Sleep V’s Napping!
Did you know that Sleep:
- Consumes one-third of our lives!
- We can dream in all stages
- There are two main types of sleep – rapid eye movement (REM) with three stages. Our Brain waves slow down as we move through the 3 stages. Dreams are normally long, visual and not always connected to immediate events of the day. You may experience vivid and oddly bizarre dreams.
and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) where our dreams are shorter, less visual and emotional. Related to current life events.
- Our body heals as we sleep – it's very busy!
- Helps us with our learning, memory and brain development.
- Sleep conserves our energy and provides the opportunity for our bodies to repair and rejuvenate
- As we sleep our bodies flush out toxins from our brain that have build up during waking hours!
What can happen when our sleep is disturbed or we don’t get enough sleep?
Emotionally we may experience an overload of negative behaviours – anger, substance abuse and poor motor control and adds to our stress levels!
Lack of sleep impairs our cognitive abilities, our attention span becomes limited and ineffective along with our memory and executive functions in not getting things done. Physically – it can affect our auto immune system and all other functions
Ah - The power of a nap!
Did you know that neuroscience is finding that if we take a 20 minute power nap, it enhances and improves memory and learning, sparks creativity and regulates our emotions!
Whether you are sleeping or power napping!! Sleep promotes memory consolidation. It moves memory from short to long term storage by repeatedly activating memory.
If you nap longer the 25 mins you start to fall into a deep sleep and awaken feeling groggy and unrefreshed! SO STICK WITH 20 MINS – Set the timer on your mobile!
TIPS FOR GETTING A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP
(Dr. Sarah McKay gives some great advice on getting a good nights sleep)
• Try to get as much natural light during the day, and as little artificial light at night.
• Restrict use of light-emitting digital devices at bedtime (put your iPhone down!).
• Keep your room cool.
• Exercise daily.
• Address any negative thought patterns or beliefs you have about sleep. These can that can push temporary insomnia into long-term insomnia. If you believe them, you’ll have more difficult fall asleep again.
Mental or emotional stress is often overlooked when it comes to sleep problems and STRESS is a key factor in sleeplessness!
Are you out of sync with your sleep? Is Stress in the way of you enjoying a better sleep?
Please contact us for a personalised session of hypnosis that will help you get back into a natural sleep rhythm or visit our audio store and download A Good Nights Sleep will help you gain a sense of wellbeing so that you can handle all situations that come your way, with great clarity and ease along with feeling refreshed and energised!
This sleep recording will help you:
- Reset your response to stress
- Fall asleep more easily
- Regenerate and Energise
- Sleep deeply and peacefully
- Gain a sense of wellbeing
- Handle all situations that come your way!
Track Length: 30.03
Artist: - Aisling Killoran