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How to Stop Your Thoughts From Running Inside Your Head and Fall Asleep in 8 Minutes

How to Stop Your Thoughts From Running Inside Your Head and Fall Asleep in 8 Minutes

You’re feeling tired after a long, hard day at work, and you deserve a good night’s sleep. However, when your switch your bedroom light off, and your head hits the pillow, you find yourself with a problem. Your mind is still actively thinking about the things you did (and didn’t do!) at work. Despite wanting and needing to sleep, your restless mind is preventing you from drifting off.

Is there a product that could help with this issue?

Say Hello to Your Life Saver- Dodow

To meet the needs of people who struggle to fall asleep easily, a product called Dodow was recently designed and manufactured.

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    The product manufacturers claim that on average, users of Dodow fall asleep 2.5 times faster than without using it. And in most cases, users manage to go to sleep within just 8 minutes.

    Sounds great – but what exactly is Dodow and how does it work?

    It’s All in the Breath

    Dodow is a metronome with a light system that teaches you how to fall asleep naturally. When you use Dodow, you can forget about having to rely on supplements or medication to help you sleep.

    Dodow works by projecting a blue light onto your ceiling, which you synchronize your breathing to. You inhale when the light beam expands – and exhale when the light beam retracts.

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    By focusing on the light and your breathing, you’ll be quickly able to step outside of the countless thoughts running around inside your mind. But not only that, as Dodow’s light beam sequence gradually slows down over an 8-minute (or 20-minute) period, naturally taking you into a deep, relaxed state.

      If science is your thing, then you’ll be interested in what happens to your mind and body within 8 minutes of using Dodow:

      1. The stimulation of the baroreflex rebalances your autonomic nervous system.
      2. The secretion of cortisol and noradrenalin stops and instead, melatonin, the sleep hormone, takes over.
      3. Dodow facilitates the transition of your brain to an alpha state. This is characterized by low frequency brain waves, which are an essential step towards a good night’s sleep.

      When you synchronize your breathing with the light beam, you’ll be amazed at just how calming the result is. In today’s non-stop world, we’ve mostly forgotten about the power of breathing – and how it can help us to stay calm, focused and in control of our thoughts.

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      Regular users of Dodow not only train their breathing, but they also develop their ability to meditate. (Which many people across the world use to reduce stress and anxiety in their lives.)

      Over 80000 users find Dodow useful on getting them to sleep

      Dodow’s website states that more than 80,000 people have purchased the product to date. And on Amazon, there are 139 reviews of the product, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5.

      Most reviewers praise the product’s ability to help them sleep quickly and effortlessly.

      Here’s what one of the reviewers, Mrs. Harriette House, said:

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      I literally recommend this product to all my family and friends. It is fantastic! Even my husband who has ADHD and has insomnia says that this is the only thing that has worked for him. After using our Dodow, my sleep is deeper and I feel calm and refreshed when waking up.

      Are You Ready to Sleep, faster?

      While the claims by Dodow’s manufacturers can at first seem unbelievable, the dozens of user testimonials confirm the product’s ability to help people drift off to sleep in record time.

      In your efforts to fall asleep, you’ve probably tried listening to music, reading books, or even counting sheep! If none of these worked for you, then science-backed Dodow would be a great alternative to try.

      Dodow can be purchased from Amazon for £44. A small price to pay for a great night’s sleep.

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      Last Updated on September 15, 2020

      4 Ways to Deal With Big Life Changes in a Positive Way

      4 Ways to Deal With Big Life Changes in a Positive Way

      Life changes are constant. Whether it’s in the workplace or our relationships, nothing in life ever remains the same for long.

      Regardless of the gravity of change, it can always be a little scary. So scary, in fact, that some people are downright crippled by the idea of it, causing them to remain stagnant through anxiety.

      Have you ever noticed how much of life’s transitional periods are riddled with anxious vibes? The quarter life crisis, the mid-life crisis, cold feet before getting married, retirement anxiety, and teenage angst are just a few examples of transitional periods when people tend to panic.

