Often people are concerned about the interruption of their sleep if they pay attention to their dreams. I find the opposite is true. From my personal experience and from reports of clients, I find that being aware of dreams, journaling dreams, and finding meaning in dreams actually leads to better sleep.
Sometimes people have physical conditions that prevent a good quality of sleep and need medical attention, but often our sleep is interrupted by reviewing and worrying about situations that trouble us. We may be caught in the daily emotional impact of our waking lives. By paying attention, listening and trying to understand our emotions and our lives’ journeys, we are relieved of the anxieties that often keep us awake during our sleep time. In addition, if we come to a resolution of our concerns through dreamwork, we become less stressed, more joyful and; therefore, we can ‘sleep like a baby.’