Counselling for Sleep Disorders
The quality of our sleep has a powerful and direct impact on our sense of aliveness, physical and mental vitality, and productivity in our waking lives. While often neglected, improving our sleep quality is one of the most important ways we can improve our overall health and reduce the impact that other issues outside of our control may have on us.
How we sleep is also a reflection of how we live our lives. Stresses we carry during the day do not leave us during our sleeping hours, but inevitably influence the depth, duration, and quality of our sleep. If you are experiencing poor sleep, it is often an indicator that something in your waking life is out of balance.
The average person spends about one third of their life sleeping. We know it is essential for repair and restoration of the brain and body. Poor sleep has both short-term and long-term consequences on our lives.
Unfortunately insomnia and sleep issues are very common in modern life. In fact, the modern Western lifestyle in rarely conducive to deep sleep.
In the high tempo of modern life, sleep quality can easily be compromised, however it's also an area we can
As we spend nearly one third of our lives sleeping, improving our sleep is one of the most direct and effective ways to improve our quality of life.
1. Reduce Stimulants
Avoid stimulant drinks a couple hours before you go to bed. This includes coffee, pop drinks, and alcohol.
2. Reduce your exposure to blue light in the evening
Computers, phones and other electronic devices emit light that is strong in blue wavelengths.
3. Turn off your phone and store it outside of the bedroom
4. Keep your bed as a sanctuary for sleep and love
5. Exercise during the day, and avoid exercise in the late evening
As mammals, our bodies are wired to be highly physical beings. However the sedentary lifestyle that many of us live is far removed from the lifestyle of even our recent ancestors. The consequences of lack of physical exercise
6. Avoid watching the news at night
The news is designed to arouse us and has a strong negative bias.
7. Read something uplifting before going to bed. Ideally under candle light.
Modern life places many stresses upon us which can adversely impact our sleep quality.