Different types of insomnia
- Transient (temporary) insomnia – may last a week or so and can be linked to change of occupation, overseas trip etc.
- Short-term insomnia – disruptive sleep for a few months and may be triggered by stressful events or illness.
- Chronic (long term) insomnia – disruptive sleep persisting for more than a few months.
- Secondary insomnia – sleep is diminished because of painful conditions interfering with sleep
- Primary insomnia – includes disorders of the body’s sleep clock and sleep apnea.
What are the signs?
Sleep is basically a restorative process for your body, your mind and perhaps your spirit. Not being able to sleep is distressing and the more you try to sleep the more agitated you become. The more you worry, think and talk about sleep the more sleep eludes you.
Causes of insomnia and what to do about them
“Raw Juices Can Save Your Life” insomnia juicing recipe, pages 108-109.
- Take 1 dot daily – B12 is necessary for the structure and function of nerve fibers and cells and also influences melatonin. The natural hormone Melatonin can assist with poor sleep.
- Take 1 – 2 tablets at sunset. Melatonin is a sleep-promoting hormone produced naturally in the body. This natural hormone is not habit forming and unlike sleeping tablets, does not produce a hangover effect in the morning.
- Take 2 – 4 tablets 1 hour before bed or 1 teaspoon of powder. Recommended for many physical and emotional disorders. Studies show that magnesium supplementation improves sleep quality by increasing slow wave sleep and decreasing adrenal stress hormones. It is a great relaxer.