Thought Challenging For Sleep

“Some people lay awake and convince themselves that if they don’t fall asleep
soon, something horrible—like a car crash or a layoff—will happen to them the
next day.

One way to challenge those thoughts is to ask people how many times
that has actually happened.

By making the case that those possibilities are very unlikely, people can let them go.

It arms you with some ammunition to combat irrational thoughts” Grandner says-

http://time.com/4651743/insomnia-sleep-therapy/.

I personally love and hate this technique, only because your brain is always going
to want to fight back somehow, at least for most folks that is the case.

The great thing about this technique is that you can really go through all the thoughts that
go in and out of your mind and sort out the ones that are truly logical and the
ones that are completely absurd.

Your thoughts are not stupid, but sometimes they show up at times that are
inconvenient, like when you are trying to go to bed early.

As seen above by the “Doctor Grandner”, we think of the worst possible outcomes to every situation,
but how many times have those things that we thought about actually came to pass?

Close to none for me, and probably the same goes for you too.

There are those moments where you think about something so hard that it actually happens, but then it is never anything too
serious that you can never ever come back from.

Challenging your thoughts that go through your head as you lay back in bed could help a lot.

Even just by questioning “Just explain to me how that could happen?”, can shut the mind up for a good couple seconds.

That is where journaling can truly come in handy.

You can write these irrational thoughts down on paper, and describe them with as much detail as you can, then read them out loud and listen to how crazy they actually sound.

It happens to be quite comical and then you can fall asleep content knowing there is like a two-percent chance someone is going to break into your house while you sleep and the whole house bursts into flames.

Too much? Okay go drink you some chamomile tea. 🙂

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Comments

    • Wilson Jake
    • April 24, 2020
    Reply

    Seriously I thought that feelings only happens to me, will become sleepless and worried something bad is about to happen. Atimes I find myself double checking if windows and doors to the house is well closed. 🤣🤣🤣

    • Prince
    • April 24, 2020
    Reply

    I will try write those crazy thought out in journals next time. So that I can laugh at myself when I come across those notes because none of the thoughts ever came true. Just my mind playing around.

    • Tricia Salvador
    • April 24, 2020
    Reply

    It’s amazing how we are all manipulated by our own feelings. But we are always capable of changing the way we think and so will our emotions.

    • David Mureithi
    • April 24, 2020
    Reply

    It is just normal for humans to have such thougts. I do have them but I do bnot dwell on them

    • Janine Bocateja
    • April 24, 2020
    Reply

    I overthink a lot before bedtime. A lot of memories flash on my mind everytime I close my eyes the reason why I sleep very late. These are helpful tips to me reduce my sleep disorders.

    • Meldred Judith
    • April 24, 2020
    Reply

    I guess this is not a good way to have a good sleep a night. It’s more effective to think happy thoughts before going to sleep.

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