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Sleep with the dark days

Published on November 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM

You probably know it, you experience an autumn dip / winter depression because it is not only cold, it is dark for longer, but also because your energy level simply flows away differently during the spring and summer. You can also think of poorer sleep and even experience the challenge of really good sleep (brake sleep).


Being dark for longer has its advantages and certainly disadvantages for sleeping, dreaming daydreaming and so on and the more sensitive you are the harder it gets. Because it is longer and rather dark - we opt for artificial light much faster. Artificial light, in particular, has a major influence from the negative radiation on the way you sleep, falling asleep and even dreaming, daydreaming, meditating, visualizing, etc. is blocked or disrupted. "The result is winter dip / autumn depression and more tired than ever".


       


Marjan why am I tired during the dark days?


There are some clues to mention you can think of.
The negative influence of artificial light (extending the waker status)
The lunar energy is more powerful and the sun energy decreases;
Holidays, stress, burnout, year-end obligations;
End the year (winter period means withdrawal) in yourself;
 Need more sleep and rest moments;
Unwanted sweating and being too hot, so that you don't relax as it were;
Heating that is switched on causes sleep problems;
Too short of fresh air but also experiencing cold and draft.

Sleep better tips during the dark days

Reduce the use of artificial light, you can also think of candles or fires, and so on.

Go to bed on time, so no longer stay active; prepare for sleep status earlier. If you go to bed at 11:00 in the summer (it is still light). It is not for nothing that it is rather dark in the winter / fall. It is not smart to do that in the winter / fall as well - it advanced by half an hour so that you can fall asleep quietly and, as it were, can turn on artificial lights. 

 Turn the heating off and / or at a sleeping temperature an hour before you go to bed, which is around 18/19 degrees Celsius for most people.
Provide a warm blanket and / or comforter that matches the winter / fall season.
Close windows and doors, but keep air vents open.
Be aware of the winter dip and / or fall dip, keep in mind that your energy level is lower.
Before you go to sleep, look at the moon, the stars and let the beautiful energy act on you.
Drink a cup of warm milk before going to sleep.
Take time to relax during the day - mindfulness, daydreaming and meditation help with this. 
Learn more what you can do to promote your sleep, fall asleep read my other blog posts !. 

A loving dream greeting
Marjan Klop Founder and Blogger


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