There is another side to not sleeping that I was thinking about the other day, when I was trying to sort out why I hadn’t been sleeping.
There is a lot of medical research out there on the subject, but it seems obvious to me that when we sort out any hidden worries, a better night’s sleep we’ll have. I believe some of us will have underlying problems that unconsciously stop us from sleeping. We’re not always aware of what those hidden worries are, all we know is that we can’t sleep.
When it comes to any worry, unless the worry is obvious, it won’t always be easy for us to find a resolve, but if it’s an ongoing worry that we know about, we should probably choose to sort it out, rather than leave it. Any unresolved issues, or current issues will always continue to seep into our mind when we’re asleep, but as soon as those issues are resolved we should begin to sleep.
Unfortunately, it is the unresolved issues, the hidden worries that we don’t think are a problem that usually interfere with sleep. There is always something going on in the background. We never equate sleep with our emotions; but our emotions are the catalyst of all our concerns and worries in our busy and stressful lives.
Of course, some of us may have other things to deal with. Physical issues may be the cause of someone’s inability to sleep. Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, MS all make sleeping difficult. Going through the menopause may also make sleeping difficult.
Perhaps addressing some of our issues left on the back-burner that we don’t often think we have a problem with, will actually help us sleep.