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I let stress override my sleep a couple of nights ago. I was in the half awake portion of the night and doing what I call the bed dance, rolling over to one side and then the other, trying to find that place of comfort and drifting off. So here is a little bit of information that I found about our sleep cycle.
When we take a bath or a shower before bed, the body temperature becomes set at a higher level. We need the body temperature or core temperature to come down. This is a matter of only two or three degrees. The circadian clock, which is the bodies internal clock set by the hypothalamus, keeps the sleep/wake cycle in rhythm. When we go to sleep the bodies temperature is lowered and then it starts to warm up to get us awake. Think of a bear that is hibernating for a short amount of time. I would bet that some of you wake up that way. More on that later. So the best way to get to sleep is to take a shower or bath 90 minutes before the pillow calls you. This will help you to get the core body temperature down to the ready for sleep place.
LENS should calm down the neurons that insist on being fired up all the time. I guess I need to treat myself. .
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.