Sleep Problems – Reasons and Solutions for Insomina

Sleep problemsSleep is vital to our well-being, but (a bit like our health) we tend to take it for granted when all is well, and only start to appreciate it more when problems arise.

Suffering from Insomnia?

Whether you’ve been troubled by occasional or chronic insomnia, had vivid dreams that you wake from feeling exhausted, tossed and turned all night or had an injury/illness that affected the quality of your sleep, sleep problems can affect everything from your appetite, ability to concentrate, your mood (irritability!) to your energy levels, happiness and effectiveness.

Causes of Sleep Problems

Sometimes there are obvious reasons for why we don’t sleep well:

  • We might be stressed about a particular issue, person or scenario
  • We may have had a late meal or cup of coffee
  • We could have been too hot, too cold or too ill

But a lot of the time the reasons for poor sleep are less obvious, and this is when changes to our sleep quality can signal that we need to pay attention to something. A bad night’s sleep can have a purposeful message for us!Continue reading

Body Wisdom

Our bodies influence how we think and feel in a way that goes beyond “gut instinct”. There is much wisdom in our physical being, yet we often remain oblivious to it, or even worse, railroad over it regardless. So what does it cost us to ignore the messages that millions of our own cells are giving us?

Today, I’ve been out-of-sorts (or crabbit, as they call it up here!) all day, feeling lethargic and even a bit nauseous… not to mention having trouble concentrating. Why? Largely because I chose to ignore what my body was telling me during the last 24hrs. Continue reading