West Usk Lighthouse
Newport, Gwent.

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Sleep Retreats for Insomniacs who want to re-set their internal clock.  A new approach using alternative methods.

Ill health eventually occurs when we can't sleep or we become burnt out. Stress,  Traumas,  grief, marriage breakdowns,  overworking  and so on, can lead to an inability to sleep properly.  During this time the body can not do its cleaning up at night,  and toxins that should have been discharged are retained in cells, muscles and organs. Soon,  if nothing is done,  illnesses will ensue,  because the body can't find anywhere else to store its waste products.

Everyone needs to go through several cycles of sleep every night, Rapid  Eye Movement is crucial to this. Some people sleep a lot and find that when they get up in the mornings ,  they are still tired.  This is because the brain has used too muxh energy dreaming during the sleeping period.  Sleeping too much or too little will have consequences on health and wellbeing.

We can help you reset your internal clock with a series of techniques over a five day period , arriving Sunday evening  and  leaving Friday afternoon. The Programme includes relaxation techniques,  Nutritional advice, Visualisation, Hypnosis, Healing, Goal Setting, plus five Floats and  different complementary massages every day.

You will be monitored over a six month period and if you have any problems,  you can redo the course for Half Price. Lunch, THERAPIES and accommodation at the West Usk Lighthouse included but not evening meals.  

Small groups.  Maximun number:  4 

Can be tailored for single participants or local residents.  Spouses are welcome.  No extra charge  for B&B.

If you have a good GP,  the local area board might  pay for it.  Please contact Danielle for more information on 01633 810126.

Cost: £1500,  includes B&B for 5 nights, lunches, floats,  massages, hypnosis, healing and allergy testing.

How to get a good night's sleep.

  • Go to bed at the same time every day around 10 pm.
  • Stay away from coffee, alcohol, tea, fizzy drinks and chocolate.
  • Exercise is good but do not exercise nearer your bed time.
  • Do not eat later than 7 pm. Have a warm milky drink,  or herbal tea such as Valerian or Camomile.
  • Make sure that your sleeping environment is comfortable,  not too hot or too cold. The bed is inviting,  with clean sheets.
  • Do not have a TV or computer in the room.  These disturb our electromagnetic fields. Prepare the room,  make sure it is dark,  no lights outside the door. De-clutter as much as you can.
  • Dowse for geopathic lines.  These are lines of energy which can disturb our sleep and bring illness.
  • Listen to soothing music or a relaxing CD. Lie down with your hands on your stomach and listen to your breathing. Deepen and lenghten your breathing.  Inhale and exhale every 5 seconds then try to hold for 30 seconds.  Breathe in peace and breathe out all stress of the day. You can visualise these as colours.  Do this as long as you can, about 10 minutes.
  • Do not think about the events of the day.
  • Do not go down memory lane.
  • You need to be pesistent over a period of time to create a new sleeping habit.

If all these do not help,  then you need to find the root cause of the problem, and fix the emotions surrounding the event that caused the insomnia.  There are now over 80 sleep disorders. Sleep apnoea,  a respiratory disorder,  can also be assisted with proper help and healing.

INSOMNIA:  Sleeping pills aren't worth the risk

What's a good night's sleep worth?  Quite a lot, especially if you rarely get one.  And the older you get, the more elusive a full night's sleep seems to get.  Not surprisingly, insomniacs eventually visit the doctor, who invariably prescribes a sleeping pill such as a benzodiazepine.  If you've made a similar journey yourself, you're not alone - in fact, it's been reckoned that up to a third of all elderly people in the USA and the UK are taking a powerful sleeping agent every night.
So, amazed by the level of use of a "sedative hypnotic" as sleeping pills are called, researchers decided to frame a slightly different question:  are the benzodiazepines worth a good night?s sleep?  To answer their question, they analysed 24 different studies that involved 2,417 insomniacs. 
The simple, and short, answer is no.  The drugs increased the chances of cognitive problems by almost five times, physical or motor problems by nearly three times, and daytime fatigue by nearly four times. 
The risks outweigh the benefits, as researchers like to put it.  The drugs weren?t especially effective at helping the patient sleep, and yet they had a devastating effect on his daytime activities.
(Source:  British Medical Journal, 2005; 331: 1169-73). E

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