Curing Insomnia

Cure for Insomnia - woman sleeping after being cured of insomnia

In order to find a cure for your insomnia, it is first of all, essential first of all to determine the underlying cause of your sleep problems.  For many people, their insomnia is due to stress at work or at home and worries about issues they may feel are beyond their control – such as financial pressures.

However, there are many other reasons that can give rise to insomnia such as underlying health problems and the side effects of medication and recreational drugs.  Alongside this, you may also need to look at the daily habits that may be contributing to your sleep problems.  For example, drinking excessive amounts of coffee during the day can make it more difficult to get to sleep at night. 

Changing habits that contribute to insomnia for positive sleep-inducing ones can take a little time to get used to but will be beneficial in the long run. So what is there in the short term?

Cures for Insomnia – Medication

Sleeping pills are really not good cures for insomnia. In the long run, they can become addictive. Also, recent research has suggested that they may even be linked to a higher death rate.  For these reasons, most GP’s are reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills for long periods of time.

Natural remedies, made from herbs and homeopathic medicines, can often be supportive in helping sufferers from insomnia to unwind at the end of the day. They can assist with the sleep process.  Chamomile tea can be calming – as can taking a warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil added before you go to bed. 

People who also suffer from “restless leg” syndrome and muscle cramps as well as insomnia may also be deficient in magnesium.  Increasing your diet with magnesium rich foods such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, almonds and cashew nuts may also be beneficial. 

Herbal medicines that may help sufferers of insomnia are: Valerian, Hops and Wild lettuce. The homeopathic medicine Passiflora can also be helpful. However, since everyone’s symptoms and underlying reasons for their insomnia varies, it is important that you discuss your health condition with your medical doctor prior to taking any herbal or homeopathic medicine – particularly if you are on any other medication. Some herbal medicines may interfere with the action of your current treatment. 

Cures for Insomnia – Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management - Hypnotherapy - girl reclining during hypnosis sessionThere are a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you achieve -relaxation so that you can get to sleep more easily.  These include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga and meditation.  

One of the most effective techniques for overcoming insomnia and achieving a high level of deep restorative sleep is Autogenics. 

Autogenics was developed by a German medical doctor during the early 20th century. It has become a successful self help method of reducing the effects of a stressful 21st century lifestyle and can be used to overcome a range of stress related symptoms that include anxiety and insomnia. 

Autogenics is an effective alternative to medication and other relaxation techniques.

Autogenics is easy to learn and apply for all kinds of stressful situations. Whereas yoga involves complex positions or meditation that requires peace and quiet – and time –  Autogenics is quick, safe and effective. It can be practised anywhere – without anyone even knowing what you are doing. 

Autogenics is particularly effective for dealing with symptoms of insomnia. It is a fact that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the rest and recuperation of 3-4 hours of sleep! This makes it an ideal solution for sufferers of insomnia. 

For further information about Autogenics see our page on Autogenics for managing stress.

Cures for insomnia – changing bad habits

Habits that contribute to symptoms of insomnia include: excessive consumption of coffee, using alcohol to get to sleep, nicotine and other recreational drug addictions, taking short naps during the day, watching late night television and an irregular sleep schedule.

How to change bad habits for improving your ability to sleep:

  • Avoid or reduce your consumption of coffee and alcohol – particularly near to bedtime.  Although alcohol may help you to get to sleep it actually reduces your ability for attaining the deep restorative levels of sleep that you need. 
  • Stop smoking: if you are a smoker, look at getting help for quitting your nicotine dependence by contacting your GP or considering a short course of Hypnotherapy
  • Stop watching the television or working on the computer at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.  Although some people believe they relax from watching television, research has shown that it actually has a stimulating effect on people.
  • Avoid stimulating video games, late night business phone calls or heated discussions prior to going to bed.    
  • Keep to a regular sleep schedule.  Your natural biological clock will have a better chance of adjusting if you get into a regular habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time – even at weekends.
  • Avoid naps during the day since, the more you do of this, the less you will be able to sleep at night.  Once you have got into the habit of sleeping through the night and improving your quality of sleep, you will no longer feel the need for these naps.   
  • Ensure that your bedroom is as relaxing as possible.  Move computers and any other electronic equipment out of the bedroom so that it feels less like an office. 
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and at an ambient temperature since noise, light and overheated or cold rooms can interfere with sleep. 
  • Invest in some earplugs or a cd player that can play relaxing sleep inducing sounds (like ocean waves or binaural beats music) to help you to sleep. Eye masks or curtains with a “blackout” lining can be helpful where external lighting intrudes into your bedroom. 
  • Balance your exposure to light levels during the course of the day and at night.  Your brain produces the hormone melatonin to help regulate your sleeping and waking cycle.  Therefore, since melatonin is controlled by exposure to light it is important to ensure that you get adequate amounts of natural daylight and low levels of light in the evening and then darkness when you go to bed.  Exposure to low levels of light during the day can make you feel sleepy and less able to sleep at night, so using a natural daylight bulb or lamp while you are working can help maximise natural light levels during the day. 

