Sleep is essential when we are recovering from an illness. It completely rejuvenates the body and mind.
What actually happens when we sleep and why is it so important to us?
Your body heals in sleep during 10 pm and 2 am so you need to ensure you are asleep during these times.
The lympathic system is healing. The endocrine system is healing. The central nervous system is healing. The organs are healing. The blood is building. Our immune system is re-establishing itself between ten and two.
Ideally you want about eight hours of sleep each night. I need a lot of sleep personally. I usually go to bed around 9 pm and wake up around 6 am.
If you really can’t sleep just close your eyes and rest and your body can still help itself heal.
Dreams are essential to our healing, even the nightmares. The dreams are your mind’s way of working through what is happened during the day. It is finding a way of resolving conflicts and sorting out problems. Accept and welcome your dreams and know they are healing your soul and helping you to overcome your issues.
It is important to have a routine before you go to sleep that is calming. Some people like to meditate. Some people like to do a little yoga before they lie down. Some people read books. It’s best to have no electronic equipment in the room with you. One of my clients told me he fell asleep with the laptop on his chest. I don’t recommend this for restful sleep! Looking at the stars is the most powerful of all even if it’s for 30 seconds or a glimpse. For ten seconds, you look at the stars. Looking at the stars is very healing.
Below is an audio hypnosis that will help you to have deep, uninterrupted sleep. If you book a hypnotherapy session with me you can have a personalised recording just for you.
Adapted from The Medical Medium and Marisa Peer.