Brainwave Entrainment for Insomnia – Can It Really Help?
A good night’s sleep is one of the most fundamental necessities for a healthy mind and body. In fact, it has been shown that one can suffer a weakened immune system, serious clinical mental illness, or even physical death sooner from a lack of sleep than from a lack of food. But just how serious is this issue? It seems that not only do we have a society that is cultured to not sleep well, but also to minimize the negative effects that come from this lack of sleep.
Statistics and Studies on Lack of Sleep and Human Health
One study at Harvard Medical School determined that out of 68,000 women, those who slept only 5 hours per night were 32% more likely to gain 30 or more pounds than those who slept 7+ hours per night. This is because sleep has a direct effect on the body’s metabolism, and it’s ability to recharge and rejuvenate it’s function. In another similar study by Hendrix College it was actually found that an extra 2 hours of sleep per night (from 5 hours to 7 hours) can help the body burn 300 calories per night.
But metabolism is not the only function that is affected by sleep (or lack of it). Sleep deprivation has also been directly linked to cardiovascular issues, weakened immune function, and even decreased insulin sensitivity, which increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Along with the physical necessity for sleep, there is also the obvious mental necessity as well. We all know the difference that we feel after a sleepless night in performing important tasks, going to work, and striving to maintain a state of optimal and effortless functioning. “Not only does sleep deprivation lead to poor health, it also affects your concentration, problem-solving skills, memory and mood.” Dr. Jeffrey Lipsitz, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Centre of Metropolitan Toronto, says sleep is connected to “alertness, productivity, performance and reaction times.”
But I’m sure nobody suffering from insomnia needs to hear an expert being quoted to know that this is true. I suffered from extreme insomnia myself for a period of about 4 years, and there’s nothing worse than feeling of having to get out of bed (even though you didn’t sleep a wink in it) and drag yourself to work in a half-dazed, dream-like state, facing the day exhausted and uncomfortable, and wishing more than anything that you could just get back to sleep, even though you know that your chances of that happening later that night are incredibly slim. It’s more than frustrating, it’s absolutely terrible.
Human Growth Hormone and It’s Critical Role in Human Health
One of the most critical factors in why getting enough sleep is so beneficial, and why lack of sleep is so detrimental can be found in it’s relationship to Human Growth Hormone (HGH). Studies have found that lack of sleep causes many processes and occurrences in the body that directly mirror the aging process. It is almost as if not sleeping well literally makes you age faster.
According to psychiatrist Rachel Morehouse, director of the Atlantic Health Sciences Sleep Centre in Saint John, N.B., when we don’t sleep deeply, “growth hormone is almost negligible in the system.” Levels of the hormone drop dramatically between the ages of 20 and 60 According to Dr. C. Mehmet Oz, co-author of the YOU Health books. “When you have high levels of the hormone, you have muscle mass, better skin. You want to keep your growth hormone as high as possible, and the number one way to do that is sleep.”
One of the only ways to keep high levels of HGH in the system, especially into older age, is to get ample amounts of sleep each night. There is, however, one more scientifically proven way to really boost the amount of HGH that the body produces.
Some Natural Cures for Insomnia
In our fast-paced modern world, with so many details to attend to, so much information streaming in and out of our minds, and so much electromagnetic chaos in the environment, insomnia and sleep problems are becoming more and more common. Many people have turned away from the use of pharmaceutical sleeping pills; and rightly so, as these have been consistently proven to facilitate addiction, and can cause more harm than good. One of the most disturbing things to know about many sleeping pills is that, though they do put you “to sleep”, the majority of them also make it very hard for the brain to slip into the deepest area of REM sleep, where the mind and body find some of their deepest, and most-needed rejuvenation.
Natural cures for insomnia can vary in their efficacy, depending on the main cause of the problem. If you are having trouble sleeping, it would first be wise to introduce a regular exercise routine into your lifestyle, add some consistency to your sleep schedule, and cut back on stimulants and caffeine.
If you are already doing these things, and are still not getting the results you want (or if you are looking for an easy way out), I would steer you in the direction of a high quality brainwave entrainment product to help lead your brain into a natural sleeping brainwave state.
Brainwave entrainment is a superior method for counteracting insomnia for several different reasons.
It Mirrors the Natural Brainwave Pattern of Sleep
By simply using a product that leads the brain into a theta or delta state, you have naturally slowed your brainwave activity to a place where sleep naturally occurs. Often times just listening to a theta, or especially a delta brainwave entrainment track while lying in bed will put you to sleep without any effort at all. The great thing about this is that you are simply stimulating the brain to do what it naturally does when you fall deeply asleep, without having to introduce any chemical or substance into your body.
Regularly using brainwave entrainment to go to sleep will also work with the neural plasticity of your brain in training it to sink down into the deeper brainwave states, so this process can become a more consistent and natural thing each night.
It Stimulates the Brain to Produce More Quantities of Beneficial Hormones
Aside from simply leading your brain into these deeper brainwave states, many audios have been specifically designed to stimulate the brain to produce neurochemicals that aid the sleeping process, the most useful of course being melatonin and HGH. Aside from deep sleep, brainwave entrainment and deep meditation are two of the only known methods for improving and increasing HGH levels in the body.
It Helps You Sleep BETTER Than the Natural Way
Not only does brainwave entrainment help you get to sleep effortlessly, but with the pleasant hormones and neurochemicals it helps the brain produce, along with the fact that it so fully and thoroughly entrains the brain to the brainwave pattern of deep sleep, this technology will help you sleep WORLDS better than if you were doing it the all natural way. Some studies have even shown that it might even minimize the necessary hours of sleep that the body needs to fully recharge and rejuvenate itself each night.
When I first started using brainwave entrainment technology (even audios that weren’t specifically designed to help me sleep) I felt like I’d never even known what it truly meant to sleep. The endorphins that it stimulates the brain to produce flood the body as you are laying in bed, giving you those moments where you are just…so…relaxed that your eyelids can’t stay open, and you have no reason to want them to.
Which brainwave entrainment product is right for insomnia?
Often times an enhanced ability to fall asleep at night is simply a side effect of using any brainwave entrainment program, during any time of day, but the majority of the brainwave entrainment programs and products out there will supply you with audios that have been specifically tailored and designed to help you sleep, and to train your brain to fall asleep easily on a nightly basis.
Our Sleep Well Live Well premium audio is designed to do just that, help you sleep like a baby, and train your brain to fall asleep more easily. Multiple methods of entrainment are layered in a steady, gentle, and natural descent from beta all the way down to deep delta. As you are guided through this progression the audio holds you for a few minutes in each descending state, enabling the brain to really get the various benefits of each brainwave.
The result of this is a very relaxing and pleasurable experience that brings you into more and more of a deep comfortable sleep state.
Aside from helping you sleep this audio is also ingeniously designed with both pre-conscious and subliminal affirmations that are designed to program the brain at ALL levels to effortlessly improve all areas of your life, from wealth-making, to creating harmonious relationships, to self-confidence. If you are struggling with falling asleep, or having a hard time sleeping deeply, you really owe it to yourself to check this out.
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