Millions of people all over the world suffer from some kind of sleep disorder, and it begins to slowly affect their lives, even if they are not necessarily consciously aware of it. If you suffer from insomnia, know that you are not alone, but what you also should realize is that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There are many people who have found ways to change their sleeping habits well enough to make it a regular part of their lives. In doing so, they have overcome night time restlessness in order to be considered ex-insomniacs. And two of them share their secrets with you:
Georgia is thirty-seven years old, an elementary school teacher, and a mother of two. Her main problem is that she is overworked, and on top of that, she has to bring her work home with her so she can correct papers and average grades.
But, it is important for her to spend time with her own kids. She takes the time to help them with their homework and tuck them in at night, before starting on her own tasks. This took up her time to the point that she suffered from insomnia for years trying to get everything done and cutting into bedtime.
Finally she decided to make some changes. She realized that, as she was getting older, lack of sleep was catching up with her and it was taking its toll. She became a list-maker from that point on. She took a step back, and changed her lesson plans to reflect a schedule that did not involve her correcting papers every night. Her class loved a more interactive approach, Georgia continued to make her lists, and then she felt so good going to sleep at the right time every night from that point on. She is a new woman because she realized she could put herself first and not be selfish.
Next up, Eric…
Eric is twenty-eight years old, is engaged to be married and is a law student at a prominent university. His bride-to-be is so enthralled about making plans for their wedding, but he is up to his elbows in assignments.
His major problem is that he calls his fiance while he is sitting on the bed and on his laptop. His bed has become anything but a comforting and welcoming place to go to sleep. Often times, he falls asleep in the middle of doing some reading, waking up frequently during the night feeling unsettled.
His insomnia is affecting the wedding plans and his grades are starting to suffer. Eric decided that a small investment in a desk and table lamp made all the difference in the world. Now he can separate the worlds of sleep and work, and avoid all of the night time restlessness. He stops working at approximately the same time every night, and then turns in for a relaxing sleep on his bed, just like he should be doing.
If these former insomniacs can do it, so can you. And then you will recount for others all of your tales of midnight restlessness!