You often hear of people with erratic sleep cycles, you might even have it and not realise that it’s not the best version of yourself. That is because of the romanticised notion of sleepless productivity, where the work is commended and overshadowed by the concern over the bad habits.
How many times have you had to pull an all-nighter for work or studying?
How many timeless have you seen an Instagram post, Tumblr post or even a WhatsApp message that romanticises late-night conversations?
Especially in this day and age, young people are more likely to stay up for long periods past midnight because of studies, work etc. all aided by the fact that sleeplessness can be glorified on social media.
Emotional dysregulation can also be a strange bedfellow that keeps you company at night, refusing to allow you to succumb to sleep so easily. This manifests as anxious, depressive and looping thoughts that can keep you awake at night.
An erratic and haphazard sleep cycle could take a toll on your health in multiple ways and cause serious, permanent damage to your lifestyle. The causes for the rapid increase in dysfunctional sleep cycles could be increased use of gadgets, stress and so on.
The human body is a complex machine that functions on a number of requirements such as food, sleep and so on. When deprived of these basic requirements, it causes a number of issues that can manifest in different ways.
Here are 10 signs that you need to fix your sleep cycle :
1. You are always tired
Constantly feeling lethargic or drowsy even during the day. This perpetual feeling of tiredness is one of the clearest cut signs of sleep deprivation. Laziness and lack of motivation to be active is also a sign of a damaged sleep cycle.
2. Dark circles and eyebags.
The constant presence of dark circles under your eyes and eyebags is also a sign of an erratic sleep cycle. This can even cause a sense of heaviness in your eyes and make your eyes look sunken and tired.
3. Losing count of hours/days.
This is another scary yet obvious sign of sleep deprivation where you tend to lose track of days/hours and are unable to place the timeline of incidents. Example - Not knowing when a certain incident took place / getting confused between yesterday, today and the day before yesterday. This is a common sign of an erratic and dysfunctional sleep cycle.
4. Reduced concentration.
The brain required a solid 8-9 hours of sleep to perform functions without hassle. When the brain lacks this basic requirement of adequate sleep, it tends to cause issues. These issues can include lack of concentration, inability to finish a task, reduce efficiency and so on.
5. Slower thinking.
Have you recently questioned the speed of your brain? Have you realized that you are unable to think and undertake tasks with the same swiftness as before? This could be because of your sleep cycle. The brain tends to slow down your thought process when you have not rested enough.
6. Mood swings.
Mood swings and anger surges are common symptoms of insomnia and sleeplessness. If you have been unnecessarily lashing out and having emotional breakdowns for no apparent reason, lack of sleep could be the reason. Studies show that people who suffer from sleep loss usually report an increase in negative moods such as anger, frustration, stress and irritability. Whereas, people with an adequate amount of sleep have shown to be more cheerful, pleasant and positive.
Although depression can happen to anyone without a solid cause, there are some factors that can contribute to sudden depression and lack of sleep is one of them. There is a definite link between sleeplessness and depression.
8. Memory worsening
After you are awake for 20 hours with no sleep, your mind starts slowing down and blanking at moments. This makes you absent-mindedly approach tasks even after receiving clear instructions. Sleeplessness also affects your ability to recall memories and aids your forgetfulness.
9. Falling asleep randomly without your knowledge
When your body and mind are exhausted to the point where you don’t have complete control over your actions, you can fall asleep for few seconds at a time without realising. It is very likely that you can fall asleep as soon as you close your eyes for more than a few seconds.
10. Easy Irritability.
The tiredness from lack of sleep can reduce your ability for tolerance. When exhausted, people also start making more mistakes than usual. All this can contribute to increased irritability.
Here’s how RTT can help you with Sleeplessness:
An erratic sleep cycle is something most of us endure in this day and age. Sometimes, our sleep cycle could become so bad that it may require medications to return to normalcy. The worst part about broken sleep cycles is that we won’t even know they are dysfunctional until something serious occurs.
RTT, or Rapid Transformational Therapy, can be your solution to prioritising sleep and identify what problems are attributing to your sleeplessness. Hypnotism, which is a part of the therapy, can reach into the psyche and unveil the hidden answers to the questions that keep you up at night.
With the help of reprogramming and some affirmations, RTT will plant the suggestion of better coping mechanisms. With repetition, your problems can soon be a thing of the past! Can you visualise a good night of sleep without any disturbance? With your RTT practitioner by your side, that visualisation can soon become a reality,
You just have to open your mind to the possibility. When you greet a positive solution with open arms, your mind will find a way to manifest it. With the right guidance from Aruna Kalaiselvi Therapy, watch your problems dissipate as a holistic solution approaches.