The title is a Beatles reference, in case you didn’t catch that.
I’ve been thinking about sleep a lot lately, mainly because I’m reading a book about fostering healthy sleep habits in babies and children. I would love to have a child that sleeps through the night, in her own bed, before one year of age, please.
Anyway, in that spirit, and because it’s cheat-with-links-Wednesday, I give you an article about sleeping on negative emotions:
Sleep Preserves and Enhances Unpleasant Emotional Memories
Lately, I keep hearing about a phenomenon that I think we can all understand:
‘Suppressing bad feelings is not good for your health.’
But, the conversation goes further than this. It not only says that long-term neglect of depression, grief or even just the blues is bad, but that momentary facades – like a forced smile – can make a bad-mood-day worse. In turn, the whole mind-body unit takes a hit.