I wanted to take a moment to share a new study with you examining the connection between physical pain, your mind, and sleeping.
Do you find your pain to be debilitating to your quality of life? Is it difficult to rest, find peace, or relax?
Doctors from Johns Hopkins, Walter Reed, University of Maryland & Harvard teamed up for this mind/body/sleep study which discovered that:
People who ruminate about their pain and have more negative thoughts about their pain don't sleep as well, and the result is they feel more pain.
According to Dr. Luis Buenaver (Johns Hopkins).
This study brings light to what we often discuss at Turning Inward: How you think affects your physical and emotional state. Your beliefs and perceptions can have a large impact on how you manage your symptoms and pain.
Dr. Buenaver also added:
If cognitive behavioral therapy can help people who suffer from chronic pain to change how they think about it, they could end a vicious cycle, allowing people to feel and sleep better sans medication.
Today, take a moment to stop, breathe, and be aware of your thoughts. Ask yourself: is your tendency toward positive thoughts or negative thoughts? Is your thinking limiting your experience? Consider your perceptions about your pain & stress.
To read the original article on this study click here.
Are you conscious of your mental attitude? Have you noticed any physical or emotional change as you become more aware of where your thoughts take you?
Please feel free to share your experience or thoughts with us in the comment section.