This is probably a three-part question and if NOT that, then most assuredly two. The other parts to this series will appear over the next seven days or so ….. but where is the best place to start with anything new – yes of course, at the beginning.
Is the question layout a little confusing, maybe slightly higgledy-piggledy you might ask?
No, but like everything – it’s down to how you perceive it to be.
I have been pondering on something over the last week or so and whilst it is not directly connected to the Thrive course, it is somewhat indirectly connected, well this Part 1 is for sure anyway.
But it was an article l read a few months ago that queried whether the colours of our rooms changed and challenged how we slept at night and furthermore DID the colours affect our ‘sleeping dream phases?’ Additionally did the colour of our dreams alter the way we remembered the content. Did the colour of our bed chambers make a difference to how we view our dreams, and also did it manipulate the dreams we actually have?
Everyone – human and animals – dream – BUT not everyone remembers their dreams through one reason or another. But it is of vital importance that we do dream as it aids our mental and physical wellbeing.
Do certain bedroom colour themes encourage and motivate or inspire and enthuse a different type of dream for the sleeper though? That’s the bigger question for sure, but also what coerces the way we dream? Overpowering colours can affect both your sleep quality and your dream quality too. If your bedroom is too busy be this colour wise or due to the content in your bedroom this too can affect the quality of your dream state.
I always dream, l remember them when l am sleeping but l cannot always remember them upon waking, but they are very vivid in both quality and diversity. What does remembering them whilst l am sleeping mean? Well, we all wake several times during the night and we are very aware of the dreams we were pulled from and we allow ourselves to settle and then shrink back into the dream.
I have been experiencing bad sleep quality of late, that’s because my brain is currently overactive and whilst that is not a bad thing as it allows me to experience wonderfully strange and bizarre dreams, it also means that with all the study l have been undertaking recently and combined with everything else going on in my life, that my brain patterning isn’t really slowing down that well.
It’s something l have always had problems with anyway, so it’s nothing new. On average l am getting just over 5 hours a night, but l go to bed very tired, read for a while, switch off my light and then l toss and turn for up to an hour and then l gradually fall asleep – that is the routine on the bad nights whilst on the good nights, l retire and read for a little while, switch off the light and fall asleep quickly but experience fitful sleep and awake equally as exhausted as l would if l had a really bad night mostly 5 hours later!
I am usually in bed by just after midnight and mostly just before, with a view to having lights out at 12.30am, but usually it is anywhere between 12.45 – 02.05am and l wake up with my alarm at 07.30am totally knackered and some mornings l don’t get up until 8.15am!
It’s one of those things … my bedroom is bland in wall colouring, BUT l do have a variety of content in my room, which actually helps me settle down for the night and also it aids my dreams too.
Now, to the question which might surprise you … but it is afterall only the ‘Part 1’ ….
Do you dream in colour or black and white or some other variation of colour?
If you don’t remember your dreams, that is fine, as the part 2 will address that sometime this coming week.
Let me know your thoughts below.