We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep. Eight straight hours and we feel like a new person – rested, relaxed and ready to take on the challenges of the day. But most of us just don’t sleep well. In fact, it’s estimated that 50-70 million US adults have sleep issues. Most alarming, this lack of sleep is causing more stress, decreasing our quality of life and causing havoc on our physical and emotional health.
When we are experiencing proper sleep cycles and allowing our body to get into REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep our bodies are able to regenerate, repair and recover at a more accelerated rate. Essentially, we are helping the body do what it needs to do – better.
So, what’s keeping us up at night?
Here are a few things you may relate to:
- Stress and anxiety
- Sleep Apnea
- Sleeping posture
- Improper pillow or mattress support
- Caffeine or alcohol
- Health issues, such as Restless Leg Syndrome or Narcolepsy
- Chemical imbalances
- Overstimulation before bedtime
If our body or mind is overburdened, how do we get a better night’s sleep?
There are some easy things you can begin to implement and see if your sleep improves. If these solutions do not help, then there may be an underlying medical reason for your trouble sleeping and would require further medical evaluation.
Try incorporating these suggestions today:
- Prepare your bedroom for sleep by making it dark and quiet.
- Take a warm Epsom salt bath with a few drops of lavender oil before bed.
- Stretch and perform breathing exercises around bedtime.
- Get assistance with better sleeping postures and use of a supportive mattress and pillow.
- Implement a healthy eating plan.
- Limit drinking liquids a few hours before bedtime (no caffeine or alcohol).
- Incorporate meditation, restorative yoga and/or prayer.
- Exercise regularly during the day.
- Don’t go to bed angry, communicate openly and resolve disagreements.
- Journal before bed and include one thing you are grateful for that day.
- Limit electronics/TV a few hours before bedtime.
- Incorporate redox molecule supplement to help with cellular communication.
- Incorporate BEMER pulsed wave therapy (see below).
In today’s world, there are multitudes of interferences to our bioelectric system, the energy in and around our bodies, which can throw our bodies out of homeostasis, our natural steady state. BEMER stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation and uses PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) to deliver specific pulsed wave signals to the body that increase circulation, help oxygen and nutrients be delivered to the cells more readily, and enhance the disposal of cellular waste and toxins. This allows for quicker healing and recovery, and optimized function of the body.
One of these optimized functions is sleep. REM sleep is vital for the body, it is only during this type of sleep that our brain and organs regenerate. So if we are not getting REM sleep our bodies cannot properly regenerate and heal and our risk of chronic, degenerative disease increases. BEMER sessions can help restore and rejuvenate our sleep cycles, allowing our bodies to de-stress at the end of the day, sleep more soundly, improve REM sleep, and wake feeling more invigorated and ready to take on the day.
Read and learn more about the power of BEMER technology and the different types of sessions available here. Or call our center to schedule your BEMER therapy session today. Sweet dreams!
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Contributing Author: Contributing Author: Carly Mertz, former Yoga & Meditation Instructor and Wellness Coordinator of Back 2 Normal
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