Sleeping A Lot, Yet Still Feeling TiredThere are several reasons this can be taking place. 1. A different kind of insomnia. Insomnia takes many forms from no sleep to broken sleep to shortened sleep to non-deep sleep. 2. Not waking up naturally. Using another person or an alarm clock to wake us up. 3. Using a stimulant after waking up such as coffee, soda, tobacco, medication. 4. Not going to sleep when tired. Doing this trains the body to stay awake even when tired. 5. Not getting out of bed if not asleep within 10 minutes. 6. Not taking a nap when the need to do so is obvious. 7. Malnutrition. 8. Too many toxins. 9. Some sort of environmental disturbance such as electronics. 10. Trying to go to sleep. 11. Sleep position. 12. Insufficient bedtime ritual. 13. Hormonal imbalance between melatonin and seratonin. 14. Expecting to need the same amount of rest each day and expecting to go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. In other words, not being able to sleep or not being able to get restful sleep is not only stress related in the mental sense. It can be stresses we are placing on some aspect of our being that we are not even aware is stress. All of the above are forms of stress.
Some Importances Of SleepSleep allows for daily maintenance to be performed. The body must clean up, straighten up, repair and heal. Cells all over the body and in the brain must defragment and organize their information so new information is incorporated in the proper place. During the daily maintenance that occurs during sleep, growth also takes place. Even when our bodies are fully grown, growth still takes place when we are learning. The body must add extra cellular capacity and extra network capacity to accommodate new information and to accommodate more connections we are making among existing pieces of information. This process also includes pulling up and integrating information from our archives, our genetic library which exists in each cell.
”In So Dayi a veil is lifted. Nun creates four more pairs of chromosomes within you. Just like all chromosomes, these extra chromosomes contain information, instruction and capabilities which are unavailable to those who have not reached this level of awareness.This operation within our bodies must take place when we are under the sweet anesthesia of deep sleep.
All of the above is moot and something we will never reach if we don't get consistent sufficient deep sleep. Another way to summarize all of this is, everything we do must be in rhythm with whatever fosters rest and renewal.