You know what the best thing was about conquering insomnia and learning how to sleep 9-10 hours a night? It turned me into a superhuman. Really. I’m not alone, however. The incredible performance enhancing benefits of "extended sleep" have been well documented in the last few years.
It’s tricky stuff, melatonin. Most think it’s just a basic sleeping pill. Yet nobody really likes it, do they? Have you ever met anyone who says “Wow, melatonin helps me sleep so well!” No, you haven’t, despite it being a nearly billion-dollar industry.
You’d think athletes wouldn't need sleep cures. They’re lean and aggressive. They lift weights, stretch and pound the pavement. They’re used to waking up early in the morning, and they’re usually dog tired in the evening. You’d really think they’d have this sleep stuff figured out.
It wasn't until the age of 32 when I finally learned how to sleep. But I did. I learned to sleep, and from that day on, I was addicted. One night of sleep utterly changed my life. Though I spent decades battling soul-curdling insomnia, now, I sleep like a baby. This is how I won the war.
Whatever your sleeping problem is, if you Google a solution, you’re going to find a simple answer: sleep aids. They’re not hard to find. But alas, common sleep aids are almost never a solution to your problem. After all, if 68% of Americans have trouble sleeping at night, then our burgeoning sleep aid industry isn’t really doing its job, is it?