Updated: Sep 10
Get Plenty of Sleep
You may be wondering what sleep has to do with tapping into your subconscious mind. Plenty, as it turns out. What does your conscious mind do while you are sleeping? Absolutely nothing. It shuts off completely.
At no other time in your life (unless you are unconscious for medical reasons) does your conscious mind completely switch off. This gives your subconscious mind free rein to control your body and do whatever it wants. The subconscious mind is active as It processes your memories, helps repair cell damage, solves problems, and thinks about anything that has been bothering you.
Sleep is one of the best, most unhindered ways to tap into your subconscious simply because your conscious mind cannot get in the way. How many times have you woken up in your life
knowing the answer to a question you have been contemplating?
Having an inspiration for how to solve a problem?
Knowing the perfect thing to say to someone that has been bothering you?
Your subconscious did that for you while you were sleeping.
We give sleep little attention or importance in this society. Sometimes it seems like going without enough sleep is a badge of honor. In reality, it is anything but. Not getting enough sleep damages your health, wrecks your job performance, and can impair your relationships. Not to mention that it keeps you from listening to your subconscious.
Our subconscious mind not only does the things mentioned above when we sleep, but it talks to our conscious mind and tells it things (like answers and ideas). It does this through our dreams. To tap into your subconscious mind and talk to it like this, you have to get enough sleep.
Dreaming primarily occurs in the REM stage, which is the deepest stage of sleep. We are supposed to get lots of REM sleep but in our culture today, we often get much less than is ideal. This means we do not have enough opportunities to talk to our subconscious minds, among all the other issues it brings.
If you are interested in tapping into your subconscious mind, one of the most important things you can do is make getting enough sleep each night a priority. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. You will need to experiment to find out how much nightly sleep is right for you.
You should also start noticing your dreams when you wake up each morning. Sometimes they are random and meaningless, but most of the time they are indications that your subconscious mind is trying to tell you something.