Overcoming Insomnia — How to Fall Asleep Faster

Insomnia can be a real pain. But finding effective ways to fix it can be a huge challenge. I’ve had problems with it for years, and during that time, I dug up a veritable encyclopedia of insomnia remedies.

Here, I’m going to share just a few of them:

First, calm your mind

If your mind is running a mile a minute, you won’t be able to sleep, no matter what. Or at least not easily. So do something that will help calm your mind.

a) Write in a gratitude journal

Yes, I mean it. Write in a gratitude journal a list of things you’re grateful for. The fact that you have a bed. That you have a whoe new day coming up. That you had a great cup of java earlier that day. That the sun came up in the morning and that you can feel confident that it will do the same the next day. And so on. You get the idea.

b) Pray, for yourself or others

Prayer is very helpful. It makes us focus on something greater outside ourselves and renews our faith in our higher power. Praying is especially effective if you pray for others. Here’s a way to do it.

You can either check with your church to see if you have a prayer team If so, you might want to join it. Then pray for the people on your list each night. If there’s no prayer team, just make your own list. Write down anyone you know who could use a prayer, along with what you want to pray for for each of them. Then pray for each and every one on that list. You probably won’t even remember your own troubles by the time you’re done.

c) Boring books

I mean REALLY boring books. I recommend certain German philosophers known for convoluted language. I’m not going to name names since that would be unkind, but I used to have a book by my bedside for sleepless nights, and it worked like a charm. Make sure that it’s a book that is not that interesting to you and that the reading of it is just absorbing enough that you can’t focus on anyt hing troublesome. it’s the intellectual equivalent to counting sheep.

Tomorrow… More insomnia remedies!

BTW, there’s a fantastic technique that might help you too: EFT. And you’re invited to download my FREE Easy Intro to EFT right here: http://www.easyeft.info

If you do, I’ll send you an update when I have my special edition tutorial on EFT for insomnia completed.

Meanwhile, you can also get a taste of what’s to come in my article on EFT and Insomnia.

3 thoughts on “Overcoming Insomnia — How to Fall Asleep Faster

  1. Faizal Nisar

    Calming my mind really helps. When I have too much on my mind, it seems I just think all night, even when I sleep…

    I also like your tips about BORING books hahah.

  2. Blaz Banic

    Nice post, Elisabeth! I also find it useful to write a list of things to do the next day. That way I can be at ease about “what will I have to do the next day”. I also find acupressure to be very useful and I’ve seen you mentioned EFT – also a good choice.

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