Hey everyone, Clark here from Self Help Books. Insomnia was something that I seriously struggled with for a couple of years, and if you’re reading this chances are you are suffering from insomnia on some level yourself. Here I would like to discuss some natural insomnia cures that work, and also my personal journey to be cured of insomnia. These days I could finally look forward to bedtime.
Prolonged Insomnia is Terrible. It Really is.
You are utterly exhausted but unable to sleep. You become frustrated (maybe even lose your temper), which made it even harder to fall asleep. Everyone may have trouble sleeping now and then, but what about most nights for weeks on end?
It may be caused by a major negative occurrence in your life. A stressful family conflict. Feeling guilty about something. A bad break-up. Whatever the reason, you can’t sleep, or at least not long enough to keep your body and mind functioning close to 100%.
The worst thing could be that people do not understand what it is like to feel tired and wish to sleep – but can’t. And then there are the effects of sleep deprivation during the day. It has detrimental effects on your mood and ability to focus. It slows down your ability to process information, solve problems, and kills your creativity. It increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity. It wreaks havoc on your immune system and for men, not sleeping enough reduces testosterone levels and sperm count. And I have mentioned this before in some of my previous posts – people who are drunk can outperform those lacking sleep!!!
Being sleep-deprived also takes a heavy toll socially. You may feel worn out and too tired to do things like go out to dinner with friends, because you just can’t deal with socializing and putting out the extra effort. Also, you may argue or get irritated about very trivial issues.
My Personal Journey to be Free of Insomnia
I started experiencing insomnia about four years ago. It was on-and-off for three years. I tried everything really – establishing a consistent bedtime routine, reducing my intake of caffeine, avoiding short-wavelength blue light from laptops, tablets, mobile phones and televisions at night, and essential oils. I tried recommended foods and herbs, like warm milk and SOD Tea. I even tried Xanax and prescribed medication. None of them gave me permanent or long-lasting results.
What finally cured me was meditation. About a year ago I stumbled upon an “audio meditation program” that claims to give you an hour’s advanced meditation benefits just by listening to an audio (in MP3 format) for 12 minutes. To be honest, I did not get started on meditation to cure my insomnia, but it did. After a couple of months of using the audios, I suddenly realized that I no longer have trouble falling asleep, no matter how stressful my day was. You can read my review of Zen12.
After I overcame my insomnia, I discovered something that I believe would be a great complement to meditation. It is an audio recording that uses special sounds to influence your brainwave patterns. By exposing your brain to an audio recording containing a specific encrypted frequency, your brain will copy that frequency and bring about that state of mind. So for instance, expose your brain to a frequency of 3 Hz, and over time, you will be lulled into a deep and peaceful sleep. You can learn more about it here.
Well, that is all from me today. If you find this useful please share it with others, and if you have any questions or comments on this topic just let me know in the comment box below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks for reading!