Stress, nervous tension and anxiety
Scientists have found a direct correlation between anxiety and rhythm of sleep.
When a person is anxious, their heart rate increases, which causes the brain to ‘race’ too. An alert mind produces beta waves, making you far too stimulated to sleep. To make matters worse, an active brain triggers other worries, so it’s even harder to achieve sleep.
Once this pattern sets in, bedtime can become a thing of anxiety.
So how can you combat the stress of sleeping?
- Focus on your breath using the diaphragm breath technique.
- Meditate and take time out to enjoy simple pleasures such as going for a walk and listening to the birds singing.
- Take up Yoga or Tai-chi.
- Have a Reflexology treatment or massage.
- Have a bath using Magnesium Flakes. Magnesium will bring about muscle relaxation.
Pain anywhere in the body
Many chronic conditions such as Arthritis or Fibromyalgia cause much pain in the body and this can affect restful sleep.
Topical magnesium can help alleviate and lessen the pain. Even Eczema can affect sleep, due to the constant itching of the skin.
Children or young adults that have ADHD or autism may have trouble drifting off to sleep or staying asleep. Cherryvite and or topical magnesium can help to make a difference.
Due to hormone changes within the body at this time of life, sleep is often affected.