Insomnia often afflicts busy people who never have
enough time. They are often extroverts who are unable to switch off their
central nervous system
lack of joy
sleeplessness - physical,
emotional and mental disturbance
restlessness and spiritual
not feeling fresh in the
Waking up feeling unwell and
heavy sweating while
acute awareness of passing
an acute disease
You may be unable to sleep for many
reasons - perhaps you are over-tired or your digestive system is too full with
food, or you may have worries and concerns. Regardless of the cause, sleeping
pills will not help in the long term. Their effect is minimized as the body
gets used to them.
My initial suggestion is that you
reduce the volume of stale air in your lungs. Lie down and breathe in and out
50 times, forcing the air out. Concentrate on your out-breaths and let your
in-breaths take care of themselves. This exercise should help you to relax. It
can also be helpful to learn to sigh, and to stretch as many of your muscles as
possible before going to bed. Thirdly, I suggest having a hot and cold shower
last thing at night.
My fourth suggestion is dietary.
Finely chop some cos lettuce, about 6-8 outer leaves and the stem. Sauté
in oil with 2 sticks of cinnamon, 2 cloves and, if you want to add taste,
½ red onion, finely chopped. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper, and a
few drops of lemon. Eat about half an hour before going to bed - and then do
the breathing exercise.
Or try these drinks; they may help you
FRESH JUICE RECIPE
Mix together equal amounts of the
Drink 1½ - 2 litres a day,
Before going to bed prepare a drink
consisting of the juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon of honey and ¼ teaspoon
of nutmeg powder in a cup of boiled hot water.
Serotinin is a neural transmitter
which calms the system. A basic source of serotonin is tryptophan, an amino
acid found in foods such as sweet biscuits and sweet crackers. Eat more of
these sweet foods and chew them slowly. This will liberate the sugar to produce
serotonin in your brain and relax the body. Reduce the amount of protein in
your food and eat fewer milk products to lower your acid level. The combination
of serotonin and a lower acid level will act as a powerful soporific.