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International master healer in the Reiki, Karma and Pranic forms of energy. Yoga and Meditation teacher and Tarot card reader. He writes on healing disease, the mind-body connect and awareness.

how-to-cure-sleeplessness-insomnia
how-to-cure-sleeplessness-insomnia

I cannot sleep Insomnia Causes and Cures

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning, for the 5th day in  a row, you  finally admit to yourself  I cannot sleep  I also think it’s time to move out of denial mode that you have Insomnia  and find the causes of why you cannot sleep and then easy fixes  that insure you have a sound sleep sound like a baby

The baby effect

The crux of the matter is in the word baby. Babies small and big sleep the way they do because they do not have a care in the world until their next feed time comes around. Then when they feel the street hay scream and rave and rant till they are fed happy and full they fall asleep again. That is what we need question is how do we achieve it

Stress busts sleep

The largest causes of insomnia or sleep deprivation is stress. No matter how hard we try we bring work back with us. We as a civilization haven’t learnt to turn off our mobile phones when we return from work. We haven’t learnt to disconnect and therefore we wake up at 4am our head filled with the to do list for our next work day. You could also be distressed by fears and thoughts that play out in your mind when you put your head on your pillow  or troubling thoughts, which may prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep and leave you saying the three words you just dread I cannot sleep.

Emotional stress keeps you awake

Emotionally stressful events like the death of someone who you are close to or a divorce or separation can cause anxiety. This anxiety builds over time as we relive memories in our minds this keeps us awake at nights. A loss of a job or downfall of a business likewise can cause us anxiety as well but this is of a different kind. The fear of losing or having lost and the anticipation of what is going to happen next is lethal cocktail that many a time may keep us awake all night.

Rhythms of the night

The reason you tell yourself I cannot sleep many a time might not be as big as work stress. Sometimes especially if you are in a new place in a new bet like a hotel bed  just the tick of a clock on the wall or the glow of a street light that filters through a curtain or better still the drip of a tap in the washroom that just engages your mind and keeps you awake. You might not know this but the ticking of a clock on the wall induces your brain to keep time if you pay attention to it and that in itself causes to stress and counting every second keeps you awake. Same function as the street light, as light in your eyes it causes them to think it is waking time and therefore you cannot sleep. This today is a very large cause of Insomnia

Why we stay awake

Simply put the human brain is made up of two clear halves our sympathetic system which gives you energy and focuses on solving problems and fighting what we perceive as an emergency our flight or fight system and the parasympathetic system which allows us the ability to reason. It is when the sympathetic fight or flights system remains on all the time and we don’t slip into a parasympathetic system auto pilot mode that we are unable to sleep. Insomnia may have many causes but  the cure is actually quite simple.

Stop Insomnia sleep sound

Ancient Indian medicine traditions brought to us by the sages have more than one cure for sleeplessness, sleep apnea, sleep deprivation or whatever else modern science may like to call a sleep disorder. This is especially when you are stressed. Just turn over on your back and closing your right fist but leaving your thumb exposed take your right thumb to your right nostril and block the nostril thereby breathing with your left nostril. 

Do this for about three to four minutes. More often than not your left nostril passage may be blocked clear your nose and begin again till you can breathe in deeply with your left nostril. You will be asleep in a few minutes, Insomnia cured  just like that. The scientific reason for this is that breathing through your left nostril relaxes your body and that relaxation leads to sleep and sleep you will like a baby.

Meditate yourself asleep

If you find you just cannot sleep when you get into bed, or you are already tossing and turning in bed turn over on your back then close your eyes.  Breathe in as deeply as you can check to see if there are no blockages in your air passages. The began breathing in as deep as you can and breath out as well a couple of times.Then returning to a regular breathing rhythm begin to watch your breath as it goes in to your body. Slowly breathe in then breath out and become aware of your breath as you inhale and then as you exhale.

Let whatever thoughts come to enter your mind float there and then out. Do not interfere with any thoughts a calm will begin to descend and before you know it you will be asleep. How sound? As sound as a baby. Oh yes if there is a distraction in the room like a clock ticking or a light filtering in the moment you close your eyes and focus on your breathing all these factors will cease to exist. No nore will you say I cannot sleep because you will not be awake in the first place.

Take the heaviness away

Another good way to induce sleep is to turn over to the left and sleep Ancient Indian medical tests expounded that sleeping on the left side can relieve flatulence and the buildup of gases in the digestive system. This leads to an improvement of circulation thereby being good for the heart as well.

One other thing that  think is important to sleeping like a baby is the feeling of ‘snug as a bug’ it is for that reason that you cover a baby well and surround him or her with pillows and other supports to make her snug. So make yourself snug stick a pillow between your thighs, cover well and surround yourself with pillows and cushions if the weather permits. That way when sleep comes you will be snug as a bug in a rug “I cannot sleep Insomnia etcetera will be out of the window.