Conquer Insomnia -- causes and solutions
Insomnia is one of the most prevalent complaints Americans have concerning their health. It leads to complaints and poor performance for every other facet of life as well – from poor job performance, chronic fatigue, weight gain, low energy, cranky moods and even low interest in sex or decreased enjoyment of family time and fulfillment in life. It is time to look at insomnia in a new light.
Everyone has insomnia. For some, it is transient; for others it is chronic. We will examine the many facets of insomnia "as we hope you will understand its causes, learn some new quick insomnia-fighting tips, decide if a sleep device will be beneficial for you or just find instant relief in the knowledge you aren’t alone and there is someone here to help you." All of this will be to your benefit, but more importantly, we hope you find a mindset that will lead to a permanent solution such that you can achieve better sleep, restful nights and awaken with energy to combat the chronic fatigue of the modern 24/7 lifestyle.
Stress and insomnia are inherently linked. Stress causes insomnia. Insomnia causes stress. There is nothing more important than to accept the temporary cases of insomnia while solving your anxiety towards sleep. It sounds simple but just acknowledging and understanding this fact will bring relief. In these articles, we will share with you both common sense and the latest research to help you get 1 step closer to Conquering Stress & Insomnia.
Insomnia & Jet Lag
Travel through time zones throws off our normal daily rhythms. Our ‘body clock’ becomes out of whack and keeps us up at night. Given the 21st century lifestyle of many of us, there is a real need to have techniques and products to keep up at our best when we travel. We can banish jet lag with the smart use of supplements, exercise and devices like light therapy and dark glasses. By doing this, we can control the ‘sleep hormone’, melatonin and minimize the ‘jet lag’ effects of time (zone) travel. (for all you experiencing ‘time travel’, well that is beyond our scope….:)
Shift Work Insomnia
Shift work and the 24/7 lifestyle is a reality in modern 21st century world. It is a reality for many, so we need real answers & real workaround shift work solutions. Light and activity play a significant role in the hormones and body rhythms of all of us. These articles for the Shift Worker will offer the latest information and product reviews on how to use Light Therapy, supplements, bedroom devices and smart scheduling to make your body adjust to its new body clock. With the right methods in place, you can make insomnia a minor issue.
Work Stress Insomnia
Most people would say that the NUMBER 1 STRESS in their lives is Work Stress. Thinking about work or worrying about the next day will keep us awake at night. You can conquer these thoughts with simple night time routines. We will discuss these tips as well as provide more materials to set you right when it comes to thinking beyond work.
Insomnia and the Body Clock
Different clocks for different folks. We are programmed differently when it comes to being a ‘morning person’ or a ‘night owl’. Our daily body rhythms include highs and lows in energy, mood, alertness and body temperature; in fact, they are all linked together. How can we make this work to our benefit? We shall explore the How to make the body clock work for you instead of against you! in these articles to come..
Setting your Bedroom Environment to Maximize Sleep Efficiency
The bedroom environment can actually cause or solve insomnia. What are the best types of sheets, pillows and mattresses? What kind of temperature should you keep the room? Lights? Noise? How to eliminate noise or mask it? We will delve into all of this factors involved in the bedroom environment such that you can get a quick take on what to improve to remove anxiety and insomnia from your nights.
How to think about Sleep: your mind’s role in learned insomnia
What is learned insomnia? Can we actually train our brain and body to sleep poorly? Well, the answer is yes. And, yes, you are RIGHT! Then the opposite is true. We can re-train ourselves with simple techniques and a few ‘gadgets’ maybe to help set the stage to overcome ‘sleep anxiety’. This series of articles will set your mind right, so that you can sleep right.