Are you having sleepless nights and suffering from a sleep disorder or insomnia? Are you fed up with feeling exhausted? Are you looking for an effective natural insomnia treatment and considering a natural alternative to sleeping pills? You are in the right place.
Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and is often considered chronic if it happens at least three nights per week for three months or longer. In general, people with insomnia sleep less or sleep poorly despite having an adequate chance to sleep. The poor sleep may lead to trouble functioning during the daytime and is not only frustrating but it can lead to long term health problems and complications.
Insomnia or poor sleep is not regarded as a public health crisis but many experts believe that it should be treated as one. Sleep deprivation, insomnia and other sleep disorders contribute significantly to the global burden of disease as they greatly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer, as well as the risk of injury and violent death through human error. The actual statistics surrounding insomnia and the financial impact it has on consumers, businesses, and the economy in general are astronomical. In 2010 review, by University of Rochester, researchers found that people who persistently get less sleep are more likely to be in traffic accidents, have higher rates of missed work days, are less satisfied with their jobs and are more likely to get easily irritated. Insomnia increases the risk of strokes, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, obesity, diabetes and depression.
Insomnia is more likely to affect elderly adults. One of the possible causes of insomnia in the elderly is due to changes in the circadian rhythm, most notably advanced sleep phase disorder which causes elderly people to go to sleep earlier and rise earlier than most people.
Good news is that all your sleeping problems should be a thing of the past soon. John Levine, world renowned composer and meditation master, has composed music which helps to effectively banish your insomnia naturally and in many cases for good. John's Alphamusic combined with following the sleep hygiene rules included in our Sleep Guide ebook, will make the positive changes you are looking for.
Sleep disorders and insomnia can be treated naturally. Alphamusic is a natural sleep aid that helps to significantly improve sleep quality, increase sleep duration and sleep efficiency, shorten time needed to fall asleep, and reduce sleep disturbance as well as daytime dysfunction.
More and more people are turning to relaxing brainwave music for stress relief and pressure reduction. Alphamusic is non-addictive and has no side effects or interactions.
It is scientifically proven that alpha waves influence brain wave patterns by bringing you into a deep state of relaxation. Alphamusic helps both anxious adults and hyperactive children struggling to get a restful sleep at night.
It feels as if you have all but saved my life.
After taking a homeopathic remedy over 4 years ago have been dealing with ptsd at I would say at almost its very worse level.
My friend told me about you but I had a collection of very similar music already! Still I ordered those cds almost wearily. They came the next day and I duly dusted off my walkman as I climbed into bed.
This was the woman who slept about 3 hours and woke every 45 mins. The improvement happened from night one, now just one week later I am sleeping 6 to 7hours.
If I wake – which is becoming rare I simply tune in again! I haven’t heard the end of the C.D. yet. For me you out shine from the rest! Thank you John Levine it feels as if you have all but saved my life.
After being on sleeping pills for eight years,
I managed to free myself from them just by listening to your CD.
I have a bipolar disorder, which some also call ‘sleep disorder’, since it invariably affects the sleep of the patient.
I was given the CD as a present and at first was reluctant to believe that it would do me a lot of good, however it transpired that it was a most welcome, great surprise that your CD was so effective.
As a doctor, I will always try to take an holistic and natural approach to reaching a solution due to side effects or short effectiveness of sleeping tablets. Untreated sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, accidents and may kill your sex drive. I look to the common factors that play a role in most sleep disturbances. Understanding these factors can help you overcome a sleep problem. These include a Wellsense Insomnia Assessment which seeks to first understand what could be causing your sleep difficulties. Broadly speaking I include the following areas: medical, lifestyle, diet, sleep environment, anxiety and depression in my assessment. I normally recommend music as a first stage such as The Alphamusic of John Levine. I receive excellent feedback with positive results after treatment with this particular music. In fact because I was impressed with the calming effect of John's Alphamusic on both staff and patients, we are now exclusively playing it throughout our surgery.
Sound can be described as a rate of vibrational frequencies that travel through certain media, such as air or water. These vibrational frequencies which can be sensed by the human ear are 20 to 20,000 vibrations per second (Hz). Frequencies above this range are known as ultrasound and those below known as infrasound. Although these frequencies cannot be heard, both are still able to powerfully influence our physiology on a cellular level. Some (ultra)sounds and certain frequencies are known to create a kind of cellular 'massage', in which the cells move and communicate the sound through and around them with therapeutic results.
Infrasound on the other hand is also known to influence our physiology, but not in such a positive way. It is a powerful type of sound able to travel over long distances and cause symptoms such as disorientation, physical pressure, fears, anxiety, nausea elevated heart rate or increased blood pressure after exposure to it. Its negative effects have been used in the past as weapons.
There is an increasing body of evidence-based research now available, making it difficult to deny the influence that music, and sound generally, has on our physiology, in particular that of the mind. In addition to this, increasing numbers of us are recognising the importance our emotions have on our physical health and immunity.
