In our previous post titled Insomnia and Magnetic Therapy, we saw the definition of insomnia, its causes and its consequences. We saw briefly the magnetic therapy treatment for insomnia which we will dwell upon at length in this post.
Though there are various types of insomnia, mainly primary insomnia and secondary insomnia, the main problem in insomnia related disorders is the circadian rhythm or the human internal body clock.
Insomnia and circadian cycles
When the circadian cycles are not synchronized, the waking and sleep states of humans gets disrupted. The circadian rhythms tend to get into sync within a short period of time if the disruption is due to travel from one time zone to the other.
This is referred to as jet lag and depending on the distance and duration of travel, it can last anywhere between a few hours and couple of days. After this, the body clock gets in sync with the place of domicile and the sleep wake state gets back to normal.
The circadian rhythm cycles can cause serious disruption of sleep wake cycles when the cause is due to medical conditions like depression, stress, chronic pain due to arthritis etc.
This type of disruption of the body clock rhythms makes the circadian cycles go out of sync over extended periods of time causing chronic insomnia over extended periods of time resulting in mental and physical fatigue. It is vital to reset the circadian rhythm to alleviate chronic insomnia.
Melatonin and circadian rhythms
The pineal gland located in the base of the human brain secretes a hormone called melatonin. This hormone plays a large part in regulating the circadian rhythm cycles.
Melatonin is secreted at different times of the day but it peaks in late evening and is responsible for the onset of sleep. It is also referred to as the count dracula among hormones in lighter vein as it increases in activity after dusk as darkness sets in.
Melatonin and sleep
When the pineal gland does not secrete the optimum amount of melatonin, the circadian cycles get out of sync. This in turn extends the wakeful state of the individual and causes sleeplessness.
It must be noted that the pineal gland is very sensitive to changes in the human body thus restricting the production of melatonin.
Melatonin when produced in limited amounts can suffice to induce sleep in a person but it cannot sustain a steady sleep state. The affected person keeps waking up through the night as the melatonin production fails to reach high levels during the course of the night’s sleep. The low melatonin levels forces the person to stay awake.
Magnetic therapy for melatonin stimulation
Though melatonin is available in the form of drugs, the use of such synthetic hormones can cause adverse side effects. One of the major problems could be that the pineal gland could stop the natural production of melatonin in the body.
Magnetic therapy has been known to produce a drowsy effect on patients when subjected to regular treatment exposures extending over a fixed period of time or depending on the schedule of treatment depending on the individual and the ailment suffered.
So it is best to stimulate the natural production of melatonin which happens naturally within the human body. The pineal gland is known to be sensitive to electromagnetic fields and can respond well to magnetic fields.
Sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad with magnetic pillow pads providing head support is a good way of stimulating the pineal gland located in the brain. This could result in increased production of melatonin.
Magnetic therapy helps in resetting the circadian cycles and simultaneously increasing the production of melatonin to sustain the sleep state throughout the night leaving the individual waking up refreshed after a sound night’s sleep.
Magnetic therapy products from Woolrest BioMag enable you to buy magnetic mattress pads and magnetic mattress toppers along with magnetic pillow pads to alleviate the problems arising from insomnia. They have helped innumerable people across the world in achieving a sound night’s sleep leaving them enervated to face the rigors of the modern world.