“Fall into the arms of Morpheus.” Who never heard or spoke that to reveal the will to sleep well and deeply? The expression is more a legacy of Greek mythology that we bring to this day. Waiting for Morfeo is a desire more and more present in our day to day, when quiet nights of sleep are scarce, difficult to find.

And you sleep well? Do you sleep a lot? Does it sleep badly? Well that’s the focus in today’s #Einsights talk. Torrego and psychoanalyst Diana Dhare talked a lot about the dream and its importance – and the lack of it and the harms in our lives.

People know that sleep is not only too good, it is super important – so important that we need to do daily and we spend a third of our lives sleeping. These are the hours that guarantee revitalizing properties that renew our body to face the next day, as well as bring countless benefits for our health. In the event that it is a public health problem, it must be taken into account that, in most cases, the immune system.

And who sleeps more, also lives more! According to Diana, “if you sleep less than six hours a day, you are four times more likely to anticipate death.” Of course, that time varies from person to person. An elderly person, for example, needs fewer hours of sleep, since young people need more than that. It also varies according to the organism of each one. Anyway, we can consider that they are six hours as the necessary average. And that data is impressive, is not it? Only in this way do people have the real dimension of the importance of sleep nights. The problem is that it is increasingly common to happen just the opposite: troubled nights, hectic and far from being relaxing and recovering.

Another impressive fact that Diana brought to the conversation is that 45% of the world population has insomnia. That is to say, almost half of the people of the entire planet have sleep problems. And that includes from the inability to fall asleep to the awakening and sleep several times throughout the night or wake up in the middle of the night and not get to sleep again.

And what leads to that? There are many reasons. Stress (and all the worries and anxieties associated with career life) is the main one. Another very common cause is the indiscriminate use of cell phones and television before sleep. This is because the light emitted by these equipment confuses the organism, which is stimulated by the illumination and does not identify that it is time to turn off. And there he does not do what he needs to do, which is to produce melatonin, the substance that we have in the body responsible for numbing. But it also has other factors that hinder rest nights, such as the excessive use of certain medications, the exaggerated consumption of coffee and / or drinks with caffeine, smoking, diseases.

The first step to try to reverse the case is to evaluate the case. In these The first step to try to reverse the case is to evaluate the case. In these evaluations, we must take into account three aspects that define the dream: duration, continuity and how deep it is. Do you sleep very or little? Do you go the whole night or do you wake up several times? Are you slightly sleepy or do you go like a stone? These answers are your starting point in this evaluation and may be the key to helping you solve the problem.

In addition, everyone knows each other well enough for this initial evaluation. We know if it is something temporary or not, if the phone can really be the critical factor, if the stress is bigger than normal … Detecting this, try to change your habits and wait for the dream to come.

A suggestion from Diana at that time is the hypnosis that you can do at home. In a dark room, alone, speak loud and quiet: today I will have a deep and restful sleep; and tomorrow I will wake up very willing. Repeat this three times at the end of the afternoon and three times at night. The dream will be much quieter, which guarantees. In the end, as the psychoanalyst reinforces, “We are everything we think”. But remember not to turn on the TV, of course.

Now, if the problem continues in a chronic way, it is important to seek a doctor. There are experts in the field who do specific exams and manage to detect the cause of the problem and guide the best way to fight.

But what Morpheus has to do with all this, after all? As we said, it’s a very old expression, from Greek mythology.

The name Morpheus, in Greek, means “the form” and thus he was called by his ability to assume any human form and appear in the dreams of the people. As it had great wings, it went to all parts of the planet in a calm and tasty flight. It did not take long to associate their presence in dreams with relaxing dreams and good dreams … there one thing to the other and they began to believe in those powers and positive effects of Morfeo’s arms.

But contrary to what many say, Morpheus is the god of dreams. His father, hypnosis, that was the god of sleep.

And more a curiosity: it is also from that Greek god that came the name of one of the most powerful and well-known analgesics: morphine, known not only for the medicinal side but also for the somnolent effect that it provokes on the person.

In the dream, Diana revealed to us one more that we did not imagine: for psychoanalysis, we dream to sleep (and we do not sleep to dream, as it would be logical.) Beautiful message to make think and fall into a deep and delicious sleep.

And we hope you have good dreams that night…

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