Floatation for stress related Insomnia
Just a short email to say thanks for most probably the best night’s sleep I have ever had.
I “floated” for the first time yesterday and had my doubts about it before and during the float, to be honest. When I stepped out of the tank some of the doubts were immediately gone but it was only after waking up this morning at the bright and early hour of 10am (went to bed at 7pm immediately after returning from Cloud 9) that I knew how powerful that 1 hour was. I have been an insomniac that got about 3 – 4 hours of sleep 4 or maybe 5 evenings a week for the past 6 months or so. Last night I slept like a baby and feel like a million dollars today!
You have a client for life! And should any of your clients need to hear a testimonial verbally – you can send them my way at any time!
Renier Coetzee *
Above is just one of many clients that have come back to me thrilled at how effective floatation therapy has been in helping them overcome their insomnia. – Angela
Why does stress cause insomnia
There is a very simply physiological connections between high levels of stress and an inability to sleep well. When faced with stress full situations our body produces the so called “fight of flight”
The stress response “fight or flight”
When we are first stressed, the brain signals the release of Adrenalin and cortisol. These are hormones that boost our blood sugar and oxygen levels, push more blood to the brain, the result is increased alertness. When we are constantly faced with these stressors, and our body keeps producing more and more of these stress hormones, we end up in a full time “survival mode”
In the days of our Neanderthal forefathers, is was just not safe to sleep deeply around the Sabre toothed tiger, which is why, when we are in survival mode are bodies are not in a
In the short term stress suppresses the immune system, increasing the risk of infections; slows down the body’s rate of repair; slows down the metabolism; robs the body of vital nutrients.
And the symptoms can be: recurrent headaches; vague aches and pains; dizziness; heartburn; muscle tension; dry mouth; excessive perspiration; pounding heart; insomnia; fatigue.
Medium term, as we become more and more stressed out, so our body begins to adapt to the high level of stress hormones. As a result we feel increasingly anxious, fatigued and prone to mood swings.
* Disclaimer: Floatation is an experience unique to each individual, as such, the experience and results may vary from person to person