If you’re looking for life hacks for better sleep, you’re about to discover some startling facts regarding…
- What you know about sleep deprivation.
- What you’ve heard or read about sleep problems.
- The most important thing you can do to obtain deep sleep faster.
Sleep issues such as insomnia affect 1 out of 3 people in the US alone. As many as 70 million people suffer from a variety of sleep problems. Some people have difficulty getting to sleep while others fight staying asleep.
If you suffer from sleep issues, there’s something you can must do before you can fully understand why you’re having trouble getting to sleep and or staying asleep.
Getting to the Root Cause
of Your Sleep Issue
Brain Hacking Your Sleep Begins Here
The content in this article come from research I’ve done that includes hacking into our brain to overcome some of the reasons for sleep deprivation.
Take a look at the following things that may be keeping you awake at night. If you like you can click on any link below and go directly to the article on the topic listed.
- Breathing: free and easy way to train your brain to wind down, relax so you can easily drift to sleep.
- Meditation: How to calm your mind at night for better sleep.
- Emotional Freedom Techniques: A technique to help calm emotional pain so you can sleep better at night.
- Food Allergies: Common foods and drinks that can keep you awake or keep you from staying asleep.
- Heartburn and Intestinal Discomforts: Planning and timing can help calm your stomach and intestinal tract.
- Alcohol: Why drinking before bedtime may be causing your sleep to suffer.
- TV: My personal technique include Sleep Hacks #7, 8 and 9.
- Digital Devices – Using your smartphone or tablet to help you get back to sleep.
- Affirmations – Distracting the mind using positive affirmations.
How I cope with my sleep deprivation:
Through my teen years on up until I turned 48 my sleep pattern was pretty good. Then one night it changed. In 1998 I woke up at 3:30 am and from that day on I had trouble sleeping past 3:30 am.
Why Did This Happen?
It took me 28 years to understand the root cause of my sleep issue. May of this year I found out I have Lyme’s disease. I’ve had it since 1992 and by 1998 it began to affect my sleep. I tried valerian root, melatonin, and over-the-counter sleeping aids.
These do help me get a little extra sleep here and there but not much more. Over-the-counter sleeping aids make me drowsy the next day and sometimes cause me to have restless legs and arms so it’s not worth it.
The brain hacks that work well for me are positive affirmations, breathing deeply for a minute or two and listening to my audio books. These work really well for me. What works well for me may work for you too if your root cause of sleep deprivation is due to anxiety or your mind starting to think too much.
I recommended looking at these things more closely and while you are on track to improving your sleep, remember, it can take months to see results. Especially when you are using natural techniques.
It took me almost 8 months to be able to push my sleep pattern from waking up at 3:30 am and not being able to fall back to sleep to waking up at 3:30 am and falling back to sleep within a few minutes.
What works for you may be totally different from what will work for you. And that is another issue that should be addressed. Information and research that is presented online as fact can do more harm than good.
Assuming everything we read online is in fact based or well-researched can be pretty damaging. Even what you read on HealthCubby.com should never be taken as adivce. I’ve done a lot of research for every article you’ll read on this site but over time things change and what works for one person may not work for another.
It’s best to take steps to insure you…
Avoid Falling For Online Misleading Content
Just this morning I read a post online where the person recommended drinking wine before bedtime. However, if you’ve done any research on how wine affects our bodies you’ve read or heard that while wine can help you fall asleep fast, it can also create a problem with staying asleep.
What about drinking milk before bedtime? Great idea. However, did you know that dairy products will increase inflammation in your body? When our bodies have too much inflammation our health is affected in a wide variety of ways; sleep is one of them.
Drinking milk could be the perfect solution, but is not be the perfect solution for everyone.
Personalization to Your Body Requires Research
There are many ways you can hack your brain to get to sleep faster and deepen your sleep, the key is to know what could be causing you to have sleep problems in the first place. And while brain hacks are awesome, more than hacking your brain may be required to fall asleep and stay asleep for a good 7 to 9 hours.
So along with some great ways to calm your mind and get it to behave so you can enjoy a good night’s rest, I’ll reveal some excellent natural remedies that will hack your body so you can get better sleep.
However, until you understand the root cause of why you are having trouble sleeping, you may not find these solutions work for you.
Imagine someone who is having trouble sleeping due to inflammation and they begin to drink more milk. Rather than helping them get better sleep, they may begin to see a rise in their blood pressure. So, rather than jump on any natural remedy for sleep, it’s best to think about what may be causing your sleep problems.