Mind Power Issue #17


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Issue #17 – Monday, June 27th, 2016

Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? Are you chronically tired? Or, do you know someone with sleep problems? If so, this issue will really open your eyes (no pun intended)…

And, in today’s Sixty-Second Secret, I want to share advice about how to stop procrastination.


My secret solution to sleep problems…
by Bill Harris

40 million American adults suffer from a sleep disorder–and many more in the rest of the world. Those with a sleep disorder are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases or problems such as…

  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Increased mortality
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Reduced energy and productivity
  • Emotional and relationship problems
  • Difficulty concentrating, reduced mental clarity
  • Poor memory

Insomnia is often the result of high cortisol levels during sleep, which is related to an overactive limbic system.

In the morning, relatively higher cortisol levels are healthy–it wakes you up and provides energy. Then, levels decrease throughout the day. At bedtime, your cortisol levels should be low enough for you to fall asleep.

But, if your cortisol levels remain high in the evening…

…you’ll stare at the ceiling all night.

Cortisol levels increase when stress elevates adrenal function, causing the release of adrenal hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.

If adrenal activity remains elevated you can develop adrenal fatigue, which leads to low blood sugar and a host of other problems. (Cortisol plays an important role in regulating blood sugar.) Low blood sugar sounds an internal alarm, signaling the body to wake up and refuel.

Since sleep problems (even for those without adrenal fatigue) are generally caused by increased nighttime cortisol production. The question, then, is…

…how do you regulate your cortisol levels?

Exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction are all effective methods for regulating cortisol. If these methods alone don’t solve your sleep problems, I have two suggestions for you.

Supplements before bed:

  • GABA: GABA calms activity in the limbic system, regulating the production of cortisol.
  • L-theanine: This is a calming supplement. It reportedly increases alpha waves in the brain.
  • Phosphatidylserine: Known to dull the rise of cortisol levels and reduce cortisol caused by physical stress.
  • L-tyrosine: Combats fatigue and anxiety symptoms related to stress.

The most effective method I’ve ever found for decreasing limbic system activity (and regulating cortisol levels) is…

meditation.

The problem with meditation is that few people actually are willing to do it! Meditation is hard to learn, and it takes a long time to see significant results.

Thankfully, it’s now possible to create the same brain changes as traditional methods, in a fraction of the time, using a technological approach. Centerpointe’s Holosync technology does exactly that.

We even make Holosync tracks for insomniacs. These tracks are collectively called The Sleep Suite.

The Sleep Suite soundtracks really work. If you have sleep problems, please watch this video

Check it Out!

Here are the Sleep Suite details:

You get digital downloads (easy to add to your phone, iPod, or other device – Google how to do it if you don’t know how, or ask your teenager) of three soundtracks:

  1. Restful Night – This is an updated and improved version of our original Sleep Solution soundtrack. It’s 90 minutes long, and takes you through falling asleep, dreaming sleep (REM sleep), and dreamless sleep.
  2. Power Up – this takes you from your semi-sleep “just woke up” state to being wide-awake, in 15 minutes. Use THIS instead of the snooze button!
  3. Rejuvenation – This gives you a great Holosync power nap to revive you when you fade during the day. Or, use it when you have to be sharp (make a presentation, take a test, have an important conversation, learn something, etc).

We would usually offer each of these for $29.95, or about $90.00 for all three. But for the next few weeks this “Sleep Suite” is just $59.

Add our new SleepPhones headset (“pajamas for your ears”) – perfect for listening to Holosync in bed – and we’ll discount those, too – just $30 instead of the regular $39.95.

There’s a lot more information in this video. Please watch it.

Sleep tight.

Sixty-Second Secret

Stop procrastinating!

Those who procrastinate focus on what they want in the moment. If you’re focused in the moment, and in that moment you feel more like checking Facebook than exercising, or working on your goals, that’s what you’ll do.

This, by the way, is a symptom of an overactive limbic system and a weak prefrontal cortex.

Your limbic system wants to do whatever it feels like, now, while your prefrontal cortex wants to plan for the future in order to gain much bigger rewards. If your prefrontal cortex isn’t strong enough, though, your limbic system will call the shots.

To end procrastination, place your attention on what you want in the long-term.

Change your internal dialog from “I don’t feel like it” to “What do I really want, long term?” Then, picture those future reward with as much positive emotion as possible, and remind yourself that unless you act now what you want long-term won’t happen.

Picture the benefits of doing what you don’t feel like doing. See them in your imagination. Remind yourself that this is what those who create fantastic results do. Remind yourself that the rewards you want are much more valuable than what you’re feeling like doing in the moment.

To make this even easier, use Holosync to calm your limbic system and strengthen your prefrontal cortex.

 

Wise Words


“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep”

~ W. C. Fields

This Really Happened…

“I’m at the tail-end of the first Holosync level and thought that I would give you an update.

I am happy to report that after almost 4 months into the program, I have developed the positive qualities of being more focused in whatever I do and enjoy clarity of mind.

The most important good thing that has happened, is that although I have loved my spouse all the time, I now have an even deeper appreciation of her qualities and love – something I am embarrassed to admit, I had previously taken for granted. I have become more patient and tolerant of the little irritations present in the relationship of any couple, being aware that all of us have our foibles.

Thank you very much Bill and God Bless!”

~ Henry K.

 

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