Have you ever heard someone say really weird stuff in the middle of the night? “Shave the cat’s bum… Shave the cat’s bum in the sink! It’s a holy mess!”
That’s only scratching the surface when it comes to the crazy stuff I’ve heard from my family in the pitch black of night. I’m sure you’ve heard your share of crazy, too!
But, when it comes to sleep, there’s a much bigger, more insidious problem in the world.
Do you find yourself lying awake at night or relying on sleep aids…. or do you dread waking up most mornings?
Are you repeatedly hitting the snooze button before eventually dragging yourself out of bed?
Over these three weeks, I’m going to address the subject of quality sleep. This week, I’m going to step you through this problem. Next week, we will go through some basic background and then in the final week I will give you some power-packed solutions to help you achieve rest and attack your day with force!
A 2013 study by the American Psychological Association found that 46% of women and 38% of men lie awake at night because of stress. The level of stress people feel today seems to be approaching epidemic levels.
If you are having difficulty with this, I would like to take a moment to let you know that you are not alone. Sleep is NOT a sign of weakness. You don’t need to earn it. This condition is not specific to any particular demographic. So many people have lives that look amazing from the outside, but on the inside they feel like they are living in a house of cards.
Staying up all night to prepare for presentations or exams may sound dedicated, but it is typically a sign of disarray. You know the score….. you will be less alert on the day you present or write your test. Studies have found that losing 90 minutes of sleep decreases your alertness by about one-third (⅓).
Most people know that successful performance can be correlated with good sleep. Often this positive performance is correlated with the rest and recovery that you provide your body and mind. But, there’s more to it than that. As the Dalai Lama says, sleep is the best meditation.
Most people associate meditation with rest and relaxation. However, it is ideal for helping your brain coordinate and consolidate information. I’m not talking only about presentations and exams… I’m talking about coordinating and consolidating your life! Everything you see, hear, feel… it HAS TO BE processed.
For example, cramming for your presentation, your meeting or your exam provides the opposite condition for your mind. Unless you rest, you simply cannot give your brain the opportunity to consolidate the information in time.
And, on the flip side, if you are lying awake at night, it is NOT a small problem. Sure, it impacts your physical health. But, most importantly it is your sign-post that you are overwhelmed.
Just as in meditation, we believe that when you sleep, your soul starts ‘knocking on the door’ – especially if it knows you are off-track.
It wants to let you know that there is a gap between where you are and where your Inner-Champion knows you should be.
Trust me, I have been there! Ask my hubby! Before my sons were born, my sleep was restless, my mind was strained. I was always tense and felt like I had to be ON all the time, and my disturbed sleep reflected that. I felt guilty if I was resting. I was a classic example of the Monkey Mind being in charge.
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