Psychology

Treatment Strategy for Insomnia

Do you ever have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep once you get to sleep? Well, I come by insomnia naturally, My family has a long-running history of being awake from 3:00 to 5:00 a.m. Or not being able to fall asleep if they are woken up after 5 a.m. And I know what it’s like to be stressed out and to worry and not be able to fall asleep. So I want to share this one quick tip with you guys that could help you with your insomnia.

So when you start worrying and have a lot of anxiety that’s keeping you awake at night what’s going on in your brain is basically this fear of scarcity, something deep in our evolution, this fear that something bad is going to happen or There’s not enough to go around, there’s not enough food or not money or not a friends or whatever it is.

So the brain turns on this fear responses, drive little bit of adrenaline lead you to get up be active and go plant more corn. So you have food later or something like to deal with scarcity. but the problem is most of us don’t have scarcity. Most of us do have enough food, most of us have a home place to live, things like that. so the problem is not the actual scarcity. It’s the perception of scarcity, this idea in our brain this this belief that there’s not enough and that and that’s what worries us basically.

So how do we counteract worry?

How do we turn on the antidote to worry when we’re trying to sleep? here’s the simple trick that I figured out,what’s been helpful for me and it’s taking time to just Channel my focus to turn my attention instead to gratitude. So start making a list in your head of all the things that you’re grateful for. It doesn’t change your actual circumstances, but it changes your perception. So you go from seeing the world as not having enough and seeing yourself as not being good enough. to instead Paying attention to the things that you do have, paying attention to the things that are going well, and as you do this your brain starts to believe in abundance, it starts to believe that there is enough to go around, that things are going to be okay that it’s all going to work out and as you notice the good things going on in your life. and these don’t have to be big things. It can be simple things. Like I have a bed, I have hot running water. I have a job. there’s Blue Sky outside. I live in a lovely country… Whatever it is, it might sound silly, but our brains are tricky, these small things, these basic simple items will convinces your brain that there’s abundance around you. There’s good all around you, and actually turns off that fear.

This method reduces that cortisol and adrenaline that are pumping through her body and it can help your mind and body relaxed enough to be able to Fall asleep. So next time you’re having insomnia next time you’re having a hard time falling asleep because you’re worried or stressed out try making a list in your head of all the little things that you’re grateful for. I hope that was helpful and thanks for reading, sweet dreams. 

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