See our other pages on insomnia:

What is insomnia
Causes of insomnia

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 88781355

Mob: 07522 279203

 

Curing Insomnia

Cure for Insomnia - woman sleeping after being cured of insomnia

In order to find a cure for your insomnia, it is first of all, essential first of all to determine the underlying cause of your sleep problems.  For many people, their insomnia is due to stress at work or at home and worries about issues they may feel are beyond their control – such as financial pressures.

However, there are many other reasons that can give rise to insomnia such as underlying health problems and the side effects of medication and recreational drugs.  Alongside this, you may also need to look at the daily habits that may be contributing to your sleep problems.  For example, drinking excessive amounts of coffee during the day can make it more difficult to get to sleep at night. 

Changing habits that contribute to insomnia for positive sleep-inducing ones can take a little time to get used to but will be beneficial in the long run. So what is there in the short term?

Cures for Insomnia – Medication

Sleeping pills are really not good cures for insomnia. In the long run, they can become addictive. Also, recent research has suggested that they may even be linked to a higher death rate.  For these reasons, most GP’s are reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills for long periods of time.

Natural remedies, made from herbs and homeopathic medicines, can often be supportive in helping sufferers from insomnia to unwind at the end of the day. They can assist with the sleep process.  Chamomile tea can be calming – as can taking a warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil added before you go to bed. 

People who also suffer from “restless leg” syndrome and muscle cramps as well as insomnia may also be deficient in magnesium.  Increasing your diet with magnesium rich foods such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, almonds and cashew nuts may also be beneficial. 

Herbal medicines that may help sufferers of insomnia are: Valerian, Hops and Wild lettuce. The homeopathic medicine Passiflora can also be helpful. However, since everyone’s symptoms and underlying reasons for their insomnia varies, it is important that you discuss your health condition with your medical doctor prior to taking any herbal or homeopathic medicine – particularly if you are on any other medication. Some herbal medicines may interfere with the action of your current treatment. 

Cures for Insomnia – Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management - Hypnotherapy - girl reclining during hypnosis sessionThere are a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you achieve -relaxation so that you can get to sleep more easily.  These include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga and meditation.  

One of the most effective techniques for overcoming insomnia and achieving a high level of deep restorative sleep is Autogenics. 

Autogenics was developed by a German medical doctor during the early 20th century. It has become a successful self help method of reducing the effects of a stressful 21st century lifestyle and can be used to overcome a range of stress related symptoms that include anxiety and insomnia. 

Autogenics is an effective alternative to medication and other relaxation techniques.

Autogenics is easy to learn and apply for all kinds of stressful situations. Whereas yoga involves complex positions or meditation that requires peace and quiet – and time –  Autogenics is quick, safe and effective. It can be practised anywhere – without anyone even knowing what you are doing. 

Autogenics is particularly effective for dealing with symptoms of insomnia. It is a fact that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the rest and recuperation of 3-4 hours of sleep! This makes it an ideal solution for sufferers of insomnia. 

For further information about Autogenics see our page on Autogenics for managing stress.

Cures for insomnia – changing bad habits

Habits that contribute to symptoms of insomnia include: excessive consumption of coffee, using alcohol to get to sleep, nicotine and other recreational drug addictions, taking short naps during the day, watching late night television and an irregular sleep schedule.

How to change bad habits for improving your ability to sleep:

  • Avoid or reduce your consumption of coffee and alcohol – particularly near to bedtime.  Although alcohol may help you to get to sleep it actually reduces your ability for attaining the deep restorative levels of sleep that you need. 
  • Stop smoking: if you are a smoker, look at getting help for quitting your nicotine dependence by contacting your GP or considering a short course of Hypnotherapy
  • Stop watching the television or working on the computer at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.  Although some people believe they relax from watching television, research has shown that it actually has a stimulating effect on people.
  • Avoid stimulating video games, late night business phone calls or heated discussions prior to going to bed.    
  • Keep to a regular sleep schedule.  Your natural biological clock will have a better chance of adjusting if you get into a regular habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time – even at weekends.
  • Avoid naps during the day since, the more you do of this, the less you will be able to sleep at night.  Once you have got into the habit of sleeping through the night and improving your quality of sleep, you will no longer feel the need for these naps.   
  • Ensure that your bedroom is as relaxing as possible.  Move computers and any other electronic equipment out of the bedroom so that it feels less like an office. 
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and at an ambient temperature since noise, light and overheated or cold rooms can interfere with sleep. 
  • Invest in some earplugs or a cd player that can play relaxing sleep inducing sounds (like ocean waves or binaural beats music) to help you to sleep. Eye masks or curtains with a “blackout” lining can be helpful where external lighting intrudes into your bedroom. 
  • Balance your exposure to light levels during the course of the day and at night.  Your brain produces the hormone melatonin to help regulate your sleeping and waking cycle.  Therefore, since melatonin is controlled by exposure to light it is important to ensure that you get adequate amounts of natural daylight and low levels of light in the evening and then darkness when you go to bed.  Exposure to low levels of light during the day can make you feel sleepy and less able to sleep at night, so using a natural daylight bulb or lamp while you are working can help maximise natural light levels during the day. 

