Mind Power Issue #51
Sweet dreams or nightmares? How to sleep better, Be better
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Issue #51 – Monday, Mar. 6th, 2017
I woke up this morning – as I usually do – feeling bright, energetic and optimistic for the day ahead of me.
But it wasn’t always that way for me.
If you have trouble sleeping – especially on a consistent basis – you know what an ongoing nightmare that can be.
Well, I have a solution (because I’ve gone through this same “nightmare” myself)...
...which I’ll discuss with you in “Sweet Dreams,” below.
And I’ll give you some tools to help you get that restful, rejuvenating sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
I also heartily encourage you to look into our Sleep Suite – a collection of specially designed, sleep-inducing sound tracks –
– on sale now to celebrate National Sleep Awareness Month.
Read more in our “Check it Out” section below. And, as always,
Bill Harris, Founder/CEO
P.S. March 12, 2016 is Daylight Savings Time in most of the United States and the EU. Don’t forget to “spring forward” and set your clocks ahead by one hour at 2am Sunday, local time.
The Vital Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep
by Bill Harris
Researchers have proven over and over again that a good night’s sleep is vital to good health, mental clarity and longevity.
You’ve also probably heard the adage:
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man, healthy, wealthy and wise.
(What Benjamin Franklin was really saying – in my estimation – is: Get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis or you will struggle with daily life.)
If you have trouble sleeping, you know that it’s quite an ordeal, night after night. You might even say it’s a nightmare.
A normal healthy sleep cycle is key to a good night's sleep.
Unfortunately, stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, too much time looking at your phone or computer screens, and a host of other factors…
...can make it difficult for the brain to maintain healthy sleep cycles.
You might not know this, but but a good night's sleep can be broken up according to three main sleep stages.
- Twilight: A high Alpha brainwave state between wakefulness and sleep; this is where a lot of tossing and turning can happen.
- Dreaming/REM: Relaxing, dreamlike sleep in the Theta state. REM sleep is thought to play a role in memory consolidation, the synthesis and organization of cognition, and mood regulation.
- Deep Sleep: Predominantly Delta waves; this is the most difficult stage to wake from, and when you are awakened in this stage, you will usually be sleepy and disoriented.
During the course of a good night's sleep, your brain cycles through these three stages several times, and then…
...if you've gotten a good, restful sleep...
...eventually rises up into the Beta (wakeful) stage and you're left feeling refreshed and ready for the day.
The problem is, millions of us simply don't get enough time in these stages, or they're interrupted by noise pollution or even our own internal stress.
If you are not spending quality time in each of these sleep states, you are not able to function at your best. Period.
I’ll share some other tips for a good night’s sleep:
- Read in Bed: Calming activities, such as reading (in print, not your e-reader), will help you wind down and slow your brainwaves
- Get Off Your Computer: The light emanating from your device actually activates your brain
- Eat Early: Eat your large meal 2-3 hours before bedtime. If you get hungry, have a light snack 45 minutes before you turn in for the night
- Lights Out: Research has shown that the deepest, most relaxing sleep occurs when the room is dark; wear a soft eye mask if need be
- Set Limits: Alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine can disrupt sleep. ‘Nuff said.
- Turn Off the TV: While it’s tempting to ”veg out” or “drift off” in front of the television at night, programs that spike your adrenaline (intense action, violence or crime) are completely counterproductive to your sleep goals
- (And, if you fall asleep with the TV on, the lights will actually disrupt your all-important sleep cycles...see “Get Off Your Computer,” above.)
- Restorative Poses: Certain “restorative” poses and movements in Yoga and Tai Chi have been reported to aid in your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep
- Pink Noise: Sounds of running water (I’m not talking about a plumbing emergency here), wind through leaves and rain falling are not only soothing, but they block out other, more distracting noises.
If you’ve “tried everything” and still struggle to get a restful and energizing night’s sleep, I can heartily recommend the Holosync® Sleep Suite.
(And it just happens to be on sale right now…)
It will have you sleeping like a baby – less the thrice-per-night feedings – in no time!
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Regular, sound sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. If you have problems falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping soundly …
We have a solution for you:
Specially engineered Holosync soundtracks retrain your brain to fall asleep, stay asleep, and sleep soundly.
This Really Happened
“Since using Holosync my mind has slowed down so much that I now tend to direct my mind to what to think about. I am able to focus on what I need for quite long periods of time.
“I'm a professional classical musician, playing in an opera and ballet orchestra. We perform operas which require absolute focus for up to 3 or 4 hours. It is now so easy to do this. Before, I would get bored, daydream or get very tired. Now it is no difficulty at all and I enjoy it. It is very rare for me to struggle to pay attention for the duration of a performance.
“Sleep was another thing that changed. I started the awakening prologue just as I became pregnant with our second child. Even so, I found I was sleeping so solidly and needing less sleep than I used to. I am much more energised throughout the day.
“I feel as if my life is constantly improving.” ~ Victoria Chatterley
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