Monday, November 10, 2014

Hypnotherapy, Meditation and Yoga: 7 Tricks to Fight Insomnia, Naturally

Whether it's acute or chronic, insomnia – unable to fall asleep easily or stay asleep – can really have a bad effect on your waking moments, especially after some time. Daytime sleepiness and feeling tired in general are just the top of the list. Significant sleep loss can lead to irritability and breaks in concentration.

It's a good thing there are various ways to help insomniacs get the sleep they need, ranging from acupuncture to herbs like valerian root to hypnotherapy Melbourne. Yes, it's tempting to just reach for some sleeping pills, but those aren't exactly a natural remedy, are they?

How To Perform Hypnosis
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So, if you have nights where you can't seem to sleep, try one of these:

1. Meditation. When you're tense, or your busy worrying about tomorrow's events, you can lie in bed just tossing and turning. Meditating and deep breathing exercises can help you relax both body and mind by making you focus only one thing – your breath, usually.

2. Yoga. Regular exercise can help improve the quality of sleep in people with no sleep problems, so it follows that it can also help insomniacs drift off at night, too. Gentle exercises like taichi and yoga are great for before-bedtime workouts.

3. Herbal supplements. Chamomile, valerian root, and passionflower have all been promoted as effective in helping bring on drowsiness and helping people stay asleep.

4. Aromatherapy. Breathing in certain scents like chamomile, lavender, and clary sage can help you fall asleep faster at bedtime. Use scented bath oils or a scented bed linen spray, or add a drop of essential oil to a tissue or cotton ball that you can sniff before heading to bed. 

5. Massage. Even just a 30-minute massage can help release serotonin, your body's feel-good chemical. This helps you relax, and eventually fall asleep. 

6. Melatonin. Usually, melatonin is released at around 9 PM, making you feel drowsier. However, it's been shown that bright light can negate the effect. To reset your body clock so you sleep earlier, try dimming your indoor lights and take supplements of this hormone.

7. Hypnosis. Melbourne hypnotherapy can help you 'unlearn' your beliefs about not getting a good night's sleep, as well as learn self-hypnosis for relaxation. That way, a pending bout of insomnia can be caught in its tracks and you won't lose any sleep over it.

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