If you have trouble sleeping, this 1.5 hour video is a must see. This talk was organized by Dr. Mark Kalina from Pacific Pearl. He really brought the right people together to address sleep issues from all angles.
Dr. Edward Goldberg, MD Harvard Graduate, has a center in Carmel Vally called San Diego OrthoNeuro where he works with patience that suffer from sleep disorders. He mostly discussed how lack of sleep can affect people at so many levels. Not good news!!
Dr. Denise O-Neil approached sleep issues from the emotional perspective, stating that unprocessed emotions and stress/worry are one of the main reasons people suffer from sleep disorders. She recommended different kinds of therapy including EMDR to release old trauma.
Dr. Erica Oberg's approach was more on natural ways to create healthy sleeping patterns that focused on the Circadian Rhythm, supplements and food.
My presentation was more experiential. Inviting everyone to have their tools ready on those nights we tend to wake up in the middle of the night for hours.
It included smell (lavender oils), sound (relaxing music), breath (we practiced one of many), mudras (finger/hand positions that calm down the nervous system), and letting go of chatter in the mind.
I would highly recommend watching this presentation. It has a wealth of information.