Sunday, August 25, 2013

#31WriteNow: Get Into It & Sleep Like A Baby

I have trouble sleeping. This year, that issue has gotten worse. I can be dog tired. I will get in bed ready to go to sleep. But, sleep never comes. My mind does not slow down enough for that to happen in a reasonable amount of time. I stare at the ceiling, the walls, pr out the window. I pick up my cell constantly. My thoughts are so loud that I can't turn them off or down. Sleep is no longer my friend. When it comes to getting rest, I am really open to try just about anything within means. I really do not like to take any medicine to help me sleep. I am always afraid of developing an addiction. I've tried getting in bed earlier to combat the restlessness. Sometimes this works, other times it doesn't. A few nights ago, Jia tweeted about the greatness of a sleep aid app. It is Deep Sleep and Relax Hypnosis by Mindifi. It's a free app so no excuses for not trying it. 

I tried the "Sleep Like A Baby" option Thursday and Saturday nights. It is instantly relaxing. I was calm and soothed. Before I knew it, I was asleep. I do not remember falling asleep at all. That to me is a win. The app got me to focus on the speaking voice of the guy and turn my thoughts off. For the first time this year, I went to sleep with no trouble. No thoughts of the "whys" or "what ifs." I just slept. It was peaceful. I woke up so rested. I slept 8 hours straight both nights. That in itself is a feat. I've been in the greatest mood today because I am well rested. This app is beyond a win for me. I cannot wait to try it again tonight. It's that good. If you are like me and have more than a little trouble sleeping, you should def check this app out. Sleep like a baby for real. Thank me later.

1 comment:

  1. Hypnotherapy sounds like it shares much in common with ASMR. ASMR relaxation is truly life changing. Life style changing.