Updated: Jul 25, 2022
This is an excerpt from the book Your Sweet Sleep Spot
Care for your sleep by thinking about your schedule
For anyone who has problems sleeping, I would suggest working on this very precious need in your life. When trying to find a solution to a sleeping issue, you go through a process of elimination to identify what the specific sleeping problem is, and it is usually more than one.
Once you find the problem, you can address the possible causes and make adjustments. However, many doctors and researchers, and people in general, are not taking certain factors into consideration and go to the easiest or more “accepted” limited findings to diagnose and treat patients.
Much of this misery can be avoided if we take sleep as the serious human need it is. People wrongfully confuse sleeping as something a lazy person does. This thinking is very harmful and ignorant. What is the point of being awake if we are dysfunctional? There are real walking zombies among us. There are endless souls walking around half-conscious, barely present in their lives because they are so deprived of precious sleep.
Stop treating sleep as a weakness because it is not. It is a necessity that can’t be skipped without repercussions to our body, mind, and soul. (Diana Navarro, M.S.)
There are common sleep disorders and uncommon sleep disorders. In my opinion, not every disorder is a disorder. I propose that what some people may classify as a disorder is merely a sleeping condition that may vary from what is thought to be the norm.
One of the biggest problems that no one is currently addressing in the sleep community is forcing the wrong sleep schedule on us all.
Just take a look everywhere there is sleep advice, and you will discover in magazines, blogs, medical websites, books, and so-called sleep experts...
You must keep the same schedule every day.
You must try to change and be a morning person.
Get seven to nine hours of sleep, and they leave the advice at that, simply saying that’s what most people need.
This has been a problem for decades, and now that the world has experienced a global pandemic in modern times, all the rules and schedules were turned upside up and inside out. The individuals who had a rigid sleep schedule are the ones who haves suffered the most. And what do sleep advisors say? Try to keep a “normal” schedule anyway. Set that alarm for the morning and go to bed at night.
This sleep advice is just not working!
A sleep schedule wake-up call
Maybe the pandemic was a wake-up call for humans regarding their sleep belief system. Many people just could not follow the advice to keep their old rigid schedule. Life did not let it happen. We are still in the beginning stages of seeing how sleep has been affected when human-made sleep rules were turned upside down by a worldwide event that affected everyone on the planet.
Many individuals have discovered how sleep-deprived they have been their whole lives now that they were forced into a different lifestyle. Others started dreaming more or having strange dreams because of stress and just as important because they were sleeping at different hours.
Some people have discovered that they can control their bedtime in ways they never have before. Like realizing they desperately need sleep routines and better education to help them sleep better despite their different schedules, illnesses, stress and anxiety levels, and ongoing changes.
This ought to be a priority since we now know and are learning how important sleep is to every area of our lives, including healing and an improved immune system. If we continue with the old Industrial Revolution/Technological Revolution sleep thinking that less sleep equals more productivity, we will be weaker and sicker.
Forcing the wrong sleep schedule on us is simply incorrect, unhealthy and morally questionable. It is the one thing that is sure to lead to sleep deprivation. And sleep deprivation opens the door to all kinds of diseases, dysfunctions, illnesses, and problems, of mind, body, and spirit.
This isn’t speculation; there is confirmation that directly links, the wrong sleep schedule to sleep deprivation and illness and this is just the tip of the iceberg. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19961/
How are sleep and dreams connected to all of this?
Sleep and dreams are a gateway to other states of consciousness and wellness. In dreams, our soul calls us. If we choose to pay attention, this is where we can spark or elevate our spiritual awakening and overall health. We can connect to a greater place of knowledge than we do in waking life alone. The ego takes a back seat and our higher self speaks from a place of truth via symbols, whether you remember or not.
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