What is one of the biggest challenges to personal growth and development? How about sleeplessness?!
Going without sleep can really tax our personal reserves. I've had periods of dealing with insomnia, and let me tell you, I noticed the difference: more edgy, more irritable, little things getting to me. But then, the more I would try to get to sleep, the more I thought about not getting to sleep, the more insomnia I would experience, and so on, and so on. It was one vicious cycle!
I'd like to share some resources with you that have been helpful to me. However, I would also like to hear from you in the comments about what have been helpful solutions and strategies for you.
A friend of mine who is also a practicing therapist and certified hypnotherapist, Rob Smith, has produced a great cd called Sleep Easily.
Now, what worked for me in terms of audio programs, may not work for you, or for a child. Therefore, you may want to explore other great programs that are available.
Finally, I've included a really great article I found regarding this topic. I hope you will read it, enjoy it, and apply it! Let me know your results!
P.S. 4/29/09 Based on one of my commentors, isabella mori, I have included her wonderful article, which provides even more great strategies for falling asleep.