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5 Ways for a Naturally Improved Sleep

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So you’ve just got back from a concert, the gym, evening classes and it’s late. You’ve got to get up early in the morning, but you’re too wired to sleep. Sound familiar ?

We are usually over-stimulated and under-active; in-fact most folks in western societies, and especially big cities, have a hard time falling asleep.

Are You Sleep Deprived?

If you wake up naturally at the same time every day then you are getting enough sleep … not you ? The average adult today gets 6 to 7 1/2 hours of sleep a night, in the 1960’s it was 8 1/2 hours, and in 1910’s 9 hours was the adult populations average length of sleep.

Problems Created by Lack of Sleep

You may not realize it, but in missing out on your snooze time, you are:

  • more likely to gain weight
  • feel more anxious, stressed
  • harder to learn, focus
  • memory loss
  • you are more likely to become ill
  • you can age more rapidly

Naturally Improving Sleep

Here are a few top tips on how to improve your quality and depth of sleep.

  1. try to finish your evening meal at least 3 hours before your intended bed time
  2. refrain from using electronic devices for around an hour before your intended bed time
  3. a soak in the tub, with epsom salts for 20 minutes to relax your muscles
  4. a soothing natural tea, such a chamomile or a tea mix for sleep, can work wonders
  5. get yourself well supported and comfortable in bed, and settle in with a good book

Hypnosis CDs and self-hypnosis are excellent tools to support you with all habit changes. If you decide to come and work three hypnosis sessions with me to improve your sleep, you will receive a complimentary CD or mp3 of my ‘Guided Meditation for a Deep and Natural Sleep.’

Natural Pain Management

Pain, in it’s many forms, it one of the banes of people’s health today.¬†With our high stress lives we often have rigid neck and shoulder muscles; stress, along with headaches and migraines, can cause many days off from work.

Chronic pain originates from an injury, where the nerves send a message to the brain saying “I’m hurt.” This signal usually stops when healing has progressed sufficiently, but with chronic pain, the nerve signals keep firing even after you’ve healed. Chronic pain is often managed with addictive opiates, can cause depression, poor sleep, poor memory, fuzzy thinking and anxiety.

I work with my clients with whatever tools I have that I am being intuitively guided to use. Sometimes hypnosis, sometimes a healing energy transmission comes through, other times I am guided to use visual imagery and words that speak very deeply to them.

One client had been unable to travel due to chronic pain, and meds were causing side-effects she disliked. When we met at her home, I assumed that we would be doing a form of hypnosis for pain management. Soon into the session, the energy kept ascending and I found myself connecting with higher energies, connecting with the Divine healing vibrations. It felt like healing was coming from my body and words into my client; I was filled with so much love and expansiveness, it was almost too much at times. We continued like that for what seemed like an eternity, and at the same time, no time at all. At the end of the healing, we both had tears of bliss running down our faces. When she had fully come back into the room, she was grinning from ear to ear and almost entirely free from pain; My client was flabbergasted, she told me this was the least amount of pain she had experienced in the last 20 years !

Hypnosis is a more conventional holistic way of managing pain. As I said before, pain is a perceived discomfort in the brain, sent by electrical signals from the nerves and sometimes the brain is perceiving pain, when the area is healed or has been removed, in the case of amputated limbs. With hypnosis I have helped folks to manage their pain using imagery and wording that is tailored to their own language and life experiences, making it a powerful, portable resource.

Our minds are very powerful, and with the latest research on neuroplasticity, it’s been proven that we can make changes. Below are a couple of resources for more information.

Additional Reading

Is Pain Always Real?

The Brain’s Way of Healing