Ep: 70 Do you Struggle with Insomnia?
Transcript Ep: 70
Do you struggle with insomnia? Well, insomnia can create a lot of health issues, and Sharyn wants to offer possible remedies and solutions. You might want to try learning about the three different types of insomnia and listen to various potential natural remedies that may be right for you. So let’s get started.
What is the main cause of insomnia?
Hey, everybody, and welcome back. I want to talk a little bit about insomnia today because it seems to be a problem that many people are struggling with, and there are a lot of different ideas on what insomnia is. So it is identified as a sleep disorder. It’s widespread, and it can make it hard to either fall asleep, make it hard to stay asleep or cause you to wake up too early and not get back to sleep. So those are all kinds of insomnia and what insomnia looks like. So you may still feel tired when you wake up. It’s not always obvious what causes insomnia. But there is a common association, it’s believed, with stress and anxiety. It could be a poor sleeping environment. Maybe you’re in a room with too much noise around you. Perhaps you’re in an uncomfortable bed. That alone can cause insomnia. Or you’re in a bedroom that’s got too much light. I know that for me, we have automatic lighting outside of our house. And if the wind is blowing or if there’s action or movement alongside the side where our bedroom is, the outside window will come on, and our light will come on. And when the external light comes on and then goes off, it lights up the bedroom window and then goes off. And it’s like having a neon light flashing in your window. So, because some trees are there and branches move, it causes blinking. Something like that could cause insomnia because you’re awake and can’t get back to sleep. So something too light, a room is too noisy, too hot, or too cold. Cool is better than desirable if you want to try and have a good night’s sleep. And sometimes, lifestyle factors play a role, such as jet lag. If you’ve been travelling and you haven’t had a chance to get your sea legs back again, your land legs back, I guess, then sometimes jet lag can cause you to have trouble getting back to sleep, and it’d be temporary. Shift work is evil, uh, for a lot of people that struggle with insomnia. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they do shift work because they’re changing their sleep schedule and not going on their natural body rhythm. And it can mess with their sleep schedule and ability to sleep soundly. Um, of course, drinking alcohol or caffeine before going to bed. Now, I want to say something here.
How to cure insomnia due to caffeine?
Drinking caffeine or alcohol before going to bed doesn’t always cause insomnia. Some people handle it beautifully. They always have a coffee before they go to bed. My husband is one. He goes to sleep, drops off like nothing, and has coffee every night before bed. So not everybody struggles with that. So insomnia, the way it’s classified or identified, is durational. So, in other words, what they consider transient insomnia is insomnia that lasts less than a month. So it could be stress induced to a scenario that’s going on right now. Once it’s resolved, then you no longer have any problems. Maybe it’s the bed you’re sleeping in that you get a new mattress. Now you don’t have any problem. Or perhaps you’ve changed your environmental influences, so now you don’t have any problem. So, that’s called transient insomnia. Short-term insomnia is between one and six months, and you struggle with insomnia. And a lot of this will be for many people, waking up in the middle of the night and unable to get back to sleep. I’ve struggled with that. And sometimes, it will last one to six months for me. And it’s usually when I’m resolving issues, trying to work with problems, and working out a challenge I’ve got something going on. And it seems like that hour that I wake up in the middle of the night is if I would dedicate some time to the issue I’m trying to deal with, then if I come up with a partial solution or even, uh, an idea that will lead to a solution, I can get back to sleep. But if I ignore it, I will have trouble getting back to sleep really hard. And then chronic insomnia would last more than six months. So that’s somebody that just is not sleeping well at all. And that can be highly challenging. All kinds of remedies for insomnia can become severe. It can lead to various health disorders. Insomnia can lead to weight gain or weight loss. It can also be partially to blame for diabetes. People that don’t sleep well. There are many different ways, uh, sleep AIDS that have been recommended or recommended. One of the things that I recommend now, I know that I’ve already talked about the Solfeggio frequencies. And if you look back, it’s in the episodes of the don’t know if it’s 64, 65 somewhere in there, but look back and listen to that podcast on the Solfeggio sound frequencies that will help you fall asleep. And in many cases, if you are an insomniac will help you stay asleep. It can help you, especially if it hasn’t become chronic. If it’s transient or short-term, it’ll make a difference. So that’s something you can try right there, doing appreciations before you fall asleep at night when you go to bed, appreciate your day, put yourself into a positive, high vibrational mindset where you’re offering up an appreciation for everything that happened during the day: even
Why can’t I stop thinking when I sleep?
