Cancer and Insomnia: A Short, Relaxing Sequence to Put You on the Path to Sleep

By
Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

You probably know the feeling - lying in bed for hours on end looking at the clock with the mind swirling, chattering and generally keeping you from falling asleep. You re-play the events of the day getting caught in circular thoughts like “Why did I say that?”, “Why didn’t I stand up for myself at work?”, or “How am I going to pay my bills?”. The frustration of insomnia spills over into the next day and you find yourself reaching for another cup of coffee to make it through the day.

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