      We can’t control every aspect of our lives, and we can’t stop change from happening. However, how we respond to change will greatly affect our overall life experience.

      Here are 4 ways you can approach life changes in a positive way.

      1. Don’t Fight It

      I once heard one of my favorite yoga instructors say “Suffering is what occurs when we resist what is already happening.” The lesson has stuck with me ever since.

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      Life changes are usually out of our control. Rather than trying to manipulate the situation and wishing things were different, try flowing with it instead.

      Of course, some initial resistance is natural if we’re going into survival mode. Just make sure you are conscious of when this resistance is no longer serving you.

      If you’re feeling anxious about impending life changes, it’s time to practice some techniques to address the anxiety directly. These can include meditation, exercise, talking with friends about how you’re feeling, or journaling.

      If you’re worried about a big life change, such as starting a new job[1] or moving in with your partner, do your best to control your expectations. It may help you to talk with people you know about their experiences going through similar changes. This will help you form a realistic picture in your mind of what things will look like post-change.

      2. Find Healthy Ways to Deal With Feelings

      Whenever we’re in transitional periods, it can be easy to lose track of ourselves. Sometimes we feel like we’re being tossed about by life and like we’ve lost our footing, causing some very uncomfortable feelings to arise.

      One way we can channel these feelings is by finding healthy ways to release them. For instance, whenever I find myself in a difficult transitional phase, I end up in a mixed martial arts studio.

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      The physical activity helps me channel my emotions and release endorphins. It also helps me get in shape, which generally increases my mood and energy levels.

      Exercise is important in cultivating positive emotions, but if you’re struggling with anxiety in particular, it’s important to cultivate a regular exercise routine as opposed to a one-off workout. One study found that “Aerobic exercise can promote increase in anxiety acutely and regular aerobic exercise promotes reduction in anxiety levels”[2].

      If exercise isn’t your thing, there are other, less intense ways of cultivating positive emotions and reducing anxiety around life changes. You can try stretching, meditating, reading in nature, spending time with family and friends, or cooking a healthy meal.

      Find what makes you feel good and helps you ground yourself in the present moment.

      3. Reframe Your Perspective

      Reframing perspectives is a very powerful tool used in life coaching. It helps clients take a situation they are struggling with, such as a major life change, and find some sort of empowerment in it.

      Some examples of disempowered thinking during life changes include casting blame, focusing on negative details, or victimizing[3]. These perspectives can make awkward transitional phases much worse than they have to be.

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      Meanwhile, if we utilize a more positive perspective, such as finding a lesson in the situation, realizing that there may be an opportunity for something, or that everything passes, we can come from a greater place of ease.

      4. Find Time for Self-Reflection

      Having time to reflect is important at any stage in your life, but it’s especially important during transitional periods. It’s quite simple really: we need our time to step back and get centered when things get a little crazy.

      As a result, big life changes are perfect for doing some self-reflection. They are opportunities to check in with ourselves and practice getting grounded for a few minutes.

      Take a look at this reflective cycle adapted from Glibb’s Self-reflection guide (1988):[4]

      Use self-reflection when facing life changes.

        Self-reflective exercises include meditating, yoga or journaling,[5] all of which require some quiet time to get yourself together.

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        One study found that journal improves “self-efficacy, locus of control, and learning”[6]. A healthy sense of self-control can make the process of change easier to bear, so that in itself is a great reason to try self-reflection through journaling.

        To learn how to start journaling, you can check out this article.

        Final Thoughts

        Big life changes may rock us for a little while, but they don’t have to be as bad as we initially perceive them. If handled in a positive manner, transitional periods can pave the way for some serious self-growth, reflection, and awareness.

        Cultivate a sense of positivity and find ways to diminish the anxiety around life changes. Once you make it to the other side, you’ll be grateful that you made it through in the best way possible.

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