Missing Out on Those ZZZZZ’s?

Are you one of the many who have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up? Do you seem to have so many thoughts, ideas and things to do that you’re up way later than you “want to be” and then can’t seem to wind down and fall asleep? Or do you fall asleep fairly easily but wake up once or more with endless thoughts that keep you from returning to that desired sleep state?

It’s your brain! People with ADHD have an imbalance of neurotransmitters. Low levels of serotonin is one of these that may be contributing to sleep issues. There are strategies that can help you get more and better sleep.

Hypnosis or self hypnosis may work for you. Some have found neurofeedback to make a big difference. Committing to a regular sleep/wake schedule with a winding down ritual is another process that can aid in falling asleep.

Then there’s always the counting sheep idea. The way I recommend doesn’t actually involve sheep. Instead, simply count backwards from 100, one number each time you exhale. Stay focused on your breath and the number. Start over if you must.

Sweet dreams!

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