You don’t like lying awake at night worrying about when you will finally fall asleep, or how crappy tomorrow will be if you don’t fall asleep at all. Instead of grabbing those sleeping pills, you can actually think differently to help you sleep better.
“YOU CANNOT FORCE SLEEP, BUT YOU CAN ENCOURAGE IT.” – Hibberd & Usmar
Your clock is a constant reminder of how many hours of sleep you might get. This throws your body into stress and makes it harder to relax. Stop this negative thought pattern and start drifting into dreamland.
Consciously reassure yourself
Your life doesn’t end if you have a few nights of terrible sleep. In fact, this is pretty normal, and you’ve likely gotten through days with minimal sleep before. You can do it again. Remind yourself of this as you lay in bed and your body and mind will relax.
When you’re negative, your body is stressed, making it harder to sleep.
[STEPS TO LIVE BETTER]
- Be real and positive about sleep, cutting the negative sleep talk out of your life.
- If you would like to wake up feeling refreshed, book an appointment with Karyn to start taking action.
- Check out this article on how to create a bedroom haven (attach link).
Karyn is a Registered Psychologist, who primarily practices from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective. She received training from Dr. David Burns, and loves collaborating with her clients to find the thoughts and actions creating obstacles in their lives, and leading them through steps to test if these thoughts and actions are true and helpful.