Hidden worries

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.

1 Dec, 2012

6 thoughts on “Hidden worries

  1. I agree with you. I think there are things we don’t think about during waking hours that come out when we’re asleep. Discovering these problems and getting them resolved will help a lot.

    I had a sleep study done and found out I have ‘P’ wave’s which was explained to be ‘pain’ when I sleep. Having Fibromyalgia is the reason I have the pain.

    When I sleep I also don’t move at all. I stay in the same position as when I go to sleep, so I guess the pain comes from that too, but I’m sure I have things that bother me mentally when I’m asleep.

    1. Ditto Lisa. I agree with you.

      If I was to have a sleep with having brain damage because I have CP, I would understand a lot more about my own sleeping patterns too.

      I am sure I would understand a lot more about my condition and what I deal with around sleep.

  2. When I used to work, if I had a major problem at work and did not get it solved that day, I would end up waking up in the middle of the night with my mind racing to try and figure out a solution.

    It does affect your sleep no doubt about that.

    1. I haven’t worked for quite a while now, but when I did I remember losing a few nights sleep over work issues. It’s very common place in today’s society I would think.

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