Ever gotten into bed, laid your head down on the pillow, closed your eyes to get to sleep, and find that your brain just doesn’t seem to want to quiet down? A flurry of thoughts pass through your head from creative ideas for a project you are working on, to your schedule for the next day, to financial or family worries. Whatever the reason, these thoughts can impair your ability to get to sleep. The National Institute of Health reports that 70 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. Many of these people will have these very troubles that will keep them awake at night. Simply not being able to get it all out and relax.
Getting to sleep is facilitated by being able to get comfortable and relax. Following proper sleep hygiene will help, but getting your mind off your daily grind can be difficult. One thing you can do to help this process is to write down everything you need to do or need to think about tomorrow, WELL before bedtime. Getting everything written down early allows you to add to the list throughout the night and hit the bed relaxed, knowing that everything is jotted down. If something should occur late, while your head is on the pillow, then it is no problem. You can add to the list with your Nightnote pad at your bedside without any lengthy disruption to your attempt to get to sleep. Using the amber lighted version is ideal to avoid interrupting your natural melatonin production. Even if you wake in the middle of the night, a bedside pad is there to get the thoughts down so you can get back to sleep faster.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia will use techniques like this, among others, to treat insomnia.
√ 75 note cards on lighted pad
√ Lifetime light
√ Light available in white or sleep safe, amber
√ Fisher Space® Pen included (writes at any angle)
√ Light turns on when the pen is removed
√ Light turns back off when the pen is replaced