Many people suffer from insomnia these days. There are some very good reasons why this is so. This article is about how to overcome them and get deep restful sleep.

Create Natural Preparations For Bedtime

You need to have a comfortable bedroom, free from distractions. Televisions, radios, phones, etc are best avoided for most people. Alerts, flickering screens and the news are generally unsupportive of sleep.

The bed needs to be comfortable. Most people sleep better with some covers, so it’s best to have a cool temperature. Some bedding, such as nylon sheets, can cause over-heating.

Most people sleep better in the dark, as this triggers sleep naturally, so take steps to achieve this.

Don’t eat at least an hour, preferably longer, before bedtime. Digestion takes time and can disturb sleep, especially heavy or fatty food. Drinking should be reduced at this time too, especially it you need to get up in the night to urinate. Some find it difficult to get back to sleep.

Avoid the stimulants of caffeine and alcohol a good hour before bedtime, that prevent sleep in most people.

Exercise during the day is good for everyone, but just before bedtime can wake you up. It’s an individual thing as it can put some to sleep. See what works for you.

For most people, doing something relaxing before bedtime achieves better sleep, rather than something invigorating. A warm bath or shower can be particularly useful.

You May Need To Make Lifestyle Changes

Stress is one of the main reasons for insomnia. Work, family, finances probably top the list for most. Some employers tend to stretch their employees too far, so you might like to contemplate a change of work. That can sound drastic, but your sleep determines your health and that’s more important than any job.

Family dynamics are always more difficult when you’re stressed or sleep deprived. When you’re chilled out, it’s more likely that those around you are, too.

Finances are a big one for everyone, but many people overspend in an effort to ‘keep up with the Joneses’. Let that one go. Let the Jones do what they want and you do what is best for you and yours.

Get professional help if necessary, to help you manage these areas more efficiently.

Some Useful Ways To Get Deep Restful Sleep

Lavender (sprigs of the herb, herbal tinctures or the essential oils), on or put inside your pillow case can be soothing and encourage sleep.

What prevents deep restful sleep in many is their thoughts. Their mind is too busy and they can’t switch off. The best way to switch these thoughts off is to think of something else, something that doesn’t have any emotions attached to them. That old remedy counting sheep is rather a boring one, but boring is really what will get you to sleep.

Other ways could be seeing how many rivers, mountains, towns, countries, names, etc you can count beginning with A. Then B and so on. Your thoughts will wander away, especially in the beginning. Just bring them back when you notice this.

Try to avoid the drugs. They put you into an artificial sleep that often is not restful. They also damage your liver and immune system, creating more problems later on.

Work Out Your Particular Cause of Insomnia

You may always have been a bad sleeper, from childhood. If you can, talk to your parents to shed some light on what may have been the trigger. Or try to recall what happened before it started. Maybe a terrifying film, your parents fighting, insecurity in your bedroom, a traumatic or psychological event.

Other causes could be a major shock, grief, fright or other strong emotion that has had a strong and lasting effect.

In these deep seated causes of insomnia, professional help, such as homeopathy, will help you clear them away. They’re chronic conditions that upset your whole economy, not just your sleep.

Shift workers can find it difficult to adjust to different rhythms. Again, homeopathy can help with this.

Pain can prevent sleep. The best way to deal with pain is to seek out professional homeopathic help.

Deep restful sleep is an absolute prerequisite for good health. You cannot maintain good health without it. Everyone suffers from sleeplessness occasionally. If it’s become regular, a chronic issue, then you do need to seek out someone who can help you. Good homeopathic treatment offers you just that.


Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues, often serious, and all their GP can offer is drugs and surgery? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY you’re getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of your life. A strategy that restores your health and allows you to enjoy life.

    2 replies to "How To Get Deep Restful Sleep In Four Easy Steps"

    • Ian Shaw

      Hello Madeleine,

      As always, I found your writings very relevant to our present health issues.
      Yet I wonder when you state that the healthiest diet is based on lots of carbohydrates
      and only a little fat. This is contrary to the benefits alleged in high fat, modest protein and low carbohydrate diets like intermittent fasting (or a so-called ketogenic diet). I would be grateful if you were to share with us your standpoint in this respect. Thanks again!

      Kind regards

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Alleged is the right word here, as there have been no studies that corroborate the ketogenic diet. But there have been many studies in the high carbohydrate diet. T Colin Campbell has done the most comprehensive study on nutrition and many MDs follow his teachings, with remarkable results. And one has to admire those MDs who opt for lifestyle (diet) change over drugs! What was interesting is that Campbell started out thinking the opposite of what he discovered.

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