Solutions for Insomnia
Solutions for Insomnia
7-9 hours sleep for 10yr. olds - adults – recommended by National Sleep Foundation as
guideline for personalization.
How to Boost MELATONIN
(MTT) - a gentle tapping technique learned in several minutes. MTT can resolve
some of the emotional stresses at the root of your insomnia. Typically, results
are quick and long lasting.
Use Beck’s “Brain tuner” for insomnia –
utilizes Cranial Electrostimulation (CES) to
balance body’s hormones
Avoid caffeine and other stimulants before bedtime - tea, coffee, cola
drinks, tobacco, alcohol. The half-life
of a single dose of caffeine ranges from 3-12 hours.
This means that that one quarter of the caffeine in that morning cup of
coffee could even still be present at bedtime. Caffeine prevents deep sleep
because it creates a stress scenario in the body. Cherniske (author of “Caffeine
Blues”) found that supposed depression disappeared 2 months after giving up
Caffeine – “The Jitter Drug”
Eating before bed
Avoid pre-bedtime snacks -
particularly grains and sugars, which inhibit sleep by raising blood
sugar. Also, when blood sugar drops down low later in the night, it could cause
you to wake up and not be able to fall back asleep;
Eat high-protein snack
several hours before bed – provides L-tryptophan for
SEROTONIN production. Tryptophan also detoxifies ammonia
(parasites produce this brain stimulant)
Make sleeping environment comfortable and
conducive to sleep
Sleep in complete darkness
when the blue component of light hits the eyes, it
disrupts the circadian rhythm of the pineal gland and production of
Use room darkening drapes/shades, wear an eye
Turn off TV’s and computers in the room
If light seeps under your door, seal it off with
a rolled up towel
Don’t put the light on in the bathroom (or use a
blue-filtering light) if you get up
in the middle of the night;
Keep bedroom temperature cool (< 70 °F) and have
a window open for fresh air;
Wear bed socks –
cold feet can wake you up.
Reduce stimulating activities before bedtime:
Do something relaxing before bed
E.g. listen to music, read;
Don’t do mind-disturbing
activities before bed –
watching TV, especially a violent
movie, computer time, reading email - its stimulating effect on the brain
extends the time taken to fall asleep;
Don’t exercise or take a
hot bath just before bed –
raising your body temperature makes it
more difficult to fall asleep. Exercise also raises
Exercise moderately for
at least 30 minutes every day -
helps you fall asleep, but don’t exercise too close to bedtime or it has a
Sleep separately to your “disturbing” spouse -
if your partner snores, hogs the covers, moves
around or gets up frequently during the night;
Keep regular bedtime
to reinforce your biological clock.
“Early to bed, Early to
our body systems do most of their recharging from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.,
especially adrenals and gall bladder, which unloads its toxins during these
hours. If awake, the toxins back up into your liver and then the rest of your
If you have insomnia –
and you don’t go
to sleep within 15-20 minutes, get up and leave the bedroom; also, don’t nap in
If you suspect you have
parasites, take ornithine –
detoxifies ammonia, which is present in your brain when you have
2- 500mg capsules on 1st
night, 4 caps. 2nd night, 6 caps. 3rd night, then keep the
dose that worked best for you. Can take up to 5 days to take effect;
Do a parasite cleanse to get rid of these
Magnet therapy – apply the North pole of a small round magnet on the forehead
between the eyebrows for 10 minutes before retiring. Can take a month or two to
have a complete affect;
non-toxic substance that increases resistance
to stress, fatigue, anxiety. Trauma; E.g. Tulsi tea (Indian equivalent of
Sedatives - Most sedatives bind to
GABA receptors in the brain to inhibit
the wakefulness network. However, they also disturb circuits for mood and memory
and often have side effects, such as tremors, or daytime sleepiness.
Ambien - is
there for those who haven’t been able to sleep for several nights which can
affect the safety of you and others. Ambien is a short-acting hypnotic and
generally not addictive. Since it is metabolized overnight, there is no
residual drowsiness in the morning.
“Sheep counting” mechanism to get to sleep -
Imagine a field full of 100 sheep on the right
hand side of your mind. Look at each sheep and you will see the word 'SLEEP'
shorn into their sides in BIG letters. Then sheep #100 walks slowly to the
middle of your field of view. Again, see the word SLEEP on his side. She jumps
over a low jump. Again, see the word SLEEP on her side. Then she walks over to
the left side of your mind - see the word SLEEP - and curls up and goes to
Then repeat for
sheep #99 and so on.
If you do this
fully and slowly, chances are you won't even get to #80.
Reserve the bedroom for only sleep and sex – E.g.
NOT reading, telephone conversations or watching TV. Creates a mental
association that the room is for sleep.
If possible, avoid working the night shift.