Imagine Dream Memories Like This, Then Wake Up Peacefully
“…… there’s a sound; you know it’s him, you tense, briefly. There’s a flutter in your heart. Then, a flood of fear spreads into your stomach, to your chest, your loins, and you’re short of breath. ‘It’s Him….’ Beep, beep, beep.
You are jolted awake by the alarm again. You tell yourself not to hit the snooze button, no matter how tempting. So grown…. “I want to go back there….!”
Yes, you’re busy, you lead a whole life—work, family, sport, eating out, friends, socialising, dreaming, and you must fit it all in. Of course, you do, and how do you do it? There’s that mid-week dinner party where you eat and drink too much. Then, you rush to the gym, work, that dance class, and run around after the family. When you get to bed later, you know you have an alarm to wake you up.
Your body uses a gland in your brain called the pineal gland to regulate your cyclic rhythms. Unfortunately, these rhythms are quickly interrupted by the stresses of everyday life. The impact on your body, when they are interrupted can be colossal. It means another few rocks will drop into the stress bucket that’s continuing to weigh you down.
Hundreds of years ago, we let the weather and the number of daylight hours rule how much sleep we got each day. In summer, because it was warmer, we tended to need a little less sleep because we were out in the fields producing food. Then in winter, when the days were shorter, we would sleep an extra hour or two. It was a great system back then because there was never an alarm to wake us, except for that pesky rooster in the backyard. Interestingly, everything was in the same rhythm, including birds, animals and vegetation. We were in sync with the whole environment.
Wake up Peacefully?
In your modern hectic life, it’s different; you have to get up to an alarm clock. Stop and think for a moment about what that alarm clock is doing to your natural circadian rhythm. It’s impossible to wake up peacefully when you wake up to an alarm. So there you are in a deep sleep cycle, and off goes the alarm. You’re bumped out of the rhythm, awake in seconds (and no more Orlando Bloom). Your body is telling you, “No, I need to wake up naturally, a little later!”.
Wake up Peacefully, Naturally
You can reverse the situation. You hop into bed at 9:00 pm, and you’re off in your slumber in ten minutes—nothing to bother you, no stress, just beautiful, restful sleep. You have no electronic gadgets in your room, none close to your head. If everything’s ticking along okay, you’ll turn in your sleep maybe 15 to 20 times during the night. This is because your hormones are working for you. For example, your growth hormone, such as Human Growth Hormone, works to build and repair your muscles, tissue and cells. Melatonin helps you fight infections.
You sleep on through the various phases of your sleep. The rapid eye movement phase (or REM), Dream Sleep, and Non-Rapid Eye Movement phase, all as natural as the circadian rhythm, help this whole process. Then comes the miracle because that same circadian rhythm wakes you in the morning. It helps you out of your slumber and does it when your body is ready. You wake refreshed and prepared for your day. You’re only alarm is your natural body clock. It’s an immaculate system, and it’s you.
Action time for Dream Memories
Could you turn off your alarm clock? Let your body wake up when it needs to. Trust that it won’t deceive you or let you down. You may wake up earlier or later, and you’ll do it on your terms when you need to.
Could you turn everything off? You don’t need an alarm clock in the room or a clock radio, and certainly not a TV. Believe in your body and its wisdom to do what you need. Although you may need to stagger this a little, why not commit to waking without an alarm, say three times a week to begin with?
When you do this, you may share your dream and have dream memories with Orlando, George or your special guy.
Have an outstanding day