why am I not resting at night?

There should be one of those activity monitors for our brains. Like a Fit Bit in our heads. 
I know scientists can “read dreams” but I’m talking more of an app to show you exactly what you dreamed about last night just as those bracelets show you how many times you moved.
You would plug it into your computer or smartphone and it would open a video file. You would be a filmmaker everyday.
Obviously you could be admitted into a facility for crazy filmmakers because the government would immediately find a way to arrest people for having minds that were too weird.
If I could sell my nightmares as movie scripts I would be rich. If someone would record my dreams I would probably be admitted too.

not my bed and I should be the one holding the camera: Movie set – May 2015

Recently I’ve been having more nightmares than usual. And the usual is probably already too much.

My problem is that I have too many of those lucid dreams (the ones when you know you’re dreaming but you keep going anyway) and it’s becoming so intense that I don’t think my brain is resting as much as it should.
I know this isn’t connected to too much stress or unsolved problems as much as it is to not paying attention to my body.
I was never one to go to bed early or to stick to a nighttime routine like every health magazine and interviewed doctor on TV says. I’m sure if Doctor Oz asked me to describe my nights I wouldn’t have just one answer.
So let’s brainstorm on some causes for this:
#1: I’m not being as active as I should so my brain (and body) is not getting the appropriate stimulation while awake.
I’ts true that I’ve not been keeping my exercise schedule as regular as it should mostly because I still have tendon and joint pains from the walk I did a few weeks ago. (also because I keep making up excuses)
#2: My brain never shuts down because I never shut down and take my phone to bed with me.
This is probably the biggest issue because I seem to never be able to disconnect completely. I keep checking social media and my friends texts. (so they’re partially guilty for my lack of good sleep too)
#3: My bed is too cold or too hot.
TMI but actually I’ve been waking up completely drenched in sweat. Maybe that’s why my brain keeps thinking it’s the underworld or the devil’s layer in there.
#4: I haven’t been eating proper foods or keeping my body hydrated.
I was never a big water person mostly because I would never remember to drink. And I often don’t feel thirsty but only hungry which happens when my body confuses both.
So now that I can identify some major agents in this situation I can begin to correct them… probably.

I’ll let you know how this goes in the next few weeks.

If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comment section below. I would love to know your thoughts on the subject.


3 thoughts on “why am I not resting at night?

  1. Lina says:

    Yes, definitely keep your room cool! I hate having a lot of nightmares and I had them quite a bit last month. The worst for me are waking nightmares where I “wake up” but in reality I'm still dreaming and I see things like scorpions or huge spiders in my room and when I wake up for real I think they are supposed to be there! Thankfully that doesn't happen to often for me.


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