Healing insomnia and circadian rhythm
people do not seem to be as bothered by insomnia. The secret lies in
the sun. The right light at the right time sets our internal clock,
and manages our body functions, including wakefulness and sleep. You
can tell the time of day by the color of light. So can birds and animals. The farmer woke when the cock crowed. The pink
early morning light shone in his eyes. As he worked in the heat, he
saw the blue daylight and it shone on his skin, Later came red
sunset, and firelight, and soon he went to sleep after telling
stories with friends. In contrast we work inside all day, and then
stay up at night under electric light. In the evening we see the blue
light from our computers and cell phones, which wakes us up just when
we should be getting sleeply. When we go to bed there is no darkness,
but light pollution and microwave radiation, from our router or a
local cell phone tower.
Is healing insomnia necessary ?
sleep your body heals, builds memory and flushes toxins from the
brain. Once, people healed from serious illness just by sleeping. You
must sleep. Not sleeping brings illnesses, like high blood pressure,
obesity, cancer and even bipolar mania. Modern life disrupts our
internal clock with irregular sleeping hours, sleeping too little, or
getting the wrong light.
Natural ways of healing insomnia
the following before you start taking medication:
outside when the sun comes up,
your garden or walk to work, Doing it everyday strengthens the
ten twenty minutes of sunshine on your skin each day
will help set yoru clock, make you alert and energetic and produce
vitamin that supports making melatonin, the hormone that starts
sleep. Tiring gardening exercise also helps sleep.
hour before bed, turn down lights, switch to reddish light, turn off
all your devices which give off blue light like cell phones and
computers, and turn off your wifi router
red light imitates sunset and firelight and elaxes you and prepares
routers suppresses melatonin, also Wifi is banned in German
kindergartens because it increased brain cancer in children.
sure your bedroom is as dark and quiet .
thick dark curtains for your bedroom.Trees outside the windows act
as a barrier to wind, light and sound.
a bedtime ritual that winds you down.
a day in the garden take a hot bath which promotes sleep. You can
add chamomile or lavender to soothe your skin, or make tea. Cinnamon
or granadilla also calm the nerves to encourage sleep..
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