Monday, September 29, 2014

Hypnotherapy to Yoga: 5 Effective Tips to Fight Insomnia

How To Learn Hypnosis
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Insomnia can be a frustrating thing, and definitely exhausting. You either have difficulty sleeping – sometimes, the sun is peeking over the horizon and you feel like you’ve gotten hardly any sleep. Or you drift off, but then wake up repeatedly during the evening. However, there are ways to make sure insomnia won’t be a thorn in your side for long.

1.    Try hypnosisHow does hypnosis work? Essentially, you’re getting your body and mind to relax to the point where you’re aware of what goes on around you without being affected by it. From there, you give yourself suggestions that eventually lull you to sleep.

2.    Let go of the phone – Don’t just put your phone away, but the laptop and iPad should be tucked away somewhere, too. Smartphones and other gadgets produce blue wavelengths which interfere with your body’s production of melatonin, making you stay awake longer. Devices that emit light also poke your mind awake, leading to poorer sleep.

3.    Unwind – A full schedule makes for a stressful evening. So, you should have some time to yourself, maybe before dinner or after. Use that time to transition from busy bee to the picture of relaxation. Make sure you don’t entertain any worries about the next day. The less worried or anxious you are, the easier you’ll fall asleep.

4.     Go ahead and sniff – Essential oils or aromatherapy oils can be used to help promote relaxation or deeper sleep. Lavender, for instance, is one of nature’s best sedatives. Squeeze 4 or 5 drops of essential oil on a tissue then hold it to your nose, taking deep breaths each time. Other scents to try are frankincense, myrrh, spikenard and clary sage.

5.    Strike a pose – Low-key yoga poses can tell your brain that it’s okay to relax and that slumber is on its way. Gentle forward bends, happy baby, and the corpse pose are all ways to stretch and limber up various muscles in your body while easing tension and making for more restful sleep.

Whether you relax by reading a book and having a cup of tea, or finding out how to learn hypnosis and use that to meditate and unwind, these tips should get you snoozing better in no time!

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