How many folks do you know who have trouble falling (and staying) asleep?
I think it affects EVERYONE to some degree. I have a friend with chronic insomnia. My husband usually sleeps like the dead! But even he has nights that are full of ‘monkey mind’ thoughts and little snooze time.
I came across a terrific story on CBC about Luc Beaudoin, a professor at Simon Fraser University in B.C. He developed a simple DIY ‘go to sleep’ technique. “You shuffle your thoughts to sleep,” he said. It’s caught the attention of Oprah, The New York Times and Forbes.
It sure caught my attention too!! Click on the photo to check it out for yourself. This technique is based on cognitive science and has been getting great reviews.
I had a bad spell of insomnia 18 months ago. It was deadly! I have it under control now, but it took some serious effort on my part. I wish I’d known about this easy technique at the time.
Professor Beaudoin has gone a step further and developed an app called ‘mySleepbutton’. I tried it out and loved it. I’m not saying the DIY won’t work. However, I was overthinking it to come up with the shuffle words for the DIY method.
You can try the app out for free. So give it a shot. If you decide you want to step up to a ‘pack’, they can be purchased. The money raised will go to further research. It’s up to you whether you go it alone or get some help with the app. Click here or on the button below to learn more about the app.
“I think people find it interesting that there’s a new kid on the block in terms of techniques that people can use in bed as they’re trying to fall asleep that doesn’t involve medication.” Beaudoin said. “It’s kind of original and it’s fun.”
I’d love to hear your feedback about sleeping issues – yours or someone you know. Please share this with anyone you think might benefit. Please share your comments below….