It is night time here at the Lake and I am just thinking about bed. The days are warm and sunny in southern California, however, most of us have been and are challenged by life’s ups and downs. Whatever the stess level you think you have it is registering on the inside and will build up if we don’t take care.
Because healing and cell re-juvenation takes place when we are resting some people miss the importance of getting to sleep. Here are a few of a 100 tips that I can give anyone who suffers with insomnia and just regular waking during the night. Take a HOT shower and do some self healing warm water jets. For most of us, a shower is just a habit. Turn your’s into conscious water therapy. Get a filter for your shower, costs $100/year to replace and you will not be injesting clorine and poisening yourself as it vaporises in the warm shower. Get a ton of double strength camamile tea. Make a big pot and take it to the bedroom. Do no have a television in your bedroom keep this space as a sacred sleeping space. Make sure you have music and I don’t mean rock music. Some wonderful CD’s are available for you to get to sleep.
Something I researched a few years ago is light. If you seep with any kind of light and especially a night light your brain will stop producing melatonin. This is very bad and contrary to the night light comfort is a super disturbance of the brains ability to calm down. If your children are hyperactive, please take the l ight from the room. Don’t leave a hallway light on or anything. We were supposed to sleep in darkness the divine plan made it that way. This will help ADD c hildren and really afffect elderly with their sleeping disorders.
There are a variety of different aromatherapies that I have experimened with and the most effective and guaranteed ones are the ones you injest. This is a learned skill and you must consult an expert in Aromatheray to get the right dosage, but it is one of the most effective and guaranteed ways to get to sleep quickly.
Do not eat afte 7 at night as you will keep your body from rest. The stomach needs to be given a break and, you may not have thought about this , but it takes tremendous healing energy to digest a late meal and so how can you rest? I actually know people who drink coffee before bed and I cannot imagine how this habit was born. Caffein is indeed a drug. A small cup in the a.m. make help you, but any late at nght coffee drinkers will suffer with mood swings and depression. Lot’s of research here for what we call in the biz “The Caffein Blues”
Get a hot water bottle for your feet it works evey time. Unless i tis really hot get a cover for it or cover it and where a pair of bed socks! The old fashioned way this worked for me in minus 5 degrees in London this winter. It is comforting and sends a signal to the brain that all is OK!
A warm glass of soy or I prefer rice milk just before retiring. Not hot just very warm. You will see it will calm you dand allow your body to signal it is time to Get To Sleep.