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For optimal brain function and the restoration/healing of the body it is best to try to get uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep... If possible!

Lack of sleep is linked to an increase in cytokine molecules that control immune response and inflammation. More sleep is required when the immune system is working overtime as in a body filled with Lyme and other zoonotic infections. 

The Pineal gland produces melatonin hormone which controls the body rhythms and in particular the internal body clock/sleep/wake patterns. Melatonin increases the deeper stages of sleep. In a balanced pineal gland there is almost no melatonin in the blood during the daytime, while at the end of the day the melatonin increases in the blood allowing sleepiness. 

Melatonin remains in the blood all night while the person sleeps and lessens as morning approaches. When light enters the eyes, the melatonin of the blood goes away. An unbalanced pineal gland creates a too early or too late sleep pattern, which in these infections may stem from an inflamed Brain Stem or infected pineal gland. 

Sleep is vital in promoting and restoring physical health and emotional well-being. Poor or/and minimal sleep takes a toll on mood, mental sharpness, energy, productivity, creativity, and ability to handle stress. Lack of sleep prevents the body's natural cycle of healing, thus pain increases. Every system in the body is affected from lack of sleep.

The quality of sleep determines the amount of hours of sleep required for a body fighting bacteria and repairing itself. Restorative sleep means deep sleep (stages 3 and 4) and REM sleep. 

With zoonotic diseases their toxins, or where they are located in the brain, manifest sleep disorders and more often then not poor quality sleep is the norm, creating a cascade of stresses on the body. 

*Inflammation or spirochetes in the Hypothalamus, mid brain and  brain stem area disrupt the healthy functions of this area... the sleep pattern included. The inflammation manifests weird symptoms such as the  inability go into deep Rem sleep, falling asleep at incorrect times for no apparent reason,  difficulty falling asleep, being WIDE awake in the middle of the night, feeling extremely fatigued yet unable to fall asleep.    The lack of muscle repair/healing from lack of sleep increases the pain level throughout the body and then it is the pain that also keeps a person awake.

Helpful:

Perform a daily ritual

  • Preparation of the Physical: No caffeine, alcohol or other stimulants. No smoking. No vigorous exercise 5 hours before bedtime. Preferably do not to set an alarm and go to sleep with the intention of sleeping in and then sleep in if you can to allow  body to heal itself.  But, if you must set an alarm, then plan your bed time ritual so you will have at least nine hours or more before you need to wake up to the alarm.
    Preparation of the mind: Always have an interesting project going so you have at least one "enjoyable purpose" to look forward to in the upcoming day. Before going to bed look at the "problems/worries" that are running through the brain. Analyze it, decide if it is your problem to own. If so, write down on a paper what action you will take to solve it and which day you will do it. If it is not your problem to solve, get your self out of other peoples business. 
     * Establish a wee ritual, such as washing up, slowly sipping a sleepy time hot tea, going to bed, and  reading something uplifting until you drift off to sleep ( but not one where you want to finish the book) 
Sleep 
The Pineal Gland
Sleep symptoms of Lyme 
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Sharing my Sleep habits when I was in the infections

  • I sleep on a firm mattress in the cool bedroom, in the basement, with the window open. During the winter I have three comforters on top of me.  When my body wakes me up because it is boiling inside, I just flip off the comforters and lay in the cold for about ten -  fifteen minutes to bring the temperature down.
  • I do not use the top bed sheet as I  get tangled in it and when I am weak,or have an urgent bladder call, it is just one of those struggles I do not need.
  • I do not tuck the comforter at the foot of the bed as it puts too much pressure on my toes and feet as they get numb very quickly.
  • I have a vessel near the bed for when the bladder is erratic as I know that sometimes it will never hold until it reaches the bathroom.
  • I most always have a creative project going so that in the morning I have at least one "enjoyable purpose" to look forward to the upcoming day. It calls me to get out of bed and step into my day with anticipation..
  • When I become wide awake during the night I have learned to just get up out of bed rather to lay there as the pain always grows when I just lay. So I do computer or TV until I am tired and then go back to bed and then usually fall to sleep quickly before the pain builds up. My pain seems worse when horizontal.
    I have stopped setting my alarm clock as I need at least eight hours of sleep. (I am ""fortunate"" that I have no work to go to and no children to give breakfast to.)

