In my last post about the Insomnia Nation, I shared with you that I would be implementing some Shut Eye Strategies to help me get more sleep. These strategies included signing off from social media at least an hour before bedtime. (I have to admit, I thought that would be incredibly difficult, but it really wasn’t! I took my phone into my bedroom, plugged it in beside my bed, then went back out to the living room and spent the evenings talking with my hubby. It was actually really a blessing to get to spend some quiet, one-on-one time with my honey after all the kids were in bed!)
I wanted to use this post to share my results with you, and I figured I would show you the difference in the nights when I used the Shut Eye Strategies verses one of the nights I didn’t:
Look at that difference! It took me less than 10 minutes to fall asleep each night that I implemented the Shut Eye Strategies, and I was hardly awake at all during the night. Even though it wasn’t always long sleep, it was still good sleep.
Now, look at the one on the very right. That’s just one night that I didn’t implement the Shut Eye Strategies. (And it’s not even the worst night!) It took me 12 minutes to fall asleep, then I had trouble staying asleep. I tossed and turned most of the night, and even woke up for quite awhile during the night.
It’s obvious to me that by shutting off the electronics and social media at least an hour before bed really works! I can’t believe how well it helped me sleep.
While I am thrilled that these strategies worked so well for me, I understand there are some people they may need a little extra help. And that’s OK! That’s why we have doctors and really great medicines that can help us when we’ve tried everything else. There are treatment options available for those with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep. SILENOR® works differently than most sleep medications. Most work on the sleep-promoting system which helps patients fall asleep. SILENOR® works with the wake-promoting mechanism of your body’s own sleep-wake cycle. It helps you stay asleep throughout the night and early morning. The best part is, SILENOR® can be used regularly and it’s not associated with any risk of abuse or physical dependence.
If you are having trouble staying asleep through the night, talk to your doctor today about your routine, lifestyle, and symptoms. They will be able to help determine the best option for getting a full night sleep more regularly.
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