Waking Up – How many alarm clocks do I need? Sleep well
Super quick blog …………….. Super quick TIP
So here’s the thing – If you go to bed and have a power down period beforehand – maybe 30 mins to 1 hour – 9pm or 9.30pm without your social media – OMG. I can just see you all looking aghast. No worries you’ll still be breathing in the morning. Nothing much will change in your life 8 hours of sleep – short of a disaster.
How nice would it be to wake with your internal body clock rather than your social working clock? Yeh right impossible? NO! Do you even know how your internal clock works? When you discover the way to work with yours then sleep seems to improve. It’s a no brainer really.
At this time of year when the evenings are darker animals snuggle down or hibernate. They are showing us ‘clever silly’ humans – come on, sometimes we are silly. Work work work, got to hit deadline – like a rabbit in the headlights, fully fueled with adrenaline and incapable of sleep and knackered.
We need to restore, conserve and protect ourselves through November, December, January and February. It’s good to emotionally nourish and nurture ourselves – clear physical and emotional baggage, much like a gardener prepping for the winter months.
It’s important because stress levels tend to increase due to overworking, waking early, working late, dealing with emails, social media – the latter of which you do have control over as you well know. So easy to become REactive when your sleep is poor.
It pays for many of us to get our heads down and properly sleep. None of the light stuff that pays scant attention to doing the ‘body refurbishment and cellular regeneration’. Yes I too toss and turn at night but I know how to deal with it and wake like a lark in the morning – well most mornings!
Lots of people are night owls which doesn’t help in the mornings – yes you could do with your get up time at 9am. Morning larks like to hit the pillow earlier and wake around 7am. Which one are you?
I take my hat off to shift workers. More about body clocks in next post
“It is refreshing to see the healing potential of sleep outside of clinical trial settings, as this goes to show that the benefits of better sleep are accessible to everyone and not reserved for those with extremely bad sleep requiring intensive treatments. https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/better_sleep_feels
To find out more about my work with poor sleep and anxiety hop onto https://melharrishypnotherapy.co.uk/mhh/clinical-hypnotherapy-worcestershire/
Better still go to the bookings page and lets get together for a FREE initial consultation – what’ve you got to lose?