Trouble Shooting Common Issues

How to think like a great sleeper

If you haven’t slept well for a while, it’s likely that you often think about not being able to sleep and maybe you even believe you’ll never be able to sleep well again. Even though it’s reasonable to think in this way if you’ve had problems with sleep for a while— it’s not helpful. These…

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If you want to wean off medication

If you’re currently taking medication for sleep or anxiety: I urge you to be gentle and respectful of your body and nervous system. Please avoid doing anything radical, like stopping your medication cold turkey. While your ultimate goal might be to sleep well without medication, I recommend that you complete this program first, and then…

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How to use exercise to sleep better

Numerous studies have shown that the right kind of exercise done at the right time will help you feel more energized throughout the day and sleep better at night. If you’re sleep deprived, it’s likely that you fit into one of these patterns when it comes to exercise: 1. Feeling too tired to do any…

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How to be clear and energised in the morning

Having an effective morning routine sets you up for a great day. The right kind of stimulation wakes up your brain, gets your digestive fire going and activates your heart so all systems are go. When you don’t switch your body clock on, you can feel hazy and half asleep and rely on stimulants like…

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How to nap effectively

A daytime nap can help you feel better during the day and sleep better at night, as long as you limit it to 25 minutes or less. If you nap for longer than 25 minutes, your brain slows down into deeper stages of sleep. This causes two things to happen: You wake up feeling groggy and…

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If you fall back into old habits

A lot of people beat themselves up for falling back into old habits during the process of creating new ones. This isn’t helpful. What is helpful is to acknowledge that there’s a creature of habit inside of you who’s comfortable with things the way they are right now. So, in the beginning you’ll need to…

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If you often talk about your sleeping problems

Most people who have sleeping problems tend to talk about their difficulty with sleep quite frequently. You may think it’s reasonable to talk about something that’s causing you suffering, but it’s important to realize that if you want to sleep well—it’s not at all helpful. The two main reasons for this are: When you talk…

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If you’re feeling discouraged

Many of my clients have returned for their second session focused on the half empty glass—or what hasn’t changed yet—with a sense of disappointment because their sleep isn’t already perfect. But maybe they’re already feeling more at ease and they’re getting an extra hour of sleep every night. Or they’re more energized during the day and…

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When you have a late or stimulating night out

It’s common for people who’ve had difficulties with sleep to feel stressed about going out at night, due to fear of not being able to sleep later on. I’ve helped many people to sleep well after night-time outings with these simple guidelines: 1. Once you’ve made the choice to go out, accept your choice 100% This will enable…

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If you wake during the night

Waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep is a huge problem for many people. You might be thirsty or need to go to the toilet. You might feel too hot, too cold or hungry. Or you might slip into habitual thinking or planning as you…

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