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One Secret Tip for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

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Honestly, nobody writes about this kind of thing on the internet. The secret tip for getting a good night's sleep isn't glamorous. It's not trendy. It doesn't have anything to do with hypnosis, guided visualization, sleep hygiene, or anything like that. But I tell you that this tip works. I've seen it work for many people with insomnia, and I've had it work for myself time and time again. When I tell you what it is, I bet you'll understand exactly what I'm talking about.

The secret tip for getting a good night's sleep is to go sleep over at somebody else's home.

… Know what I mean?

Tell me if the following describes you. No matter what you do, you just can't seem to get comfortable in your home. You have worries that start to crowd you as soon as you hit the pillow. Your bed in your room is that all too familiar space where… you just can't quite settle. You've got a lot to do, a lot of things to take care of, and you're a little distracted. Sleep doesn't ever seem like it's quite within reach.

If this sounds like you, try this: pack an overnight bag, and get yourself over to a friend’s house. Choose someone you trust and feel comfortable with – somebody that you’ve always found it easy to talk to. It could be the home of an older couple, a close friend, or a close relation of yours. Ask them if you could crash on their couch or guest bed… or just show up at their door.

Tell them that it’s for your health! For those who are seriously sleep-deprived, even one decent night’s rest can vitalize your health and wellbeing. Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to a number of illnesses, from increased blood pressure and diabetes to depression. Getting better sleep, on the other hand, results in a healthier body and mind. Some years ago, a friend of mine with insomnia accidentally discovered this secret tip for better sleep when an older couple invited him over to their home. They noticed that he had been looking exhausted and ill for weeks. It turned out that his work situation had been getting more stressful, and his health had slowly been declining. He ended up falling asleep on their guest bed, and he was asleep for 16 hours before waking up again. Then he was up for about 5 hours before falling asleep again for another 10 hours.

Maybe there’s a reason why they call it “crashing” at someone’s place.

Why does this work?

By sleeping over at someone else's home, you're letting someone else take care of you. Even if just for a little while. The simple act of providing a bed or a couch, maybe some linens, and a quiet, comfortable environment for you to rest… can really cherish the soul.

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3 comments

    1. Hi Millie, first of all, thank you so much for your kind words and support! I really appreciate it, and it does encourage me to continue writing :). Please feel free to follow along!

      I read a few of your blog posts, and I also thoroughly enjoyed them. Although it sounds like you have suffered through quite a lot in your life, you’ve turned it into something really positive for many people, just by sharing your experiences. It certainly gave me new insight into living with anxiety or having a family member with manic / bipolar disorder. And I was most intrigued by one of your statements where you personally thought that perhaps there is no such thing as psychiatric illness at all, but rather people dealing with traumatic childhood events and coming to terms (or at least adapting to) a broken or wounded inner child. (I’m sorry I am paraphrasing here.) 

      I will certainly continue reading :). Thank you.

  1. Nice information provided. Thanks for sharing.

    One more point to suggest that sticking to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends is very much important.This helps to regulate your body’s clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.

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