We heal DURING SLEEP! I used to have insomnia, but these days, I sleep like a baby! IF YOU ARE BEING ABUSED, YOU ARE NOT HEALING UP, YOU ARE BEING TORN DOWN! If the best person in your life is tearing you down, leave, and find someone who will lift you up. Here are my sleep aids:
- Quiet and dark. This should be standard, of course.
- In the evenings, begin the time period for relaxation, especially for the kids. Lower the volume of the lights and the sounds, it’s “quiet time” every evening.
- Avoid blue light in the evening. Use the blue light adjustment for your computer monitor and cell phone.
- Magnesium and a bit of calcium in the evenings helps relaxation time. Either a multi magnesium in a pill, or also magnesium chloride applied to the skin.
- Potassium also helps. Potassium is the better, original salt, from “pot ash” which is how it gets its name. There is a sodium potassium pump, pumping sodium out of the cells, and potassium in. Potassium hydrates the cells, and sodium is dehydrating. Optimal health suggests up to 8000 mg potassium, and no more than 500 mg sodium. Most people get about 3000 mg of each, which is out of balance, since sodium depletes potassium and causes dehydration and many negative health problems.
- Zinc before bed. Zinc is a more powerful relaxation mineral than magnesium. I should probably list zinc first. Better sleep helps boost testosterone, which also helps you heal faster. Zinc also boosts testosterone.
- If you take zinc, you also need copper, because zinc can deplete copper. We recommend copper in the morning, since copper is energizing, and zinc at night, since zinc is calming. And a ratio somewhere about 2-3 times more zinc than copper. Copper also helps people sleep, but it may take time to adapt to get this effect.
- Massage at night. I do a mild isometric stretching plus massage, with coconut oil on naked skin on a towel in my room. This is so luxurious. And it gets you very much in touch with your body. As you get good at this, you will realize you are more effective than another person can be. You can hit your own body with just the perfect amount of pressure. Give yourself 20-30 minutes of this life luxury; it’s so worth it. I did this nearly daily for about 3 months, to no ill effect. It not only greatly improves the joints, but it heals the muscles so well. It also stimulates and cleanses the lymph system, which needs to flow. You have three times more lymph than blood. This detoxes you and heals you. The massage, in the beginning, while it’s detoxing you, can really lay you out. Later, after you detox, the sleep inducing effect is much less, especially as you get into it and learn to tolerate a more vigorous massage. Later, as you tone it down, it’s just “relaxing” again, but not so much “knock you out involuntarily forcing you to sleep” as it once was at the beginning. It’s amazing how we adjust to things.
- Lavender essential oil. Frankincense essential oil. Either just the smell, or applying a few drops to a teaspoon of oil and applied to the skin.
- Hot shower at night.
- Cooling off under a fan.
- DMSO (sulfur) and Diatomaceous Earth (silica). Both detox. Both are good for joints. Sulfur also is a powerful anti inflammatory, and healing agent and an actual pain reliever. Not a pain blocker, a pain reliever. Silica and sulfur both help stop sweating.
- Yogurt. Oatmeal. Turkey. Banana. Milk. –Pick one food, or none at all.
- Camomile tea. Kava tea. — Pick one tea.
- Melatonin. Cherries are a natural source of melatonin. Also, sun exposure during the day.
- CBD Oil! I started this recently (no THC content) and I was surprised at the increased depth of sleep.
- Light Isometrics. Like standing on one foot for 30 seconds. Downward dog for 15 seconds. Back bridge for 15 seconds. Lunge for 10 seconds. Not so difficult that you break out sweating.
If nothing is working: Prayer. Give your worries to God. Ask him for advice, guidance, direction, help.
An odd supernatural solution to insomnia! Read the Bible!
On some people, God has poured out a spirit of slumber, so that you CANNOT read the Bible without falling under a sleep spell from God himself! Try it! Proof:
Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Isaiah 29:10 For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
The real proof is that, at one time, this was happening to me. I would try to read the Bible, and start to get super crazy sleepy. I would put it down, try to nap, and I couldn’t get to sleep. Very weird. I did this multiple times. It was persistent. It was only the Bible. I could read other stuff, and not feel super sleepy. This troubled me. Alarmed me! I decided to be persistent. Finally, I resolved that I would do nothing but eat, sleep, and read the Bible. I finally busted though it, and this “supernatural drowsiness” that hit me when trying to read the Bible finally left, never to return.