Challenge: Sleep for at Least 7 Hours Every Night
Start Date: November 1, 2018
Somnipathy. Now there’s a fancy term for a medical disorder of a person’s sleep patterns. Did you know that there are about 20 common sleep disorders that fall under this term? The problem I’m most familiar with – insomnia – is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble sleeping. Almost half of adults experience at least one episode of insomnia in a given year. Count me among the sleep deprived! So what’s the big deal? Well, according to the National Institute for Health, insomnia can increase your risk for mental health problems, especially depression, and other health concerns, even obesity, strokes, and heart disease. Better sleep could just save your life!
Watch Arianna Huffington’s TED talk on the importance of sleep.
What can I expect from the Sleep Challenge?
I’ll send you information, advice, and reminders every day for 30 days that will improve your sleep habits – as long as you commit to making some changes. The Challenge will integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) techniques that are proven to improve the quantity and quality of sleep. But we’re also going to have a little fun with this Challenge! We’ll be using guided imagery to present you with a sleep story (Rated G) each evening that will ease you into a peaceful slumber.
Can you tell me more about the sleep stories?
Sure! The sleep stories transport you into some of the most amazing settings in the world. You’ll join a trek to the incredible Machu Picchu in Peru, walk for miles on the Great Wall of China, climb aboard a hot air balloon as the sun rises over the Serengeti, visit the Pyramids aboard a camel, and take in the magic of the northern lights from Norway. Each journey will leave you tired, contented, relaxed, and thankful as you are tucked away in your safe and luxurious accommodations. Sweet Dreams!
Will you introduce new editions with additional sleep stories?
Maybe. The World Edition travels around the globe as the theme of the sleep stories. If there’s a demand, I’d like to add additional editions, such as a Europe Edition and an USA National Park Edition.
What do I need to do?
- Go to bed and wake up at the same times every day.
- Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
- Keep your bedroom dark and cool.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Let’s work together to make sleep a joyful experience!
The Challenge is now open for sign-up
You can sign up to join the Sleep Challenge now. But don’t delay, as the Challenge will be closed for new sign-us on November 1. Of course, you can always take the Challenge on your own time by purchasing the Sleep Challenge Kindle Guide. Here’s wishing you many nights of sweet dreams!
See our Kindle Guides page.
Join the 30-Day Sleep Challenge!
Sign up to receive daily emails that will help you get a good night's sleep. Challenge starts November 1. Or take the Challenge any time you like with the Kindle Guide.