One of the residual effects of stress for me was developing insomnia. I would sleep for one hour and awake with a start lying in bed the rest of the night dozing for five minutes at a time. I became extremely stressed, would make blundering mistakes, loose my concentration, became frustrated easily, had headaches and migraines and gained weight easily.
I was having coffee with one of the women I met at the meditation class one day when I began to yawn uncontrollably. She asked if I had a bad night and I told her about my difficulty in sleeping for any length of time. It had gotten to the point I was even afraid to drive.
She offered to walk me over to a bookstore and show me what audio program she had used. It was Synchronicity by Brother Charles. I listened to it the very first night I had it and after about three weeks I was sleeping three to four hours without any interruption. Six months later I was able to sleep up to seven hours straight. The difference in my health was miraculous. The audio program is listed in the Tool Box section in the back of this book.
More than one third of adults in the United States suffer from insomnia according to the U.S. Department of Health. It is a major dilemma. One might want to seek hypnotherapy to overcome this sleeping disorder. The recommended number of hours of sleep is seven.