See our other pages on insomnia:

What is insomnia
Causes of insomnia

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 88781355

Mob: 07522 279203

 

Curing Insomnia

Cure for Insomnia - woman sleeping after being cured of insomnia

In order to find a cure for your insomnia, it is first of all, essential first of all to determine the underlying cause of your sleep problems.  For many people, their insomnia is due to stress at work or at home and worries about issues they may feel are beyond their control – such as financial pressures.

However, there are many other reasons that can give rise to insomnia such as underlying health problems and the side effects of medication and recreational drugs.  Alongside this, you may also need to look at the daily habits that may be contributing to your sleep problems.  For example, drinking excessive amounts of coffee during the day can make it more difficult to get to sleep at night. 

Changing habits that contribute to insomnia for positive sleep-inducing ones can take a little time to get used to but will be beneficial in the long run. So what is there in the short term?

Cures for Insomnia – Medication

Sleeping pills are really not good cures for insomnia. In the long run, they can become addictive. Also, recent research has suggested that they may even be linked to a higher death rate.  For these reasons, most GP’s are reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills for long periods of time.

Natural remedies, made from herbs and homeopathic medicines, can often be supportive in helping sufferers from insomnia to unwind at the end of the day. They can assist with the sleep process.  Chamomile tea can be calming – as can taking a warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil added before you go to bed. 

People who also suffer from “restless leg” syndrome and muscle cramps as well as insomnia may also be deficient in magnesium.  Increasing your diet with magnesium rich foods such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, almonds and cashew nuts may also be beneficial. 

Herbal medicines that may help sufferers of insomnia are: Valerian, Hops and Wild lettuce. The homeopathic medicine Passiflora can also be helpful. However, since everyone’s symptoms and underlying reasons for their insomnia varies, it is important that you discuss your health condition with your medical doctor prior to taking any herbal or homeopathic medicine – particularly if you are on any other medication. Some herbal medicines may interfere with the action of your current treatment. 

Cures for Insomnia – Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management - Hypnotherapy - girl reclining during hypnosis sessionThere are a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you achieve -relaxation so that you can get to sleep more easily.  These include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga and meditation.  

One of the most effective techniques for overcoming insomnia and achieving a high level of deep restorative sleep is Autogenics. 

Autogenics was developed by a German medical doctor during the early 20th century. It has become a successful self help method of reducing the effects of a stressful 21st century lifestyle and can be used to overcome a range of stress related symptoms that include anxiety and insomnia. 

Autogenics is an effective alternative to medication and other relaxation techniques.

Autogenics is easy to learn and apply for all kinds of stressful situations. Whereas yoga involves complex positions or meditation that requires peace and quiet – and time –  Autogenics is quick, safe and effective. It can be practised anywhere – without anyone even knowing what you are doing. 

Autogenics is particularly effective for dealing with symptoms of insomnia. It is a fact that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the rest and recuperation of 3-4 hours of sleep! This makes it an ideal solution for sufferers of insomnia. 

For further information about Autogenics see our page on Autogenics for managing stress.

Cures for insomnia – changing bad habits

Habits that contribute to symptoms of insomnia include: excessive consumption of coffee, using alcohol to get to sleep, nicotine and other recreational drug addictions, taking short naps during the day, watching late night television and an irregular sleep schedule.

How to change bad habits for improving your ability to sleep:

  • Avoid or reduce your consumption of coffee and alcohol – particularly near to bedtime.  Although alcohol may help you to get to sleep it actually reduces your ability for attaining the deep restorative levels of sleep that you need. 
  • Stop smoking: if you are a smoker, look at getting help for quitting your nicotine dependence by contacting your GP or considering a short course of Hypnotherapy
  • Stop watching the television or working on the computer at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.  Although some people believe they relax from watching television, research has shown that it actually has a stimulating effect on people.
  • Avoid stimulating video games, late night business phone calls or heated discussions prior to going to bed.    
  • Keep to a regular sleep schedule.  Your natural biological clock will have a better chance of adjusting if you get into a regular habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time – even at weekends.
  • Avoid naps during the day since, the more you do of this, the less you will be able to sleep at night.  Once you have got into the habit of sleeping through the night and improving your quality of sleep, you will no longer feel the need for these naps.   
  • Ensure that your bedroom is as relaxing as possible.  Move computers and any other electronic equipment out of the bedroom so that it feels less like an office. 
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and at an ambient temperature since noise, light and overheated or cold rooms can interfere with sleep. 
  • Invest in some earplugs or a cd player that can play relaxing sleep inducing sounds (like ocean waves or binaural beats music) to help you to sleep. Eye masks or curtains with a “blackout” lining can be helpful where external lighting intrudes into your bedroom. 
  • Balance your exposure to light levels during the course of the day and at night.  Your brain produces the hormone melatonin to help regulate your sleeping and waking cycle.  Therefore, since melatonin is controlled by exposure to light it is important to ensure that you get adequate amounts of natural daylight and low levels of light in the evening and then darkness when you go to bed.  Exposure to low levels of light during the day can make you feel sleepy and less able to sleep at night, so using a natural daylight bulb or lamp while you are working can help maximise natural light levels during the day. 

