How do you sleep at night?
It’s the kind of question you’ve heard in movies. Preferably a dramatic scene during which the young sergeant exposes the corrupt cop, who was his mentor. He is heartbroken to find out that the person he’s always looked up to is a criminal. Has the corrupt cop at least lost some sleep over his criminal endeavours?
While more often than not, it’s a question that’s uttered in an outraged voice in Hollywood, it remains, nonetheless, an important thing to ask. Indeed, your feeling of justice – or injustice – affects your sleep profoundly. While the fictional character doesn’t have an answer, you, on the other hand, know exactly how it feels to be the victim of injustice – just as the people who’ve been conned by the bad TV cop. The truth is that your worries affect your sleep patterns.
Being the victim of unfair treatment keeps you awake at night
When you’ve been affected by injustice, your mind is full of thoughts and unanswered questions.
How am I ever going to fix this?
How can I pay for this?
The questions steal your sleep, keeping you wondering through the night on how and if you can solve your problem. Ideally, you want to consider a direct problem-solving approach, such as getting in touch with legal advisors to sort out a personal injury case or discussing unfair dismissal with an HR expert, for instance. The team of professional lawyers at Golden Law Office have noticed considerable transformations in their clients once their cases have been settled with fair compensation. Finally, people can rest at night!
It leads to sleep disorders
Injustice makes us angry and nervous. While you can manage to fall asleep in such circumstances, your body might continue to exhibit signs of emotional discomfort throughout the night. Bruxism, or the fact you grind your teeth asleep, is a typical example of what happens when you’re going through a ton of stress. Not only do you lose sleep over your worries, but you also wake up with a dull headache and a sore jaw. Another frequent reaction to stress is to have hyper-realistic nightmares, which also affect the quality of your sleep. Ideally, you want to work closely with a therapist to help you release your anxiety.
You sleep more than you need
For some people, sleep is the escape from stress. When your day-to-day life is too stressful, you might find yourself falling asleep almost on the spot. According to psychologists, the reaction is learned from childhood. Children who have lived through a painful parental divorce for instance, and have gotten used to retreating to their room at night to stop hearing arguments between their parents, are more likely to develop the sleep response to stress. Unfortunately, it’s not always a good thing as you might find yourself dozing off in meetings or at the steering wheel! A therapist can help you reclaim your life.
Injustice affects us deeply. It changes how we think about our life, and, more to the point, it changes how the brain reacts to sleep. For some people, the brain can’t shut down at night, keeping them awake or grinding their teeth for hours. For others, the mind chooses a sudden escape through sleep when it can’t cope with stress. Ultimately, addressing the injustice directly to move on is the only way forward. So, ask yourself, how do you sleep at night?