Back in 2019, I had the privilege of speaking at a TEDx event in Youngstown, OH.
The organizers asked me to tell the story of how I discovered one of the techniques I use to help people fall asleep—naturally.
I was pretty excited (and a little nervous)!
Despite the fact that I regularly present to large groups of people, the TEDx format was brand new to me—and a bit intimidating. But I knew an event like this could potentially reach—and help—so many people.
And that’s what’s most important to me.
So I got to work. I practiced everywhere and anywhere. I ran through my TedX talk while driving in my van, lounging in my living room, and even in the shower…
When the day finally came to give my presentation, I was feeling pretty nervous, despite all of my practice and preparation. To be honest with you, nerves really hadn’t been an issue for me for quite some time, considering how often I speak publicly.
Funny enough, right before I hit the stage, I found myself doing the very exercise I based my presentation on, in an effort to keep my stress down. (Yes—it works for stress too!)
And while I was pleased with how my TEDx talk went overall, the online video version of it received only very modest traction on YouTube for months. (YouTube is the “go-to” place to watch TED and TEDx presentations from innovative speakers all over the world.)
Initially, over the first few weeks, it racked up about 16,000 views which wasn’t too bad. But not nearly the blockbuster I’d hoped for in my quest to help as many people as I possibly can.
But then something happened….
An unexpected surge of success
Several months passed, and I’d given up hope that my TEDx video would reach many more people. To be honest, I kind of forget about it for a little while…
Then out of the blue last week, I randomly checked to see how many views it had accrued, just out of curiosity…
My jaw dropped…
I had over 4.7 million views!
I thought it was a mistake at first, so I refreshed the page in case there was some kind of glitch….
Nope, no glitch.
I couldn’t believe it.
I don’t know why or how…or what made this happen, but there were now over eight thousand comments, over 100k likes, and even some Internet “trolls” (a true sign you’ve really made it)!
And as I read through the comments, I realized my goal was becoming a reality…
People who had trouble falling asleep for weeks, months, and even years, were using this technique every night and enjoying deeper, longer, and more refreshing rest.
Today, I thought I’d share with you what some viewers are saying about it. Maybe your sleep issues are exactly like one of theirs…
Solid, stay-asleep-all-night slumber
“Until I saw this video I can count on one hand the # of nights I slept solid all night. My sleep would best be described as a bunch of ‘mini-naps.’ In bed by 10:30, finally fall asleep at some point awake by 2:30. Then I was asleep again for another hour/ hour and a half, repeating this cycle. Well, last night was night 5 of trying this technique of the rhythmic pattern and I have slept straight through all 5 nights. Thank you for this video.”
“This technique works! I'd been a lifelong insomniac, with several sleep disorders, and THIS works for me. Thank you, Jim!”
“Jim, this is incredible, I saw this last week and started using your technique. I have always had trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. Since starting this last Wednesday I have fallen asleep right away and I wake up less often. Then I can go right back to sleep. I even sleep up to 5 hours at a time and it's been years since I've been able to do that. I'm grateful. Thank you.”
It’s comments like these that keep me going. I love knowing that I’m making a difference in people’s lives.
And I hope I’ll be able to do the same for you.
How you can trick your own brain into falling asleep
As you'll see, I've included a full tutorial above so you can get started right away.
To watch my TEDx talk, “How to Trick Your Brain into Falling Asleep,” just click here.
I’d love to hear what you thought about it. (The good, the bad, and the ugly!)
Feel free to drop me a line in the comments section.
As you can see, I clearly enjoy reading them.
And if you found this brain trick helpful, feel free to share it with a friend, family member, or co-worker.
Be well, Jim
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I hope it helps you. Jim