stress v sleep how to end the conflict

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111 solutions for stress-related sleep issues. Created by The Enlightened Souls of Pi for Stanford University's Crash Course on Creativity, Autumn 2012.

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stress v sleep how to end the conflict

  1. 1. stress v. sleep how to end the conflict 111 solutions fromThe Enlightened Souls of Pi
  2. 2. Sleep disruption or deprivation as a result of stress creates issues
  3. 3. of physical, mental and emotional well being. 
  4. 4. Our studyproposes to delve into the conscious and unconscious
  5. 5. connections ofstress and sleep, clarify those connections,
  6. 6. and come up with solutions to stress-related sleep disorders.
  7. 7. Successfully managing"stressors“ leads to healthy sleep patterns
  8. 8. and provides tools for coping with stress in both our waking and sleeping lives.
  9. 9. 111solutions to stress forbetter sleep
  10. 10. accept the situation1
  11. 11. air-borne stress hormone blockers2
  12. 12. bedroom is for sleep, not work not computer3 not tv
  13. 13. biofeedback4
  14. 14. breathe into a paper bag for 10 seconds5
  15. 15. build things6
  16. 16. channel “ dog sleep”7
  17. 17. confront your fears8
  18. 18. count back from 100; for each # say it mentally then write it in your mind9
  19. 19. create a schedule10
  20. 20. create a sleep routine11
  21. 21. create a stress vaccine12
  22. 22. dance a crazy dance13
  23. 23. dark room14
  24. 24. day/night light sensors for15 windows
  25. 25. death16
  26. 26. deep breathe all day17
  27. 27. do difficult tasks first18
  28. 28. don’t fight19
  29. 29. don’t worry20
  30. 30. drink valerian root tea21
  31. 31. drop bad thoughts in a hat22
  32. 32. eliminate distractions23
  33. 33. eliminate excess sugar intake24
  34. 34. exercise regularly25
  35. 35. find spirituality26
  36. 36. foster hemispherical sleep27
  37. 37. fund sleep research28
  38. 38. get a hobby29
  39. 39. get a white noise machine30
  40. 40. get rid of what you don’t need31
  41. 41. get your life in balance32
  42. 42. get yourself fitted for a good bed33
  43. 43. go out to dinner34
  44. 44. go to sleep to soft music that turns itself off35
  45. 45. good thoughts36
  46. 46. hum a happy song37
  47. 47. increase GABA levels38
  48. 48. increase melatonin levels39
  49. 49. increase neuroprotective anti-stress40 genes
  50. 50. just keep your eyes closed41
  51. 51. keep a “ thumbs up” journal42
  52. 52. keep a diary43
  53. 53. know your limits44
  54. 54. learn meditation45
  55. 55. learn new languages with audio tapes as you fall asleep46
  56. 56. leave work at work47
  57. 57. listen to an audio book at low volume48 that turns itself off
  58. 58. listen to music during the day49
  59. 59. make a “ to do” list for the next day then say50 “ night night”
  60. 60. make a dart board of your worries and win51
  61. 61. make a safe and cozy sleep space52
  62. 62. make a sleep plan to follow53
  63. 63. make friends54
  64. 64. meditation in the evening55
  65. 65. never go to bed mad56
  66. 66. no artificial lighting in the evening57
  67. 67. no caffeine58
  68. 68. no computer or phone 3 hours before bed59
  69. 69. no food, liquid or exercise 3 hours60 before bed
  70. 70. no noise61
  71. 71. no regrets62
  72. 72. no tech devices 3 hours before bed63
  73. 73. open your mind to the possibility of silence64
  74. 74. plan your day the night before65
  75. 75. play soft lullaby music when you lie down66
  76. 76. practice smiling on your pillow67
  77. 77. question ideal sleep hour totals & sleep as much as68 YOU need
  78. 78. quiet excitatory neuro- transmitters69 during sleep
  79. 79. read poetry out loud before you go to sleep70
  80. 80. read the comics out loud before you go to71 sleep
  81. 81. regulate glucocorticoid release72
  82. 82. release all stress73
  83. 83. repeat the phrase “dream me a dream” as you fall74 asleep
  84. 84. return to the womb75
  85. 85. satisfying sex76
  86. 86. say mental “ thank yous” as you go to77 sleep
  87. 87. sensory deprivation environment78
  88. 88. sleep when you are sleepy79
  89. 89. smile80
  90. 90. socialize with optimists81
  91. 91. stop saying yes to everything82
  92. 92. take a hot bath 90 minutes83 before sleep
  93. 93. take medication84
  94. 94. take a mental walk through a beautiful garden as you85 fall asleep
  95. 95. take a walk86
  96. 96. take Phyllanthus emblica87 Indian gooseberry
  97. 97. talk to someone you love before you fall asleep88
  98. 98. tell jokes89
  99. 99. think of what you love before you fall asleep90
  100. 100. think positive thoughts91
  101. 101. throw your mind to your favorite place and92 stay there
  102. 102. try sleep therapy93
  103. 103. turn off your brain to sleep94
  104. 104. turn your clock to the wall95
  105. 105. use blue blocking goggles before sleep96
  106. 106. use blue blocking lights in your bedroom97
  107. 107. vaccinate against insomnia98
  108. 108. wear comfortable ear plugs before bed and when99 falling asleep
  109. 109. write a short note to your worries100 and sign off before sleep
  110. 110. write down the good things of the day101
  111. 111. write down your feelings by hand102
  112. 112. xylophone music as you lie down fading to103 silence
  113. 113. yawn for 5 minutes104
  114. 114. yesterday’s worries ended105 yesterday
  115. 115. yield to the temptation106 of fatigue
  116. 116. you control your waking and sleeping hours107
  117. 117. your soundest sleep is for you and your108 family
  118. 118. your thoughts shall fade away with each breath109
  119. 119. zip up your troubles in a small bag110
  120. 120. zzzzzzzzz in your mind’s eye111
  121. 121. subtly soporific productionbrought to you by The Enlightened Souls of Pi
  122. 122. Avantika Saraf Bryndie Beach Gustaf Martensson Guy Sirton Vladimir DranevichBrahms’ Lullaby by Diane Schneider Harp of Hope
  123. 123. for Stanford University Venture LabA Crash Course on Creativity Autumn 2012

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