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Transform Your Sleep: Tailored Tips for Better Rest

I stink at sleep.  Well… I used to stink at sleep

I stink at sleep.  Well… I used to stink at sleep.  Now I’m halfway decent.  

If you are here, then I am betting that sleep is a pretty big concern of yours.  Maybe it’s really hard for you.  Maybe it’s not horrible, but you’d love for it to improve.  Or maybe you just want to figure out how to get the best sleep that you possibly can night in and night out.  

Please believe me when I say that I know how hopeless it can feel to struggle with sleep.  Isn’t it supposed to be natural?  Why the hell can it feel so elusive?   To make matters worse, sometimes it feels like the harder you “try” the worse things get.  

More than anything, my goal here at Seeking Slumber is for you to find some hope.  No matter where your sleep is today, I believe that there are ways that we can make it better. 

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Our Shared Struggle


I’m a big believer in the idea that our health and wellness, both mental and physical, are the keys to getting the sleep we need.  That’s the fix. 

Anxiety
Depression
Trauma
Pain

Just feeling overwhelmed by our responsibilities and the world around us. 

My sleep struggles started in 2010 with the cutest little guy I had ever met.  I had wanted to be a dad more than anything in the world.  And while there was a ton of beauty to be found in those early days, my dude had some really bad acid reflux that left him in a lot of pain and made it so my wife and I had to hold him vertically for half an hour after each feeding… No matter what time of the day or night it happened to be. 

That combination made it so all three of us were in a pretty perpetual state of sleep deprivation for those first nine months until his throat finished developing in a way that kept those stomach acids where they belonged, and we could all try to move on to healthier, more normal sleeping patterns.  

His improvement wasn’t immediate.  I mean, we had created some pretty strong habits and patterns that you wouldn’t find listed in your typical instruction manual for how to help a baby get a good night’s sleep.  But eventually, it did improve.

The Journey


The thing is, my sleep didn’t.  Not by a long shot.  

As you probably know, it is often hard to quantify just how good or bad your sleep is.  When insomnia has a hold of you, even the sleep you get doesn’t leave you feeling very rested or refreshed.  So I’m not exactly sure how bad it was, other than to say it felt bad.  I wasn’t getting enough sleep, and the sleep that I was getting wasn’t deep enough to allow me to believe that I would have the clarity or energy needed to function the next day.  

And that kept happening.  Day after day.  And the thing is, the more I thought about it.  The more I struggled to fight against it.  The worse it got.  Sound familiar?

I won’t go into great detail about all the different things I tried but believe me when I say that I think I’ve explored almost all there is to explore.  Some of it was helpful.  Some of it wasn’t.  

But my nighttime improvements only seemed to come when I stopped focusing on doing every single little thing right to get a good night’s sleep (don’t worry, we will talk about all those little things here because some of them will end up being important to your sleep solution) and started focusing on what I could do to live a really healthy life during the day.  

To Your Health


What do I mean with regard to health?  I’m talking about both my physical, mental, and everything else that could get wrapped up into what we could call a wellness lifestyle.  

How do I live a good day?  

How do I do things that will make me healthier, no matter if I got 4 hours or 8 hours of sleep last night?

How do I stop obsessing over those 4 hours or 8 hours (this is truly one of the keys)?

We are going to go over all of that here at Seeking Slumber.  

I believe I have found my formula.  I want to help you find yours as well.  

As we refine, the goal is to help you to a healthier way of living in which good sleep is simply a byproduct because I (like you) have learned the hard way that when sleep is the only goal, it is a very hard one to hit. 

Why Me?


I am not a doctor or a therapist.  I have not conducted years of peer-reviewed research to come up with my recommendations.  I’m really just a fellow seeker. 

I am a certified life coach, wellness coach, and sleep coach.  But those things don’t necessarily make me more of an expert than you are.  They just mean that I really care about this stuff and that I’m willing to ask the right questions and help point you in the right direction so that you can discover the answers that are going to work for you. 

Maybe consider me a casual bio-hacker and a concerned friend.  I hated not sleeping, and I hated to see anyone feel that same way. 

Spend a little time here on the website and see if you might come away with some new approaches, a few new ideas, and a little bit more hope that you can put your sleepless nights behind you and enjoy the rest that you both need and deserve.  

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