An exploration of staying conscious during the night and what that means.
This thread is inspired by Marye's discourse with Open about staying conscious during the night. As Open pointed out, when we fall asleep we vacate our bodies, opening ourselves up to many spurious energies, which affect us when we wake in the morning.
What if we didn't need to go unconscious but just give our bodies a period of deep relaxation? This makes sense to me as our thoughts stay active during the night anyway and our body. Our brains alternate between Theta frequency and Delta frequency during sleep. Theta frequency is associated with light sleep and is also the state our brains enter during meditation. The delta state is associated with very deep sleep and regeneration, so I'm not sure about how this relates to staying conscious - whether it's possible to enter this state while conscious or not - it's associated with very little brain activity.
I invite anyone who wants to contribute to please join in. Sharing personal experiences, advise, or questions. I also welcome anyone who wants to talk about Lucid dreaming.