Published: January 23, 2019
Updated: September 6, 2021
January 23, 2019
If you’ve ever struggled to sleep, you will know the impact it can have on your day-to-day life and how exhausting it can be. Insomnia can make it really difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep and can wreak havoc on our lives. Yet 1 in 3 people needlessly struggle with how to fall asleep.
The main cause of insomnia is usually stress and worry. Unable to fall asleep may be caused by medical conditions, drugs and biological factors, although it is usually lifestyle and unhelpful sleep habits, which can easily be improved for a better night’s sleep.
Thankfully there are effective ways to overcome insomnia, which can make a big difference to your overall quality of life.
Your body needs sleep to restore, rejuvenate and replenish energy levels. When we don’t get our required number of hour’s sleep, we can feel exhausted, stressed out and it affects our cognitive abilities.
Lack of sleep can impact our relationships with loved ones and family, our working lives and actually prevent us doing the things we want. It’s not until you don’t have it that you realise how important sleep is to our general health and wellbeing.
You’re not alone.
Most people will experience sleep difficulty at some point in their lives and insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can be either:
Insomnia sleep symptoms may include:
Effects of insomnia sleep symptoms:
Anyone who has laid awake at night desperately trying to sleep but being unable to, will know how it becomes a vicious cycle. The more you worry and feel stressed about the fact that you are not sleeping, the more awake you become. So what can you do instead?
The good news is that you can learn how to fall asleep easily by treating the underlying cause, so you can usually get better with simple yet effective techniques you can do yourself at home.
The primary cause for insomnia is often stress, anxiety and worry. You may feel concerned about a situation, a difficult day ahead, or actually the fear of not getting enough sleep, which can end up being a perpetual cycle. This stress and anxiety can come in many different forms, sometimes you may not even be able to figure out what is causing it.
The first step towards learning how to fall asleep is to understand why you’re not sleeping. If your insomnia is due to environmental/external issues, such as noisy neighbours or an uncomfortable room, think how you can make your sleeping area as peaceful as possible.
One of the guiding principles of Rapid Transformational Therapy™, and why it can be so effective at getting to the root cause of any issue, is that it uses the most phenomenal power on the planet - your mind. Learn to get your mind working for you, not against you, for better sleep.
It’s worth remembering that your mind does what it thinks is in your best interest and it learns through repetition.
It takes at least 21 days to completely let go of an old belief and create a new one. That is why sticking to a bedtime routine is so important, you need to train your body and mind to release old habits and replace them with new positive behaviours.
What we have to remember is that our minds are wired to keep us alive.
Fear, anxiety and stress activate an alert state, which is essentially activating your autonomic nervous system, making you feel very awake and ‘on edge’. When this happens, falling into a deep unbroken sleep is going to be very difficult for you to achieve. Your subconscious mind is telling you: ‘I could be in danger. I need to be alert,’ so it doesn’t want to go to sleep for your own safety.
So, how to fall asleep? You need to teach your subconscious that it’s okay to relax and to sleep. It’s time to switch off what’s keeping you awake at night and replace it with perfect deep unbroken sleep.
Wouldn’t it be good if you could be so relaxed at bedtime that when your head hits the pillow, you almost immediately and effortlessly fall into a deep, restful slumber? The following day you wake up happy, refreshed and full of enthusiasm for the new day ahead.
Perfect Unbroken Deep Sleep is designed to help you fall asleep. A relaxing hypnotic audio you can listen to, as part of your bedtime routine for at least 21 days, to be free of insomnia and enjoy refreshing sleep, easily and effortlessly.
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