It’s common knowledge that stress can cause health problem including sleep problems. According to a recent article, researchers are finding that poor sleep has been linked to “cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and poor mental health among other health problems.” Stress is also connected with chronic pain too. This article goes on to state that 8 hours of sleep is “non-negotiable” to stay healthy.
How many people do you know get 8 hours of sleep per night? And how many people get into a deep, REM sleep (delta)? Would you like to learn how you can get a great night's sleep easily, without drugs with harmful side effects?
Stress is related to difficulty sleeping or poor quality sleep because most people have an “overproduction” of the thinking (beta) brainwaves. We are in a frequent if not constant state of “fight or flight” and this causes us to be thinking about how to get out of stress more often than not, causing this increase of beta.
Our brain needs a rest from the stress. When stress was not as constant as it is now, our brain would go through various brainwave states during the day including meditative (alpha) like when we sit quietly or go for a walk and theta, which is the creative and light sleep brainwaves. We need a healthy amount of theta to get into a deep, delta sleep.
Over time, constant stress causes our brain to forget how to raise these other brainwave states keeping us “stuck” in beta (thinking). It becomes ingrained, like a bad habit. Unfortunately, just trying to raise those other brainwave states becomes harder – the longer we’ve experienced stress. When this happens, it's pretty impossible to get into a deep, delta sleep.
Did you ever try to sit quietly and find it almost impossible to still your mind? When you go to sleep, do you find your head filled with thoughts, or wake up and have difficulty falling back to sleep? Do you find that you aren’t as creative as you used to be? Do you notice that maybe it’s harder to let go of something that’s troubling you?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then more than likely you are in a beta dominant mode and unable to raise the relaxation and light sleep brainwaves like previously.
What’s the solution? Balancing your brainwaves – using a “tool” that will elevate your theta and alpha brainwaves in just 20 minutes per day. I started using the BrainTap with the tracks almost 6 years ago. I had a 40 year history of insomnia that led me to try medications and alcohol to help me sleep. That just left me feeling groggy in the morning and difficulty with focus. The insomnia eventually led to depression and anxiety. I'm happy to report that within 6 weeks of using the BrainTap, my insomnia, depression and anxiety all were gone and have not returned!
If you like to try the BrainTap app, I’m happy to give you the first month for free so you can check it out). This will provide over 700 guided visualization tracks for everything from Healthy Sleep Habits, Stress Reduction, Diabetes to PTSD, Behavior/Recovery, Pain Relief and Neuropathy. There are even tracks for Business and Wealth, Children and Learning. If you don't like the guided visualizations, there are also just musical journeys to get you into the deep, delta sleep.
If you'd like to purchase the new BrainTap headset which will have the added benefit of raising theta (light sleep and creative brainwaves), earpieces that have LED lights to stimulate the ear acupuncture points. The BrainTap headset is about 4 times more powerful than the audio portion, however, you will still receive great benefit by using just the app.
What can you expect by just listening to the tracks? A more relaxed state, being able to “calm” your brain, being able to take deeper, calming breaths. This app will also give you the opportunity to listen to them up to 3 times per day, so you can start your day with an AM Focus track and end your day with a PM Deep Sleep track. Plus, if you have a family member suffering from stress, they can also use it!
If you’d like to try the BrainTap app for free for 30 days, reply by sending me a message. I will need to know what state you are living in, your first and last name, phone number, and email address you’d like associated with the app. I will create the account for you and then off you go! I will also send you a list of recommended tracks to get started.
If you’d like to purchase the headset, for the next 7 days, I can give you a special discount of $57 off the retail price! Just send me a message with the best phone number to reach you and I will give you a call.
BrainTap helped me resolve a 40 year history of insomnia in less than 6 weeks…I know it can help you too!