In the Stone Age, people had less sleep, as they wanted to hunt and/or farm as much as possible in the summer. Nowadays most of us usually get less sleep in summer, because we want to do more, be more and spend more time outdoors… Yet, we all need a good quality of sleep, especially in the summertime. In order to sleep, we need to fall into it. Not force, not push, and not make yourself to sleep. But fall asleep.
Strangely enough, falling asleep is like falling in love. We can’t control the fall, yet we can only trust it and let go. So falling is not failing. It is about trusting. Trusting your own nature and surrendering to it only to fall right where we need to be. Asleep.
Here are 3 Tips to fall in love with sleep again:
1. Reset your internal clock.
Our circadian rhythms are based on light, darkness and the release of melatonin. By controlling In the first two, we take control over the third one.
Wake up one hour earlier and go outside. You will find that you are feeling sleepy early at night. It takes repetition to reset your circadian rhythm as it always takes to create a habit. And it always works.
2. Use Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis to train your mind to fall asleep.
Many insomniacs develop a fear of not being able to fall asleep. We, humans, can’t be relaxed and anxious at the same time. Hypnosis and self-hypnosis stop the sleep pressure and trains your mind to relax your body to sleep.
3. Avoid associating your bed with wakefulness.
If you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go to sleep, leave the bed. Stand up, walk around. For the same reason, stay away from watching TV or eating in bed.