Posted by Lullaby on April 02, 2011 at 14:59:57:
In Reply to: Changing thoughts posted by Sandman on December 29, 2010 at 17:00:24:
How true your words are! I just returned from a vacation and I had slept so much better there. I came back and immediately my sleep deteriorated hugely. Why? Because I jumped right into doing a lot of stressful research on the computer....many hours a day. My mind by bedtime was still whirling as I processed information.
Where was the exercise, the sunlight, the company of others? These are all part of the insomnia "problem" for me. It is how I think, act and feel during the daytime that has a profound effect on how well I sleep. Even as I write this I feel my breathing being shallow as I feel in a rush to get on with other things. I feel a great sense of urgency. Not really warranted.I find it difficult to let go of what I am doing. Obsessive!
I just dug out the book Sound Sleep Sound Mind by Barry Krakow. I want to reread this.
From my notes on this book..."Poor sleep quality further erodes the capacity of your mind and body to switch from active mode to "idling" position."
I've been struck by his statement that many insomniacs don't really want to sleep! I've pondered that quite a bit and have come to realize that that is me. I dislike giving up my time to relax or sleep! I have trouble accepting that my "day is done".
He says this may be "because of unfinished business regarding future events and troubling thoughts or feelings about past events."
He has a lot of excellent advice. I will reread his book.
I look forward to some interesting discussions on this forum.
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