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If You Want to Sleep as a Baby, You Should Read This!

Categories: Citizen Media, Good News, Health

Image [1] by peasap [2] on flickr (CC BY 2.0). [3]

Psychologist Johanna Perez Vásquez studies dream interpretation since 2001 and runs the blog in Spanish El sueño significado [4] (Dream meant) to help her readers to learn to interpretate their own dreams. On this occasiion, she posts a series of tips [5] for a more effective sleep, resulting in a better and more invigorating rest for next day activities:

A la voz de refranes como “el tiempo es oro” o “al que madruga Dios lo ayuda” el sueño ha perdido, paulatinamente, importancia al tiempo que se elogia a quienes –con ayudas químicas o sin ellas− duermen poco y trabajan mucho. Estilos de vida en los que el desgaste físico y mental no es seguido por fases de recuperación apropiadas no sólo entorpecen el aprendizaje de la interpretación de sueños sino que deterioran la salud, por eso las recomendaciones que siguen son útiles para dormir mejor y para conocerte más a través de tus sueños.

From sayings such as “time is money” or “the early bird catches the worm”, sleeping has gradually lost importance while people who sleep few hours –with chemical help or not− and work a lot tend to be prasied. Life styles where physical and mental exhaustion are not followed by proper recovery phases not only make harder to learn how to interpretate dreams but also damage health, that's why these recommendations are useful for a better sleep and to get to know yourself through your dreams.

Her recommendations are useful for those who want to learn dream interpretation and for every person who searches a better rest at night. According to her, the best thing to do before getting to bed is to have a light dinner, avoid exhausting night activities, a warm bath and a clean bed.

To read more tips about rest and dreams, follow Johanna on her blog [4] and on Twitter [6].

This post was part of the ninth #LunesDeBlogsGV [7] (Monday of blogs on GV) on June 30, 2014.