Today’s blog is dedicated to all those stressed folks who just spent yet another night tossing and turning, counting sheep or watching ten re-runs of boring nature shows just to grab a few hours of rest.

Seriously, it’s remarkable how many of us take our jobs, kids, diet issues, stress, money worries, time constraints, and everything else to bed each night. No wonder we’re not sleeping!

If you’re slamming down three espressos or chugging energy drinks to make up for weeks without sleeping, you’re not alone. Roughly 80% of women aged 25 to 40 can’t grab zzz’s no matter how hard they try. And almost 30 million Americans suffer from chronic insomnia.

Attitude Reconstruction says unexpressed emotions are the root cause of those long restless nights. Sleeplessness most often indicates unexpressed fear, though sadness or anger may also be in play. Move those pent up emotions out of the body, and you’ll be in sleepy land before you know it.

Here’s how to deal with a racing mind and agitated body:  Instead of allowing racing thoughts to consume you, do something radical — get out of bed and really shiver, tremble, shudder, shake, and quake, like a dog on the Fourth of July.

This strategy is so effective because emotions are nothing but pure sensations in the body. By expressing that physical energy for two full minutes, wiggling and hamming it up, you quiet the mind, calm the body, and pave the way for sleep to quickly follow.

Shivering isn’t just for people interested in a good night’s sleep. It’s an approach that helps every aspect of your life from financial stress to having too much to do, to having better sex. Worth a try, don’t you think?


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