Emotional Resilience and Deep Sleep

Resilience is the scientific term for your body’s ability to rapidly return to normal, physically,

mentally and emotionally, after a stressful event. Ongoing exposure to trauma can weaken your emotional resilience.

While stress is inevitable and something our body needs to thrive, uncontrolled stress can become a huge problem and lead to a very unhealthy life.

It is the how you personally deal with stress that will determine whether it will create health problems for you later in your life as stress is bio-accumulative in the body.

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Our bodies are made so the ‘stress reaction’ is designed to dissipate as quickly as possible after the perceived danger has passed.

Science has really ramped up sleep research now and the findings are that people who get more deep sleep have greater resilience. REM (rapid eye movement) sleep buffers against emotional distress, while sleeping poorly raises your risk of experiencing a difficult event as emotionally traumatizing.Two of 8 hours of sleep are REM sleep and are the deepest sleep stage during which your body is fully relaxed.

The difficult aspect for many people, around 40% of the population, isreducingmajor stress episodes during the day, and then making sure that they get enough total hours of sleep at night. That means consistently getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night, which then allows the body to experience increased REM sleep.

Many people find it extremely difficult to turn the stress response off due to the sheer number of stress-inducing situations they facedaily. As a result, many people experience a constant ongoing destructive ‘stress hormone cocktail’ and this can have serious consequences, from elevating blood pressure, raising the risk of a heart attack, suffering from Type 11 diabetes and increased weight problems.

Exposure to trauma can weaken your emotional resilience. The good news is you can rebuild or improve it as well. One solid strategy that can help build emotional resilience is good sleep. Recent research shows people who get more deep sleep are less fearful.

A study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, claims to be the first to demonstrate that sound, deep sleep helps buffer against emotional distress, while sleeping poorly raises your risk of experiencing a difficult event as emotionally traumatizing.

Some people are naturally more resilient than others, and researchers have long pondered the reasons why. One hypothesis is that people who are more resilient have learned to listen to their body. Research has identified elite adventure athletes and special forces soldiers fall into this group and get more deep sleep are less fearful.

Some of the most important yet frequently overlooked factors that can have a significant impact on your ability to experience deep sleep are your nighttime exposure to:

  • Electronic screens. Avoid using electronic media for at least an hour or more before bedtime.
  • Excessive light. Exposure to light at night interrupts your circadian clock and melatonin level, both of which play a role in how deeply you sleep and how well-rested you feel the next day. Remove any light emitting devices from your bedroom.
  • Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from electric wiring in your bedroom walls also negatively affect sleep by disrupting cellular communication and impairing melatonin secretion. Some people have found turning off the circuit breaker to their bedroom before they go to sleep has helped.
  • Microwave radiation from mobile phones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers, and other similar devices can cause cellular and DNA damage and sleeplessness. Remove any of these emitting devices from your bedroom.

We invite you to immerse yourself in two days of building emotional resilience and join us in Brisbane on May 5&6 for the Build Emotional Resilience Training. We have a fantastic team of qualified Stress Management Practitioners & Facilitators who will guide and mentor you through the processes. Plus, you’ll have lots of fun and go home relaxed and de-stressed and armed with your own personal destress toolkit and your stress management strategy plan. We pre and post stress test participants at this program and on average at the end of the two-day training that they measure between 75% and 85% reduction in their stress level.

We guarantee it will provide you with the building blocks to create ENORMOUS levels of naturally derived energy as well as techniques and strategies that will help you and your family on the path to high quality living! Bring your family and friends.

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