Many of us face sleep issues in our lives. Lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep has been associated with significant health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, weakened immune systems and even some cancers.
It is also related to many psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.
With growing technology addictions and work pressure, it is now more important than ever to ensure we get a good night sleep.
Here’s 4 ways to beat insomnia:
A conducive bedroom
I have no TV in my bedroom. In fact, I have no TV at home! Think of your bedroom as a place of peaceful rest you deserve at the end of the day.
Switch off your home wifi and do not charge mobile devices by your bedside. If you must charge it overnight, do it as far away from your bed as you can.
Try listening to music instead of looking at your mobile devices at night.
Diffuse relaxing essential oil blends or lavender oil before your bedtime. I usually diffuse a blend of lavender and frankincense.
If I had a long day at work, I will also rub some oils between my palms and then take 3 long and deep inhalations and exhalations.
This easy trick works amazingly for me!
Studies have confirmed that consistent strenuous aerobic activity tires you out in a way that establishes restful sleep patterns that your body will replicate night after night.
Do not do the exercise before going to bed. That will raise the heart rate and boost the stress hormones. Morning yoga works best for me.
Your body will remember, and your biological clock will fall into sync.
Many people with sleep problems who attended my sound baths tell me that they were able to enter into a profound state of relaxation during the session and as a result they get a good night sleep!
The sounds and vibrations from the singing bowls and gong help slow down your brain wave frequency to a theta state.
In this state, your body is able to completely relax allowing the cells in your body to return to its original state of vibration, back to harmony, back into balance.