So many people all around the world suffer from a condition known as insomnia. Tossing and turning, being elusive of what is needed for good health – a good night’s sleep. There are a number of reasons why people suffer from this condition. At times, it could be a symptom for something more grave, other reasons may just include bad lifestyle choices.
Below highlighted are a few things that one could do to enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Darkness sends out a message to the brain that it is time to wind down. Bright lights, keep the mind awake. If your room does not get dark enough, you should consider buying a good quality eye mask.
Sounds of silence
Noise can have the same effect on your brain that light has. Sleep headphones can help do the trick, if the neighborhood you live in tends to get noisy.
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This breathing technique can really do wonders for your sleep. It is one of the easiest ways to experience instant calm.
Inhale through your nose for 4 counts. Hold your breath for 7 counts and exhale for 8 counts. This yogic method of breathing helps release of feel good chemicals in your brain that are needed for you to calm down.
Aromatherapy has been used for many centuries as an effective way to help sleep disorders. Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Lavender, Petitgrain and Orange are all helpful sleeping aids.
This technique works on a biochemical, psychological and emotional level and helps induce calm. They work directly on the brain and affect the central nervous system to release endorphins.
You could also try herbs and make a nice tincture before you sleep. Make a conscious effort to stop your brain from thinking about things that have stressed you out during the day.
Your brain is truly the most powerful organ of your body and you can condition it to help you fall a sleep if you really want to. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how you could find a natural and healthy way to achieve a good night’s sleep.