Sleep time, so why can't I sleep?

Have you ever wondered why you are unable to wind down when it is sleep time?

Sleep is an essential part of health and wellbeing for most of us. So, it may be more than an inconvenience when you cannot sleep.

You need to treat sleep insomnia because if you do not it can cause more serious health problems later.   

Create the ultimate you, through hypnotherapy

Tap into your unconscious, releasing what needs to be released. Hypnotherapy in person or via Zoom.

How much sleep do we need?

How much sleep do we need?

Mayo Clinic suggests adults need 7-9 hours sleep time. Teenagers, children and infants need more.

When you experience prolonged lack of sleep, you are likely to suffer from related health problems including heart disease, accidents, memory loss, premature ageing or even a loss of sex drive.

Causes of poor sleep

According to Harvard Health Publishing, sleep apnoea, diet, lack of exercise, pain, restless leg syndrome, depression, stress and poor sleep habits can all result in shorter sleep time. You may see some of these causes and their solutions as more obvious than others.  

Sleep anxiety

Sleep anxiety

Sleep anxiety and sleep insomnia are closely related. Worries and anxiety can cause you to lay awake at night and similarly, insomnia can contribute to further anxiety. According to Beyond Blue, anxiety is actually the most common health condition in Australia.

Sleep hypnosis

Sleep hypnosis is an effective way to reset your mind and subconscious beliefs that your body is not able to fall into a deep sleep and stay asleep. We often have emotional triggers or blocks that are holding us back from relaxing our mind, shutting down unnecessary thoughts and allowing cellular repair and rebuilding during deep sleep.

If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, cranky, and out of sorts. But missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy.

The long-term effects of sleep deprivation are real.

It drains your mental abilities and puts your physical health at real risk. Science has linked poor slumber with a number of health problems, from weight gain to a weakened immune system.

Sleep deprivation also negatively affects your mental abilities and emotional state. You may feel more impatient or prone to mood swings. It can also compromise decision-making processes and creativity.

Other psychological risks include:

Reiki for sleep

Reiki is another method we practice at Mind Soul Sync, which may help you with your sleep issues. Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy”. Benefits of reiki vary from person to person; however, these may include relaxation, feelings of peace, security, wellbeing and improved sleep time.

Sleep time and sleep hygiene

Good hygiene is about establishing a healthy routine when it comes to sleep. Time invested in a good night’s sleep will pay off for your health and energy levels.

Setting an effective sleep routine starts with deciding on a set time to go to bed and when you wake up. Sleep routines can be as simple as they sound but also an amazingly effective first step.

Crystals for sleep

Howlite Crystals are known for having a soothing energy that helps alleviate stress and aid insomnia. For anyone having difficulties sleeping, all you need do is simply place one under your pillow to tap into the relaxing energy it provides.

Amethyst is highly purifying to the aura. It opens the crown chakra and aligns you with divine wisdom. Sleeping with it brings healing energy to your dreams, promotes deep sleep, and attunes your brain waves to the frequency of calm.

Moonstone – sounds like a perfectly named crystal for sleep, right? Moonstone is known for reducing emotional tension, which will help you drift into dreamland. 

Rose quartz is the feel good crystal, helping you absorb loving and healing energy. Promoting calmness, it will assist you in maintaining the energy you need to sleep soundly. 

Finally, the soothing energy of Lepidolite is one that many can benefit from. This is a wonderful stone for promoting joy, gratitude, and self-love, yet all in an extremely calm and serene way. Is there any better feeling to fall asleep to?

Connect with the potential of energetic balance

Each crystal holds their own nurturing and supporting energy