Where did we get the idea that when our head hits the pillow we should just be able to instantly fall asleep. With this in mind, we seem to always disappoint ourselves when this magic doesn’t just happen.
Well then, what is realistic? What is realistic is that if we have done all of the things pre-bedtime to get ourselves prepared for bed, i.e. turned off all electronics an hour before bed time, go to bed with a little food in our tummy, made a list of what we need to do the next day, turned our clock to face the wall, we will fall asleep. How can it be that simple? This is the day of the instant fix. If it doesn’t happen right away, we throw up our hands and take a quick fix pill.
Well my friends, no one to my knowledge has ever died from missing one night of sleep. So the bottom line is to prepare for bed time early. Be patient, and if you can’t fall asleep, then enjoy day dreaming and know that the next night you will sleep well. Not to worry.