It is not unusual for individuals who are at risk of insomnia or suffer from insomnia to develop self defeating thoughts such as the ones below:
Unrealistic expectations: I should be able to sleep well every night like a normal person. I shouldn’t have a problem!
Exaggeration: It’s the same every single night, another night of sleepless misery.
Catastrophizing: If I don’t get some sleep, I’ll tank my presentation and jeopardize my job.
Hopelessness: I’m never going to be able to sleep well. It’s out of my control.
Fortune telling: It’s going to take me at least an hour to get to sleep tonight. I just know it.
These thoughts must be challenged. Why? If they persist, then these thoughts will rob you of sleep.
Sleep Tip 336:Challenge your self defeating thoughts about sleep!