Meditation for sleep can help you sleep better. Some of the signs of sleep problems are irregular sleep and having difficulty falling asleep.
This can cause tiredness and irritability. If you have troubles sleeping, you could benefit from a gentle sleep meditation.
Sleep problems are common, especially if you are busy. The reason why busy people experience sleep problems is because there’s too much “movement”. In other words, the nervous system can’t relax and is on “high speed” most of the day.
If you regularly have sleep problems. you may be experiencing extreme fatigue or low mood. According to a Harvard sleep study sleep problems can cause weight gain. Other studies have found that lack of regular sleep over time can cause cardiovascular disease.
Whether you have regular sleep problems or need some help to disconnect your mind before sleep, a gentle sleep meditation may benefit you. It can help with:
- Turn off your brain
- Relaxing the nervous system
- Lower your cortisol levels (the negative stress hormones)
- Prepare your body for sleep
The best way to improve your sleep is by using a guided sleep meditation. It’s simple. It’s easy to follow. It has amazing results on the immune system.
HOW DOES SLEEP MEDITATION HELP?
By relaxing your body and mind before sleep, it helps to quiet distracting thoughts. When your body and mind is in a relaxed state it’s easier to disconnect.
2. Calm breath
During meditation your breath slows down. This improves your cardiovascular health. Fast breathing speeds ageing. In the animal world it’s the marine turtles that live the longest. They only breathe 4-5 times a minute and can live up to 200 years. On the other hand, rabbits only live up to 6 years. They have rapid breathing and breathe 60 times per minute!
We live in a world where technology makes it possible to be connected 24/7. If the mind is “alert” all day long and never get’s a break due to over-work, it’s almost impossible to fall asleep at night. The reason to this is “high vata”. In other words the air energy is too high in the body which causes irregular sleep, restlessness and may lead to digestive issues.
4. Tech free bedroom
For best sleep, its’ important that your bedroom is free or artificial lights from wifi or TV. Have a clean and tech free bedroom. This will make your sleep meditation practise much more profound.
CAUSES OF SLEEP PROBLEMS
There are many different reasons to why you may have sleep problems. Sleep problems can be related to emotional stress. Stress at work. Life stresses. Mental stress. It can also be a cause of environmental issues (noise, too much tech around, untidy bedroom, an accumulated closet)
Meditation for sleep is a powerful tool to help your body and mind get back to balance. It may require weeks of practise, but with time you’ll notice a difference in your sleep. Sleep meditation may help your mind and body to relax in bed and improve your overall wellbeing.