Do you know how your brain can take off on you when you go to bed and lay your head on the pillow? It’ll take you from that to a place of appreciation, positivity, joy, positive expectation, and compassion. And it’ll help you with sleep. Some other sleep AIDS that are recommended, things like melatonin, um, these are more practical, not as spiritual, they are more useful if you want to put it that way. Melatonin is a sleep-regulating hormone that produced is produced in the pineal gland in our brains. So you could take melatonin, that might help you. Lavender. If you use essential oils like lavender, chamomile, German chamomile, passion flower, and valerian. If you use that near your bed or have a diffuser or perhaps something on your pillow like lavender, it’ll help you sleep.
How can I cure insomnia?
What to do if you are struggling to sleep?
And it’s one of the fourth most popular natural supplements for people to take when they’re struggling with a sleep disorder. You can use melatonin: every adult, any adult. There’s no harm with melatonin. Lavender. Lavender, using lavender oil has been shown to improve sleep quality among postpartum women and increase the effectiveness of good sleep hygiene. Lavender oil also seems to be soothing and reduces anxiety and restlessness. Studies have been done on lavender’s efficacy as a sleep aid and have found that when people use the dried herb as a tea or in their pillow, it works just as well. Now, essential oils should not be ingested except under supervision or when you really know what you’re doing. Even lavender oil contains some compounds that are not good for you. So it should be diffused, maybe in the air or diluted in a neutral cream or oil for use on the skin. That would help, too—racing thoughts. Lavender can help calm racing thoughts. Valerian is a plant, and the smell of the valerian plant has been compared to gym socks. It’s been used for sleep problems since the second century. And though further research needs to be done, it appears to help people fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up less often. And in some studies, patients taking valerian were 80% more likely to report sleep improvements than those taking a placebo. So these are actual studies that were done scientifically. Because experts have not located a single active compound, they speculate that valerian’s effect may be due to several compounds working together or the amino acids GABA and glycine. Now, the roots in the stems of the valerian plant are made in two teas and tinctures and capsules and extracts. So there’s a lot of different tablets, there’s a lot of different ways to take it. Usually recommended for people with insomnia are general problems with sleep quality. Like, you know that you get late sleep when it doesn’t matter what’s going on; something will wake you up, and it could be just a whisper. It’s more effective after taking it for a few weeks. So it’s something that doesn’t work right away. You want to take it and determine its effectiveness by giving it time. Safe for adults, side effects are rare and very mild. It could include a bit of a headache or maybe some stomach upset. The German chamomile has been used to treat sleep since ancient Egypt. Some of these are really old; the most common preparation is capsules, tinctures and tea. Chamomile is generally considered safe, whether taken orally or used as tea. It does have interaction with some drugs so, including blood thinners. And there’s a little information on safety for pregnant or breastfeeding women. So you want to be maybe careful if you’re in that situation. Side effects are usually limited to mild nausea or dizziness, but allergic reactions are if you’re allergic to things like daisies or ragweed. And that’s just some. Now, there’s also cannabis. Let’s go into that. Let’s go to CBD oil. CBD is a chemical known as a cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant.
Do you go to the doctor for insomnia?
The plant has over 100 cannabinoids, and CBD is much different than the psychoactive delta nine, tetrahydrocannabinol, and THC cannabis. So it’s indicated that CBD can help people sleep better. It reduces anxiety symptoms on the broad spectrum of mental health conditions. And it seems that the body has its cannabinoid system that affects how we sleep, making CBD more likely to have benefits. So it would work with your body. And that is powerful right there if you’re using something versus medications or chemicals. There’s been some evidence that CBD can aid some sleep disorders and reduce excessive daytime sleepiness, but it hasn’t been tested widely or largely. Gummies, oils, tinctures. Again, that’s something that the regulatory, uh, now they’re being more regulated. Now it’s unknown whether it’s safe again for pregnant or breastfeeding people. So you might want to watch, and it might interact with medications. So, you want to maybe check with your doctor or somebody with some knowledge of the cannabinoid.
Do melatonin levels affect sleep?
Can you take magnesium every night for sleep?
How do I know if I’m having insomnia?
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