The One SECRET You NEED to Know About Insomnia Cure Insomnia Fast By a Former Insomniac
The One SECRET You NEED to Know About Insomnia By a Former Insomniac A lot of people ask meâ€¦ what is the onesecret to insomniaé What can I do tonighté Where do I starté While there are a variety of causes, I'vefound, in my experience, that there is one secret that probably 95% of insomniacs canbenefit from, yet is almost never discussed. So here's my story. I used to be a crazy insomniac.
It was destroying my life. My relationship was on the rocks, I was letgo from jobs, my health was suffering, I had almost blown through all of our savings. I was just miserable and angry at myself. I spent thousands of dollars trying everysupplement, sleep program, medical test that I could get my hands on. I listened to meditation CDs, took melatonin,valerian, Diphenhydramine (such as zzzQuil), tried therapy, the list goes on.
But NOTHING worked. I STILL couldn't sleep. I would lie in bed, wide awake until 2, 3,4 am, with not just my mind racing, but energy pulsing through my body. If I fell asleep, I would wake up within 12hours just to repeat the process over. It was frightening. I felt as though I had no one to talk with,no one to turn to. No answers, just the people around me, whocared for me, but were fed up with me.
So, I went from researching conventional therapies,to eastern perspective and therapies, anything I could get my hands on. Just trying to find SOMETHING that worked. And then one day, something FINALLY resonatedwith me. I discovered a secret. I had an epiphany. I realized something that instantly turnedmy insomnia from my enemy into my solution. And that's keyâ€¦ from my problem into mysolution.
Think about that for a second. Insomniaâ€¦ my solution. Until then insomnia was something I was fightingwith daily, it was my enemy. But all of a sudden my perspective flipped. And that's the thing â€“ in life we getstuck in these patterns of thought, which perpetuate our experience. From an early age we are taught to focus onthe negative, so by our 20s or 30s it's so automatic that we forget that we actuallyhave a choice in the matter.
Often it takes just a simple change in perspectiveand everything shifts. So, this is the gift I want to share withyou today. What I discovered is that the core of my insomniawas trapped energy. You know like when you feel something emotionalin your chest, like heartache, rage, frustration, guiltâ€¦ it's a tightness, a ball of energy. So every time I would think of insomnia Icould feel it. It had become part of my identityâ€¦ fromthe moment I woke up, insomnia would be on my mind as something that â€œI am.â€�
Trouble in Bed When Sleep Turns Against Us
Say you've been napping, like between classes, or after a long night out, or, I don't know, after broadcasting on YouTube for 48 straight hours to raise money for charity. Now, imagine you waking up, and suddenly you discover that you can't move. You want to speak, but you can't; you're mind is acutely aware of what's happening, but you are powerless to get your body to do anything. It may last a few seconds, it may last a few minutes, in rare cases it can last more than an hour it's called Sleep Paralysis and you might not have to imagine it
because up to 40% of us have experienced this sleep disorder at some point in our lives. I am one of them. We don't like to think about the bad things that can go on while we're in dreamland just as we hate the disorders that keep us from even falling asleep Hello, Insomnia. But even though we've talked a lot on this show about the science of sleep Why we need it Why we dream
and where dreams come from. There is a whole other polymorphously messed up realm of human biology that explains what happens when sleeps turns against us. We can't turn our brains off. We forget to breathe. We have waking hallucinations. Some of us even walk, eat, run, and have entire conversations when we're asleep. The halfasleep brain is a crazy place
and once you understand it, you may never see the back of your eyelids the same way again. (intro music) When most people think of the things that cramp our sleep style they think, Insomnia. But defining, diagnosing, and treating this most common sleep disorder can be tricky. In fact, for a long time, most scientists considered insomnia to be a symptom of another problem like depression, anxiety, asthma, stress, substance abuse, a traumatic injury even jetlag Though, today, insomnia is considered by many to be a chronic disease of its own
that interacts with other medical conditions So, if you've ever had prolonged trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep but you don't have any other health issues then s would probably say that you have Primary Insomnia. If you do have something else going on, like a physical or psychological condition then you've got Secondary Insomnia. And most cases of Secondary Insomnia are chronic meaning it lasts for more than a month.
There are also cases of Acute or shortterm Insomnia which is usually triggered by stress or some specific life event Whatever the cause scientists believe these Insomnias are the result of the simple but eternal struggle between arousal and sleepiness. More and more research is suggesting that a condition known as HyperArousal where the nervous system remains in a constant state of alert may be the main reason for chronic insomnia.