Sleeplessness can be caused by many factors, whether it be from worry, anxiety, fear, or just the inability to shut your mind off at night. The Bach Flower Remedies can help you deal with the emotions that surround sleeplessness and will hopefully assist with a good nights sleep.
Below are some remedy suggestions for various emotions:
Do you have an active mind with thoughts constantly going around and around, which however hard you try keep returning?
Try White Chestnut for a peace of mind and clear head for positive problem solving. Worry can then be replaced by trust in a positive outcome and solutions to problems will come to mind easily.
Are you anxious of fearful about something? If you have unknown fears try Aspen for an inner peace, and for known fears try Mimulus to give you the courage to face trials and difficulties with confidence. For fears or over-concern for the welfare of others (especially family) Red Chestnut will assist you to care for them compassionately and calmly when asked to do so.
Stressed out and overwhelmed by your daily workload and responsibilities? Try Elm, this remedy can help you to put things into perspective, so that you can take on only what you can cope with, and at the same time look after your own needs.
Feeling over tired, exhausted and out of energy? Olive will help you regain the strength and ability to get through the day, at the same time helping you realise when it is time to take it easy.
Feeling stressed about a particular upcoming event e.g. exam, interview, and dental visit?
Rescue Remedy will help you face the situation in a better frame of mind, and will help to reduce your fear and nervousness. It is an emergency combination containing five flower remedies: Impatiens (keeps you calm), Star of Bethlehem (neutralizes trauma), Cherry Plum (restores balance), Rock Rose (restores courage and a peace of mind), and Clematis (keeps you focused). It can be taken as often as necessary before a stressful event and will provide comfort and reassurance.
For more information please consult the 38 Flower Remedies page.
Still confused about the choices? Although the Bach flower system is a simple self-help system of healing it is sometimes hard to choose on our own. This is where Sarah Brune, a fully trained Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner who knows the indications of the remedies can guide us through the process which best fits in with your situation with a consultation.
Useful Tips for a Better Sleep:
- Reduce the amount of caffeine, alcohol, and heavy meals in the few hours before bedtime.
- Try to establish a nightly routine. Go to bed at the same time every night and have a warm bath, a milky drink, or listen to soothing music before going to bed.
- Read a book until you feel tired. Don’t worry about how much or how little you’re sleeping – this only makes things worse.
- Keep your room dark and quiet - no background TV or radio noise.
“I have been using different Bach Flower Remedies off and on for almost five years but never for sleep problems. I don’t know if my hormones were starting to give me grief or there was too much on my mind but I needed sleep and I needed it now. Sarah mixed up a remedy to help this condition and results were noticed right away. Once again I was lulled into that magnificent other world call ‘sleep’ and all is well again”. Linda