5 Tips for Easing Insomnia

The clock strikes 3....am :(


Insomnia is....trouble falling and/or staying asleep. This can be short term to lasting for few days to a few weeks, and for some it can be chronic which lasts for more than a month.


Insomnia is no fun for anyone.



In research conducted in 2019 in Australia, over half (59.4%) of the respondents reported experiencing at least one sleep symptom three or more times a week (high frequency). These include trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking too early and not being able to get back to sleep.


Chronic insomnia disorder is broadly defined as a perceived difficulty with sleep initiation, consolidation, duration, or quality despite adequate opportunity to sleep, plus subsequent daytime impairment, that occur at least three times per week, lasting at least three months. The daytime consequences encompass a wide variety of issues, including significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, educational, academic, behavioural or other important areas of functioning. (Sleep Foundation Australia, 2019)


Whether it is experienced short or long term, insomnia has significant impact on your health and well-being. I think we can safely say that rates of insomnia have increased since this study was conducted, so what can you do about it?


5 Tips for Easing Insomnia....



1. Make sleep hygiene your priority - set a regular bedtime routine and stick with it.


2. Minimise artificial blue light in the evening eg. mobiles, TV, computers, regular lighting. Use dimming lamps, salt lamps, blue light blocking glasses (check out BluBlox)


3. Use essential oils such as lavender, vetiver, chamomile, neroli, cedarwood, sandalwood, bergamot, orange to name a few ( I recommend Australian Body Sweet Sleep blend). Burn in a diffuser, pop some on a tissue and have near your nose)


4. If unable to sleep, lie in yoga position "Savasana." Lay on your back, arms by your side with palms facing up.

Savasana is a practice of gradually relaxing one body part at a time, one muscle at a time, and one thought at a time.


5. If your mind is spinning with thoughts, have a notebook by your bed and write down everything that is bothering you. Nothing can be solved in that moment. You need good quality sleep to be able to be productive and solve problems during the day. Sleep is medicine.


 

From an energetic perspective, insomnia may indicate that you feel unsafe, scattered, fearful, anxious, and on guard. Sleep problems can highlight issues that you are not dealing with in your waking hours. Prolonged sleep issues need a holistic approach to support and solve.


If your sleep patterns don't change, what impact will that have on your life? There is no replacement for good quality sleep. Ensure you speak with your health practitioner for help.


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If you are struggling with sleep problems and want support to ease them, please reach out to me through booking a 15 minute discovery chat to see if my services are right for you. My approach is holistic which means I support you as a whole person and create a personalised plan to improve your sleep patterns.


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Stay Healthy!

Kama


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