Sleep, the magical ingredient for good mental health

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In today’s demanding and hectic society we often find ourselves so busy with life and its many tasks that we can easily find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. When we feel overwhelmed, that’s when our minds can become unbalance and we can find ourselves feeling down, suffering from low moods, unable to cope with simple problems without getting overly emotional or just feeling that sense of anxiousness. 

Its then that sleep tends to go out of the window, we may find it hard to get to sleep or keep waking up throughout the night. Our minds are so busy with what we need to do, worrying about what we haven’t done or being overly critical about ourselves. Whatever negative babble fills our minds it all can have an effect on the quality of our sleep. 
Many of us don’t even realise that a part of our sleep cycle holds the magically ingredient to helping our minds maintain that balance that prevents us from creating overly negative thought patterns. When we enter REM sleep state that’s when our mind helps us process the events from the day and turn them from an emotional memory into a narrative memory. When we regularly enter this sleep state its like our mind downloads everything from that day and cleans our mind up so we can start the day with a fresh and ready to go mind. 

The problem starts when we stop getting that good quality REM sleep. When our sleep is disturbed or we don’t have much REM sleep our minds don’t have time to process things properly and that’s when that backlog begins and this, then starts to decline our mental health.

We end up spending more time in our primitive minds which has a knock on effect to our moods, encouraged negative mindsets and negatively effects our interior and exterior worlds. 

Ensuring that we get good quality sleep is a vital ingredient for helping our minds to support good mental heath and without a healthy mind, or physical lives can be negatively affected. Why not re- assess your sleep and see how you can improve it.

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