Sleep Problems And Personality Types
Sleep Problems And Personality Types
There are some folks who fall asleep easily and can sleep anywhere even while sitting. While there are others who find it hard to fall asleep and if they fell asleep, they are easily awakened by a slight noise,
The people who have difficulty in sleeping have been studied by many researchers and the results are tabulated below, in a comparison between a good sleeper and a poor sleeper.
Good Sleepers Poor Sleepers
Sleep soundly drift into light sleep
Awaken less readily awaken more readily
Feel outside stimulus less react to outside stimulus
Get more hours of sleep get fewer hours of sleep
Give accurate estimate of time are vague or exaggerated about how
required to fall asleep long it took to fall asleep
Have lower body temperature have higher body temperature
Have slower pulse have much faster pulse
Sleep more quietly sleep more restlessly
Do more REM (rapid eye movement) do less REM dreaming
Have fewer psychosomatic complaints have more psychosomatic complaints
while awake while awake
Tend to take life calmly tend to “fight” life
Suffer fewer anxieties suffer more anxieties
and emotional disturnances and emotional disturbances
These fundamental physical and behavioral differences between two groups were observed by Dr. Lawrence J. Monroe of the University of Illinois and other researchers.
Their observations were consistent with the ones made upon cats by Barbara Brown and associates at the Veteran’s Hospital in Sepalveda , California.
They divided cats into three categories : anxious, excessively outgoing and average. By observing and studying the brain waves of these cats, they could predict their behavior under various laboratory conditions such as being put in a strange cage or introduced into a cage in which other cats had already been acclimated.
The brain waves of human sleepers resemble the same variation as do those of the cats, and lead to the same personality classification. It is apparent then that the kind of person you are is more important than what you do when you are ready to sleep or try to sleep. Indeed it probably determines what you do. One of the most effective way to ascertain good sleep is to make the best possible adjustment to your situation and your problems during your waking moments.
Every person in the world encounters stress and difficulties. It is impossible to be totally free from stress. The problem then is not the avoidance of stress but learning how to handle it. If you can learn to handle stress in your waking life, you need not take it to bed with you. One of the best ways to handle stress is to have a daily conversation with God through prayer. It is written, “ Cast all your Cares upon Him, for He cares for you.” Try to talk to God first thing first in the morning and commit the new day and the troubles it may bring to Him. At night, before sleeping, talk to God again and commit the night to His providence and care. Prayer indeed do make wonders. It will surely help you to have a peace of mind which is one of the key in having a good night sleep.
Guide to Restful and Sound Sleep Published by The ROGEN CORPORATION
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