See our other pages on insomnia:

What is insomnia
Causes of insomnia

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 88781355

Mob: 07522 279203

 

Curing Insomnia

Cure for Insomnia - woman sleeping after being cured of insomnia

In order to find a cure for your insomnia, it is first of all, essential first of all to determine the underlying cause of your sleep problems.  For many people, their insomnia is due to stress at work or at home and worries about issues they may feel are beyond their control – such as financial pressures.

However, there are many other reasons that can give rise to insomnia such as underlying health problems and the side effects of medication and recreational drugs.  Alongside this, you may also need to look at the daily habits that may be contributing to your sleep problems.  For example, drinking excessive amounts of coffee during the day can make it more difficult to get to sleep at night. 

Changing habits that contribute to insomnia for positive sleep-inducing ones can take a little time to get used to but will be beneficial in the long run. So what is there in the short term?

Cures for Insomnia – Medication

Sleeping pills are really not good cures for insomnia. In the long run, they can become addictive. Also, recent research has suggested that they may even be linked to a higher death rate.  For these reasons, most GP’s are reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills for long periods of time.

Natural remedies, made from herbs and homeopathic medicines, can often be supportive in helping sufferers from insomnia to unwind at the end of the day. They can assist with the sleep process.  Chamomile tea can be calming – as can taking a warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil added before you go to bed. 

People who also suffer from “restless leg” syndrome and muscle cramps as well as insomnia may also be deficient in magnesium.  Increasing your diet with magnesium rich foods such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, almonds and cashew nuts may also be beneficial. 

Herbal medicines that may help sufferers of insomnia are: Valerian, Hops and Wild lettuce. The homeopathic medicine Passiflora can also be helpful. However, since everyone’s symptoms and underlying reasons for their insomnia varies, it is important that you discuss your health condition with your medical doctor prior to taking any herbal or homeopathic medicine – particularly if you are on any other medication. Some herbal medicines may interfere with the action of your current treatment. 

Cures for Insomnia – Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management - Hypnotherapy - girl reclining during hypnosis sessionThere are a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you achieve -relaxation so that you can get to sleep more easily.  These include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga and meditation.  

One of the most effective techniques for overcoming insomnia and achieving a high level of deep restorative sleep is Autogenics. 

Autogenics was developed by a German medical doctor during the early 20th century. It has become a successful self help method of reducing the effects of a stressful 21st century lifestyle and can be used to overcome a range of stress related symptoms that include anxiety and insomnia. 

Autogenics is an effective alternative to medication and other relaxation techniques.

Autogenics is easy to learn and apply for all kinds of stressful situations. Whereas yoga involves complex positions or meditation that requires peace and quiet – and time –  Autogenics is quick, safe and effective. It can be practised anywhere – without anyone even knowing what you are doing. 

Autogenics is particularly effective for dealing with symptoms of insomnia. It is a fact that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the rest and recuperation of 3-4 hours of sleep! This makes it an ideal solution for sufferers of insomnia. 

For further information about Autogenics see our page on Autogenics for managing stress.

Cures for insomnia – changing bad habits

Habits that contribute to symptoms of insomnia include: excessive consumption of coffee, using alcohol to get to sleep, nicotine and other recreational drug addictions, taking short naps during the day, watching late night television and an irregular sleep schedule.

How to change bad habits for improving your ability to sleep:

  • Avoid or reduce your consumption of coffee and alcohol – particularly near to bedtime.  Although alcohol may help you to get to sleep it actually reduces your ability for attaining the deep restorative levels of sleep that you need. 
  • Stop smoking: if you are a smoker, look at getting help for quitting your nicotine dependence by contacting your GP or considering a short course of Hypnotherapy
  • Stop watching the television or working on the computer at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.  Although some people believe they relax from watching television, research has shown that it actually has a stimulating effect on people.
  • Avoid stimulating video games, late night business phone calls or heated discussions prior to going to bed.    
  • Keep to a regular sleep schedule.  Your natural biological clock will have a better chance of adjusting if you get into a regular habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time – even at weekends.
  • Avoid naps during the day since, the more you do of this, the less you will be able to sleep at night.  Once you have got into the habit of sleeping through the night and improving your quality of sleep, you will no longer feel the need for these naps.   
  • Ensure that your bedroom is as relaxing as possible.  Move computers and any other electronic equipment out of the bedroom so that it feels less like an office. 
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and at an ambient temperature since noise, light and overheated or cold rooms can interfere with sleep. 
  • Invest in some earplugs or a cd player that can play relaxing sleep inducing sounds (like ocean waves or binaural beats music) to help you to sleep. Eye masks or curtains with a “blackout” lining can be helpful where external lighting intrudes into your bedroom. 
  • Balance your exposure to light levels during the course of the day and at night.  Your brain produces the hormone melatonin to help regulate your sleeping and waking cycle.  Therefore, since melatonin is controlled by exposure to light it is important to ensure that you get adequate amounts of natural daylight and low levels of light in the evening and then darkness when you go to bed.  Exposure to low levels of light during the day can make you feel sleepy and less able to sleep at night, so using a natural daylight bulb or lamp while you are working can help maximise natural light levels during the day. 

