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6. Trouble Staying Asleep, Lying Awake and the Secret of the Meridians — 24 Comments

  1. I’ve been this is method for almost a year now. Recently I added another #10 “Pain FREE & Healthy”. Works great for my problems.

    • Dear Kathy,
      It is wonderful to see how you use your own words with the MIR-Method. In the Netherlands I also teach this. However, could you please put your words as the first step? Then your deepest wish is immediately embedded in the 9 steps. I am very happy to read that it works great for your problems!
      Good luck!
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

  2. I love synchronicity! Just a few days ago I was wondering why I was waking up at a certain time (4am). I’ve noticed even during the day, I will (this sounds weird) pull in a lot of air. Almost like I’m just not getting enough. I don’t have asthma and I work out a lot so it perplexed me. It’s as if my lungs were fatigued and I couldn’t satiate my need for air. Last night after doing some energy clearing (sat yam meditation) and saying ‘om’ while sitting in a bath, it really relaxed me prior to going to bed. I was able to get a full eight hours of sleep. When I woke up I saw your email and thought…what are the odds. I have done your MIR-Method and found it extremely helpful at a time in my life when I was experiencing pain from my childhood and having trouble letting go (NPD mother). The time in which I wake up…my grasping for air, makes perfect sense. I really appreciate the method and it’s extremely thorough. It works! Further, taking a moment for self-care does so many wonderful things (that rubbing your hand thing, while also affirming each method feels so loving toward yourself). Your post about this today is a reminder to me to start doing your wonderful MIR-Method again. Much gratitude for this…it continues to help me 🙂

    • Dear Sophia,
      Thank you for letting us know! It is as you describe: that moment of self-care is actually an act of love towards yourself and your health. Am so glad it feels good for you and helped you through that painful period in your life. What does an ‘NPD’ mother mean?
      Thank you for sharing!
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

  3. Hi

    Very interesting article. I wake up between 3 and 4am every night (and can’t sleep again!!!). However, we have just put the clocks forward. Before that, it would have been between 2 and 3? How do I know whether it is the lung or the liver issue that I have?

    • Dear Guy,
      When you use the MIR-Method you inside clock adapts quickly to the new time. So when you wake up between 2 and 3 you have to watch the liver meridian.
      Good luck!
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

  4. Dear Mireille,
    Thankyou for the MIR method , and freely sharing with the world.
    I came across it through a friend and have started doing it since a week. I am experiencing a lot of things in my body and it’s interesting.
    I started reading up more and found this site where different imbalances of the body are listed. Looks like this is a one stop shop for all illness.
    I am going to work on myself and will surely share my experience with all.

    Can this method help my son who has a sleep disorder called sleep apnea ? This means he is a heavy snorer and wakes up many many times in the night as he forgets to breathe. He uses a machine to breathe regularly . It’s not a comfortable way to sleep, hooked to a mask all night.


    • Dear Ameeta,
      Thank you for giving the MIR-Method a try! Yes, it is possible that your son may find some relief with his apea. In Belgium, Europe, a lady has been able to let go of the machine for breathing at night! Hope you will want to give it a try and please make sure you keep doing it for several months, because the root cause of the apnea may be quite deep.
      Good luck and please let me know how he is doing!
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

  5. I want to help me old father whois about 83 years. he sleeps in day time and is awake at night and wants someone to tell him what to do. I stay away from him. How can I help him please tell me.

  6. Dear, i would be even more helped if i can download your guidance, so i can find it back quickly as many times as i need it. Am passing on Your website to all my friends who are in dear need of help. You will probably also get a cry for help from my german friends

    • Dear Isha,
      What exactly would you like to download? Videos? Pictures? Words? The book? Just let me know and I will help you with it.
      What country are you from?
      Greetings! Mireille Mettes

      • Dear mireille, actually i would like to download your advises and explanations. Originally i am from indonesia,live in germany, but have dutch passport. Soon i will immigrate to tenerife, spain, because of health problems.
        Lately i had twice during the night pains in the abdominal area. Probably because of stool passing from rising intestine into big intestine. I hold Bach rescuedrops bottle in my hand and it disappears. Time is 3.30 am each time. How does that fit with meridians activity? You can also correspond with me in dutch, if that is better for you. Thank you Mireille. Love, isha

        • Dear Isha,
          Your abdominal pains have to do with old grief. It is in the Lung meridian time. When you wake up at that time, old grief is letting go. You can download anything from the website.
          Good luck!
          Greetings, Mireille Mettes

  7. Mirelle ~~~ I just want to express appreciation for these articles. They are always so informative and helpful. I feel very fortunate that I somehow “found” your website one day. Your work is a blessing to all of us. Thank you! ~~~Patti

    • Dear Patti,
      Thank you for your kind words! It is so wonderful to receive so many positive reactions which help me keep up the work. Thank you for receiving it!
      Mireille Mettes

    • Dear Katharine,
      I truly hope you will benefit from it! Let me know how it goes! Sleep tight!
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

    • Dear Joan,
      In this article I addressed the ones that are specifically working for these sleeping problems. All 9 steps work together, so to address these sleeping problems, just go through all 9 steps.
      Good luck!
      Mireille Mettes

  8. Mireille,
    thank you for this post. I have had poor sleep for years from being on high alert while caring for my husband who had Parkinson’s and needed my assistance pretty much 24/7.
    I am going to try the 9 step MIR when I wake through the night and can’t get back to sleep. I’ll see how it goes.

    • Dear Margaret,
      Thank you for trying. It is just as you describe: being alert at night can in the end cause sleeping problems. I truly hope the MIR-Method can give you back your relaxation at night.
      Good luck and blessings too!
      Mireille Mettes

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