The Dangers Of Poor Sleep: How It Affects Your Mind And Body
Jane Sandwood
8-25-2018

Getting a restful sleep won’t help you avoid alien abduction, but it is essential for health. Since many accounts of alien abduction take place at night —  60% of UFO experiences are sleep-related, Holden & French once found — skeptics say these experiences are actually sleep paralysis — even when the evidence says otherwise. Regardless of this misnomer, we can all agree sleep is essential for mental and physical health. In these modern times, however, sleep is often hampered by numerous psychological, lifestyle, or environmental issues. It’s important to identify and rectify the factors behind poor sleep and get the good night’s rest you deserve.

Why sleep can be a struggle

Psychological issues, such as stress and anxiety can stop the mind from switching off and interrupt sleep. A sedentary lifestyle, medication, and stimulants — like sugar, caffeine, and alcohol — can also be major culprits of poor sleep. Alternatively, environmental factors — a hot or cold bedroom, old mattress, or snoring partner, for example — can keep you up at night. It’s important to identify the reason behind your sleeping issues so you can address it accordingly.

 

The mental and physical consequences

Poor sleep is linked to numerous health issues both mental and physical. It can cause high blood pressure, weight gain, weakened immunity, and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. The mental symptoms of disrupted sleep are equally devastating: irritability, fatigue, and poor concentration can negatively impact performance at work and personal relationships. At worst, sleep deprivation can cause depression and anxiety which loops back into a vicious cycle where one issue continues to exacerbate the other.

Tips for better sleep

Set a sleep schedule where you get up and go to bed at the same times each day to reset your sleep pattern. Spiritual practice, such as meditation or deep breathing, can center your mind and increase feelings of peace and contentment. Daily exercise can also strengthen circadian rhythms and promote deep, restful sleep. Keep your bedroom comfortable and around 66 degrees — the ideal temperature for sleep. Stop looking at screens at least an hour before bed as blue light hampers sleep.

Finally, don’t panic if you still struggle to sleep. If you’re still awake after twenty minutes, get up and meditate before returning to bed. Sleep will come eventually. Not only will you feel much better mentally and physically, but you’ll have the clear mind and discernment needed to uncover the truth about alien involvement in our reality.