We’ve all experienced sleep issues due to the stress in our daily lives. Whether it’s work, relationship issues, financial problems or just life in general, we’ve all suffered a sleepless night or two, dreading the alarm, missing a restful night’s sleep.
According to a study in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, evolution may be to blame. Chinese researchers have discovered that our bodies are primed to stay awake when we perceive threats and nighttime stress may amplify this response. In other words, our brain perceives nighttime as a more threatening time because that’s when our ancestors faced the most threats due to predators. When we feel stress, our brain thinks we’re in danger and keeps us on high alert–diminishing the possibility of a good night’s sleep.
Your body was not designed to remain in high states of stress all the time. Sadly, most people spend the better part of their day in a state of super-stress. Your brain has to cope by generating high intensity brain waves that overpower the brain waves designed to calm you, especially at night. Once your brain becomes used to this hyper alert state, it’s hard to wind down.
Fortunately, there are ways to combat the effects of the stress that keeps us up at night–and one of the most effective ways is to use your BrainTap headset! The BrainTap Headset produces the relaxation response, which can help your brain relax and feel safe–giving your body precisely what it needs to get back in balance and reverse the effects of stress on the body.
Regular use of BrainTap will help rebalance your brain wave activity, allowing your brain to relax, rejuvenate and reboot itself–helping you to sleep deeply and awaken refreshed. So, the next time you’re wide awake and feeling the stress, take comfort in knowing that your brain is doing exactly what evolution taught it to do, but you can take back control and ease into a great night’s sleep by using BrainTap.
For more information on the BrainTap Headset and the relaxation response, visit https://braintap.com/braintap-science/.
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