We could be completely tired, and physically exhausted, and all tucked in and ready for bed after changing into your night clothes, brushing your teeth, tucking the kids away, but then you lay in bed…and the thoughts just slowly creep in, and the questions and the chain of possibilities play out again and again, and engage your emotions. You may get up to smoke a cigarette, or fix yourself a drink, hoping it’ll lull you to sleep, but the thoughts are still engaging…and sometimes, there are no thoughts at all….just still silence, but you keep turning your sides, tucking yourself deep inside your sheets, hoping to get a few winks in before your alarm goes off. Remember guys, the most important underlying aspect here, that causes #stress #anxiety #worrying #nervousness and resultatingly #insomnia ..is Uncertainty. And its not your fault really… its your brain reacting to natural survival calamities. The processes in the brain and peripheral systems that accentuate the sleeplessness is mainly your neuronal pathways being overactive. Dendritic connections flying about everywhere, impinge on Neurotransmitter release… and mainly.. the Star of all your stress Hormones, Mr Cortisol..is running about the corridors of your arteries and veins…putting you inn that ‘fight or flight’ mode. These stress hormones and neural synapses keep your brain and your mind active, and prevent the secretion of sleep hormones, such as Melatonin and Dimethyl Triptamine. Melatonin is the hormone that induces sleep, and it is secreted in all animals and birds as soon as the sun sets and darkness sets in. It is the reason that birds home in and animals head back to their shelters and their caves as the sun begins to set.
If a person is synced with their biorhythm, as soon as the clock approaches their bedtime, melatonin begins to secrete and they begin to feel sleepy and ready for bed. Once you are in the REM and NREM (Non Rapid Eye Movement) part of your sleepcycle, is when the pineal gland secretes DMT (Dimethyl triptamine) that is the ‘Dream Molecule’… We dream so as to make sense of this crazy world, too our Inner or Astral selves. Dreaming is very very important for our Conscious growth. If we cease to sleep or dream for a while, we could go clinically insane.