INSOMNIA - WHY YOU'RE NOT SLEEPING WELL
Sleep problems are a symptom of many different conditions, including heavy metal toxicity, mold illness, hormone imbalances, mineral deficiencies, thyroid issues, stress and more.
Here's how to practice good sleep hygiene:
Use blue light filter glasses or apps on screens from when the sun goes down. Even better – avoid screens 2 hours before bedtime
Avoid bright lighting after sunset – switch to dim/incandescent/red light
Only go to the bedroom when its time to go to sleep - avoid doing other activities for longer than half an hour in bed
Leave at least 2 hours between eating and sleeping. If you get hungry at bedtime, have a small amount of protein to keep your blood sugar stable.
Don’t clock watch
Turn your phone off or put it on airplane mode
Install blackout curtains and use an eye mask
Turn the Wi-Fi router off
Install EMF shielding nets
Opt for a metal free bed and mattress to further limit EMF exposure. A natural latex mattress is best.
Place the bed 2 meters away from electrical appliances in use such as a fan or ai purifier
Turn of all sockets and unplug anything not in use
Move the headboard a few inches away from the wall
The room should be cool/cold
Use a weighted blanket, pillows between knees/behind back for extra comfort
Only go to bed within half an hour of wanting to sleep. If you don’t fall asleep within half an hour, get up and do something with dim light, read a book, write in journal, meditation, breathing techniques, muscle relaxation.
Avoid getting into a cycle of daytime naps - they can make it harder to sleep at night
Set the alarm for the same time every morning – we are creatures of habit and routine
Avoid all caffeine (including coke, chocolate, some types of panadol) from 1pm or earlier if sensitive.
Make sure your mattress and pillow is comfortable for your body’s needs
Avoid stimulating/energy producing supplements from the late afternoon onwards, such as B vitamins
Avoid exercise from the late evening onwards
The most important thing is to find the root cause of insomnia and work on them, whether through detoxing, lifestyle changes or stress management. There are also many supplements that can help improve sleep quality. You should also make earthing a daily routine, outdoors or using a grounding mat. Indirect sungazing and sunlight, morning and evening, is very beneficial in setting the body clock.
Contact Origin Healing to learn which supplements would be best for your individual needs, as some may be unsuitable or ineffective, depending on the root causes.