See our other pages on insomnia:

What is insomnia
Causes of insomnia

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 88781355

Mob: 07522 279203

 

Curing Insomnia

Cure for Insomnia - woman sleeping after being cured of insomnia

In order to find a cure for your insomnia, it is first of all, essential first of all to determine the underlying cause of your sleep problems.  For many people, their insomnia is due to stress at work or at home and worries about issues they may feel are beyond their control – such as financial pressures.

However, there are many other reasons that can give rise to insomnia such as underlying health problems and the side effects of medication and recreational drugs.  Alongside this, you may also need to look at the daily habits that may be contributing to your sleep problems.  For example, drinking excessive amounts of coffee during the day can make it more difficult to get to sleep at night. 

Changing habits that contribute to insomnia for positive sleep-inducing ones can take a little time to get used to but will be beneficial in the long run. So what is there in the short term?

Cures for Insomnia – Medication

Sleeping pills are really not good cures for insomnia. In the long run, they can become addictive. Also, recent research has suggested that they may even be linked to a higher death rate.  For these reasons, most GP’s are reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills for long periods of time.

Natural remedies, made from herbs and homeopathic medicines, can often be supportive in helping sufferers from insomnia to unwind at the end of the day. They can assist with the sleep process.  Chamomile tea can be calming – as can taking a warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil added before you go to bed. 

People who also suffer from “restless leg” syndrome and muscle cramps as well as insomnia may also be deficient in magnesium.  Increasing your diet with magnesium rich foods such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, almonds and cashew nuts may also be beneficial. 

Herbal medicines that may help sufferers of insomnia are: Valerian, Hops and Wild lettuce. The homeopathic medicine Passiflora can also be helpful. However, since everyone’s symptoms and underlying reasons for their insomnia varies, it is important that you discuss your health condition with your medical doctor prior to taking any herbal or homeopathic medicine – particularly if you are on any other medication. Some herbal medicines may interfere with the action of your current treatment. 

Cures for Insomnia – Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management - Hypnotherapy - girl reclining during hypnosis sessionThere are a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you achieve -relaxation so that you can get to sleep more easily.  These include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga and meditation.  

One of the most effective techniques for overcoming insomnia and achieving a high level of deep restorative sleep is Autogenics. 

Autogenics was developed by a German medical doctor during the early 20th century. It has become a successful self help method of reducing the effects of a stressful 21st century lifestyle and can be used to overcome a range of stress related symptoms that include anxiety and insomnia. 

Autogenics is an effective alternative to medication and other relaxation techniques.

Autogenics is easy to learn and apply for all kinds of stressful situations. Whereas yoga involves complex positions or meditation that requires peace and quiet – and time –  Autogenics is quick, safe and effective. It can be practised anywhere – without anyone even knowing what you are doing. 

Autogenics is particularly effective for dealing with symptoms of insomnia. It is a fact that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the rest and recuperation of 3-4 hours of sleep! This makes it an ideal solution for sufferers of insomnia. 

For further information about Autogenics see our page on Autogenics for managing stress.

Cures for insomnia – changing bad habits

Habits that contribute to symptoms of insomnia include: excessive consumption of coffee, using alcohol to get to sleep, nicotine and other recreational drug addictions, taking short naps during the day, watching late night television and an irregular sleep schedule.

How to change bad habits for improving your ability to sleep:

  • Avoid or reduce your consumption of coffee and alcohol – particularly near to bedtime.  Although alcohol may help you to get to sleep it actually reduces your ability for attaining the deep restorative levels of sleep that you need. 
  • Stop smoking: if you are a smoker, look at getting help for quitting your nicotine dependence by contacting your GP or considering a short course of Hypnotherapy
  • Stop watching the television or working on the computer at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.  Although some people believe they relax from watching television, research has shown that it actually has a stimulating effect on people.
  • Avoid stimulating video games, late night business phone calls or heated discussions prior to going to bed.    
  • Keep to a regular sleep schedule.  Your natural biological clock will have a better chance of adjusting if you get into a regular habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time – even at weekends.
  • Avoid naps during the day since, the more you do of this, the less you will be able to sleep at night.  Once you have got into the habit of sleeping through the night and improving your quality of sleep, you will no longer feel the need for these naps.   
  • Ensure that your bedroom is as relaxing as possible.  Move computers and any other electronic equipment out of the bedroom so that it feels less like an office. 
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and at an ambient temperature since noise, light and overheated or cold rooms can interfere with sleep. 
  • Invest in some earplugs or a cd player that can play relaxing sleep inducing sounds (like ocean waves or binaural beats music) to help you to sleep. Eye masks or curtains with a “blackout” lining can be helpful where external lighting intrudes into your bedroom. 
  • Balance your exposure to light levels during the course of the day and at night.  Your brain produces the hormone melatonin to help regulate your sleeping and waking cycle.  Therefore, since melatonin is controlled by exposure to light it is important to ensure that you get adequate amounts of natural daylight and low levels of light in the evening and then darkness when you go to bed.  Exposure to low levels of light during the day can make you feel sleepy and less able to sleep at night, so using a natural daylight bulb or lamp while you are working can help maximise natural light levels during the day. 