    Insomnia would not be so bad...if only you did not lie awake worrying about it. -Unknown
     
     

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The "the sleeping room":

  • Quiet:  Ideal is a room in a basement where the walls keep the heat out and muffle outside noises, or in an area away from street noises and the business of the family kitchen, and no Big Ben ticking clocks. In some instances, music that  can promote sleep by relaxing (not music that activates the brain) and the soft music or a fan running can also block out noisy environments.
  • Darkness: Total darkness by blocking all light from outside windows, no led lights in room, no glow in the dark alarm clocks or digital clocks. No plugged in appliances such as TV, phones, any electronics, except a bed lamp. (Preferably a touch lamp.)
  • Fresh Air: Room aired out prior to going to bed. Sleeping with opened window for circulating air.
  • Temperature: Cool to cold.
  • Comfort: Bed comfortable firm mattress, clean linens. No top bed sheet as weak people with urgent bladders easily get tangled up trying to get up. . No tucking of comforters at the foot of the bed as it puts too much pressure on toes and feet already neurologically numb. Ideal is a comforter larger then bed size.
  • Bladder relief: If Bathroom is not attached to the bed room and spine nerves causing weak bladder muscles, or inflamed brain is sending incorrect messages to the bladder, then place next to the bed a large oval empty plastic soap container bottle, with the handle on it that has the top cut off or any vessel. Use it until the infections have been eradicated and bladder re-balances itself.
  • Get plenty of rest when doing heavy duty eradication and body is detoxifying. Body must regenerate many new cells as the pathogens die with the cells.
  • Sleep an average of eight hours to give your body time to heal and re-balance itself from what has assaulted it and from the previous day's activities. 
  • Take sleep naps when your body calls for it. Sometimes a five minute nap is all you need for your body to catch up to itself.
  • Dealing with the wide awake disorder in the middle of the night: Stay in bed for only fifteen minutes and then get up and out of bed, rather then laying there (as pain will just grow). Get busy at doing something relaxing until yawning begins then go back to bed. DO NOT fret about how tired you will be the next day. You have gone without an entire nights sleep before and you have survived!
Think of sleep as money for your immune system bank; If sleep was only four hours, as soon as you become sleepy again go to bed and sleep for four hours or more. Learn to nap. It may be needed a few times a day. If you are in the Lyme stage where deep sleep no longer is occurring, even more sleep will be required as you will feel you are always running on empty, your muscles aren't repairing themselves, the body isn't healing... It is sleep deprived.
  • Walking around barefoot naturally balances the energy in the body. It massages the meridian points in the feet which are correlated with sleep.
  •  Bach Flower Essences Rescue Remedy Sleep (Swanson's carry and canadianvitaminshop.com) 
  •  Relora NOW 
  • Pineal Code  New Zealand Organic Glandular Sarcodes

  • Concentrated Homeopathic Tincture
  • Schizandra is used for the treatment of different diseases, including insomnia, irritation, palpitation and dyspnea. Schizandra is also used a general tonic, for treatment of skin disorders and as sedative .(Not to be  used when pregnant, inter cranial pressure, GERD's, Epilepsy.) (Will not work with cinnamon oil)
  • Z-flamed (not with essential oil)
  • Sleep aid (not with essential oil)
  • Hyland's HYPERICUM PERFORATUM for insomnia
  • Before sleeping rubbing castor oil on the soles of the feet and wearing a loose stocking over. 
Lyme disease sleep disorders may be caused by inflammation in the brain. Maybe what is required is detoxification or an anti-inflammatory rather then a sleeping aid.Or possibly overloaded with neurotoxins.
When doing scans I have frequently found spirochetes or Babesia in the penial gland. In those cases, not a single thing will help these sleep deprived until the infection is out of the pineal gland. I suggest CHIM -Fl- Aviva for fastest relief. (See eradicating agents)
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