It’s not easy to find sleep disorders cures these days. There can be so many causes, so many factors, that each cure has to be personalized on the individual.
Yet, the medical world has started to admit, that the brain – as the leader of the other organs, is the most important when coming to sleep disorders. Happiness of the brain means a good functionality and a good coordination of the organs.
The brain is a very complex organ, and it represents more than physical cells and connections. Our traumas, our stress, fears and frustrations, our memories, they all affect our brain. It becomes unbalanced and unhappy, and we will start doing some strange things to try to make it happy again. But we’ll do this using some physical methods, like eating a lot, going shopping, taking drugs or simply trying to shut its mouth with some anesthetic pills like Xanax or others of the kind. Then will’ll finally get some sleep!
While there is no pill in this world that can treat a broken heart, or a frustration, we can at least provide the brain with its fuel, assuring that it is physically satisfied and can function properly. Not tranquilizing it, nor reducing it to silence with some synthetic help, but nourishing it with glycogen, its fuel.
During sleeping, our brain doesn’t sleep!
As I described in the post One of the best foods that fuel your brain!, our liver is the most essential supplier of glycogen for our brain. The liver produces it from fructose and glucose in a 1:1 ratio, and we can find those two sugars, in exactly this ratio, in HONEY.
One or two spoons of quality, unfiltered honey, taken right before going to bed, will make the liver produce enough glycogen to ensure the fuel for the brain, for 8 hours of sleep. Thus, it will not wake us up during sleep, to get some food and feed it.
Because during sleep, our brain doesn’t sleep, but functions in a high energy state.
Having an uninterrupted sleep, due to a proper brain fueling, will lead to many other health benefits. From reducing the risks for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, to improved learning and memory.
Science also tells us that honey stabilizes blood sugar levels and contributes to the release of MELATONIN, which is the hormone required for recovery and rebuilding of body tissues during rest. And, “it activates the immune system, acts as an extremely powerful antioxidant, regulates the circadian rhythms, and increases production of cells in bone marrow” (according to Brainwave Research Institute)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), also known as sleep apnea, is a condition of interrupted breathing during sleep. This interruption leads to a reduced delivery of oxygen to the brain. A “reflex” arousal is thus created and the sleep will be interrupted. And because this is not a singular happening during the night, the following day we will feel fatigue and probably be sleepy the whole day.
But it is not only about feeling sleepy during the next, but the fact that this interrupted breathing may increase the risk for all the diseases known collectively as the metabolic syndrome: heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Even depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
What to do? Reduce the overnight stress by providing the brain with a sufficient fuel supply, so it won’t get hungry and start stressing the body. The production and release of adrenal stress hormones is reduced, allowing sleep to continue uninterrupted throughout the night. A restorative sleep promotes physiologic recovery.
We should not jump to the conclusion that honey will cure sleep apnea. YET, the reduction of metabolic stress during sleep does reduce the risks, not only of sleep apnea, but also of other associated conditions and diseases.
Bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder, in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. People with bruxism are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring or sleep apnea. Like everything else in life, they all come together.
In some people, bruxism can be frequent and severe enough to lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and other problems.
The medical treatments of today can only offer some means to avoid these unpleasant consequences. Like a special protection for the teeth (but not the muscles and jaw joints), called bite plate, that has been custom-fitted by your dentist. Or injections with botox (botulism toxin) working to minimize spasm in overworked jaw muscles.
It is commonly accepted that the root of bruxism is, again, stress and traumas. The only effective treatment can be done only by the patient himself, with or without the help of a specialist.
Hypnosis can help bruxism and sleep disorders
Hypnosis can either inoculate you with the idea that immediately after you fell asleep, there is absolutely no stress, no trauma that can affect your sleep, or can lead you to the root, the cause of the psychological problem.
This is done through regression in the actual life or a past one, trying to reveal what caused your trauma and how to deal with it. I personally have read a lot about Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy, and I have come to recommend it with all my heart.
If you have tried all methods and nothing helped, if you even tried the method I described here, that of ensuring the brain with the necessary fuel, by taking 1 or 2 spoons of honey just before bedtime, then I sincerily recommend trying regressing into your past, to discover what’s wrong.
You may be surprised of the result. You may discover more than you ever wanted to know, you may be healed in the processes, get rid of other conditions that you had, or, you may simply get a different perspective and get to understand life better. There are so many things you can discover.
Try first to read more about this. If it gets your attention, then go for it! Read Dolores Cannon’s books, and you can start with this rather long, but incredibly interesting book, The Convoluted Universe – Book Three, which is cheap in a kindle version, and it’s worth each and every single cent.
And if you decide to move on and give it a try, and if something changes in your life,
than please come back here and let us all know.
Honey does not directly heal sleep disorders. But taking 1 or 2 spoons of honey before bedtime, the brain will be fueled and the metabolic stress during sleep will be reduced. And so will be the risks, not only of sleep apnea, but also of other associated conditions and diseases.
Honey will also stabilize blood sugar levels and contributes to the release of melatonin, which is the hormone required for recovery and rebuilding of body tissues during rest.
Refferences and picture credit:
Stefan Bogdanov, Bee Product Science, feb 2014;
Ron Fessenden: The New Honey Revolution
Tired Sleepy woman” picture credit Johan Larson, via Big Stock Photo;
“Brain” picture credit digitalista via Big Stock Photo;