There is a great amount of research that has been done on sleep. And getting a good night’s sleep is highly important for a number of reasons.
1. We have a biological clock that runs on circadian rhythms.
2. Being in alignment with these rhythms impacts how you function in body and mind.
3. Good sleep affects your psychological health.
4. The physical and mental repair that we get when we go to sleep ‘on time’ helps us to function more effectively in our lives.
5. Sleep is for the soul.
These circadian rhythms have moments of peaking and also of relaxing. If you can understand that there are times in each day and night where you can utilise the movement of the planets, especially the sun and moon, and how they relate to the Earth, you can then properly plan your activities to be in alignment with these times of day and night.
It is best to get to bed by 10pm in the evening, and to ideally be asleep by 10:30pm.
The reason for this is that the cycle of the planets, and your circadian rhythm start to go into a state of winding down and inducing sleep; the time from 10pm to 12pm is based in physical repair, and rejuvenation of the body, and then from 12pm to 6am is based in mental repair and rejuvenation.
Once you get up in the morning these rhythms start to build up, so we will have an upward motivation of energy from 6am to about 12pm, where we then go into a state of relaxation in the afternoon, from 12pm to 10pm, where we are ready for sleep again.
If you are a night owl, and you enjoy being awake during the night, remember that this circadian rhythm runs through every day and night, and if you are feeling out of sorts then getting to bed by 10pm can help you to be in alignment with this cycle of waking and sleeping.
Sometimes it is nice to be awake during the night, though if you want more energy during the day, and you feel tired and lethargic during the day, then this may be the remedy for that; to get to sleep by 10pm.
All you need to do is set your alarm, and make sure that your room is prepared for a good night’s sleep. This means light’s off, and that you are comfortable in bed. If you find music helps you fall asleep, make sure that it is not too loud.
Sometimes people do not need to sleep as much as other people do, or the set amount of sleep that one person needs is more, or less, than another.
The more highly evolved you are on a spiritual level, the less sleep you may actually need, because you are accustomed to being with the body for longer periods. The reason we sleep is for the soul. The soul is able to be in the spiritual realm, and is also able to rejuvenate itself through sleep, to give us energy to go about our day.
Our dreams are ourselves visiting past or future experiences in the soul realm. We can discern what are past or future experiences by what happens in the dream itself, and the people in our dream, and also the places we visit. It is a good idea to pay attention to your dreams, as they can give you messages through the themes of what you are dreaming about.
If you find you do not need much sleep but can still function appropriately through the day, then maybe make it a practice of meditating at night. You can still lay in bed, and rest yourself even if you are awake, though it can be a good idea to make it a time to go within and be in a state of mediation for a duration of the night.
If you are able to find a good pattern for sleeping and waking, you can be able to maximise your energy levels, and be in alignment with your circadian rhythms.
If you feel you are not getting good sleep, make sure you are in bed by 10pm. Make it a rule, and put it into practice for a week and see how you feel.