See our other pages on insomnia:

What is insomnia
Causes of insomnia

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 88781355

Mob: 07522 279203

 

Curing Insomnia

Cure for Insomnia - woman sleeping after being cured of insomnia

In order to find a cure for your insomnia, it is first of all, essential first of all to determine the underlying cause of your sleep problems.  For many people, their insomnia is due to stress at work or at home and worries about issues they may feel are beyond their control – such as financial pressures.

However, there are many other reasons that can give rise to insomnia such as underlying health problems and the side effects of medication and recreational drugs.  Alongside this, you may also need to look at the daily habits that may be contributing to your sleep problems.  For example, drinking excessive amounts of coffee during the day can make it more difficult to get to sleep at night. 

Changing habits that contribute to insomnia for positive sleep-inducing ones can take a little time to get used to but will be beneficial in the long run. So what is there in the short term?

Cures for Insomnia – Medication

Sleeping pills are really not good cures for insomnia. In the long run, they can become addictive. Also, recent research has suggested that they may even be linked to a higher death rate.  For these reasons, most GP’s are reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills for long periods of time.

Natural remedies, made from herbs and homeopathic medicines, can often be supportive in helping sufferers from insomnia to unwind at the end of the day. They can assist with the sleep process.  Chamomile tea can be calming – as can taking a warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil added before you go to bed. 

People who also suffer from “restless leg” syndrome and muscle cramps as well as insomnia may also be deficient in magnesium.  Increasing your diet with magnesium rich foods such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, almonds and cashew nuts may also be beneficial. 

Herbal medicines that may help sufferers of insomnia are: Valerian, Hops and Wild lettuce. The homeopathic medicine Passiflora can also be helpful. However, since everyone’s symptoms and underlying reasons for their insomnia varies, it is important that you discuss your health condition with your medical doctor prior to taking any herbal or homeopathic medicine – particularly if you are on any other medication. Some herbal medicines may interfere with the action of your current treatment. 

Cures for Insomnia – Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management - Hypnotherapy - girl reclining during hypnosis sessionThere are a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you achieve -relaxation so that you can get to sleep more easily.  These include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga and meditation.  

One of the most effective techniques for overcoming insomnia and achieving a high level of deep restorative sleep is Autogenics. 

Autogenics was developed by a German medical doctor during the early 20th century. It has become a successful self help method of reducing the effects of a stressful 21st century lifestyle and can be used to overcome a range of stress related symptoms that include anxiety and insomnia. 

Autogenics is an effective alternative to medication and other relaxation techniques.

Autogenics is easy to learn and apply for all kinds of stressful situations. Whereas yoga involves complex positions or meditation that requires peace and quiet – and time –  Autogenics is quick, safe and effective. It can be practised anywhere – without anyone even knowing what you are doing. 

Autogenics is particularly effective for dealing with symptoms of insomnia. It is a fact that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the rest and recuperation of 3-4 hours of sleep! This makes it an ideal solution for sufferers of insomnia. 

For further information about Autogenics see our page on Autogenics for managing stress.

Cures for insomnia – changing bad habits

Habits that contribute to symptoms of insomnia include: excessive consumption of coffee, using alcohol to get to sleep, nicotine and other recreational drug addictions, taking short naps during the day, watching late night television and an irregular sleep schedule.

How to change bad habits for improving your ability to sleep:

  • Avoid or reduce your consumption of coffee and alcohol – particularly near to bedtime.  Although alcohol may help you to get to sleep it actually reduces your ability for attaining the deep restorative levels of sleep that you need. 
  • Stop smoking: if you are a smoker, look at getting help for quitting your nicotine dependence by contacting your GP or considering a short course of Hypnotherapy
  • Stop watching the television or working on the computer at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.  Although some people believe they relax from watching television, research has shown that it actually has a stimulating effect on people.
  • Avoid stimulating video games, late night business phone calls or heated discussions prior to going to bed.    
  • Keep to a regular sleep schedule.  Your natural biological clock will have a better chance of adjusting if you get into a regular habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time – even at weekends.
  • Avoid naps during the day since, the more you do of this, the less you will be able to sleep at night.  Once you have got into the habit of sleeping through the night and improving your quality of sleep, you will no longer feel the need for these naps.   
  • Ensure that your bedroom is as relaxing as possible.  Move computers and any other electronic equipment out of the bedroom so that it feels less like an office. 
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and at an ambient temperature since noise, light and overheated or cold rooms can interfere with sleep. 
  • Invest in some earplugs or a cd player that can play relaxing sleep inducing sounds (like ocean waves or binaural beats music) to help you to sleep. Eye masks or curtains with a “blackout” lining can be helpful where external lighting intrudes into your bedroom. 
  • Balance your exposure to light levels during the course of the day and at night.  Your brain produces the hormone melatonin to help regulate your sleeping and waking cycle.  Therefore, since melatonin is controlled by exposure to light it is important to ensure that you get adequate amounts of natural daylight and low levels of light in the evening and then darkness when you go to bed.  Exposure to low levels of light during the day can make you feel sleepy and less able to sleep at night, so using a natural daylight bulb or lamp while you are working can help maximise natural light levels during the day. 

