Apr 132013
 

Can meditation relieve insomnia?

We have all encountered a sleepless night at some point in our lives and most people have lived through many. Many of these nights may be spent tossing back and forth, thinking about everything from work, family, the news or a song you just can’t get out of your head. It does not matter what the reason is, the point is, you can’t sleep and it is turning into a monster you cannot control.

I personally have fought this snarly beast and won by using meditation.

There are many forms of meditation you can use if you are suffering from insomnia. I would choose a meditation practice that included a guided meditation and some ambient music or sleep sounds.

Guided meditation

Will help your mind focus its attention on a gentle voice that can guided your mind through the sleep stages until you are brought into theta and Delta brainwaves which is the state deep sleep.

Meditation Music

Also known as ambient music is another great tool to help relieve insomnia. Many times when we laid down to rest our mind is suck thinking about the hectic day we just had or it is thinking about what is coming up the next day. In either case meditation music can distract our minds from these stressful thoughts and allow our mind to rest while listening to gentle ambient music.

Sleep sounds

Are considered a consistent repetition of sound such as white noise, running water, humming and ocean waves. Sleep sounds can be very affective for insomnia relief because again they distract your mind with sound and the consistent repetition allows your mind to relax into a deep sleep.

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Insomnia relief normally comes from a pill you can get from your doctor. Unfortunately, that little tiny pill comes with BIG side effects. One side affect I have heard many people complain about is waking up the next morning feeling less than themselves. Let’s face it there is NO quick easy fix that comes from a pill. If you are a sufferer of insomnia then chances are there are other reasons behind it.

Whatever your reasons are for having this sleep disorder will depend on what other methods you are using to treat it. For example; if you consume a lot of caffeine, alcohol, or watch TV before bed you might want to change some of your night time habits. If you suffer from stress, anxiety, or depression then your insomnia would be a symptom of an emotional problem. Meditation helps the mind and body to relax but it is not a quick fix or a band-aid to cover up bad sleep habits or emotional problems.

The best way to insure success with a guided meditation is to find out what is the root cause of your insomnia. Meditation can help with just about anything including emotional problems but it is important to know exactly what you are dealing with so that you can heal yourself completely.

Thank you Have a wonderful day & a good night sleep!

Wendy

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