Natural remedies for insomnia that work.
If you suffer from insomnia, you’ve probably tried many natural remedies for insomnia. A few may have worked temporarily. But the cure for insomnia can often be elusive. You may often feel that you’re at the mercy of your insomnia.
What is insomnia exactly? Insomnia is a sleeping disorder. It’s a habitual sleeplessness or inability to sleep. It has a negative effect on your health, your mood and your overall satisfaction. Worst of all, you are helpless to stop insomnia’s impact on your life.
“O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?”
-William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
You’ve probably tried lots of things to weigh your eyelids down. Here are some Natural remedies for insomnia you may have tried:
- Warm milk
- Relaxation techniques
- Turn off the TV
- Make the room as dark as possible
- Exercise early, rather than late
- Turn your bedroom into a tranquil, sleep-inducing oasis
- Wear a certain thing, like PJs (to signify sleep)
- Replace your pillow
- Replace your mattress
- Get a white noise machine
- Try more breathable sheets
All of those suggestions are great. But if you are reading this, they aren’t working. You’ve spent so much effort making things perfect so you can sleep, that now you are not only worn out, you are stressed out.
Prescription sleep aids have lingering side effects. They suppress REM sleep, which is when you get your rest.
No wonder a lot of people just pop a sleeping pill instead of trying one after another of these natural sleep remedies. But prescription sleep aids have lingering side effects. They suppress REM sleep, which is were you get your rest. So during the day, you may still be drowsy, dizzy, have a dry mouth, tingling in your limbs, or worse: You could become addicted to sleep aids.
“Many things-such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly-are done worst when we try hardest to do them.”
The law of reversed effect
In other words, trying to fall asleep often invokes the “Law of reversed effect”. If you try, you get the opposite. And the harder you try, the more you get the opposite.
If you’ve worn yourself out trying natural sleep remedies, then you should know there is an easier way to cure insomnia naturally. Enjoy falling asleep at will. Wake refreshed in the morning, a full night’s sleep under your belt.
Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that has underlying causes.
There are several different types of insomnia. But the one that most of us suffer from is called Psycho-reactive Insomnia. This form of insomnia is caused by two main issues.
The expectation (or fear) that one will be stuck lying awake all night. Or in some cases, the fear that if one does fall asleep, something bad is going to happen. In this case, the mind does everything to keep us awake.
- A common example of this is when children are afraid that there is a boogeyman who will come out from under the bed and attack them. An unconscious part of them fights to keep them awake to stay on guard for that boogeyman.
- Stress and anxiety are usually a major cause of Psycho-reactive insomnia.
- An exacerbating factor can be caused when a person puts pressure on themselves to fall asleep because they have to get up early to go to work in the morning.
One of the most natural remedies for insomnia is hypnosis.
Insomnia hypnotherapy, administered by an experienced consulting hypnotist, is one of the most natural remedies for insomnia. Hypnosis is sometimes mistaken for sleep itself. However, hypnosis is not sleep. It is a state of keen awareness, often characterized by a deep state of relaxation. Your mind is more open to suggestion in this state. Therefore, suggestions are accepted more readily.
Hypnosis will help you to relax and allow the underlying cause of psycho-reactive insomnia, fear of remaining awake, to be released. It will also rid you of the stress and anxiety contributing to your insomnia sleep disorder.
Hypnotism is available for use at home. Self-hypnosis may sound scary, but it is actually very safe. You won’t do or say anything you don’t wish to. You are in complete control the entire time. Any time you are being hypnotized, you are allowing yourself to be brought into the Alpha state. The Alpha state is the state you enter every day just before you fall asleep. You also pass through it as you awaken, while you watch TV, or while you daydream.
Hypnosis is one level above natural sleep. It is impossible to get stuck in hypnosis. However, when hypnotized, since you are usually deeply relaxed, you might fall into a natural state of sleep. If you do fall asleep, you will awaken refreshed and out of the hypnotic state.
Recorded hypnosis CD’s & MP3 downloads.
When choosing a recorded hypnosis program, it is important to purchase a program developed by a trained, professional, and highly experienced consulting hypnotist. This is mandatory in order to reap the full benefits of your time and money spent.
Experts recommend recorded self-hypnosis programs that use a mix of Traditional Hypnosis, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Results from multi-session programs like these can be remarkable. Clients report nearly 100% success! They go from dreading going to bed, to actually looking forward to it, because they know they will be sleeping like a baby.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a fairly new school of therapeutic intervention. It capitalizes on deciphering the thought processes that are causing an individual’s problems. The client is then taught to use the same thought processes that are creating a symptom, to eliminate it.
NLP offers some powerful insomnia treatment techniques that have an amazing success rate. For instance, one NLP technique named the “Flash” can be used to make stressful triggers into relaxing triggers. If lying in bed previously made you feel nervous or stressed, after using the “Flash” technique you will feel relaxed instead. Releasing stress is vital to cure insomnia naturally.
Ericksonian Hypnotic Metaphors are basically stories told by the hypnotist. These stories engage and distract your conscious mind, so that post hypnotic suggestions hidden in the text of the story can slip into your subconscious mind, and calm your thoughts. They will eliminate anxiety about your insomnia sleep disorder.
Steve Schier suffered from insomnia for a long time. He took Ambien, which gave him bad side effects. He ultimately developed anxiety and a dependency on Ambien. Eventually, he sought psychological counseling and began looking for natural sleep remedies. He needed a cure for insomnia.
His counselor encouraged him when he started using hypnosis CD’s for insomnia that he ordered from the Neuro-VISION.us website. He gradually overcame his anxiety by listening to the hypnosis CD’s, and was able to stop taking the Ambien. He still uses the CD’s and recommends them to his friends.
Steve says, “They worked wonderfully for me!”
What is insomnia for you? You can turn insomnia into a peaceful night’s rest with no effort and no more worry.
Get back to sleeping the way nature intended with nature’s most effective natural remedies for insomnia. In Steve’s case, a well-crafted hypnosis program called “Sleep Like A Baby!” found on the Neuro-VISION.us website was the cure for insomnia.
Alan B. Densky, CH. is certified by the National Guild Of Hypnotists, and he is an NLP Practitioner. He offers hypnotherapy CD’s for insomnia. He hosts a FREE hypnosis article library on his Neuro-VISION.us Video Self-Hypnosis website.