Do you sleep well?
I used to. I used to sleep so many hours and so easily. And then, I started to share a bed and, even worse (for my sleep!), became a mother… both of which seem to have interfered with my ability to fall asleep, stay asleep and remain that way until the alarm wakes me.
My sleep got broken!
How do you fix broken sleep? After all, it should be so natural, right? We’re born to it and whilst it can take a few years, we usually sleep really well as children – deep, peaceful, restful and undisturbed sleep. Not always, of course, because life happens as well, but generally, it’s that way.
I think I have fixed my sleep…
What did I do?
I have been using the most unlikely practice.
I am using ‘sleep tape’ at night. No, it isn’t an old fashioned way of talking about pre-recorded music on a cassette, I am putting medical tape over my mouth at night! Sounds weird, huh? I started 3 weeks ago and my sleep is transformed. It’s really as simple as that.
I have had the best sleep in years since I started doing this peculiar thing and I hear from others that they are experiencing the same.
CAUTION: this is not suitable if you have sinus congestion or a cold
However, there are many, many scenarios in which this may improve your sleep too!
Are you game to give it a go? What have you got to lose?
Let me know if you experiment with sleep tape and how you got on.
With thanks to Ben Wolff and James Nestor for awakening me to this idea.