Refreshing Sleep & Improved Energy: Real Questions to Ask

Are you someone who has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep long enough to feel rested in the morning1?

The experts may need 6 months to consider this a problem of insomnia2, but you have likely felt the effects after just a few difficult nights.

I’ve had those nights where I “tried everything” and still couldn’t get to sleep. I’ve suffered through my day in a complete fog.

After years of sleep studies, prescriptions, and dead ends, I was fortunate to learn several, often overlooked reasons for poor sleep: reasons that had me looking more closely at my days rather than worrying so much about my nights. For example:

  • What would you say is your capacity for rest3 during your work days, your evenings, your weekends?
  • What do the voices in your head tell you when you feel the need for downtime? What happens in your physical body?
  • Do you establish and maintain appropriate boundaries that allow you the necessary space for rest?

For most people, the answers make perfect sense once we can articulate them; what this means for your sleep and how to change what needs changing I help my clients explore.

What if I told you that not getting great sleep could easily cost you — an extra $300,000 in medical bills and more than $700,000 in net worth? Not getting great sleep could even cheat you out of some $8 million in lifetime earning capacity.

–Wayne Caswell, The Economic Value of a Good Night’s Sleep.

In addition to other non-traditional ways of assessing their unique situation and gaining new insights into their sleep challenges, I provide my clients with a customized set of natural, easy-to-do practices to help them dissipate hyperactive energy, re-train their mind-body system back to a reasonable “rest rhythm”, and allow them to get the sleep (and therefore energy) they desperately need. I’m confident that more quality rest is possible for you too!

If you have experienced that your poor sleep:

Did you know that 1 out of every 3 people has experienced some form of insomnia6; if you’re that 1 person, you also have an increased risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity5, depression / anxiety, and even death6!

Let’s make it one less.


Sources

  1. Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Timothy McCall, M.D., 2007.
  2. Yoga and Sleep by Bat S. Khalsa; Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Winter 2015, Vol. 24, Issue 4 of “Practice”, p. 12-13.
  3. “The Yoga of Sleep: Sacred and Scientific Practices to Heal Sleeplessness” by Rubin Naiman, PhD.,
    SoundsTrue, 2010.
  4. 23 Incredible Benefits Of Getting More Sleep by Kevin Loria; Business Insider Inc., December 2014.
  5. 9 Surprising Reasons to Get More Sleep by R. Morgan Griffin; 2010 WebMD, LLC.
  6. 9 Fascinating Insomnia Sleep Statistics; by Trend Statistics: Facts, Stats, and Trends; August 2016.
  7. How to Outsmart Your Insomnia by Hillari Dowdle, Yoga Journal, September 2013.