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Can’t sleep? Here are some tips to help.
How often do you crawl into bed after an exhausting day only to find that you can’t sleep? What’s often overlooked in getting a good night’s sleep is the importance of preparing for sleep. In this episode we offer a few practical tips and techniques that will help you transition from your wakeful, daytime life to a night of deep, restful sleep.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World by psychologist Dr. Ted Zeff. In this audiobook, Dr. Zeff reaches out to those of us who often feel overwhelmed and exhausted by modern life. If you’re easily over stimulated by our fast paced, loud, and brightly-lit modern life, then this book will help learn how to cope. You’ll learn why you feel the way you do, and what you can do to nourish and care for yourself. Being a highly sensitive person (HSP), while sometimes inconvenient, is actually a special strength you can learn to use to your advantage.
What’s in this episode?
In this episode, Dr. Zeff addresses a problem that many highly sensitive people suffer from—sleep issues. While some people can sleep through sirens and earthquakes, the highly sensitive person feels they can’t sleep with light background noise or ambient lighting. Even if you’re not a HSP, anyone seeking a better night’s sleep will find this episode helpful. While there are many possible reasons for sleep problems, over stimulation can often block natural sleep signals, and leave you tossing and turning. Today Dr. Zeff offers some essential strategies that will help you make the gentle transition from alert and awake to deep sleep.
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[The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide] is an excellent collection of new, practical coping strategies.