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  • #54705

    sleepy21
    ✘ Not a client

    When I have to get up at night, I have lots of trouble getting back to sleep

    #54721

    Scott
    Mentor

    Hi @sleepy21!

    Thanks for sharing and, yes, that can be frustrating. What do you think is causing your inability to return to sleep?

    Scott J

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    #54730

    sleepy21
    ✘ Not a client

    Anxious feelings and cannot relax

    #54831

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    How do you normally respond to those anxious feelings?

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    #54845

    sleepy21
    ✘ Not a client

    Other than begin awake I do not know why I am anxious. There is nothing I am thinking, just being awake in the middle of the night knowing that I may not go back to sleep seems to be my trigger. I listen to soft music, get my mind off of me and I eventually give up and hopefully go back to sleep.

    #54847

    sleepy21
    ✘ Not a client

    I am actually so anxious that I cannot lay in bed.

    #54883

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    If I had a magic wand and could make all your sleep difficulties and worries disappear, what would you be doing differently in your life?

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    #54885

    sleepy21
    ✘ Not a client

    Sleeping of course! I would have loads more energy and be more productive!

    #55044

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Allow me to clarify my question! If you were getting the sleep you wanted to be getting and were free of all the thoughts and feelings you don’t want to be experiencing, what actions and behaviors would you be doing that you are not doing now? I’m talking about specific actions and behaviors here — things you would be *doing* (not how you would be feeling or things you would be experiencing).

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    #55066

    sleepy21
    ✘ Not a client

    I think the answer you are looking for is Nothing….still would be doing all the same things just be more well rested. I would be more engaged with family and friends, I would be expanding my horizons.

    #55327

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    It sounds as though your challenge might be your desire to eliminate uncomfortable feelings from your life — and that’s totally understandable! And yet, for as long as you are human, difficult feelings and thoughts will always be present.

    So, what can be helpful is to acknowledge the presence of difficult feelings and thoughts when they occur and then to come back into your body and refocus your attention on the things that matter — the actions you can engage in that help you continue moving toward the kind of life you want to live and the person you want to be (even in the presence of difficult feelings and any unpleasant thoughts).

    If we can practice refocusing attention onto what is in our control, we might start to put less effort into sleep, less pressure on ourselves to sleep, and sleep might start to have less of an influence over our lives. When all those things happen, we often start to sleep a lot better, too!

    I hope there’s something helpful here.

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    #55349

    sleepy21
    ✘ Not a client

    You do have something there. Yes I do want to eliminate uncomfortable feelings about sleep. Thanks for your response.

    #55359

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Thanks for sharing — it sounds like you may have uncovered a helpful insight there!

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