Do you live a busy life and yet function with little or no sleep?
I hear you sister because I was the same for years and I look back and wonder how the hell I did anything. I want to share my own tips with you which are not from a textbook.
1. Become aware…
Notice when your sleep issue begins + what’s happening in your life at that time and is there a link?
I noticed that sleep would evade me as soon as I made a decision to up-level my life or business + after a few nights sleepless nights I would be too stuffed to change anything until I became aware that this was my sneaky way of sabotaging myself.
Try this: Ask yourself “who would I be if I slept well + awoke feeling refreshed”? + listen to the answer that comes cos it may give you insight as to what could be an underlying factor.
2. I believe that sleep relates to feeling safe + the emotional heart….
Sleep is a time of vulnerability and not everyone feels safe enough to let go + surrender to sleep, life or love. Some women are always on alert even when they are relaxing + this may stem from stresses in their past playing out in life today.
Try this: If you are in a relationship + have a spare room do you ever sneak in there and fall asleep quickly + easily? If yes; there could there be unresolved issues within the relationship? Some may be single or in a happy relationship but may carry emotional pain in their hearts + minds that stops them for feeling safe enough to trust + surrender.
3. Potions + Rituals
Your sleepy-time ritual begins at 5-6pm or when you arrive home from work.
- 1st dose of your herbal sleep tonic @ 5-6pm to signal its time to unwind
- 2nd dose @ 8pm to quieten your energy
- 3rd dose @ 9.30 or prior to bed to basically knock you out!
It may seem like overkill but it worked for me! I loved Greenridges “EverCalm” Range “anxiety + nerves”or “stress + fatigue.” I had 1tsp @ a time to unwind + relax me gently.
I loved Martin + Pleasance “Menopause Harmony Blend” 1 or 2 tablets @ 7pm +/or 9pm
- No watching violent shows + turn off technology 1hr prior to bed
- Whilst watching TV massage your feet with particular attention to your tooties
- Run a bath before 8pm to wallow + snooze in until the water cools + go to bed
4. Cant get to sleep or wake at the same time every night
It could be an organ meridian that is out of balance + by massaging these areas you will restore energy flow.
9-11pm ~ Triple Warmer ~ Massage hands, ears, around the eyes
11-1am ~ Gall Bladder ~ Massage toes, eyes, ears + behind the calves
1-3am ~ Liver ~ Tap + draw anti-clockwise circle over the crown + massage toes + feet
3-5am ~ Lung ~ As above + massage thumbs, wrists + inner arm
5-7am ~ Large Intestine ~ Massage index finger + wrists
5. Things to buy + Treatments to Try + Practices I swear by
Mandala Guided Relaxations ~ 1hr of relaxation is worth 4 hours of sleep ~ enough said!
Acupuncture ~ great if you wake up at the same time every night
Kinesiology ~ clears stress from body + mind whilst restoring balance
Energy Healing ~ restores your energetics + offers insight to support you
Reflexology ~ relaxes the body + soothes the mind
Don’t make the common mistake of trying something once or twice and giving up; when you are trying something natural – it takes time + commitment. There is a reason that you are experiencing sleep issues – you just need to peel the layers away + discover what it is.
Read through + try one thing! You have nothing to loose and everything to gain!
Leave a comment below about what sleep remedies worked for you?
You never know what you share may help another damsel in distress!