​Challenge: Sleep for at least 7 hours every night

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Why sleep?

​​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!

What can I expect from the Sleep Challenge?

​​The Sleep Challenge includes information, advice, and reminders that are meant to be read on a daily basis to improve your sleep habits. The Challenge ​integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) techniques that are proven to improve the quantity and quality of sleep. But we also have a little fun with this Challenge! Each night, we give you a sleep story (Rated G) ​that will ease you into a ​restful 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?

​To get a good night’s sleep, you’ll need to turn your bedroom into an oasis and practice good habits. Cornerstone habits include:

  • 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.

​​How do I take the Challenge?

​​The ​Sleep Challenge (World edition) is "retired," but you can take it any time you like by ordering the Kindle book for just $4.99.

FREE Resource

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​It includes a questionnaire on sleep disorders, information on the importance of sleep, professional resources, and 12 tips for a healthy sleep.