Ah, a good night’s sleep. Living the Dream means being able to enjoy the life you have chosen with vigor and vitality. Quality sleep is essential for enjoying life. When we sleep well, we listen well, process well, decide well, and understand well. Waking up refreshed is the ticket to a good day.
Many things can hinder blissful sleep. Pain, worry, or even fatigue contribute to fitful and restless sleep. Taking prescribed medication might help. Other remedies such as melatonin supplements, herbal teas, or even warm milk (yuk) might be good. Alcohol could bring you into a stupor faster, yet is unlikely to help you maintain restful sleep. Using backlit electronic devices shortly before going to bed might also keep your brain awake for a while. Caffeine hypersensitive people should not touch caffeine for several hours before sleeping. Actually, I’m hyposensitive sensitive to caffeine. I can drink a cup of Joe at 11:30 and fall asleep at midnight. We all react differently to such things.
Certainly, going to sleep with an easy conscious and a sense of peace is important. One of my favorite suggestions before putting you head on the pillow is to keep a log book near your bed and record three things for which you have been grateful for that day. “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable” (Philippians 4:8, NLT).
At the same time thinking about the dilemmas you face during your sleep is a good way for your brain to work through the elements and sort them into a usable state. When you sleep, your brain defragments and sorts out stray thoughts into a more coherent system. For example, after I had tried hundreds of other possibilities, the name for my website Blazing New Trials Coaching came to me in a dream.
Sleep well and live the dream.
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Living the Dream – Sleeping
Posted by Blazing New Trails Coaching on Friday, April 14, 2017