Insomnia is common in the USA, according to the stats up to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Most Americans suffer from short term insomnia, older people suffer from sleep disorders than people below 60.
Insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors, such as hormone changes, age, work stress, weight, travel, pregnancy, drinking coffee, lack of exercise, medical conditions, unhealthy life styles, to name a few.
Simple things you can do is, exercise regularly, keep to a sleep routine, and buy a good supportive mattress! A good mattress can help you get a good nights sleep.
Some people can sleep anywhere on a boat, plane, tube, they just relax, and slowly fall asleep. You can too!
Here we look at a few simple techniques that can help you see insomnia as a way of improving your life and get a good nights sleep.
In order to sleep you need to relax.
Why can people not sleep? Are they not tired?
Many people look to lovely essential oils, mobile apps, therapists, to help them get the the perfect nights sleep without any worry or stress. They look forward to waking up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for the new day. However, when bedtime comes they cannot sleep.
They can't relax.
They lie there waiting to fall asleep. Many people now report this as being a issue for them in their life. Sleep itself for many can become a problem here we look at how to turn insomnia as an opportunity to reflect, a blessing in disguise.
Look within your thoughts
When you are lying there in bed rather than waiting to fall asleep, you could see it as an opportunity to look within. We can look at the feelings in our bodies, the sensations, the types of thoughts passing through. It can be an opportunity to let go of what we are holding on to. Even thoughts like, “when am I going to fall asleep”, or “I am going to be so tired tomorrow” can be let go of. They only create needless suffering so why hold on to them.
Now this will have a huge impact on your life. By learning to relax you can remove thoughts that rummage around in your mind.
Remove needless thoughts
All those needless thoughts you have at night, give you an opportunity to look at, explore them, and leave them, this will have a positive impact on your life.
They will be a blessing and will transfer into your entire life. Wherever you are, you can introspect into your being and examine how you are feeling, what thoughts are in your mind, what your body is doing, and it will automatically bring you more into the present.
The more you do this, the more aware you will become naturally more happy and peaceful. This will naturally have an impact on your sleep.
You will find that overtime your sleep will not be such a problem for you. In fact, your problems will fade away, because they only existed in the mind in the first place.
Release your mind from worry
Everyday you can wake up with the opportunity of being fresh and spontaneous and present, by releasing your mind from worrying or suffering over something that only exists in your mind.
What is the need? Put your worries to one side, acknowledge them, but you do not need them. Worries and stress will pass so why keep them?
Move on past these thoughts don't let them cloud your mind.
This will change your life. Your days will be far lighter, far more beautiful, you will be present in what is actually happening rather in your mind which clouds our perception.
Insomnia can be a benefit embrace it and use it.
Everything can be turned into a blessing, everything can be used as a mirror. We see this throughout life of people who have used challenges and obstacles to turn them into blessings. Our attitude to life greatly effects the fruits that come out of it.
Focus on positive thoughts
Gratitude, humility, perseverance, patience can radically change our lives for the better.
If you focus on these things, and your internal being, you will not need all of the material external things that people are looking for. As the proverb goes, “First put your own house in order, and be the change that you want to see in the world”.