I can’t sleep!
Sleep is a big focus in my hypnosis practice because I struggled with insomnia in the 1990s and found myself smashing my children’s precious bag of Cheetos because I couldn’t function and the smallest things set me off.
I’ve seen a lot of statistics on sleep – how much or how little we get, what we do to try to fall asleep, how stress and anxiety affect sleep, etc. This was a new one for me!
“Can’t Sleep? Try Sticking Your Head in the Freezer.” WHAT?!?!?!? This is a headline from the New York Times.
If you can get past the headline, there are some good tips in here.
Some of my favorite tips to help when you’re saying “I can’t sleep!”
- Leave your phone and devices OUTSIDE your bedroom
- Do not fall asleep listening to the tv and/or news
- IF you wake up in the middle of the night, don’t look at your phone or clock
- IF you wake up in the middle of the night try this simple breath technique – as you inhale think “I’m breathing in,” and as you exhale think “I”m breathing out.” Repeat until you peacefully drift off to sleep
- Sleep issues don’t start when our heads hit the pillow. They actually begin with how we start our day. Intentionally starting your day in a more gentle way and expressing gratitude sets the whole rest of the day (and night) up.
Here’s my client Kristen, who struggled with panic attacks, anxiety and many nights crying “I can’t sleep!” for over a year before we worked together. In a short amount of time, she was sleeping well again and said “Goodbye panic attack.”
If you want to go from saying “I can’t sleep” to “I sleep so well!”, let’s have a chat about how I can help you. Click here for your free consult.
Just checking – have you ever tried sticking your head in the freezer? 🙂