The effects of sound on health and psychology can be measured by looking at the different brain waves our bodies produce, and how music and sound can influence those brain waves. In 1924 Dr Hans Berger used an early EEG (electroencephalograph) to monitor electrical activity in the brain. As often happens in scientific research he was looking for something else entirely, when the evidence for brain waves emerged. Dr Berger's data revealed that our brain responds to stimuli by emitting electronic impulses in waves of varying intensity. Like any electrical emission, the intensity of brain waves is measured in hertz. The stimuli can come from any area of our lives – emotional, physical and environmental. At that time, Berger was able to detect only two levels of wave activity, which he called alpha and beta.
Under calm conditions, when we are relaxed, the brain produces alpha waves (8-12 Hz). We produce beta waves (12-25 Hz) when in a state of heightened watchfulness and reactivity. Berger also noted that aggressive behaviour may erupt when we are in beta. The positive function of beta is that it sharpens our responses and keeps us alert. A healthy amount of beta is necessary for us to function in daily life, and essential in life-and-death situations where the 'fight and flight' response is appropriate. Beta has its place. However beta run amok can also keep us edgy and stressed out. Spending a significant amount of time over a sustained period in beta, even if as the appropriate response to our environment, can cause us to suffer negative psychological and physical side effects as a result. The long-term effects of primarily operating in beta can be destructive. Decisions made in beta can be reactive and defensive, rather than collaborative and constructive. Typically those who have lived with stressful situations for many years may become so entrenched in beta-driven responses that, even when the source of stress is removed, they continue to respond in that way; a person can come to mistakenly interpret an everyday occurrence as a life and death situation.
In alpha we naturally have a better command of life, our health, and our moods. We are able to think more clearly, consider responses and perhaps make more creative decisions, with better long-term results. Certain types of music can help us enhance the production of alpha brain waves and the associated chemicals, providing a powerful positive influence on how we feel, our reactions and behaviours and the health of our bodies' cells.
Danuta Andrzejak, an EEG (electroencephalography) technician from Krakow, Poland, recently witnessed a case in which a man's speech improved significantly as a direct result of sound and music therapy. The patient, aged 27, had been referred by his psychologist for EEG testing as his speech was incoherent. He spoke so quickly that people found him unintelligible. Results from the EEG examination showed abnormal brainwave activity that was irregular and erratic. In response to these findings, the psychologist prepared a biofeedback neurotherapy program. The program lasted approximately one year during which he had 60 sessions in total and an EEG reading afterwards. The last few sessions used music, specifically a type called Alphamusic. After this music therapy he underwent another EEG examination. The results were phenomenal. His basic activity went to 11-12 Hz, the amplitude slightly lowered around 35 uV, and, importantly, his alpha brain wave rhythms were very regular. This in turn improved the patient's speech significantly. He is now reported to be speaking clearly and more slowly.
Such findings do not surprise composers and musicians, who have long recognised that the calming and self-healing effects of music are known to every culture on earth. We need our mind to rest in alpha when we seek our creativity, emotional flexibility and, for instance, our capacity to remain calm and open in the face of tough decisions. Alpha is our peaceful haven. It is a state we can visit while fully conscious, a place that will always give us relief from stress. In alpha we are at our most productive because we are fully awake, yet completely relaxed.
Before going to bed, your mind starts racing, you keep thinking and you cannot shut your brain off. Electrical equipment such as laptops, smartphones or TV are responsible for this, as well as that project you’re working on, deadlines and family problems, which play a major role in your inability to switch off. Try at least 30 minutes before going to sleep to relax yourself. A book, simple meditation exercise, or sleep music will do the trick.
Research proved that specially composed sleep music can put your brain into relaxed state called alpha. Alpha waves are most frequently related to states such as relaxed mindfulness, awareness, creativity, strong associativity and unfocused attention. This type of waves is linked to cases where a subject is expected to anticipate a certain stimulus or, in the situations of calm, to the sensations of ‘floating’ or pleasure. An alpha brain activity is an integral part of relaxation before sleep. It arises almost immediately after the person closes his eyes leading to the emptiness of mind and the state of no thoughts. Alpha brain frequences are associated with the state of deep relaxation and calm. These factors are directly related to the reduction in stress, increased concentration, creativity, intuition, perception and immunity level, as well as to the processes linked to heart rate and breathing regulation. On the other hand, beta frequencies are characteristic of the states of increased alertness, reactions and acute senses. Such a type of adaptation automatically puts the body under stress, which can lead to negative physical and mental consequences in the long term. Due to the accelerated pace of life, people experience more and more beta waves in their everyday life, which leads to a host of other problems.
John Levine is an Australian composer, piano player, meditation teacher and the author of numerous musical works designed to stimulate the alpha brainwaves. Alphamusic is a simple remedy with which you can banish insomnia. It is ordinary music which affects the brain activity and which the scientific community has been studying with an increasing interest to discover its usefulness in everyday life. Due to its ability to influence brainwaves, their features and functions, music is a powerful remedy which can help improve the quality of life and health. In this state, there are feelings of calm, creativity and a higher control over life situations and behaviour. The mood is improved, thinking becomes more focused and self-respect is increased. The state of self-healing is enhanced too. It has been discovered that creative individuals spend most of the time in alpha and theta states. The athletes subjected to alpha stimulation achieved better results and performance. John Levine’s Alphamusic is finding its place in numerous kindergartens, elementary and high schools, universities and hospitals. It is used for the purpose of improving the learning process, productivity and creativity and inducing relaxation. John Levine’s music strengthens immunity (reduces cortisol and increases melatonin), balances breathing and heart rate, relieves stress and stimulates self healing. Behind Alphamusic compositions is science. A composer John Levine, world renowned brainwaves music expert, conducted scientific research using EEG equipment to measure brainwaves before and after playing Alphamusic. Research proved that Alphamusic was composed in such a way to put listeners into alpha state.
