness:

  • At the first sign of trouble sleeping, don’t panic.  Relax your body and focus on your breathing.  Breathe in.  Breathe out.  Let your thoughts come and go as you do when meditating.  This helps you let go and let sleep come.
  • If you’re still tossing and turning, get out of bed, pick up your notebook, and spend @ 5-10 minutes writing.  Let it flow.  Don’t worry about where it goes – just be open to what comes. Whatever is bothering you or keeping your mind racing will take this opportunity to emerge.  Then you can name it and set it aside for the night.
  • Be sure to close up, after your writing.  Don’t problem-solve.  Congratulate yourself on the work you’ve done and the insights you’ve had.  Give yourself warm validations and nurturing messages, and then snuggle down for a good night’s sleep.

Do you have any sleep tips that you’d like to share?  Leave a comment and let’s open up a conversation — I’d love to hear from you.

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