All is said in the title! The only problem I really have is that you have to keep doing the right things forever in order to keep insomnia at bay. I've pretty much suffered from insomnia my whole life but without really realising what it was.
With chronic illnesses you don't really notice how bad you are until you get better. If you've been this way for years how would you know the difference. I suffer a lot from anxiety but again it is a sort of anxiety that is so normal to me that I don't even really feel it on a conscious level. It has become part of me.
My battle against insomnia really started as a battle against anxiety. I read a lot about bioenergetics and understood that apparently you can be so dissociated from your body that you basically don't feel anymore at least not at the same intensity as other people. So that makes you oblivious of what your body is going through, in other words you could be exhausted and not even know it, you could be super anxious and not even know it.
That was a big thing for me because when I went to bed I didn't feel my exhaustion and so couldn't sleep profoundly. The problem isn't about being tired enough, the problem is about FEELING that you are tired enough, big difference.
In my case the objective here was to shut down my mind and be receptive of my body.
Meditation for example has been awesome for me in that regard. I felt for the first time in my life that I actually wanted to sleep because it would be an enjoyable experience.
I've read a lot but my favorite books on insomnia have been "The effortless sleep method" by Sacha Stephens.
This book has inspired me to write this article.
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