Sleep

Can't sleep because of stress

When we were infants, we slept almost every night, without keeping a secret sheet. As we discovered the world, we spread our way through it. We had to learn to recognize people, places, and things, as we went.

Our family helped us with this process as it localized us according to our needs. In the same way that we learn to differentiate real people, prototypes (manifestations of your gods), and invented objects, your primitive (infantile) brain functions were also trained, at the same time, to distinguish your personal thoughts (dreams) and emotions (realizations). This is how it begins, with the brain moving from the infantile stage into the crawling and walking stages.

When you’’re about two weeks old, your brain senses the need to use your senses. It recognizes the need to walk and move. One of the first things that your brain does is, determining what kind of foods you will eat. It identifies the tastes, smells, and textures of the foods you will eat. Once your brain understands what it needs, it sends the signal through the spinal cord and nerves to your stomach to switch to a digesting state. This requires swallowing and closure of the stomach. After you are through eating, it is time to return to the sitting or lying position.

The process that your brain goes through during this transition state is called the sleep-wake cycle. Keep reading to learn more about the sleep-wake cycle and the keys to success for optimal sleep, energy, and peace of mind.

When you are confronted with a dangerous or stressful situation, your body and brain will enter a fight or flight mode. You will be amazed at how your brain adapts to its environment. It will become an extension of your body. In this state, most of your body’s meridian systems are functioning. This is fine when you are in this state. It even works when you are having sex. Due to the overload of environmental stimuli, your body becomes flooded with neurotransmitters and hormones. This is how your brain functions while you are in this state.

However, if you are in this state too often the brain becomes fatigued, depressed, and your immune system is weakened. Your brain will be predominantly visual, hear breakingly noisy, and angered by outside stimuli. While you’re under this stress, you will not be able to process the feeling through your nerve system. This results in a continual state of overload, and your brain and body will be in danger.

There is a method for overcoming the effects of ongoing stress: become calm, stay in the moment, and reflect on everything you are and everything you are experiencing. Put these things into perspective:

  • You are not alone in this. Every one of us has 1 or more of these causes of stress.
  • You are not bad, you are not bad if you have multiple sources of stress.
  • Exercise does not make you better or a failure, stop making it about that.
  • What you experience is a reflection of your life.

The cessation of stress is not going to be overnight, but you will experience relief, greater peace of mind, new memories, and many other positive benefits as you change your habits and become more one with your now.

Start to make your world safe for your brain. Help it de-stress. The negative things you do not want to think about are magnified ten-fold. The effort you put into this is small compared to what you will experience.