Mind. Body. Sleep.

Hyperarousal and the Expectation Effect | Ep 26

April 04, 2024 Beth Kendall Episode 26
Mind. Body. Sleep.
Hyperarousal and the Expectation Effect | Ep 26
Show Notes

This week I’m talking all about hyperarousal and the Expectation Effect.

Do you ever find yourself thinking things like:

   “I understand all of this logically, so why am I still not sleeping?”

   “I didn’t go to bed until I was sleepy, but then I still didn’t sleep. Why is that?”

   “I normally sleep well on the weekends, but this week I didn’t. What’s going on?”


These are all perfectly normal thoughts that can lead to some hyperarousal.

Hyperarousal stems from expecting something about a situation to be different from what it actually is.

In this episode, I first talk about acceptability thresholds:

  • What they are
  • Why we create them
  • The two most important things you need to know about them

Next, we look at how expectations create resistance to what is — keeping us stuck in the struggle with sleep.

Lastly, we explore how to meet this challenge and why expectations might not be as essential as we think.

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About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: 

For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. 


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