How Relaxed Are You When You’re Sleeping?

After a full night’s sleep, do you wake in the morning exhausted? Or STILL feeling tired?

The effects of stress or an unrested mind doesn’t necessarily stop once your head hits the pillow. Sleep Disorders called Parasomnias happen to you whilst you sleep and can cause fatigue. They can also be effectively managed long term with the wisdom of Natural Therapies.

How Relaxed Are You Really When You’re Asleep?

There are 2 types of Primary Sleep Disorders, so let’s take a look at the differences;

Dysomnias

Abnormalities in the amount, quality or timing of sleep. Includes:

  • Insomnia(not enough sleep)
  • Hypersomnia(excessive sleeping)
  • Narcolepsy (frequent and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep)

Parasomnias

Abnormal behavioural or physiological events associated with sleep. Includes:

  • Teeth grinding/ clenching
  • Nightmares/terrors
  • Sleep walking
  • Snoring
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnoea

It is considered just over 8 hours of sleep is essential for us to function normally every day and yet, only 35% of adults get the required amount of BENEFICIAL sleep needed for normal daily function. An increase in Stress levels directly influence how relaxed you are when you’re asleep.

So what can be done to resolve Parasomnias?

Since Stress is a determining factor in several Parasomnias, it is essential to deal with the cause properly. Stress management techniques are healthier and more precise than just having an alcoholic drink at the end of the day.

By treating the cause and not just the symptoms, you’re more likely to have more sustainable and noticeable changes occur. Implemented daily they can make a huge difference to the restfulness of your slumber.

1. Retrain your mind to relax with Clinical Hypnotherapy for Stress related symptoms

Clinical Hypnotherapy has helped some of our clients using Stress Management techniques. A Hypnotherapist can help settle ruminating thought patterns, teach relaxation techniques and help the client deal with emotional or mental stresses that keep them awake.

Using techniques such as Conversational hypnosis, Ericksonian trance & Anchors can relieve symptoms such as Sleep talking, Nightmares, Teeth grinding, Snoring and Sleep Apnoea.

2. Retrain your body with BodyworkTeeth Grinders are often recommend by their dentist to seek further treatment to prevent further grinding down of their teeth.  Teeth grinders  may experience: A Tight & sore jaw, chomping at night, inability to open mouth wide & easily, grinding, clenching, headaches, earaches.

Recommended Therapy: Massage, Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Chiropractic or Osteopathic care.

Snorers may breath through their mouth whilst asleep, have Post Nasal Drip, Sinus problems, Enlarged adenoids or tonsils (in kids)

Recommended Therapy: Bowen Therapy – We’ve heard about our clients snoring reduced after Bowen treatments.

Naturopathic & Chinese Herbs – A physiological factor contibuting to these conditions is phlegm production. Herbal Medicines can reduce this process.

People suffering Sleep Apnoea experience stopping of their breathing whilst asleep due to obstruction in the nose / mouth from structural or physiological causes, breathlessness and fatigue due to lack of oxygen.

Recommended Therapy: Naturopathy or Hypnotherapy – Weight Loss can be an important factor in reducing Sleep Apnoea. Excess weight around the face, throat & chest area can be contributing to restriction of the airways if sleeping on your back. Naturopaths & Hypnotherapists have strategies that can help weight loss.

Naturopathic & Chinese Herbs – A physiological factor contibuting to these conditions is phlegm production. Herbal Medicines can reduce this process.

People suffering Restless leg syndrome can’t get their legs comfortable in bed, have pain and tension in the calves and need to move legs constantly.

Recommended Therapy: Massage, Acupuncture or Electro-acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Osteopathy – Improving circulation, relaxing tense muscles and improving neural feedback can relieve pain and discomfort.

There are many natural and effective solutions to resolve your sleep disorders. For more information or to speak to one of our practitioners about it, please call The Family Wellness Centre on (02) 9938 1090. Or alternatively, you can book online by clicking here.