How Do We Sleep
In today’s world of stress and anxiety many people are suffering from insomnia or restless sleep. A warm cup of milk, a relaxing meditation or even the soothing sounds of a gentle surf playing on your stereo can help ease tension. But sleep doesn’t often bring relief for everyone. Some people take their fears and tears into the night and play them out through dreams. Restless dreams or nightmares can be just as disruptive as no sleep at all. While analyzing your dreams might be helpful to resolving issues, sometimes you simply want a good nights sleep, a nice deep refreshing sleep!
Learning a little about the mechanics of sleep may help in understanding how we affect ourselves during the day and create bad sleeping patterns at night. Which is kind of circular in its process. Deep in your brain you have a “Master Clock” that coordinates a series of biological clocks that exist throughout your body. The biological clocks are a grouping of interacting molecules in the cells through out your body. These biological clocks control the Circadian rhythms, which are found in most living things. Including animals, plants and many tiny microbes. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment. Continue reading