Tips for Deep and Lasting Sleep | Beat Insomnia Naturally
Natural Sleep Patterns Can Be Disrupted with Hypersensitive Senses, Hormones, Apnea and Overactive Minds
Sleep is a time when your body heals, refreshes itself and gets information from your subconscious and other dimensions. It's invaluable to your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Generally, as you get older you need less sleep, but you still need quality sleep or deep sleep. There are many reasons we can't sleep and a lot of them are caused by your senses not turning off. In this lens, I offer some self-help tips and techniques for getting better sleep that are highly effective.
Insomnia Can Strike When...
Your brain is not able to "turn off" and relax it's thinking processes.
Balance Your Brain Cycles for Deep Sleep - Music can help promote sleep
Tom Kenyon is a scientist, musician and a metaphysician. This CD takes your brain through it's different cycles, retraining it so it can "turn off" when it's time to sleep.
You may know how it feels to have really "good" sleep—the kind of rest that makes you feel energized and refreshed once you awaken. But is there a reliable way to enter into a state of pure relaxation whenever you want? This program brings listeners two proven harmonic tools to quickly and efficiently access a state of tranquil rest. Using the first track, "The 24-Minute Nap," listeners experience a gentle descent from the brain states of the aware mid-alpha, down to low delta, and then back to full, relaxed alertness. The second track, called the "22-Minute Vacation," employs guided imagery and brain-wave entrainment to carry listeners away on a short, invigorating trip to an imaginary sanctuary.
Use Breath to Promote Relaxation and Sleep Better - Learn how to fall asleep
The process of falling asleep involves turning off the far senses that focus on "out there" and which leaves the mind processing a lot of information, into your near senses. The breath is the perfect mechanism for doing this while consciously learning how to relax tight muscles.
This CD consists of two approximately 30-minute sections, one ("Conscious Relaxation") devoted to several easy, relaxation-inducing poses and the other ("Conscious Breahing") focusing entirely on the breath itself.
Nose Breathing - Balance and Quiet The Brain for Deeper Sleep
Insomnia Can Strike When...
You have fallen out of rhythm with the natural rhythms around you.
Women..Full moons cause insomnia! Stay inside if you need sleep.
Synchronizing to Sunrise and Sunset - Adjust your circadian rhythms for deeper sleep
For quality sleep, we need to be in rhythm with Earth and her magnetic grids. Human biology is set on a 23 and a half hour cycle, while the Earth is 24 hours. Simply recalibrating or synchronizing to the Earth at sunrise and sunset will do wonders for your sleep cycle and health. This energy meditation for synchronizing to the sunrise and sunset was created by me and can be listened to with the link below.
- Healing Meditation for Synchronizing to Sunrise and Sunset
An energy healing created by me. Also helps when Daylight Saving changes. And it's free!
Not Sleeping Can Happen When...
Your senses are too open.
Your Senses Can Keep You From Sleeping - Get deeper sleep and feel more rested with balanced senses
This is a meditation that I created for balancing all of your senses.
- Balance Your Senses
Listen to this often to recalibrate your senses, primarily touch, sound and sight.
If Your Vision Sense or 3rd Eye Is Too Open - Sleep Will Be Impaired
Using an eye mask "turns off" your brain trying to "see" (especially if your body is in chronic fight or flight). The eyes relax and the body switches from far senses (out there) to near senses (in here).
This plush and luxurious Sleep Mask is specially designed with an extraordinarily soft combination of cotton and silk that is very easy on delicate eyes and skin. Very effective in blocking out distracting light and visual stimuli. This mask envelops the eyes in velvety darkness and comfort so that the mind is free to rest, relax, and perchance - to dream.
If Your Hearing Is Too Open - Sleep is disturbed by exterior random sounds
Some people can only sleep with the TV on. I don't recommend this because late night TV is often the most violent and dark TV shows. All of the material is entering into your subconscious while you are sleeping, without the conscious mind discerning if it is valid or not.
Try a sleep machine.
If Your Touch Sense is Off - You'll be Tossing and Turning All Night Instead of Sleeping
Touch can get too open when we experience a strong emotion such as anger or fear. Weighted blankets calm the nervous system and allow for deeper levels of sleep.
This weighted blanket is shown in red/blue but is also offered in blue/blue a more calming color.
Imagine the warmest coziest robe or towel you have ever felt, combined with the soothing hug of a loved one. This is the sensation that sensory challenged people receive from this blanket. The Sensory University weighted blanket is professionally manufactured to therapists standards. Our blankets have a weight of 8 lbs and are 45 x 60 inches. This blanket can be used as a bed blanket, a wrap around, or it can even be doubled to use as a large weighted pad or shoulder weight.
Insomnia Can Strike When...
Hormones have become unbalanced due to perimenopause or menopause.
Yam Cream for Promoting Hormonal Health - Sleep Needs Balanced Hormones
Your body makes all kinds of great stuff out of wild yam cream. But all yam creams are not made equally. This one immediately helped me with sleep disorders after a hysterectomy.
- ProMeno Wild Yam Cream
A unique herbal formula of wild yam vitex and comfrey infused in organic olive oil. The addition of a special blend of essential oils, flower essences, and the added benefit of vitamin E oil all combine to create a synergy that may assist the body in
General Sensory Advice - Understand Your Senses for Promoting Deep Rest and Sleep
Calm down your senses at night. Do not watch intense TV such as news or violent shows. Become more introspective. Take a bath, light some candles, listen to some calming music, bring your awareness to your breath and choose to let go of the day for now.
Lavender is extremely calming to the nervous system. Place some on your pillow or add some to your bath water.
Sleeping Issues Can Strike When...
Your energy fields are not protecting you to the degree that they should.
Exercise In The Afternoon
Aerobic exercise will improve your ability to sleep as well as stay in deep states of sleep.
Sometimes we are just staying up too late. Feel free to leave me a comment before turning off your Squidoo addiction and going to bed.