If you have ever suffered from sleep deprivation, you will realise that this is one of the most debilitating conditions one can endure. Especially long-term insomnia.
Disturbed sleep patterns can affect anyone. Shift-workers, parents with restless sleeping children and the children themselves. Menopausal women are often disturbed by night sweats. Stress can also contribute to sleep deprivation.
How much sleep is right for you? For some people they say they can get by with 6 hours sleep others say they need their 8 hours per night. Everyone will agree it’s all about having undisturbed sleep. Get a good solid sleep. If you wake up during the night to go to the bathroom – you want to be able to get straight back to sleep.
There are a myriad of natural remedies to help re-set your natural sleep pattern. It’s just a matter of finding the right one for you. I can make you a homeopathic formula that will help you drift off for a good night’s sleep.
There are other factors that you can consider to re-establish a good sleep pattern and banish insomnia
- Limit your caffeine drinks (ie coffee, tea, sports/energy drinks, cola drinks) to maximum 2 per day and don’t have any after 12 midday
- Stop blue screen(computer, TV, laptop) time at least 1 hour before bed
- Be in bed by or before 10.30pm. Your natural sleep hormone of melatonin is released between 11pm and 1am. Make sure you are in bed before that window of time so you get the best chance of getting your own natural boost of your sleep hormone.
- Stop eating sugar and carbohydrates after dinner – eg lollies, biscuits, cakes, chocolate etc. Carbohydrates are foods to produce energy and if you eat them after dinner they will usually be metabolised and ready to be used at 3am – not ideal if that is when you want to be in a restful state.
- If you are someone that lies awake at night thinking about everything you need to do the next day, write a “To Do List” before you go to bed and know that it is all laid out ready to start the next day
- Listen to relaxation music, guided visualisations/meditations in bed on your audio device. There are plenty of fantastic free professional recordings on YOUTUBE. This is a particularly good one www.meditainment.com/meditation-for-falling-asleep
- Gratitude journal – some people find this the best sleeping draft. Close your day by writing down all the things that happened in your day that you are grateful/appreciate/feel lucky about.
#3 Health Tip for the Day – Start to implement some of the above steps and get a restful, restorative night’s sleep
Wake up the next morning with ENERGY!