Updated: Sep 18
I have always been interested in #sleep.
Why we sleep, why we can’t get to sleep, causes of and remedies for insomnia.
Since researching this fascinating subject, it has become clear that after you have addressed sleep hygiene then the next port of call has to be your #subconscious mind.
What’s going on if your life and how your mind responds to it is key.
STRESS. The actual definition of stress is: ‘A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.’
And how does #stress effect sleep?
The stress response that contributes to insomnia is known as a state of hyperarousal which is when the brain and body operate as if “on alert.” Hyperarousal has come to be seen as a central underlying driver of insomnia.
#Hyperarousal, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed… they are all controlled by your subconscious mind. You don’t choose to have stomach churning feelings or go over events repeatedly, it just happens. If you chose to have such feelings and switch them on and off, then that would mean it was your conscious mind that was in charge. But it is not. Your subconscious mind runs the show. Especially where emotional responses are concerned. It creates the feelings of emotional strain and tension.
This means that it is the subconscious mind that needs to be updated to allow you to enjoy the feelings you choose. Calm, in control, knowing that everything will be okay. These positive beliefs don’t cause emotional strain or tension, instead they mean you can feel in control, able to deal with things, problem solve, having good self esteem and ultimately having good sleep.
Deal with the stress response, switch off the hyperarpousal and enjoy the sleep.
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