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Improving Sleep

GET THE REST THAT YOUR BODY IS CRAVING FOR

Sleep is a uniform block of time when you are not awake.

A number of vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function at their best. On the other hand, not getting enough sleep can be dangerous-for example, you are more likely to be in a car crash if you drive when you are drowsy.

Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Newborns sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day, and children in preschool sleep between 10 and 12 hours a day. School-aged children and teens need at least 9 hours of sleep a night.

Insomnia causes unhappiness and worries. When it is severe and on-going, it can create serious health problems, such as concentration difficulties and impaired memory. It also affects mood. Insufficient sleep can make you irritable and is linked to poor behavior and trouble with relationships. People who chronically lack sleep are also more likely to become depressed.

Sleep is also important for good health. Studies show that not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality sleep on a regular basis increases the risk of having high blood pressure, heart disease, and other medical conditions.

In addition, during sleep, your body produces valuable hormones. Deep sleep triggers more release of growth hormone, which fuels growth in children, and helps build muscle mass and repair cells and tissues in children and adults. Another type of hormone that increases during sleep works to fight various infections. This might explain why a good night's sleep helps keep you from getting sick-and helps you recover when you do get sick.

Hormones released during sleep also affect how the body uses energy. Studies find that the less people sleep, the more likely they are to be overweight or obese, to develop diabetes, and to prefer eating foods that are high in calories and carbohydrates.

However, insomnia is not an illness - it is a behavioural pattern and one, that can be changed.
 
In today's hectic life, there are some common causes, that originates insomnia:
Insomnia is frequently a symptom of ineffective stress management. The more stressed you become, and the more active your mind becomes in endlessly going over things, the more difficult it is to switch off and get to sleep, to remain asleep, or sleep deeply and restfully.

Insomnia can be caused by excessive procrastination. We often think about the endless succession of unfinished business that runs through our mind as we try to get to sleep.

Most adults have interrupted sleep; to briefly wake up on occasion during the night is quite normal. But if we then begin worrying that we may have insomnia this creates an alert state of mind and makes it difficult to get back to sleep again. Many instances of insomnia are caused by this worrying about insomnia. Sleep comes naturally. Trying too hard to get to sleep could create insomnia.

The complementary and alternative medicine can be very helpful in resolving insomnia.
Therapies used to treat sleep problems include supplements, acupuncture, relaxation, meditation. Together with these therapies, many insomnia sufferers experience good results with NLP treatment.

NLP has some very powerful techniques for solving sleep problems. The easiest way to quiet your conscious internal voice is to give it something to do that helps mind to relax.
 

  • Find the most calming color and sound,and remember the feeling.
  • Visualize pleasant, relaxing things before bedtime.
  • Concentrate just on one subject at the time, visualize only one topic/image and gently dissolve or fade out others.

In order to implement NLP techniques, most people need guidance, support and feedback.

 

 

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