Do you have trouble falling asleep at night?
Would you be surprised to learn that this is a common struggle among women? In 2002 the National Sleep Foundation did a survey that found 63% of women suffered from insomnia.
That’s a lot of tired ladies.
So why do you think that is?
What keeps us up at night?
I have my own theories.Falling asleep isn't always easy… Click To Tweet
My Sleepless Story
I used to have trouble sleeping. Like, a lot of trouble. But over the past couple of years, I have been able to overcome.
The main thing that kept me awake was replaying conversations from the day over and over again in my head. Beating myself up for things I thought I did wrong or said wrong. Areas where I failed.
If I didn’t finish my to do list, I would stress over it.
Sometimes I would go back even further. Like that time in high school when I failed to share the gospel when one of my friends specifically asked me how to become a Christian. But I was in a hurry and didn’t take the time to stop and to lead Him to Jesus.
Other times I would stress about the future. Things that were yet to come. How were we going to afford that car repair? I needed to have a conversation I didn’t want to have.
Whatever it was it would eat me up and keep me awake.
Even just remembering makes my stomach churn.
Do You Have Trouble Falling Asleep?
Can you relate?
Tammy Kennington can. That’s exactly what I found when I stumbled on to her blog while visiting the posts that were linked up last week.
Tammy shared her story, but then she shared something more. She pointed us back to Jesus. Because when fear sets in, our faith can help us quell the storm.
In addition to Tammy’s post, I wanted to share Jennifer’s post with you as well. Jennifer compiled a list of a dozen strategies that help her fall asleep. Some of them are strategies I have used myself. Others are ones I have recently heard doctors recommend (I see a lot of doctors).
If you have trouble sleeping, I highly recommend checking it out.
Tammy and Jennifer, feel free to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button and add it to your posts so your readers can celebrate with you.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
Join us each Friday for the Grace & Truth Link-Up!
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated.
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate. If you have questions about Grace & Truth or link-ups in general, you can watch our YouTube video: What is a Link-Up?.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment. We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run. To see how to leave a link, you can watch our YouTube video: How to Link Up.
4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!
In order to be featured next week:
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Now Let’s Link Up!
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Do You Have Trouble Falling Asleep?
We would love to hear from you.
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Have you found something that helps? Something that you know keeps you awake? Share your thoughts and findings in the comments below.Have you linked up your Christian blog posts with the Grace and Truth link up? I did! Click To Tweet