In the past few years, we’ve barely met any patients who really sleep well. We should wake up refreshed feeling happy and raring to get on with the day but how often does this really happen?
Commonly we find that people either take a long time to get off to sleep, or toss & turn at night, or wake up too early in the morning. Sometimes all three! All of these patterns would lead to impaired quality of life, tiredness and low mood.
Our Mindfulness Coach, Kate Baldwin, has her top 5 tips for good sleep here, along with a special audio recording. In the office, she uses Kinesiology techniques to rebalance your parasympathetic nervous system and Circadian rhythms. She is available for appointments from Tuesday to Saturday.
TOP 10 SLEEP TIPS
- Bedtime routines are not just for kids- create one for yourself and try to stick to it! The body mind is surprisingly easily trained into routine, so take advantage of our tendency to make habits.
- Turn off screens at least one hour before bed. (This is essential for melatonin production)
- Do a ‘Brain Dump’. On a piece of paper write out whatever is in your mind, try not to think too much about this just write freely until you come to a natural stop. You might choose to tear the paper up and throw it away or keep it as a reference for the morning.
- Gently rub on the inner edges of your collarbone or the forehead as you breath slowly.
- Try Starting a meditation practice. If you have struggled with this, she’ll be happy to organize a personal session with you to advise how to tailor it to your needs. It doesn’t need to always be a long time, as even 10 minutes will reap benefits.
- In bed take three slow, deep breaths, focusing on abdominal breathing.
- Check in with your body! Is there any tightness you can relax such as the jaw, the shoulders or the forehead?
- Brew yourself a relaxing cup of chamomile, lemon balm or passionflower tea.
- Try not to eat or exercise too late in the evening. This stimulates your mind.
- Consider a supplement such a magnesium or a herbal sleep aid (please seek advice from a healthcare provider).
You can continue and pick up her new audio that you can listen to before sleep, which will slow your brain waves to alpha frequency and support your parasympathetic nervous system.
Audio recording to help get a better sleep:
Here’s the link to it:
Please listen before you go to bed. Avoid looking at your phone when you are listening to it as the blue light is the worst thing as it will switch off your melatonin, the sleepy hormone produced in your pituitary.
Electrostress, Circadian Rhythms, Stress Levels
We have many more tips on how to prevent your phones and computers as well as Wi-Fi affecting your health.
As you know, myself, Dr Jamieson, is a specialist on light (electromagnetic energy) and the effect the different frequencies have on our bodies, good or sometimes bad. If you’d like to know more about the subject and their relationship to Alzheimer’s, Asperger’s / autism and general health, please have a look at this site: https://susanjamieson.com/electromagnetic-stress/
Light Energy Medicine…
Dr. Susan is a medical doctor integrating mindfulness and consciousness awareness in wellbeing. She uses and teaches techniques of using quantum light fields and energy based on ancient wisdom Ancient Celtic wisdom and Eastern Philosophy techniques. This enables connection with your inner light and that of others, increasing joy, peace and well-being.