Have you ever wonder why you dream during sleep? Or what does your brain do throughout the night? What happens in your subconscious mind at that time? This article will resolve your question!
Your complex brain and subconscious mind
Your brain is built to reinforce and regulate your life. In which, the conscious and subconscious minds work together as a functioning team. This system of harmonizing the two minds for success is absolutely incredible and available to everyone.
But the subconscious can only work with the patterns, which reside within it. Your subconscious mind has something called a homeostatic impulse, which regulates functions like body temperature, heartbeat, and breathing. Our subconscious is our engine of success and it is our responsibility to imprint positive and supporting images to it. These will be the images and patterns it will work with. Unfortunately, most people forget this step on their path to success. What many people don’t realize is that just as your brain is built to regulate your physical self, as does it try to regulate your mental self.
One of the times when the subconscious mind works best is when you’re sleeping, so the more understanding about how it operates at night the better for you to use up its power advantage.
Activities operating in your subconscious mind during a night
It is better to divide the work of the subconscious mind in a night into several steps:
Assume that your night starts at 11 PM:
It’s getting late and you’re getting tired. You’ve hit the sack after a long day, which has used up much of your brainpower. Brainpower in the form of a molecule called adenosine triphosphate or ATP making you sleepier, and sleepier.
Stage 1 of sleep – Limbo. Purgatory
That intermediate state where you slowly go further away from reality. Your heart and breathing rate is gradually slowing down. At the same time your brain transitions from high to low-frequency wave activity.
Basically, a safety button to wake us up as soon as we started to roll out of our branch. If it turns on, we are awake again.
Stage 2 – Light sleep
Since then, your muscles, breath, and heart are now getting more and more relaxed. And it’s starting to get harder and harder to wake you up.
This is extremely necessary to consolidate your day-to-day memories. Particularly, synapses of your memories for facts, events, and information throughout the day are strengthened at this stage. This is also the reason why just a 20-minute nap can be so rewarding.
Stage 3 – Deep sleep
As you enter this step, your awareness of the outside world is very minimal. Breathing and heart rate are very low at this stage. Your brain continues to process the day’s events, as your memory continues to consolidate. Light dreaming also starts to begin. Your brain hasn’t fully paralyzed your voluntary muscles at this stage. Hence, this is that time where you might start sleeptalking, walking, or concede the embarrassing bed-wet.
Stage 4 – REM (Vivid dreams)
Your eyes zipping back and forth as your brain is now firing neurons in every direction. But your body has now paralyzed your voluntary muscles to prevent actual movement whilst you venture into your subconscious mind.
Following these four stages of sleep, we simply repeat the cycles over and over again for the rest of the night.
How to solve problems in your subconscious mind during sleep
Free from the interference of daily life and external stimuli, at night your subconscious mind has nearly all the resources of your brain at its disposal. With the subconscious mind dominating such a large portion of your life, you need to put it to work. Make it work simply with this method: Journalling!
Get a journal, or prep a notes app on your phone. Before going to sleep, take a few minutes to think about and write down the things that you want to accomplish. Ask yourself questions about your goals and how to achieve them. What’s stopping you from moving forward?
While sleeping, your subconscious mind will get to work, approaching the problems from a variety of angles and making connections that may hold the answers to your problems.
This is just one of the very simple and effective way to use your subconscious mind well during sleep, read more of our shares in the article: Reach your dream in few steps
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