90% of Australia’s population is suffering from a sleep deprivation disorder, with 30% suffering of severe insomnia. So if you were thinking you’re the only one suffering, you’re not alone.
You’re not the first person to look for remedies, to test out homeopathic options or powerful drugs. And you’re also not the first one to become interested in hypnosis to be able to sleep well again because everything else failed.
Although medication can help for a period of time, most people quickly grow tired of the side effects that are associated with such medication. Fortunately, there are some non-pharmacological solutions that one can try to help get a better night’s sleep. Natural sleep is far better for the body than sleep that is induced by drugs.
Create a Conducive Sleeping Environment
Reserve your bed for sleep and sex only. Do not use your bed as an office, dining table or recreation room. Make sure environmental factors such as noise, light, temperature and ventilation are at comfortable levels and conducive for sleep. Invest in the most comfortable bedding that you can afford as ultimately a well-rested mind and body is the single most important contributing factor to good health.
Use comfortable bedding
The mattress that you sleep in must neither be too soft nor too hard, as no one can possibly sleep well when their back is hurting from sleeping on a bed that is too uncomfortable. Of equal importance are the pillows, the degree of hardness of which is up to personal preference. Evaluate whether your bedding is the source of your problem, and make necessary changes.
Block out distracting noise
If you are one of those people who are highly sensitive to even the slightest noise, earplugs are highly recommended. Troublesome neighbourhood noises can be dampened by installed double-paned windows as well as using heavy curtains and rugs.
Our sleep patterns are closely linked to our bodies’ circadian rhythm, which in turn is sensitive to light. Turn off the lights before light as well as any light-emitting appliances. Use shades or curtains that block external light. If all else fails, invest in eye shades and cover your eyes at bedtime.
Find the right temperature
Set the temperature at a comfortable level for sleeping, usually a few degrees cooler than you’ll keep during the day. A room that is too stifling or freezing will lead to a night of fitful sleep. Also make sure that the room is well-ventilated by switching on a fan if necessary.
Establishing Pre-Bedtime Rituals and Routines
Avoid strenuous exercise or overly-stimulating activities such as reading a thriller or watching exciting TV show just before bed. Relax your mind by reading for a few minutes, listening to soothing music or by practising meditation or yoga before bed. Taking a warm bath with a few drops of calming essential oils mixed into the bathwater may help relax the muscles and facilitate sleep. Studies have also shown that drinking a glass of warm milk may help you sleep as well as milk contains tryptophan, a sleep-promoting amino acid.
It is also helpful to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on the weekends. This helps set your biological clock and trains your body such that it knows when to sleep and when to wake up.
Common Sense Lifestyle Changes
Watch and learn from kids and stay active throughout the day in order to secure a good night’s rest. Establish a regular exercise regimen and avoid taking naps more than 30-45 minutes in duration later than three in the afternoon. Changes in your diet are also fairly simple ways to ensure a restful night of sleep. Avoid caffeinated products such as coffee, tea, chocolate and certain sodas too late in the day. Alcohol, too, should not be taken up to 4-6 hours before bed as it can cause premature awakenings once alcohol levels in the blood fall.
By making simple changes to your lifestyle and establishing good sleep hygiene, insomnia can be overcome.
Having a good night’s sleep is crucial for a healthy and active life. And a good place to start would definitely be to make your sleeping environment as conducive to sleep as possible.
Sleep deprivation has a profound impact on one’s body, mental health, and even work performance. It increases the risk of depression and hypertension. It also affects your energy level, impairs your memory, and can make you more prone to accidents. In chronic cases, can cause hallucinations, muscular and mental fatigue.
That lead us to start using the latest scientific discoveries and modern technology to assist our patients in making the mindset changes they need to defeat insomnia once and for all.
Our Sleep Well hypnosis sessions were designed to assist you in retraining your mind to relax and easily fall into a natural, restful sleep. Book your consultation with us today and kiss insomnia goodbye.
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