I have a plan for you. Find a book about sleep, and read it. It’s just like reading a book about chocolate chip cookies — if you think you won’t crave one after that, you’re crazy. Read about sleep, and soon, you’ll be asleep. (For help getting your kids to sleep, read here.)
My book was, Dreaming True: How to Dream Your Future and Change Your Life.It was not one of those silly dream interepretation books; (dolphins mean this) it showed me how dreams can bring us power in the areas of our lives where we are weak. And, it can help us clarify what we really want, (usually different from what we think we want). Your dream journal shows you where your “issues” are, (yes, writing down the dreams does help you remember them). When you’re awake, you create new endings to your dreams. This plants a seed in your subconscious; your mind goes to work hashing out all the obstacles, and you learn.
Actually, to be quite honest, I don’t have trouble falling asleep. I used to. But then, I had four boys. Now, I’m so exhausted, I’m asleep before my head hits the pillow. It works. You should call me if the “book cure” isn’t working out for you. I can arrange for you to have the four boys for 1 full day, and I’m pretty sure, your insomnia will be cured.
But for some, (those that don’t have four boys), insomnia rules the night. And this desperation has lead some to the drug, Stilnox, by Snofi-Aventis. Some users in Australia suffered some unfortunate side-effects. One woman taking the drug “woke with a paintbrush in her hand after painting the front door while asleep.” Maybe they’d be better of just eating the top 10 Bedtime Foods.
Let’s get back to those dreams. Maybe the mere act of intentionally dreaming to change your life can lead you to Mr. Sandman. Or maybe, you could do some dream journaling and begin to live the life of your dreams. A workaholic who needs to be doing something all the time might subconsciously see sleep is non-productive. If you begin to see sleep time as a productive “work time” to work on your life issues, you just might trick your subconscious into falling asleep. Dreamlines could be helpful. It is a visual experience based on keywords of the dreams you would like to dream. Read more about it here.
Our lives are defined every minute by the choices we’re making. Here’s a good post to help make us more aware of how our choices create the life we live. I have a soft-spot for librarians, because they are the most helpful people in the world. I found this on their blog:
“When you stop making excuses,
Stop listening to the naysayers,
And stop fearing failure,
Can you start making your dreams come true“.
Then, this librarian, bless her soul, goes on to say, “Think about what dreams can come true at our libraries for us and our customers when we apply this! Let’s make them happen.”
Here’s someone who used her dream journal to get what she needed from her life: Tell the Story until it comes true. We are so powerful. There is so much potential hidden underneath or subconscious. Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
And it is never, never, never to late to make your dreams come true. I don’t think more sleeping pills are what we need. We just need to start dreaming. And reading more books,
The Dream Workbook: Discover the Knowledge and Power Hidden in Your Dreams
The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night’s Sleep
Birthing Your Dreams: God’s Plan for Living Victoriously (God’s Leading Ladies Workbook Series)
This Year I Will…: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True
Good night and sweet, powerful, dreams