I have been thinking about sleep recently; I have got into a bad habit of staying up too late, with sewing projects and study. When I decided to start going to bed at the old time I used to, I found I was unable to fall asleep, till after midnight… This is not good, as I am often woken up around 6 by the Smalls. (Who have been asleep since 7.30 pm.) But I don’t suffer with crippling life challenging chronic insomnia. (see description of Insomnia here: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-is-insomnia )
There are many ways that can be tried to help with
I decided to do some research about sleep. It seems that it is vital for our health, both physical and mental. Poor sleep is linked to weight gain, increased risk of heart disease and stroke, poor athletic performance, difficulty with concentration and focus, lower immune function, relationships and social interaction, and it affects decision and problem solving skills amongst other things.
Poor sleep has a direct impact on mental health, and as mental health deteriorates, the worse the sleep problems become. It becomes a vicious circle that is hard to escape.
It seems obvious that insomnia is caused by a busy and bothered mind that is worsened by the worry of how much sleep you are getting. Hypnotherapy can help focus the mind, and thus become less busy, and with the right suggestions enable a better night’s sleep. We are born with a natural ability to sleep, anywhere, anytime. (Hence, cute baby photo). We just need to reawaken the ability that is stored in the subconscious. RTT can get to the root cause of the issue and resolve it, and restore the natural ability to sleep. I have made a hypnotherapy recording for sleep, and you can receive a free download of this if you sign up for email updates from me.
I've been awake for hours, all my thoughts are screwed
Time stood still, broken pieces shatter and i'm torn in two
To myself i'm always so cruel
Cause words mean nothing when such painful emotions rule
Reality is lost, i'm floating lifeless in a disaster zone
A sense of confusion fills me and i feel so alone
At times like these i wish i could call my mind home
But it rages and storms and in darkness roams
Till it's so disjointed it feels like the thoughts don't belong
Nothing makes sense, everything just feels so wrong
I need to switch off, need to stop thinking for a while
It's been so long
Here is a link for some more information about sleep from Mind, plus a video of some tips on letting sleep come. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/sleep-problems/#.WcQkGbJ950w