I’ve been suffering with insomnia since last December & have tried every sleep hack, supplement & relaxation technique you can think of to no avail.

However, I just found this approach in the last few weeks which I think is going to fix this.

First define when you normally go to bed & when you want to wake up.

Then work to compress this time down on both the front & back end to build up what’s known as sleep pressure.

So if you normally go to bed at 10 pm and wake up at 6 am, try going to bed at 11 pm so you are pushing yourself to stay up 1 hour later which hopefully will push you to sleep later.

On the back end, if you wake up & can’t fall back asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed & go into another room & do something relaxing like reading an actual book or meditate.

If you get tired, go back to bed & try to fall asleep.  If you do that’s great.  If not, get out of bed & repeat.  It’s ok if you can’t fall back asleep. Just keep trying.

The goal here is to build up your sleep pressure during the day, so that you will be more tired than normal & this overtiredness will eventually force you to fall asleep & stay asleep.

As this becomes to settle in & you are able to sleep through the night, you can work to open up your sleep schedule gradually until you are back at getting 7-9 hours of actual sleep time (not time in bed)

This may sound counter intuitive but give it a shot, I’m sure that this will help you too.

If you’d like guidance & support for your own sleep concerns & health journey & would like to work with me as your functional nutrition coach, please go to https://p.bttr.to/3kiqI71 & schedule your free 30-minute discovery call with me.

To your health!


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