Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Sleeplessness usually happens because of one of these three core reasons:
Ruminating over the past
Strategizing future actions
Blue/red light exposure imbalance
Feeling out of control; losing a battle on your territory (“lost” arguments, unaccomplished goals, etc.)
Guilt and shame
Futility of one’s attempts at improving a situation
Feeling unsafe to rest, feeling attacked
“I can peacefully rest all parts of me. It is my right to recover my vitality. I create a safe sleep environment with my intentions.”
Blue/Red light exposure:
Our bodies have a built-in night-time detector. Blue light hitting our eyes and skin during the day lets our bodies know that it is time to ack, to do, not to rest or sleep. When this blue light reduces naturally and the more red light starts to hit our eyes and skin, the pineal gland in our brain starts to make melatonin, the sleep hormone. In our modern times, we are constantly exposed to blue light after sunset, coming from light bulbs, computer screens, street lights. This lets the body know that the day time never ends, preventing the pineal gland from releasing melatonin after sunset.
What can you do to balance the blue and red light exposure?
Install blue light filters or apps on your devices (TVs, phones, tablets, etc.).
Change the lightbulbs in your home to amber or red ones and use them after sunset and before sunrise (yes, this includes the fridge).
Consider candlelight or other fire light sources at night (exercise proper fire safety).
Expose your eyes to the morning and evening sun (sunrise, sunset).
Expose your skin to sunlight during the day (walk outside during lunchtime).
No sunglasses unless absolutely necessary.
Light Proof your bedroom, tape all LED’s with black tape, remove all non-essential electronics form the bedroom (non-native EMF’s destroy your melatonin).
If you feel unsafe falling asleep in total darkness, I strongly recommend an emotional trauma release session to soothe the part of you that feels uneasy, restless, or threatened by darkness.
Please consider this: if your mother felt restless during her pregnancy with you, an unconscious belief could’ve been formed: “restlessness cuddles me to sleep”. This can be resolved by addressing the womb trauma and cutting those unsupportive emotional cords with your mother.
Crystals, oils, herbs that can help:
Do not keep too many crystals in your bedroom, especially not by your bedside. Many crystals can be overstimulating or they can induce vivid dreams, keeping you awake. Howlite, rose quartz, and black tourmaline are generally considered sleep improving. Avoid crystal points and pyramids. These herbs are sleep supporting (talk to your doc before using them, please): skullcap, hops, catnip, chamomile, lavender, valerian, lemon balm. Consider grounding your bed (a simple, thin copper wire will do). And use your focused intention to command all parts of yourself to go to sleep with you.
💚Healing the psychosomatic root cause:
Ancestral values, womb and birth trauma, ongoing emotional conflicts, and limiting beliefs need to be addressed to heal the root of this condition.
I offer gentle, yet effective emotional trauma release sessions.
We can start resolving the emotional stress causing this symptom in about 60 minutes!