See our other pages on insomnia:

What is insomnia
Causes of insomnia

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 88781355

Mob: 07522 279203

 

Curing Insomnia

Cure for Insomnia - woman sleeping after being cured of insomnia

In order to find a cure for your insomnia, it is first of all, essential first of all to determine the underlying cause of your sleep problems.  For many people, their insomnia is due to stress at work or at home and worries about issues they may feel are beyond their control – such as financial pressures.

However, there are many other reasons that can give rise to insomnia such as underlying health problems and the side effects of medication and recreational drugs.  Alongside this, you may also need to look at the daily habits that may be contributing to your sleep problems.  For example, drinking excessive amounts of coffee during the day can make it more difficult to get to sleep at night. 

Changing habits that contribute to insomnia for positive sleep-inducing ones can take a little time to get used to but will be beneficial in the long run. So what is there in the short term?

Cures for Insomnia – Medication

Sleeping pills are really not good cures for insomnia. In the long run, they can become addictive. Also, recent research has suggested that they may even be linked to a higher death rate.  For these reasons, most GP’s are reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills for long periods of time.

Natural remedies, made from herbs and homeopathic medicines, can often be supportive in helping sufferers from insomnia to unwind at the end of the day. They can assist with the sleep process.  Chamomile tea can be calming – as can taking a warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil added before you go to bed. 

People who also suffer from “restless leg” syndrome and muscle cramps as well as insomnia may also be deficient in magnesium.  Increasing your diet with magnesium rich foods such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, almonds and cashew nuts may also be beneficial. 

Herbal medicines that may help sufferers of insomnia are: Valerian, Hops and Wild lettuce. The homeopathic medicine Passiflora can also be helpful. However, since everyone’s symptoms and underlying reasons for their insomnia varies, it is important that you discuss your health condition with your medical doctor prior to taking any herbal or homeopathic medicine – particularly if you are on any other medication. Some herbal medicines may interfere with the action of your current treatment. 

Cures for Insomnia – Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management - Hypnotherapy - girl reclining during hypnosis sessionThere are a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you achieve -relaxation so that you can get to sleep more easily.  These include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga and meditation.  

One of the most effective techniques for overcoming insomnia and achieving a high level of deep restorative sleep is Autogenics. 

Autogenics was developed by a German medical doctor during the early 20th century. It has become a successful self help method of reducing the effects of a stressful 21st century lifestyle and can be used to overcome a range of stress related symptoms that include anxiety and insomnia. 

Autogenics is an effective alternative to medication and other relaxation techniques.

Autogenics is easy to learn and apply for all kinds of stressful situations. Whereas yoga involves complex positions or meditation that requires peace and quiet – and time –  Autogenics is quick, safe and effective. It can be practised anywhere – without anyone even knowing what you are doing. 

Autogenics is particularly effective for dealing with symptoms of insomnia. It is a fact that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the rest and recuperation of 3-4 hours of sleep! This makes it an ideal solution for sufferers of insomnia. 

For further information about Autogenics see our page on Autogenics for managing stress.

Cures for insomnia – changing bad habits

Habits that contribute to symptoms of insomnia include: excessive consumption of coffee, using alcohol to get to sleep, nicotine and other recreational drug addictions, taking short naps during the day, watching late night television and an irregular sleep schedule.

How to change bad habits for improving your ability to sleep:

  • Avoid or reduce your consumption of coffee and alcohol – particularly near to bedtime.  Although alcohol may help you to get to sleep it actually reduces your ability for attaining the deep restorative levels of sleep that you need. 
  • Stop smoking: if you are a smoker, look at getting help for quitting your nicotine dependence by contacting your GP or considering a short course of Hypnotherapy
  • Stop watching the television or working on the computer at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.  Although some people believe they relax from watching television, research has shown that it actually has a stimulating effect on people.
  • Avoid stimulating video games, late night business phone calls or heated discussions prior to going to bed.    
  • Keep to a regular sleep schedule.  Your natural biological clock will have a better chance of adjusting if you get into a regular habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time – even at weekends.
  • Avoid naps during the day since, the more you do of this, the less you will be able to sleep at night.  Once you have got into the habit of sleeping through the night and improving your quality of sleep, you will no longer feel the need for these naps.   
  • Ensure that your bedroom is as relaxing as possible.  Move computers and any other electronic equipment out of the bedroom so that it feels less like an office. 
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and at an ambient temperature since noise, light and overheated or cold rooms can interfere with sleep. 
  • Invest in some earplugs or a cd player that can play relaxing sleep inducing sounds (like ocean waves or binaural beats music) to help you to sleep. Eye masks or curtains with a “blackout” lining can be helpful where external lighting intrudes into your bedroom. 
  • Balance your exposure to light levels during the course of the day and at night.  Your brain produces the hormone melatonin to help regulate your sleeping and waking cycle.  Therefore, since melatonin is controlled by exposure to light it is important to ensure that you get adequate amounts of natural daylight and low levels of light in the evening and then darkness when you go to bed.  Exposure to low levels of light during the day can make you feel sleepy and less able to sleep at night, so using a natural daylight bulb or lamp while you are working can help maximise natural light levels during the day. 

