What you must know right now and what you must not forget is something you may have never been told before: bad and broken sleep is never harmless! Broken sleep must not be confused with the problem of too little sleep, popularized by an ill-informed media and misunderstood by an inattentive medical profession. The “not enough sleep” chant is all too often a cover, behind which hides a devious monster that eats away at your sleep all night long. Every night the monster attacks, some nights worse than others but always relentlessly, breaking up your sleep into little pieces. The attack fractures your sleep and destroys your ability to gain the restorative slumber you need to preserve your mental and physical health. Yet, this bad and broken sleep is nearly undetectable to every sense you possess. Many knowledgeable people who might help you spot the monster fall for its deception, which tricks them and persuades you to think the biggest sleep problem is lack of sleep. You must know the monster to slay it, which means recognizing that lack of sleep is only the surface of the problem. This monster strikes deeper; it strikes at the core of your being to wound your mind, cripple your heart, and steal your breath away while robbing you of the essence of your sleep and your energy along with it. With great cunning, its all-out attack on your mind destroys your mental and emotional capacity to see this onslaught. Eventually the stealth attack on your senses from this nearly invisible sleep monster infects your life with a festering pessimism that thwarts all efforts at recovery.
Bad and broken sleep is never harmless!
Sleep Dynamic Therapy
Sleep Dynamic Therapy (SDT) transforms this pessimism into a vigorous optimism, showing you how to sleep soundly all through the night, night after night to get the sleep you really need. From the stronger mental and physical health that follows, you reap untold rewards that can change your life. SDT, offered in seven parts, comprises seven key principles:
1. Sleep problems are almost always sleep quality problems.
2. Changing your thoughts about sleep changes your sleep.
3. Imagery in your mind’s eye is the most powerful tool you possess to put you to sleep when you want to sleep.
4. Learning to identify and cope with your feelings and emotions is the best long-term remedy for insomnia.
5. New ways to work with thoughts, feelings, and images are so powerful, you can often eliminate sleeping pills, even if currently dependent on them.
6. Unexpected physical sleep disorders, particularly those caused by problematic breathing or leg movements, affect the vast majority of troubled sleepers, especially those who insist that mental or psychological factors are the only causes.
7. Using advanced, high-tech, scientific tools and treatments, you can achieve a state of sleep the likes of which you might never have dreamed possible.
Sleep issues are almost always a matter of mind and body for both adults and children. By treating the mind and body, you will experience Sound Sleep and the Sound Mind that follows.