How Kinesiology can Help with Sleeping Disorders
In this article, our neuro-energetic kinesiology practitioner Benedicte Caudron discusses in more detail how kinesiology can help with sleep problems. As kinesiologist with many years of experience, she has found many patients complain about sleeping disorders, such as:
Getting to sleep
Waking up in the middle of the night and not falling back to sleep
Experiencing shallow sleep
Other symptoms that can be related to sleeping disorders (both adults and childs) are night terrors, sleep walking and snoring (sleep apnea).
Unfortunately, most people accept sleeping disorders and behaviours as “normal.” However – it is not normal, as quality sleep is very important for your well-being and overall health. With the support of kinesiology treatment, you can retrieve back your quality of sleep.
Common reasons that may be affecting your quality of sleep include:
Long exposure to artificial light
Your body knows what time of day it is by how much light your eyes are exposed to. Long exposure to artificial light emitted from computers, phones and TVs disturb your circadian rhythms and this interferes with your production of melatonin - which tells your body that it is time to sleep. This results in sending signals to your body that the body needs to stay awake, which affects sleep.
Worries and anxiety
A racing mind, repeating the events of the day over and over, planning tomorrow down to the minute, .... It’s a wonder some of us sleep at all! Women in particular are notorious for worrying, and with worry comes anxiety which affects sleep.
Our modern lives are overloaded with stress and all too often we have not learned how to manage it. The demands of work, school, social expectations, financial pressures and a host of other factors are always there and are very hard on our body systems. We never get to switch off and chemically we become saturated with cortisol. It is next to impossible to sleep if you have too much cortisol in your system.
How can Kinesiology improve your sleep?
‘Questioning’ your body
Kinesiologists can find the causes of what may be negatively impacting your sleep. For example artificial light or emotional triggers.
Tracing all imbalances
In your life back to the emotional source and by working through the emotional source, you may find great relief and eventually eliminate your worries and the source of anxiety.
Using feedback from your body
Kinesiologists determine exactly where the imbalances are, what your body requires and determine which techniques will bring the body back into balance.
Using acupressure points
These are unique to kinesiology, intended to release the stress held in your body and mind that is preventing restful, adequate sleep. Once this is released, you can access and reduce the stress where it occurs within the energy system of the body to help it to calm down.
Health benefits of adequate sleep:
Improves brain function, memory and processing information
Improved quality of life and overall performance
Stables blood sugar levels and curbs inflammation
Sharpens attention and focus
Lowers stress and provides emotional stability
It’s rare that only one factor is affecting your sleep - you will usually find that there are many different causes and imbalances.
Benedicte is a neuro-energetic kinesiology practitioner with an Australian government accredited qualification. She has discovered the benefits of Kinesiology, learning to master and channel the energies to provide her patients with the well-being they need to feel anchored, rooted and balanced.
Benedicte is also certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) from the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies and a certified Seiki practitioner from Kimura Shiatsu Institute. Together with her 18 years of Yoga practice, she offers her patients a holistic approach to healing. Benedicte is fluent in French and in English.