Insomnia simply is a chronic inability to sleep. I have had many restless nights with only a few hours asleep. Many nights I would only get 3 or 4 hours of sleep. I had tried everything to help me sleep.I tried things like Tylenol pm, Benadryl and other over the counter sleep aids. Needless to say, to my dismay none of them worked. Insomnia can make you crazy after awhile and all of these failed attempts at finding a fix was getting to me.
.I was getting very irritable from not sleeping so a friend told me how using a couple different methods have helped her. Her top 3 ways to beat her insomnia were surprising, this information actually led me to the health journey that I’m on now.
The first thing I learned is that having insomnia can also be a mind thing.You can actually train your mind to go without sleep.I know that I think about the struggles I go through every day and keep that in my mind so I cannot sleep well. With all of that in mind
Through meditation I have learned to calm down, relax and know that getting so upset over things I cannot change will just make things worse. Now when I come home after an exhausting day I don’t let things bother me so much. I actually first started my mediation in the morning before I left and again when I get home.
In the morning I get up about 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the family so I can have time to myself. I go into the kitchen get a book I like or a newspaper, fix me some coffee and just meditate before I have to start my hectic day. When I come home at night I know that with my insomnia I will have another restless night so I start preparing for my night after I get supper cooked the dishes done and kids to bed.
For my meditation, at night I will first relax by listening to soothing music. I will turn on a music channel on my television and just kick back and relax. I then get in a hot tub and sit there and let the hot water soothe me. After I get out of the tub I do not wait to go to bed. Since my body is now very relaxed I go straight to bed. I have learned by staying awake watching TV after I am so relaxed will only make it harder for me to sleep.
Since I used my meditation while listening to comforting music and relieving my tension with a hot bath why to get upset by watching television. I turn my fan on low get under the covers take some deep relaxing breaths and go to sleep. I’m not saying that I am cured and get 8 hours of sleep every night but I can say that using mediation to relax me has helped me at least get a couple of extra hours of sleep then I use to. .You have got to remember meditation is simply clearing your mind of thoughts that upset you. Once you have cleared your mind over whatever is bothering you it will be to your benefit.
After all of those attempts with over the counter medications, I realized that given something completely natural was really my best bet. Not only is it way better for your liver but other organs such as your stomach and kidneys. Prolonged use of man-made sleep aids has shown to have a negative effect on your liver and kidney function.
Something as simple as a routine can make SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE.My husband also turns on the little clock radio to a country channel and leaves it on low all night to help him get some sleep
Relaxing is the key to having a better day and night. So find a way of meditation that will help you relax and just enjoy your night. You are worth it and most of all, after all, you do for everyone you deserve to have a few moments of relaxing meditation.