The Art of sleeping – A Art which should be taught to every human on earth to make sure he does not suffer due to health issues, Have you ever wondered why in such a competitive world people still need to sleep because if it comes to us humans we will find a way to not sleep and engage ourselves in some other useless work and some of us have already done it by disturbing our sleep cycle and schedule.
Is there any special procedure before sleeping -I mean how hard can this be to anyone- Sleeping- We are doing it from the day we are born – every night we go to bed and sleep to get ready for the next day workouts and as we get into bed with our thoughts and plans for future or some happy memory of the past we get to sleep.
Do we really get a good sleep ? The best way to check is next morning when you wake up – You should be happy and contented to start a day- If you are waking up with heavy head and lethargic in motion then you didn’t had a proper sleep and we will now examine few of the reasons in it.
We need to prepare our body to get into sleep mode – You just can’t get off the couch eating a cinnamon bun watching a web series and go to bed to sleep at 11 pm and trust me if you are doing this then you are forcing yourself to sleep with random thoughts and due to the fact that your brain is tired you will sleep for the cycle of 4 hrs. first and then 2hrs each and can wake up after 6 or 8 hrs. but again with a heavy head and no sleep satisfaction and the reason is you have not prepared the body or your brain to sleep – You just had reached your limit where your system had to take rest because now you know that next day you have to get up for the office.
The first part is preparing the body for sleep and this is done by having your last meal at 6 pm and at max 7 pm but nothing after this and this meal should be something light like porridge or oats and due to this light meal your stomach does not have to work hard and can really focus on healing your body while you go in a state of deep sleep otherwise if you sleep with heavy meal most of the time body is working to get this food digested and cannot work to heal you and neither you go in deep sleep after having pizza 10 pm dinner.
Once your body is ready then around 9 pm -leave all your gadgets -tv, phone, tabs aside and time to get disengaged so now we can prepare our brain to get into sleep mode -Play any raag for the night -I have my favorite one for the night below sit down on your nice chair and listen to the music while you apply coconut oil on your feet, body, and face as coconut oil is one the best things you can apply on your body as it gives a soothing effect to your brain and body and now you are getting prepared to sleep.
When you lie down in bed try not to make any angles -People who are under stress will sleep with a maximum number of angles in the body in a crouch position and this means you are afraid and sense of insecurity in you and in this position your brain will keep you alert that even at smallest of change in the room -you will wake up and check surroundings.
If you sleep in an exact straight position this gives a signal to the brain that you are worry-free and ready to receive healing and while you are lying straight try to watch your breath and think of the universe giving you everything you need and be grateful to the universe for providing everything and soon you will go in the state of deep sleep and healing of body and brain will start- if you are suffering from diabetes -check next morning your sugar will be considerably controlled as compare to previous mornings because your brain knows where to send healing hormones. If you were worried regarding Job or Work -then next morning you will realize that there is a certain amount of positive energy to work in a new direction reason being now your brain has given you a solution and motivation to work hard.
Something as simple as Sleep being a so effective remedy – This is your 12th house – the house of nature -where you can get connected to the outer world for few hours then why not get connected to the right source in dreams and that is why telling right night stories to kids is very very important so they can see all the good things in sleep but why to do injustice to yourself even when you are an adult -Why not to tell yourself a story or a good raag before going to sleep Why to watch violence’s or read something which does not help us in the growth of the brain in any way, Why not to read Munshi Premchand or tales from Ramayan or Stories of magic.
Make sure your sleeping clothes are special and are of light color- There is a very good reason why undergarments should only be white and similarly your sleeping outfits should be of very light color and very soft and even bedsheets should be of the fabric which should not create any sort of mental irritation, Everyone has their preferences towards the color of walls, bedsheets, paintings but in the bedroom – make sure there light colors and atmosphere of the bedroom should be of light colors.