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Techniques to Overcoming Insomnia

Sleep is something we all need, but something we rarely get enough of. In fact, the National Institute of Health says one in three people have trouble staying asleep or can't fall asleep at all, a disorder called insomnia.

Sleep gives our brains the time they need to restore energy, repair our bodies and make memories. We also need sleep to exercise parts of the brain we might not use often. This can help us overcome the stresses of everyday life, but only if we're getting the right amount of good sleep. Thankfully, there are a number of techniques to make sure we're getting the most out of our rest each night.


Learn to switch gears from stressed out to asleep and overcome insomnia. One in three people have some form of insomnia. Are you one of them? Our brains use up to 25% of our bodies energy despite only being three percent of our body weight. The brain needs rest to restore that used energy, and it uses sleep to get it. But when we get stressed out, how do we quiet our minds, fall asleep and re-energize our brains?

Listen to our audio file each night before going to bed. Autogenic training has been proven to treat insomnia, helping people fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. With certain words and phrases, the body learns to relax, reduce stress, and control breathing, blood pressure, and heartbeat. By breaking the cycle of insomnia, your mind will be ready for the day ahead and better able to handle the stress that comes your way.

Turning Point has helped tens of thousands. Please explore our website for our tool box resources, for other tips on overcoming insomnia.

Understanding insomnia

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  • False – Our brains use 20-25% of our energy. Our brain cells cannot store energy and the only way to restore that energy is through sleep.
  • True – Meditation and relaxation exercises are the best way to improve the length and soundness of your sleep. It also helps you get to sleep faster.
  • True – Because insomnia affects one in three people, a University of Chicago study puts the cost of medical treatment and drugs, reduced productivity, accidents, hospitalization and more between $92 billion and $107 billion per year.
  • True – According to Harvard Health Publications, an overwhelming majority of people who suffer from depression also suffer from some type of sleep disorder, and it's most-often insomnia.

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