Sleep - When Inquisitiveness Is Bad For You

Sleep - When Inquisitiveness Is Bad For You -  Steve Wickham

You have a thought buzzing through your head and this would be good -- it's just that you're sleeping or at least trying to, and thinking is the last thing you should be doing. It keeps you up when you should be making the most of the time to sleep.
We need to identify the cause of why we're thinking when our cognitive processes should be in neutral, and do something about it.
Sleep is vital to the healthy functioning of the body, mind, and soul. If we get more than seven (7) hours of sleep we're at low health and safety risk, but if we get less than five (5) hours sleep we're at high risk.
Things to do:
1. Try and go to bed and rise at the same times each evening and morning.
2. Don't have a big meal or exercise before sleep.
3. Relax your mind prior to sleeping.
4. Try not to get 'over-tired.'
5. If you do come up with ideas in your sleep or prior to getting off to sleep, quickly write them down and then forget about them until morning.
6. I find a clever little technique in getting to sleep is to simply focus on breathing. This takes some discipline but if you can focus on your breathing even for five minutes you should start to feel sleepy.
Don't settle for insomnia if you can help it. You deserve your rest and your sleep. There's nothing quite like experiencing the vitality of being awake for the whole day when you once experienced sleep deprivation.

Copyright © 2008, Steven John Wickham. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Steve Wickham is a safety and health professional (BSc) and a qualified lay Christian minister (GradDipDiv). His passion in vocation is facilitation and coaching; encouraging people to soar to a higher value of their potential. Steve's interest in psychology is matched by years of experience in the psychology of safety in workplaces. Steve's key passion is work / life balance and re-creating value for living, and an exploration of the person within us. Article Source:  Article Source:

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