Sleeping well requires that you start doing, stop doing, and continue doing certain things. You’d be lucky if all this came naturally sometimes, and it would be a miracle if it came naturally always.
Of this sleep physiology knows some, psychology knows little, and doctors know very little because good sleep is not a structure, a process, or a medical condition.
It’s a skill.
Sleep Rhythm Training
By tuning your inner awareness improve, regulate, and enhance your body’s rhythms. Learn to breathe, think, move, relax, digest, beat your heart correctly in order to sleep well.
If the road to sleep is leading nowhere, you’re on the wrong road! State your most important intentions. Speak to that part of you that hears but does not answer and to that part acknowledge a life journey. Build an altar of objects, mementos, and tools. Be at home before your deepest self and enter sleep moving toward purpose.
Explore your body’s psychology in order to remove tension from every bone, joint, muscle, and organ. Learn to listen for stress and feel constriction and your body will guide you to their release. Enhance sleep by improving function.
Psychological discontent repressed in waking life fuels insomnia and interrupts sleep. To sleep fully, live fully by building peace, confidence, and enthusiasm for the health and blessing sleep provides.
Pain is itself an altered state, one you can learn to intercept and redirect. With self-hypnosis reduce pain by half and, with practice, you may eliminate chronic pain entirely, permanently, and without drugs!
Dreams make sense of life and demand your involvement. Recognize dreams as a warehouse of tools and ingredients. Learn a rich geography of control, suggestion, and lucidity in dreaming. Engage them and they will lead you.
Once you’ve learned to fully engage sleep, what are you going to do when you want to wake up? You cannot learn the skills of sleep without also learning how to stay awake! Wakefulness has its rhythms, and you must learn to control them.
Craft a nighttime environment that is quiet, clean, and clear of electrical noise, sound, and light. Be discerning of the chemicals, nutrients, and atmosphere in and around your body. Respect your body’s rhythms, and work with the daily rhythms that affect you.
Learn to Sleep
Sleep Does Not Come Naturally
in our Unnatural Environment.