You can find natural solutions to insomniaWhen you can’t sleep or experience interrupted sleep, you do not get the kind of quality sleep that allows you to start your day feeling rested and ready to take on whatever comes your way.
In the stressful world we live in today, many people are experiencing insomnia as evidenced by the multitude of advertisements on prime time television that are shown every night. All of these commercials are promoting various medications and treat sleeplessness as a normal part of life.
If stress is a component of your sleep problems, there are some unique, affordable biofeedback machines like the StressEraser and the emWave PC which can help you manage your stress so you can get the restful sleep you need. If you enjoy playing games on the computer, you might be interested in the Healing Rhythms biofeedback game which can help you get control over your body. Healing Rhythms is a whole-body wellness program utilizing biofeedback training so you can have better sleep, minimize your stress response and achieve overall better health.
If you go to bed and find yourself going over lists that didn’t get done and to-do’s for the following day, or worrying over money, you are stimulating you mind and keeping your body on alert mode so that it cannot calm down and get to sleep. To remedy this, you can make a list before you go to bed. Put all your concerns on it so you can ease you mind. You can also distract your mind by listening to music. There is a unique product for sleep deprivation and insomnia available that lets you listen to your iPod with a pillow with personal stereo speakers and ease you to sleep.
Sleep hygiene is what we call the steps that you can take that direct your body toward more restful and undisturbed sleep. The Freedom from Insomnia online class can help you establish good sleep hygiene increasing your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep naturally.
Some tips for better sleep are:
Only use your bed for sleep. Don’t watch TV, use a computer or snack in bed
Avoid drinking caffeine for several hours before intended bedtime
Create a bedtime ritual for yourself which will signal your body it is time to sleep
Get up in the morning at the same time no matter what time you go to bed
Don’t take naps during the day
There are also an array of full spectrum lights like the Rise and Shine Alarm Clock Lamp that you can use at home that can help reset your body’s natural sleep cycle so that you fall asleep easier and wake up refreshed.