By Dr. Dionisio Celeste
Have you ever find a difficulty in getting a sufficient sleep lately? Chances are you may be suffering an INSOMNIA. Study says, an estimated 15 to 17 percent of the population suffers from insomnia at any given time. Insomnia is characterized by habitual sleeplessness, repeated night after night. It could also take the form of being unable to sleep when you first go to bed, or walking in the middle of the night, and being unable to go back to sleep again. Essentially the human body must be able to produce a sleep of an average of eight hours a day. However, children and adolescents generally require more sleep than adults. It is very common to sleep less as people goes older, especially after the age of sixty.
Insomnia can result from a wide variety of causes, including hypoglycemia, muscles aches, indigestion, breathing problems, physical pain, anxiety, stress, grief, depression, jet lag, caffeine consumption and the use of certain drugs, including the decongestant pseudoephedrine, (found in many colds and allergy remedies) most appetite suppressants, many antidepressants, beta-blockers (medications used for high blood pressure and heart ailments), the anti-seizure medication phenytoin (Dilantin) and thyroid hormone replacement drugs. A lack of the nutrients calcium and magnesium can also cause a person to wake up after a few hours not be able to return to sleep. Alcoholism invariably disrupts sleeping cycles while smoking can create sleep problems because nicotine is actually a neurostimulant.
Contrary to perception, sleeping pills do not cure insomnia. The continued use of pharmacological sleeping pills can eventually lead to disruption of all the deeper stages of sleep. Researchers have found that up to 50 percent of people who take sleeping pills on a regular basis actually find that their insomnia become worse. The persistent use of sleeping pills also leads to dependency, either psychological or physical.
Exposure to electromagnetic field from electrical appliances of home and office, high voltage power lines, and high communication towers can lead to insomnia. During regular sleeping, our pineal gland (located inside our brain) normally shifts into a
negative state and releases to our body the anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-stress, anti-aging and recuperative sleeping hormone called melatonin. Since the electromagnetic field gives off an aggregate positive field, the pineal gland cannot go into the negative state, but instead stays positive, emitting serotonin-the awake hormone. This condition either keeps you awake or causes restless, non-recuperative sleep.
Here are some recommendations and healthy tips to help heal insomnia:
1. Avoid alcohol, tobacco and caffeine containing beverages.
2. In the evening, eat bananas, figs, dates, yogurt, milk, tuna, grapefruit and whole grain crackers. These foods are high in trytophan, which promotes sleep.
3. Avoid bacon, cheese, chocolate, eggplant, ham, potatoes and wine close to bedtime. These foods contain tyramine, which increases the release of norepinephrine, a brain stimulant.
4. Go to bed only when you are sleepy.
5. Use the bedroom only for sleep and sex-not for reading, working, eating or watching television.
6. Do not nap during the day if this is not a normal thing for you to do.
7. Exercise regularly in the late afternoon or early evening-but not right before bedtime. Physical exertion is an excellent way to make your body tires so that sleep comes about more easily.
8. Take a hot bath (not a shower) an hour or two before bedtime.
9. Keep the bedroom comfortable and quiet.
10. Sleep in a comfortable mattress/bed.
11. Do the Biomagnet Nighttime Treatment. Place 2 stack negative power wafers at the top of the head or at the forehead all night. The Magnetic field will induce the pineal gland (inside our brain) to release in our body melatonin-the anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-stress and recuperative sleep hormone.
12. Do the Biomagnet Daytime Treatment. Place 2 stack negative power wafers at the CerebroVestibula System (CVS) / at the back of the neck.
13. Consult a sleep specialist doctor if symptom of insomnia persists.