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Transforming Sleep Worry into Sleep Rest

Shall we get to the real secret of sleep? The things conventional medicine doesn’t talk about. Lets face it, insomnia is big business for doctors, therapists, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of over-the-counter pills and supplements, etc. There is pressure to sleep. We’re told that if we don’t get enough sleep we run a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, dying at an earlier age and so on. Who wants to read this stuff when you have insomnia every night?

I don’t talk medical. I’m not a doctor. I talk from 30 years of personal experience suffering from insomnia.

I’ve tried countless products and modalities to help me sleep including herbs, supplements, therapy, bodywork and even a custom sleep CD produced from my own brain waves. Some things helped but only on a temporary basis. Medications like Ambien knocked me out but it didn’t solve the problem. The fear, anxiety and worry persisted especially if I had an important meeting the next day or hadn’t slept for many nights. I dreaded going to sleep.

Through meditation and study I’ve come to recognize the deeper solution to insomnia; transforming the mind from a restless state to a restful state. Think about this – when we worry or get stressed about not sleeping it drains our energy and leaves us exhausted the next day. When we apply a peaceful mind to not sleeping we conserve energy and feel more rested in the morning. Rest is beneficial and not draining.

The key is to stop worrying about whether you’re going to sleep or not. Go to bed when you’re tired whatever time that is. Allow sleep to become a part of your wake/sleep cycle. Rest often. Relax into the feeling of being tired for it provides an opportunity to listen more and softens your perspective on life.

I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s a process that requires faith and a willingness to transform your beliefs and perceptions.  It’s a shift in consciousness. It may take time yet it can happen in an instant.

EZ Sleep Solutions will be exploring this process through a series of experiential virtual classes entitled: Transforming Sleep Worry into Sleep Rest. Stay tune for more information.

 

 


7 responses to “Transforming Sleep Worry into Sleep Rest”

  1. James Burton says:

    This is so interesting and exactly what I’ve been looking for – an alternative view on insomnia. I can’t read anything about sleep because it’s scares me to death. I feel enormous pressure to sleep for my health and wellbeing to perform during the day and to feel good. This gives me a glimpse of something else. Thanks you so much.

  2. Rachel Jamison says:

    Great blog. I’m interested in getting on your mailing list for info on the forthcoming virtual class on transforming sleep worry. This hits the heart of the matter.

  3. Dwayne Vogler says:

    This is a well written article that I have bookmarked for future reference. Have a great day.

  4. Blake says:

    As many other people commented this was informative. I enjoyed it.

  5. Jailene says:

    Very interesting perspective on insomnia. The thing is how do you stop worrying?

  6. Hessy says:

    Tnhkas for the insight. It brings light into the dark!

  7. Andrew says:

    This is a wonderful article and exploration of sleep and insomnia. I like that it’s not medical but rather from your own personal experience. To me that is more meaningful. I think you hit a core with the title of transforming worry into rest. I’d love more tools to be able to do that.

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