And yet when sleep is disruptEd for a week sometimes a month, the brain takes it, this insomnia, as the new normal.
Still the biopsychosocial model is incredibly powerful especially for sleep.
Biologically explain how exercise gets rid of “excess nervous tension,“ and helps sleep get started. Sleep can then be shallow and a person can wake up during the night because of excess nervous tension during the day, before the exercise took place. Here is where meditation can help at the start and end of the day as a kind of “sweeping clean“ of negative thinking.
I have a three-step meditation method that takes three minutes to learn and 30 seconds to start working. More than half the people using this say their sleep is at least 10% better because of this alone.
Then basic stress management during the day can help reduce nervous tension. I go over the use of pets therapy, plant therapy, aromatherapy, and other alternative health strategies.
When all else fails, A sleep medication can be tried. I go over the large number of over-the-counter medications and supplements that are available. If those fail fail, then prescribe sleep medication can be used, not as a “scratch“ but as a way to force the brain to do things correctly, in a healthy way.
Overtime sleep medicines can be gradually decreased, replaced by healthy living strategies , With some people.