So the question for today is this . . . do you wake up in the "middle" of the night with your "heart" or "mind" racing??? Or maybe even both???
Or what about . . . lay in bed . . . trying to "go" to sleep . . . with your "mind" thinking a mile a minute???
So what's "this" all about???
Well . . . unfortunately, this is a "common" occurrence for many of us on a regular basis.
You know . . . when your "mind" won't turn off and it seems like its filled with so many thoughts or worries that you just can't sleep . . . or those thoughts "wake" you up in the middle of the night.
Or what about when you wake in the middle of the night and your "heart" is racing with an abnormal heart rhythm. And you now think . . . oh my gosh . . . am I having a heart attack???
Well guess what???
You're not alone!!!
The 3 most common sleep patterns in today's crazy lifestyle are . . .
First . . . having trouble "getting" to sleep with many times it taking "hours" to shut down our thoughts to accomplish that mission . . .
Next . . . getting to sleep "okay" . . . but then waking up "every hour" after falling asleep and "never" really feeling like you got a "deep" sleep
And finally . . . being able to fall asleep without too much difficulty . . . but then waking up between 1 -3 am.
So . . . can you guess which one of these scenarios is the most common???
Well . . . that would be #3 . . . getting to sleep okay . . . but waking up between 1 - 3 am. (And later . . . I'll tell you why)
Alright . . . so with that being said . . . science says "heart palpitations" and/or a "racing mind" at night usually "aren't" harmful.
And may be a factor of drinking alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, stress, diet, stress, sleep deprivation, arrhythmia or hormones.
But . . . "why" . . . do we have these issues at night???
Well . . . simply put . . . they're just more "noticeable" at night because there are fewer distractions and lower noise levels when lying in bed.
So what does science say causes this problem???
Well . . . anxiety causes mental and physical responses to stressful situation, including "heart palpitations" and "mind overload".
But that's "not" the real reason we can't sleep.
You see . . . all the reasons listed above . . . are just contributing factors . . . NOT . . . the "real" cause.
And tomorrow we'll continue to figure this all out and find some ways to fix this problem.
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