Are you one of the 30% stuck on the insomnia treadmill? Sleep procrastination keeping you up? One more e-mail? Glued to technology? You watch exciting programs, or even check your e-mail or Facebook before bed. One more story, one more friend. Can’t hurt, right? But an overstimulated brain, with the light and volume variations of technology, works better than coffee to derail those sweet dreams. You have a recipe for sleepless nights.
The secret to getting some “unstuck” rest is with guided meditation. I have come across a simple technique that puts most people to sleep in 5 minutes. #sleep well Here’s how it works:
- An hour before bedtime, begin your routine to wind down. Your mind and body need time to slow down from the day. Break that frenzied state of activity and begin to quiet your thoughts.
- Slide comfortably into bed and begin to relax. As you lie there, focus on feeling the comfort of the bed, the warmth or coolness of the room. Consider the positives of the day.
- Begin with a soothing visual image and move into sleep. The adage of counting sheep works well. And there are updates, serving to move your mind to la la land.
Want to try it for yourself tonight? I developed this short Deep Sleep in 5 Minutes HypnoSnax to help you put an end to sleepless nights and get unstuck. Try it for free tonight, but not (of course) while driving. Click here for refreshing slumber with my Deep Sleep in 5 Minutes HypnoSnax (available for free until September 30, 2017).
Audio clips not your thing? Here are few other tips to try:
- Play with clearing your mind and relaxing your body by noticing items in your bedroom, taking a deep breath between each thing. For example, be aware of a sharp crease in the sheets, followed by a deep breath. Then notice the soft fluffiness of your pillow, followed by yet another deep breath. Continue until you fall asleep.
- Unplug your modem and turn off your smart phone. Again, too much stimulation (LED light or otherwise) right before bed leads to severe
- Go to sleep at the same time every night, waking up the next day at the same time. If overly tired, try going to bed 30 minutes earlier for a week and see if that makes a difference. Your mind and body are accustomed to habits, and you can create a new one.
But if you find yourself endlessly dragging through the day and napping every chance you get, I have a few more ways that will help you find relief to finally enjoy a full night’s sleep in as quickly as 1 to 3 sessions. If you’re ready to trash those nasty habits with an investment in you of $90 per session, call me at (928) 367-8208 or email me using the Contact Form on the website. Bringing over 30 years of experience to my practice, I am a highly qualified NLP Practitioner and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Many have found my friendly ways and precise techniques to be the easiest road toward a better life.