posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:59 AM
It's been a while since I've posted and this time I'm not posting a heated political rant. I'm going to be more helpful and share what helpful
knowledge I have.
In the past I have posted on ATS about the life-crippling insomnia that attacked me for 3 years. I felt rather helpless and hopeless. Then I found
that there were some lifestyle changes I could make to start to turn it around.
I went through a cognitive behavioral therapy program and, although I still have to make a continuing daily effort to fight it, my insomnia is more
So, I've written a self-help article on the subject of curing insomnia. Hopefully it will benefit a few people. I've made the bold claim that you
can cure insomnia in 5 weeks!
Week 1 -- Collect baseline data on your sleep efficiency. This data is necessary for Week 3.
Week 2 -- Learn about Sleep Hygiene. Your environment may be affecting your ability to sleep more than you know.
Week 3 -- Learn about Stimulus Control and begin Sleep Restriction. Basically, you've got to break your mental association with bed as being a place
where you toss and turn and are miserable. You do this by limiting your time in bed. I'll walk you through it in my article.
Week 4 -- Learn to Relax! Easier said that done for an insomniac! I suggest guided meditation and provide a link in the article.
Week 5 -- Collect more data on your sleep efficiency to see where you're at. Being easing back on the sleep restriction.
The bad news is with behavioral insomnia it take a lifestyle change to cure it. You'll have to carry on some of these practices for the rest of your
life to avoid relapse.
For my full detailed article click here!
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps