There are so many reasons why we do not always sleep well. Either we have trouble falling asleep or we can't stay asleep. This is something I have experienced myself, therefore I have looked into this subject quite deeply and tried and tested many practices and remedies. Here are my findings that have truly helped.
Firstly, here are a few fundamental offerings that are so important.
Technology has given us connection to the worldwide web at our fingertips by way of computers, blackberries, I phones etc which are often in our bedrooms, especially in children and teenagers rooms. We have cordless telephones probably by the bed and wifi that's left on constantly.
We know that racing pigeons struggle to find their way home these days and research has suggested its because radiation waves from the transmitters in Britain interfere with the pigeons natural homing instincts. In the last two years since vast amounts of mobile masts have been erected nearly half of racing pigeons become lost or don't make It back at all. Not so long ago most of them would return home. Bees are also suffering as bee colonies collapse, experts looking at bees specifically say that apart from insecticides and gm crops having a devastating effect on bees, bee populations may also be vulnerable to other factors, such as the recent increase in atmospheric electromagnetic radiation as a result of growing numbers of mobile phones and wireless communication towers. The increased radiation given off by such devices may interfere with bee's ability to navigate. A small study at Germany's Landau University found that bees would not return to their hives when mobile phones were placed nearby.
So how does all of this affect us? Well without getting too technical, electrical equipment creates EMFs ( electromagnetic fields) which interferes with the brain's sleep patterns. It can seriously keep you from not only falling asleep, but staying asleep. So definitely turn off computers, mobiles, cordless phones and switch off your wifi on a night. Make it a rule in your house; it will be a good habit!
Check your diet - are you consuming food and drink that interupt your bodies natural patterns.
Alcohol, caffeine and additives after 8.00pm are really unhelpful and will very likely keep you awake. Have a cup of Chamomile tea in the evening, It gets your mind and body relaxed, or there are some really good herbal tea infusions available specifically blended for bedtime.
The brain also needs a few hours before retiring, to wind down and switch off from the flashing images on the TV and computer screen.
Doing these few things maybe all that you need to do to get a proper refreshing nights sleep. Try it!
But don't give up after a couple of nights, it may take a while for a new sleep pattern to energe.
If your problem is a busy head and stress. You still need to factor in the above, but also take a few other steps towards de-stressing yourself.
A meditation cd that takes you on a journey set to gentle music will help to stop that inner chatter, long enough for you to fall asleep...
..coupled with some Nelsons night rescue remedy...
...and one of our little crystal sleep pouches to help you to stay asleep, should do the trick!
There are also some very peaceful cds of tranquil music to induce sleepiness.
Sometimes a handful of skinned almonds that have been soaked in water for the day and eaten an hour or so before bedtime help to balance cortisal in the body and thus aid sleep.
I hope this info is helpful to you gaining a good night's sleep.