How I Go to Sleep
Are you tired, but can’t sleep? At night, do you think too much? Many people have these problems. However, there are many ways to solve (～を解決する) this.
Personally (個人的には), I like to keep my room cool. This makes my bed feel warm and cozy (居心地が良い). I also like to drink something hot. My favorite things to drink are warm milk and hot water. Lastly, I like to listen to the sound of rain. I listen to it on YouTube.
Everyone is different. What makes you sleepy? It’s good to know this, just in case (まんいち
Sleep: it’s a daily thing that our mind and body needs but often we don’t think about. As we get older, we tend to put pressure on our bodies which leads us to sleeping less. Gadgets ( 電 子 機 器 ・ ガ ジ ェ ッ ト ) such as cellphones are also a common culprit (犯人) because their lights can prevent you from sleeping more smoothly.
Health experts have found that sleeping for at least 7 to 8 hours a night can be beneficial (有益な). Studies have found that people who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to become obese (肥満体の). Sleeping helps your
body to save energy.
With energy, you feel motivated (やる気がある) to work out (運動する). Regarding our brains, if our bodies are deprived of (～を奪われる) sleep, they become unfocused and can’t even do daily tasks. Sleep helps keep your mind clear and stay in a better mood.
Having a good amount of sleep keeps your body strong and looking healthy. So always be sure to turn off your gadgets. Sweet dreams!
Have you ever fallen asleep and within a few minutes your body becomes paralyzed (痺れている) but your mind is fully conscious (意識がある)? This is called “sleep paralysis(金縛り).” It’s a chilling (身も凍るような恐ろしい) experience. I have noticed that sleep paralysis occurs more in people in a creative field or who are just more right-brain dominant (右脳的な).
Scientifically put, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. In a more supernatural aspect, sleep paralysis is often attributed to an evil or dark presence (存在) or demon who feeds
on the fear of humans.
I have experienced sleep paralysis, and often at that (しかも頻繁に︕). I’ve experienced it ever since I can remember (物心ついてからずっと). When it happens, I feel that there is a dark presence or “evil spirit” lurking next to me or above me. There have been times where it tried to physically hurt me by choking (首を絞める) me or pushing me off the bed. You can imagine how scared I was when I was a small child. Now that I’m older, it doesn’t scare me anymore.