I have already told you about my chronic insomnia, symptoms of which were — in my childhood — fear of death and anxiety. The awareness of your personal symptoms of insomnia can help to defeat or at least mitigate it. Since the Law of Attraction has to do with your awareness and your consciousness, it’s easy to understand that it can offer effective tools in order to get good night sleep.
Learning how to sleep better with a natural method, instead of resorting to chemicals or drugs, shall greatly improve the quality of your life. However, there are several different types of insomnia, each one with its specific causes, and not all of them can reap the same considerable benefit. Therefore, I am going to list now the most common sleeping disorder types. [ ⇒ Source ]
Acute insomnia. A short-term period with trouble sleeping. It is usually caused by a life occurrence, such as travel, receiving bad news, or stressful events (e.g. job change or dismissal, divorce, mourning etc). It often resolves without any specific treatment.
Chronic insomnia. A long-term period with trouble sleeping. Insomnia is usually considered chronic if a person has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep at least three nights per week for three months or longer. Chronic insomnia has many causes, and some people affected by it have a long-standing history of trouble sleeping.
Comorbid insomnia. Trouble sleeping which occurs with other conditions. Changes in sleep are known to be associated, sometimes, with Psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Certain disease conditions can either cause insomnia or make a person uncomfortable at night (as in the case of arthritis or back pain, which of course may make it hard to sleep).
Onset insomnia. Trouble falling asleep at the beginning of the night.
Maintenance insomnia. Trouble to stay asleep. If a person with this problem wakes up during the night, then he has difficulty returning to sleep.
A matter of inner attitude
If you go through the above list, you can see that there are types of insomnia, and causes of them, which seems to be beyond our control, such as diseases and life occurrences. But this is not quite true. Actually there are very few life occurrences which really are beyond our control, and also in those few cases, our attitude and disposition can make the difference between despair and regeneration, discouragement and inner growth.
When you go to sleep you are the same person that you are during the day. Therefore, if you want to change your sleeping experience, you have to change your state of being when you are awake. You must keep intensely aware and use your awareness, along with your emotional guidance system, to identify good feeling thoughts and get a rid of bad feeling thoughts. Once you start doing this and giving your complete attention to what you want, the overall quality of your daytime life will dramatically improve, and consequently you will approach nighttime in a much better inner condition.
The Law of Attraction states that our thoughts concur to create the conditions of our life. Therefore, if you can identify the thoughts that you have about your supposed inability to sleep, as well as any other negative thoughts related to your sleeping habits, you can identify those thoughts that are creating your insomnia. Once you replace these bad thoughts with good thoughts, you will attract better experiences and this will make you fill better than before. As a consequence, also your quality of sleep will begin to improve immediately as a result.
10 ways to sleep better
The following is a list of 10 ways to sleep better with an inner approach to the problem. Therefore, I have deliberately neglected all tips and remedies based on material conditions, such as regularity, physical exercises, proper food and drink etc. Each one of these tips will be fully explored and explained in a dedicated post.
- Get anxiety and stress in check; calm panic thoughts.
- Avoid excessive stimulation for your brain at least 45 minutes before going to bed.
- Before getting into bed, work through your thoughts about the day and then free your mind. Keep a notebook and pen next to your bed to jot down your thoughts and your woes.
- Use positive affirmations or read something uplifting before even putting your head on the pillow.
- Do not label yourself as a non-sleeper. Do not worry about not falling asleep. Do not think that you are going to be tired, if you don’t get the ‘required’ duration of sleep.
- Think of yourself as bigger than the problem.
- Practice breathing, relaxation, and visualization exercises.
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As you see, the last three points of the list are “up to you”. This list, in my intent, should be just a track for a work in progress which I hopefully would like to do with you, with your experiences and your suggestion. So, feel free to add any comment here below; I am expecting them, all right? 😉
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