See our other pages on insomnia:

What is insomnia
Causes of insomnia

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 88781355

Mob: 07522 279203

 

Curing Insomnia

Cure for Insomnia - woman sleeping after being cured of insomnia

In order to find a cure for your insomnia, it is first of all, essential first of all to determine the underlying cause of your sleep problems.  For many people, their insomnia is due to stress at work or at home and worries about issues they may feel are beyond their control – such as financial pressures.

However, there are many other reasons that can give rise to insomnia such as underlying health problems and the side effects of medication and recreational drugs.  Alongside this, you may also need to look at the daily habits that may be contributing to your sleep problems.  For example, drinking excessive amounts of coffee during the day can make it more difficult to get to sleep at night. 

Changing habits that contribute to insomnia for positive sleep-inducing ones can take a little time to get used to but will be beneficial in the long run. So what is there in the short term?

Cures for Insomnia – Medication

Sleeping pills are really not good cures for insomnia. In the long run, they can become addictive. Also, recent research has suggested that they may even be linked to a higher death rate.  For these reasons, most GP’s are reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills for long periods of time.

Natural remedies, made from herbs and homeopathic medicines, can often be supportive in helping sufferers from insomnia to unwind at the end of the day. They can assist with the sleep process.  Chamomile tea can be calming – as can taking a warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil added before you go to bed. 

People who also suffer from “restless leg” syndrome and muscle cramps as well as insomnia may also be deficient in magnesium.  Increasing your diet with magnesium rich foods such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, almonds and cashew nuts may also be beneficial. 

Herbal medicines that may help sufferers of insomnia are: Valerian, Hops and Wild lettuce. The homeopathic medicine Passiflora can also be helpful. However, since everyone’s symptoms and underlying reasons for their insomnia varies, it is important that you discuss your health condition with your medical doctor prior to taking any herbal or homeopathic medicine – particularly if you are on any other medication. Some herbal medicines may interfere with the action of your current treatment. 

Cures for Insomnia – Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management - Hypnotherapy - girl reclining during hypnosis sessionThere are a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you achieve -relaxation so that you can get to sleep more easily.  These include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga and meditation.  

One of the most effective techniques for overcoming insomnia and achieving a high level of deep restorative sleep is Autogenics. 

Autogenics was developed by a German medical doctor during the early 20th century. It has become a successful self help method of reducing the effects of a stressful 21st century lifestyle and can be used to overcome a range of stress related symptoms that include anxiety and insomnia. 

Autogenics is an effective alternative to medication and other relaxation techniques.

Autogenics is easy to learn and apply for all kinds of stressful situations. Whereas yoga involves complex positions or meditation that requires peace and quiet – and time –  Autogenics is quick, safe and effective. It can be practised anywhere – without anyone even knowing what you are doing. 

Autogenics is particularly effective for dealing with symptoms of insomnia. It is a fact that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the rest and recuperation of 3-4 hours of sleep! This makes it an ideal solution for sufferers of insomnia. 

For further information about Autogenics see our page on Autogenics for managing stress.

Cures for insomnia – changing bad habits

Habits that contribute to symptoms of insomnia include: excessive consumption of coffee, using alcohol to get to sleep, nicotine and other recreational drug addictions, taking short naps during the day, watching late night television and an irregular sleep schedule.

How to change bad habits for improving your ability to sleep:

  • Avoid or reduce your consumption of coffee and alcohol – particularly near to bedtime.  Although alcohol may help you to get to sleep it actually reduces your ability for attaining the deep restorative levels of sleep that you need. 
  • Stop smoking: if you are a smoker, look at getting help for quitting your nicotine dependence by contacting your GP or considering a short course of Hypnotherapy
  • Stop watching the television or working on the computer at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.  Although some people believe they relax from watching television, research has shown that it actually has a stimulating effect on people.
  • Avoid stimulating video games, late night business phone calls or heated discussions prior to going to bed.    
  • Keep to a regular sleep schedule.  Your natural biological clock will have a better chance of adjusting if you get into a regular habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time – even at weekends.
  • Avoid naps during the day since, the more you do of this, the less you will be able to sleep at night.  Once you have got into the habit of sleeping through the night and improving your quality of sleep, you will no longer feel the need for these naps.   
  • Ensure that your bedroom is as relaxing as possible.  Move computers and any other electronic equipment out of the bedroom so that it feels less like an office. 
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and at an ambient temperature since noise, light and overheated or cold rooms can interfere with sleep. 
  • Invest in some earplugs or a cd player that can play relaxing sleep inducing sounds (like ocean waves or binaural beats music) to help you to sleep. Eye masks or curtains with a “blackout” lining can be helpful where external lighting intrudes into your bedroom. 
  • Balance your exposure to light levels during the course of the day and at night.  Your brain produces the hormone melatonin to help regulate your sleeping and waking cycle.  Therefore, since melatonin is controlled by exposure to light it is important to ensure that you get adequate amounts of natural daylight and low levels of light in the evening and then darkness when you go to bed.  Exposure to low levels of light during the day can make you feel sleepy and less able to sleep at night, so using a natural daylight bulb or lamp while you are working can help maximise natural light levels during the day. 

See our other pages on insomnia:

What is insomnia
Causes of insomnia

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 88781355

Mob: 07522 279203