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10 Ways We Manage Sleeplessness That Make it Worse

Posted: 12/02/2011 7:49 am

Given the acute distress often associated with sleeplessness, it's not surprising that so many of us respond to it with limited stop-gap, band-aid type solutions. In my practice I've found that so much of what we do to manage sleeplessness simply makes it worse.

We Work Too Hard At Getting To Sleep
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We cannot literally "go to sleep." Believing we must be intentional and even calculating
to steal into the elusive world of sleep further activates and tethers us to waking. In
letting go of intention we discover that sleep is always present just beneath the surface of waking. There is nothing we need to do to get there. But we have to do that.

 

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