Amidst the challenges of the 21st century lifestyle, the pressures and reactions on the mind-body-soul model of a human being can be pretty intense. Studies have revealed that Over half of Americans adults regularly do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) estimates that 30 percent of the U.S. workforce averages less than six hours of sleep per night, with sleep deprivation levels even higher for night shift, transportation and healthcare sectors. Even when you may want to sleep, stress from work, relationships, health and other sources can make it physically and psychologically harder to relax, and negative rumination can increase risks of insomnia.
Some strategies that have been consistently used to relieve sleep problems involve:
Guided relaxation – Listening to calm and soothing music calms the mind and relaxes the breathing movements. While surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence demonstrating that conservative treatments like physical therapy can be equally effective (and cheaper) for many conditions.
Exercise – Regular cardio exercises and paying attention to a well rounded diet is associated with longer, higher quality sleep. Yoga specially have been proven to invigorate the skeletomuscular systems well enough with long term benefits for sleeping problems, that may arise from body stress.
Meditation – Meditation is a longer-term strategy that can help reduce stress and make it easier to cope. With the practice of meditation you can have a reliable way to move away from repetitive, automatic, habitual thinking into a deeper state of attentiveness, awareness and relaxation. When you can fully and deeply relax and let go, your stress diminishes, and you have the potential to begin the process of healing from the damage associated with chronic levels of stress
NeuroCranialRestructuring – Everyone knows that the brain and the nervous system control most processes of the entire body, but hardly anyone realizes the therapeutic significance of the statement: “80% of our nervous system is inside the skull”. The primary precept of Dr. Dean Howell’s NCR is to optimize nervous system and musculoskeletal functions by simplifying structure and improving structural stability.After undergoing NCR treatment, people feel better ,sleep and rest better and their brains function better too. With NCR a person feels more relaxed, happy and self-confident.