All of the above hormonal disruptors make it increasingly hard to maintain homeostasis and fall asleep. Sleep is a restorative process, and poor sleep habits can lead to addictions, broken families, poor decision-making skills, mental illness, and even cancer, the lowest frequency of all.
Here Are 7 Tips On What We Can Do
1- Emotions such as Fear and Anger keep us stressed and negatively charged. And worrying about falling asleep can be counterproductive. My grandmother was right when she said: “Never go to bed, angry.” Differences are a double-edged sword. It’s what brings us together and can inevitably break apart relationships. Our emotional energy can attract or repel relationships like a magnet.
What to do? Practice a more centred way of being. Open communication to settle arguments with your partner or family member before your day is over. Remember to include touch as touch is a healer.
2- The most frequently reported symptoms from exposure to smart meters are insomnia, headaches, tinnitus, and fatigue. It’s these symptoms (1) that can keep us from falling asleep. The highly sensitive person can find it hard to relax with ‘radio-frequency, or EMFs’ close by. Electromagnetic fields suppress the activity of the pineal gland and reduce melatonin production. This means neurotransmitters become confused with emissions of blue light from TVs, computers, and cell phones. “Our day and night cycle exists as a result of the rotation of the Earth. When the internal clock (2) is not accord with the cycle of the Sun, the inconsistency induces helplessness at day time and leads to symptoms of insomnia at night.” Melatonin plays a part in numerous physiological processes, including energy.
What to do? If you desire better sleep, make a commitment to keep cell phones, computers, and TVs out of the bedroom. Design your bedroom to be a place for rest. Relax with your favourite soothing music.
3- Chronic stress can be detrimental to mind-body health. Prolonged stress and high cortisol levels increase the risk of high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar has a direct relationship with insulin resistance and not being able to fall asleep.
What to do? Make a commitment to finding healthy ways to relieve stress, and you’ll be making a commitment toward gaining more energy. Avoid low-frequency meals that can create additional stress, such as a burger, fries, and a coke. Drink herbal teas instead of caffeinated drinks during the day. Caffeine has been known to deplete B vitamins, exhaust the adrenals, and disrupt cortisol levels.
4- As a parent, when a child runs low on energy, that’s when they need our help the most. Labelling children (Obese, ADHD, Weak, & Asthmatic) can dehumanize them. In today’s world, children are given a cocktail of dangerous medications, sometimes, before they are seven years old. One for ADD, one for bi-polar, one for acid reflux, and several for asthma (3). Asthma (4) may stem from a toxic environment to sensitivity to foods. These can include exposure to mold, cleaning products, toxic scents, and dust mites, leaving the asthmatic lethargic and unable to feel comfortable enough to fall asleep.
What to do? Some helpful tips include reflexology on soles of feet using organic lavender essential oil. You may also want to make a conscious effort to remove toxic scents, purchase an organic mattress and home air filtration system, and avoid pesticide exposure.
5- According (5) to the School of Medical Sciences at Australia’s University of New South Wales, obesity is triggered by foods that alter our behaviour. This increase in fat cells (6) secrete hormones, which may prevent us from falling asleep. And to make matters worse, toxins deplete energy.
What to do? Choose harmony instead. Ditch the addictions to sugar and alcohol that can increase our risk of depression. Increase vibrational energy with meditation, exercise, and Vitamin D from sunlight exposure.
6- Our mitochondria, digestive system, and endocrine system work together. These are the cornerstones to health and are involved with all bodily functions. We spend a lifetime disrupting these three and wonder why we struggle with low energy, metabolic syndrome, and premature aging, which are all related to mitochondria injury.
How do we combat mitochondria disruption and gain energy? First, we can look at some of the causes. Antibiotics (7) can change mitochondrial DNA. Oxidative stress from poor lifestyle choices links autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, bipolar, and brain aging together with mitochondria injury. Free radicals, from toxins lead to oxidative stress that damages our mitochondria.
What to do? Our mitochondria produce energy by breaking down food. Probiotics improve energy. Some examples include organic ginger, turmeric, and probiotic-rich (non-dairy) raw fermented foods such as kimchi, and sauerkraut. In the evening, one can mix ginger, turmeric, and coconut milk to make a relaxing drink before bed.
7- Optimal melatonin production requires optimum serotonin production. Sugar-highs lead to serotonin lows. Sunlight and exercise influence both.
What to do? According to Chonnam National University, melatonin was found significantly higher when we exercise outdoors in sunlight.
Exercise has been proven to prevent restlessness and/or sleep disorders. But there’s a catch; melatonin levels are decreased by late-night exercise.
Conclusion: When we create energy imbalances, our brain will give us a strong message by slowing our entire body down. I’ve found using these building blocks allows positive and creative energy to flow naturally.
About The Author
Connie Rogers Certified Integrative Holistic Coach and Certified Brain Health Coach.
Published Author of ‘Path to a Healthy Mind & Body’ found on Amazon
Websites include: www.bitesizepieces.net and www.thehealthguru.net
5- http:// journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00852/full
Connie Rogers www.theactivetimes.com