You are exhausted after a long day’s work and you can’t wait for nighttime, to get a good night’s sleep. Your head touches the pillow and after a lot of tossing and turning…despair deepens! You find yourself staring at the ceiling, and there is no sleeping in site.
It’s important to know, that sleep is a natural physiological process and one of the most important functions for our overall health. All people need to sleep well, because during sleep, all body systems are restored.
Although entering healthy sleep, quickly and easily, is supposed to be a natural process for all individuals, the truth is that too many people in this modern world of ours have forgotten what a good night’s sleep is. They are so used to chronic insomnia, that many don’t even know what it’s like to feel rested, cheerful and energetic in the morning.
Here are some facts you might find interesting:
… throughout the world, about 45% of adults suffer from insomnia
… one out of three people in the US, regularly struggles with insomnia
… people who sleep less than 6 hours a day have a higher risk of getting a heart attack or stroke
… insomnia increases the risk of problems in your relationships by 55%
… poor sleep or lack of sleep, makes it more difficult for you to reduce weight or keep it under control?
Scientists share the opinion, that in order to maintain normal working capacity, every person needs to get enough sleep.
Lack of sleep can cause:
- excessive stress,
- lack of energy (feeling sleepy at work confirms this),
- health issues,
- low productivity at work and while doing activities,
- foggy thinking,
- lack of problem-solving abilities,
- bad or short-sighted solutions.
And today, I want to share with you why people are deprived of sleep and suffer from insomnia.
There are many reasons for insomnia. You’ve probably heard that 80% of diseases are caused by psychological or emotional factors.
Allow me to share with you some of these causes:
- One of the most important causes, is that we are constantly worried, are full of stress, and experience serious anxiety. The moment you think about something unpleasant, your ability to enter sleep is gone.
- We are afraid all the time, constantly fueling our fears…especially at night! And there are all kinds of fear…fear of life, fear of death, fear of change, fear of failing, fear of success, and the list goes on and on. Suffering from fear, makes us live out many situations in our imagination, and it’s the sleep time hours when we have much more time for this undesirable “past-time”.
- We are too emotional, our consciousness is too active and does not calm down by the time we are ready for bed. An active thinking process, relationship problems, work issues and excitement over important events are frequent causes of this mental activity. Just about everyone, if not everyone, at least once, has had the experience of not being able to enter sleep, such as before an exam or the first day at a new job.
- We don’t know how to let go of problems. Instead, we think about our day and ponder on the little annoyances we experienced, depriving ourselves of the necessary sleep. Some people are simply incapable of switching from work to rest! They haven’t learned how to drift into inactivity and focus on pleasant experiences. They have no clue of what it means “to sleep peacefully.”
If you look at all the above reasons, then you will understand that everything actually comes down to stress..
And how do most people handle stress? Well unfortunately, with alcohol and pills…and often together…a dangerous combination!
So what do we do? Where is the way out?
Do you really believe you need to swallow pills for the rest of your life so you can sleep peacefully?
A healthy night’s sleep is a natural function of your body. Entering sleep quickly and sleeping deeply – is normal.
It is abnormal to suffer from insomnia. And to believe that insomnia is a universal reality of people’s life, is also abnormal.
You need not have insomnia. And you need not swallow pills in order to enter sleep.
There are other, much safer ways that will help you enter sleep, and we’ll be sharing those ways with you a little later.
P.S. Tell us, do you suffer from insomnia? And if so, how do you deal with it?