What Causes Insomnia?

In this video, Devin Burke, Sleep Science Academy founder and author of “The Sleep Advantage,” provides insight into what causes insomnia.

Currently, the world is experiencing a massive uptick in insomnia. Maybe you are watching this video, and this is the first time in your life you are experiencing insomnia. So, let me explain how most people get stuck and experience chronic insomnia.

Fear, Doubt and Worry

The number one reason most people endure sleepless nights and have problems getting or staying asleep is stress, worry, fear, and anxiety. Or, as I like to say, fear, doubt, and worry. This accumulation of stress and anxiety is the essential thing that keeps most people up at night.

The good news is there is a way out.

The Root Cause

Most people try to treat insomnia symptoms, which is why they only achieve temporary results. I want to share with you today how you can address the root causes of insomnia.

How can you break the pattern of stress, worry, fear, and anxiety that attaches itself to sleep?

It is essential to understand that if you are having issues with sleep, chances are it’s your body trying to find balance. Many people around the world become hung up trying only to treat the physical aspect of why they might be experiencing insomnia.

Yes, there are some physical reasons why people experience insomnia or sleepless nights and trouble getting or staying asleep. It could be medication, an undesirable sleep environment, or poor sleep hygiene. And these sleep issues can all lead to chronic insomnia.

Often, when people endure multiple sleepless nights, which is starting to impact their days, relationships, and health, they begin to stress, which leads to more worry, fear, and anxiety.

Your Stress Blueprint

The number one way to break the cycle of stress, fear, worry, and anxiety is to identify the thoughts and beliefs behind these concerns. Identify the pressure, your stress blueprint, as I call it in my book.

There are several ways most people deal with stress.

  1. We lash out in anger and frustration, leading to losing relationships.
  2. We zone out with TV, the news, social media, or work, losing quality time.
  3. We numb out with food, alcohol, and drugs, leading to a loss of health.

So, we must find better ways to manage or master our stress to avoid all the stress and worry that attaches itself to sleep. Sleep is a result, as I like to say, the result of a natural biological process that merely happens.

We are all capable of sleeping. The challenge is our mind often gets in the way of our body. Our mind is what throws our body out of balance. Breaking this cycle of stress, fear, doubt, and worry is vital.

How Can You Break This Cycle?

There are a lot of strategies for accomplishing this goal, and I like to say that it starts as soon as you wake up.
A great night of sleep starts as soon as you wake up.

  • Are you taking breaks throughout the day?
  • Are you practicing self-care and staying hydrated?
  • Do you have support, somebody who is supporting your mental health and well-being?

How you manage stress throughout the day will dictate your experience at night

Again, insomnia and sleeplessness are a result, not the problem. The real problem is stress, worry, fear, and anxiety that attach itself to sleep.
You become stuck in this paradox.

The more you try to force, fix, and control your insomnia, and the more you try to address the symptoms and not the root cause, the worse it gets. The more you experience it, the more frustrated you become, and the longer it continues.

Addressing the root causes of your anxieties is essential to overcome insomnia.

Final Thoughts

Insomnia is not only the most common sleep disorder; it is also the most insidious and can be an immense challenge to overcome. It’s vital to address the root causes of your stress, fear, worry, and anxiety to eliminate this nemesis.

Sleep Science Academy’s science-based, successful Dynamic Sleep Recalibration (DSR) program provides each client with a personal certified holistic health/sleep coach to guide them through this immense challenge to successfully conquer insomnia for a lifetime of peaceful nights and productive days.

Contact us today to schedule your complimentary sleep consultation with one of our professional sleep coaches and learn more about The Sleep Science Academy Difference.

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