Grace & Truth for When You Have Trouble Falling Asleep

June 28, 2019 |
Grace and Truth: a weekly Christian link up.

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.

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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.

When you have trouble falling asleep...

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.

Click Here To Read Tammy’s Post
10 Powerful Bible Verses to Help You When You Fear The Future

Double Feature

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.

Click Here To Read Jennifer’s Post
Sleep Strategies

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.

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Now For This Week’s Link Up!

Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…

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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.

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6 Comments

  • Reply April Schwarz June 28, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    I have started to listen to a quiet audiobook – helps still my mind and I fall asleep so much faster! 😉

  • Reply Tea With Jennifer June 28, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you Heather for featuring my post ‘Sleep Strategies’ 😀
    I enjoyed your post introducing Tammy & I!
    Bless you,
    Jennifer
    Tea With Jennifer recently posted…Emotional contagions!

  • Reply Tea With Jennifer June 28, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Heather,
    I just can’t seem to link up today, I tried here, then Maree’s, then here again just not linking up at all :-/
    Jennifer
    Tea With Jennifer recently posted…Emotional contagions!

    • Reply Heather Hart June 29, 2019 at 9:48 am

      I’m so sorry, Jennifer. We are having some technical difficulties this week. We have contacted the link up server and they are aware of the problem and are working to fix it. In the meantime, You might try to link up from Aimee’s blog. For some reason, Maree and I were both able to add our links from her site when we couldn’t add them from our own.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Oh No He Didn’t! …When Mother Doesn’t Know Best

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