What happens as we relax at bedtime that allows the night creatures - in the form of daytime worries - to intrude?
Sleep is crucial to human beings and part of our normal genetic make up.
Recent studies have shown that neurotoxins that build up in the brain during waking hours are cleared out during our sleep.
The system through which the ‘cleanup’ takes place is called the glymphatic system and research has shown that it is much more active during sleep.
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun
A 5 STEP PROGRAM TO BANISH THE NIGHT ‘INTRUDERS’
1) A big no-no is clashing swords!
Instead of fighting against the worrisome intruders, acknowledge their presence!
2) Find a way to neutralize them!
Make notes and put them in another room, close the door and tell the problems to ‘cook’ while you are sleeping and that you will revisit them in the morning.
Another idea: put the notes in a special box and imagine locking them away for the night.
3) Have a dialog with the intruders:
“Hey,” you might say, “I’m not ignoring you, but if you go into this magic box and wait until morning I will be much better at fixing you!”
4) Make your sleeping area a ‘meditation location’:
Create an oasis of calm to sink into. Pay attention to:
Warm or cold
Soft or hard
5) Have something soothing that you can stare at as you drift off…
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