Computer and cellphone screens are often bedtime partners. However, exposure to the blue light emitted by electronics is associated with diminishing levels of melatonin -- leading to diminished healthy sleep. Whatever the cause, circadian rhythm sleep disorders are when your body clock gets out of sync with your life resulting in poor sleep and daytime tiredness. If you cannot fall asleep within two hours of lying down, you may have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD). Advanced Sleep Disorder (ASD) is the opposite of the former. This is when you wake up between 2am-5am, with the subsequent inability to fall asleep again. Jet-lag is a common cause of disrupted sleep patterns. Shift work will affect sleep and requires the body to adapt to a new rhythm. Working in conjunction with your physician, hypnotherapists can help relieve dysfunctions in sleep.
Sleep apnea is sleep condition that requires a diagnosis from a medical professional. Having a sleep study performed is a prerequisite to my working with clients in this regard.
In the latter stages of pregnancy, a season of sleep disorder may take place. In the third trimester of pregnancy, a woman may find being in a prone position for long periods of time is uncomfortable and sleep may be interrupted. After the baby is born, the parent(s) can often find it difficult to sleep because the sleep rhythm has changed due to feeding demands. All relationships in the family unit can be affected by sleep deprivation. Sleep is important in all stages of life. It's a priority.
Nasal breathing is necessary during sleep in order to ensure a deep sleep, one that allows the body to recover and your mind to integrate the day's learnings. If you wake up in the morning with a dry mouth, you are more likely not breathing through your nose. Sleep is often interrupted by our bodies themselves. and the brain signals us to wake up. When the body gets low on carbon dioxide, it triggers breath. A low CO2 threshold causes people to wake up more often than is healthy. The CO2 threshold is increased when one nasal breathes, thus allowing deep sleep. Standford University Medical School discovered a congregrate of neurons that essentially 'spy' on the body. When these neurons recognize faster and shallower breathing, these neurons pass the message on to other parts of the brain and the sympatheic nervous system is activited causing a feeling of anxiety. Childhood night terrors can are often be attributed to this fact. Breathing through your nose through the night can eliminate sleep apnea and night terrors. This may start with breathing through your nose during your waking hours.