December 18 2020

Sleep Myths and Facts demystified

Sleep Myths Counting Sheep

Myth:Men and women are affected the same way by insomnia.

Fact: Insomnia is nearly twice as common in women than in men, and women are more likely than men to report insomnia to their healthcare professional. A woman’s sleep is uniquely influenced by menstrual cycle, biological life stage, stress level, health, mood, parental status, work hours and other life responsibilities.

Insomnia twice as common in women

Myth:Exercising before bed will make me tired, and help me sleep.

Fact: Exercise can be helpful for good sleep, especially when done regularly in the morning or afternoon and not too close to bedtime. If you don’t exercise regularly, add good sleep to a long list of reasons why you should take up the practice.

However, sleep experts have cautioned people to avoid strenuous exercise right before sleep and even up to three hours before bedtime. That’s because exercise has an alerting effect and raises your body temperature.

This rise leads to a corresponding fall in temperature five to six hours later, which makes sleep easier then. If you’ve been exercising close to bedtime and having trouble falling or staying asleep, try to arrange your workout earlier in the day.

Exercise before Sleep

Myth:I can use alcohol or wine as my sleep aid - it will help me get to sleep faster.

Fact: Sleep medications should not be used with alcohol or other drugs. Sleep aids should also not be taken before driving or operating machinery, or before taking a bath or shower, among other things. Always follow your healthcare professional’s instructions about how to take, when to take, and how long to take sleep aids.

Some people feel that alcohol is a sleep aid on its own. However, while alcohol may calm you and speed the onset of sleep, it actually increases the number of times you awaken during the night.

Sleeping after Alcohol

By listening to Speed Sleep repeatedly you will quickly:
Achieve deep sleep within minutes
Awaken refreshed, even during the day, from a 25 minute Speed Sleep nap
Discover new sources of physical energy and mental sharpness
Minimize the effects of jet lag when traveling

Speed Sleep I Digital Download - SpeedSleep
Speed Sleep I Digital Download - SpeedSleep

Speed Sleep I Digital Download

$28.95

Comes complete with 2 tracks:

  • The Daily Speed Sleep® Nap
  • The Nightly Speed Sleep® Accelerator

An audio (mp3) download to help induce deep sleep.

Digital Speed Sleep I
(MP3 Download)

By listening to Speed Sleep repeatedly you will quickly:

  • Achieve deep sleep within minutes
  • Awaken refreshed, even during the day, from a 25 minute Speed Sleep nap
  • Discover new sources of physical energy and mental sharpness
  • Minimize the effects of jet lag when traveling

 

Sleep on Demand
Speed Sleep consists of a guided visualization that uses voice and background music to condition a response of deep sleep. The tracks contain certain language patterns or triggers – called “anchors” – that generate this response, and with repeated listening's the anchors can even be used at any time, with or without the Speed Sleep audio. It works so well because Speed Sleep pairs an old sleep stimulus – lying down in a darkened room with closed eyes – with a new one, the words and music on the recording. With repeated listening, this audio will become strongly entwined with sleep in your mind that it will produce an engrained response – a state of relaxation and then a deep sleep.
At this point, you have essentially conditioned yourself to sleep intensely on command – and you will begin to experience the increased physical and mental capabilities that go hand in hand with regular high quality sleep

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