How I learned to sleep

My Sleep Study

A Time To Rest

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Start with prayer. Have faith and praise the Almighty Creator for he has provided every herb

we need for the healing of our bodies.

He gives us peace and allows us to rest in him.

Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

My Sleep Study

Why can’t I get a good night rest?

Identify the weakened or impaired body part or function.

What is the cause of sleeplessness? It can be as simple as a food or a physical habit.

The problem must be identified so that the appropriate action can be taken.

Every human has a biological clock deep within their brains.

When it’s not functioning properly a reset is necessary.

This biological clock control regular fluctuations in the body functions, like temperature regulation and sleep wake cycles.

The clock controlling sleep wake periods typically cycles every 25 hours. This cycle is not synchronized with our 24-hour day.

For some people this normal cycle can be come abnormally shorten or prolonged,

sometimes prescription and over the counter meds used to tread medical or psychiatric problems can also contribute to insomnia or sleeplessness

The culprits or contributors of this can be related to:

Non drowsy decongestants and cold medicines.

Steroids and meats containing steroids.

Alcohol, cough syrups, foods containing high levels of glucose,

caffeine found in some teas, coffee, and colas.

Another contributor to sleeplessness is the way in which people respond to their inability to sleep.

Not sleeping well can lead to worry, frustration, and depression, which can instigate additional psychological pressure to sleep.

Corrective action - Change sleep habits

keep a regular sleep wake schedule.

Stay active during the day exercise and go outside.

No drinking juice, or cola at bedtime or too close to bedtime

Possible aid for sleeplessness-

There are many herbs with a reputation as an effective sleep remedy and there are no legal plants that will put a person out. lol

The results may vary according to the anatomy of the body.

Sorry- No one size fits all here!

The key to successful treatment of sleeplessness is to find the cause and deal with it.

Here is where the journey begins.

Causes of sleeplessness may be anything in the relm of human life from deep grief to constipation.

Psychological issues often need attention, but so do helth problems that cause pain or discomfort.

Dietary behavior- what are you eating?

Environmental factors- What type of environment are you in closes to bedtime or even at bedtime?

Suggestions for a better night’s sleep

Sleep as much as you need to feel refreshed and healthy- but no more that. No constant cat napping

(Do something active during the day get up and move around.)

Get up at the same time each day. (no matter what time you went to bed) wake up at the same time every day.

This will help to reset the biological clock and establish a sleep wake rhythm.

Do some sort of physical activity each day to get rid of restlessness, and tension

but not too close to bedtime.

Do this daily with the same amount of activity time, and activity.

Make sure the bedroom is dark, cool and quiet

Sleep on a quality mattress

Don’t lie in bed and force sleep. If you don’t fall asleep after 15-20 minutes its best to get up and do something quiet until you become drowsy.

Read a book.

No TV -TURN IT OFF!!

Believe it or not, but a light healthy snack may help but not a heavy meal.

No napping during the day (if you're having trouble sleeping at night)

Natural sunlight during the day can be helpful for falling and staying asleep at night so, get outdoors even for a brief walk.

alcohol causes fragmented sleep

Relax your muscles beginning with your feet and working your way up to your head.

Try a lavender and Geranium essential oil bath

Let the leaves be for the healing of the body-

Herbal Assistance-

Hypnotics are herbs with a reputation for easing a person into sleep.

Nervine relaxants ease the tensions that often produce sleeplessness

Antispasmodics address any muscular tightness - kind of like a muscle relaxer

Adaptogens will help in the way similar to a nervine tonic but should be used only in the morning to help deal with stress, as they might be too energizing at night. It helps the body adapt to stress.

Circulatory system

the system that circulates blood through the body.

helpful herbs for the circulatory system are motherwort, lemon balm, and linden.

Respiratory system

the network of organs and tissues that help you breath

Strong effect herbs are wild lettuce, hops, passionflower and kava.

Mild effect herbs are chamomile, lemon balm, red clover, catnip or linden

Musculo-skeletal

musculoskeletal system includes bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues

- helpful herbs are:

passionflower and valerian

Try these for sleeplessness

passionflower-1 part

valerian root-1 part

To help relieve tension, relax the muscle and ease into sleep.

Try this if sleeplessness is associated with menopausal problems:

passionflower-1part

valerian root -1part

motherwort- 1part

Try this if sleeplessness is associated with indigestion:

passionflower-1part

valerian root-1part

lemon balm-1part

mug wort-1part

You can also try essential oil baths using any of the following:

chamomile

frankincense

geranium

lavender

lemon balm

rose

mandarin orange

and more.

I pray this information helps you like it helped me.

Be blessed😊

Sleep Well

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