Sleeping pills are being taken by 1.5million Britons at any one time, mainly the over-65s. In 2013, nearly 9 million Americans regularly used sleeping pills to help them sleep at night, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. About two-thirds of sleeping pills are taken by people who use them chronically for several years! According to Mail Online prescription sleeping pills taken by more than one million Britons can raise chance of developing Alzheimer's by 50%. Patients who had been taking them for more than six months were 80 per cent more at risk. It is not recommended to use the over-the-counter medications as their effectiveness and side effects may vary and be undesired. It is best to discuss possible sleep aids with your primary care physician. Typical medications for insomnia include benzodiazepine hypnotics, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and melatonin receptor agonists. Sleeping pills do not cure insomnia and can even contribute to the development of chronic insomnia. There's no evidence that proves sleeping pills can cure insomnia, said Jack Edinger, a sleep specialist at National Jewish Health hospital in Colorado.
Common side effects of prescription sleeping pills such as Lunesta, Sonata, Ambien, Rozerem, and Halcion may include:
• Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
• Changes in appetite
• Difficulty keeping balance
• Daytime drowsiness
• Dry mouth or throat
• Impairment the next day
• Mental slowing or problems with attention or memory
• Stomach pain or tenderness
• Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
• Unusual dreams
While these drugs may be useful short-term, all benzodiazepines are potentially addictive and can cause problems with memory and attention. They are usually not recommended for long-term treatment of sleeping problems. Sleeping pills can also mask a medical condition connected to your sleeping problems. You should aim to identify the source of insomnia. Sleeping pills can affect your mental state the next day, leading to lower levels of concentration and higher risks of an accident. They can increase your risk of early death or cancer (2012 study published in BMJ Open). Sleep experts say that sleeping pills can make you fall asleep and stay asleep.
And even if you do get to sleep, they don’t guarantee you’ll get the right kind of sleep. Zolpidem (Ambien) is a commonly prescribed sleep aid. A May 1 2013 report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) noted that emergency department visits for adverse reactions to Zolpidem increased by about 220% from 2005 to 2010. This means that there were 6,111 visits to emergency departments in the US in 2005 and 19,487 in 2010 due to adverse reactions to this medication (Psychology Today).
Yet despite many side effects, this is still a common insomnia treatment prescribed by many doctors. In fact, in recent years pharmaceutical companies report an even greater increase in sleeping pills sales.
What doctors think about sleeping pills?
Lead author Kathryn Reid, PhD, of the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology at Northwestern University, says: Drug-free treatment is best for insomnia because it eliminates the potential of sleep medications interacting with other drugs a person might be taking.
Dr Robert Lefever, retired GP, now addiction counsellor says: Apart from in cases of serious illness, the human body looks after itself very well. And many drugs, including antibiotics, tranquillizers and sleeping tablets, are prescribed unnecessarily. Not only am I a very reluctant taker of tablets, I was also a very reluctant prescriber as a GP and the cost of my prescriptions was consistently 40% lower than other doctors in my local area.
Dr. Kripke, MD and researcher, reports that sleeping pills make your brain less active, and that depressed activity doesn't typically simply vanish when the sun comes up. He notes that: " … almost all sleeping pills produce immediate impairments in memory and performance. Further there is extensive evidence that sleeping pills on average impair performance and memory on the following day.”
Dr Max Pemberton, MD, author and journalist says: Sleeping tablets don’t cure the problem: they mask it. And, as I’ve seen many times, they create more problems than they solve. The traditional tablets, benzo-diazepines as far as I’m concerned should be banned. People get trapped in a downward spiral of having to take more and more pills, and are unable to stop. I absolutely believe sleeping tablets have the potential to ruin lives.
According to Telegraph UK, health professionals warn that doctors should limit sleeping pill prescriptions. Doctors have been told they should only issue prescriptions of sleeping pills and tranquillisers in exceptional circumstances after they acknowledged the drugs can be highly addictive. Consult with your health professional what is the right insomnia treatment for yourself.
Alphamusic Insomnia Treatment Package includes:
* A 60 minute relaxing sleep music digital compilation from Orange Grove Siesta, Silence of Peace and Amber
- the right amount of time to unwind your stressed/uneasy mind
and allow you to sleep well (free samples)
* The Sleep Guide ebook - your complete guide to safe, easy and effective sleep
* Get Fit! Get Healthy! ebook - discover simple techniques to getting fitter & healthier and staying that way
You can either keep looking for the next solution to a better sleep, or you could download your copy of Insomnia Treatment Package today and start experiencing a better sleep. The choice is obvious. Get your copy today!