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The Best Way To Relax For Sleep

The Best Way To Relax For Sleep

I often get asked about the ‘best way to relax’ and how to use relaxation for sleep. This is especially true when it comes to the relaxation training/mindfulness aspects of CBTi. There isn’t a really specific answer to that. There are as many ways as there are people!...

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The term Insomniac Makes It Harder To Recover

The term Insomniac Makes It Harder To Recover

I don’t like the word ‘insomniac’. Why is that? Imagine a person says: I have insomnia. and then I am an insomniac. Do they actually ‘say’ the same thing? I don’t think so.   What do these statements mean? There is a big difference in what those statements mean. As I...

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Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis

I get a lot of questions about sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is an inability to move the body when falling asleep or when waking up from sleep.  This happens when the mind and the brain/body are out of sync.  The mind and your consciousness is moving either faster...

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Acceptance and Insomnia – Mortal Enemies

Acceptance and Insomnia – Mortal Enemies

What is 'acceptance' in the context of insomnia? Acceptance is not resignation. It's not 'putting up with', either. Acceptance (as viewed through both mindfulness approaches and ACT) has two aims: Acceptance of things that are out of our control - things we like and...

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