A client asks:
I have another health question – not sure if it’s related to my previous concern that you were working on.
Could you please muscle test what is going on with my not being able to sleep?
I bought a FitBit to track my sleep about a month ago to ensure I have evidence and so far, I am tracking 3-6 hours/night at most, with poor quality of sleep.
My hunch is that it is my nervous system stuck on ‘overdrive’ – my heart rate doesn’t drop below awake resting heart rate even when I sleep – the restlessness and anxiety is always there. Maybe it’s the fear.
I think this is a big factor in my ‘flatness’ – I am exhausted and the low energy impacts my functioning and mood.
Any ideas you may have are much appreciated.
name withheld for privacy
I wish I were more knowledgeable about sleep. I also sleep like you, although nowadays more on the 6 hours a night out of 9 sometimes even 10 in bed.
the difference between before and now are four things
1. I take two Lithium Orotate before I turn the light off
2. I tape my mouth with medical tape, so I only breath through my nose
3. I don’t drink anything caffeinated after breakfast.
4. I read at least 30 minutes a night something that is not related to my life, mostly fiction. That takes me out of my day.
I don’t have any of my audios in my bedroom. And because I am sensitive to heat, I keep my bedroom as cold as I can.
It’s, I think, more of a personality issue, muscle test says: no health issue is causing it.
And just one more thing: don’t worry about how much you sleep. That concern stops you from sleeping, and also sours your mood, tenses your muscles, and you can only sleep if you completely relax your muscles.
If you don’t know that, practice that: it will pay for years to come. I consciously do it… and until I do it, I can’t even fall asleep. This should be #5, by the way.