“Like breath, sleep is one of life’s necessities. But sleep is all too hard to come by for many people in this busy and full modern world. Quality sleep is linked to improved memory and brain function, emotional well-being, physical performances, stress reduction, and personal safety. While you can find loads of articles online that share conflicting information on the right number of hours sleep humans need each night, and different suggestions for getting enough shut-eye, everyone agrees that it’s the quality of sleep that takes precedence over the amount of hours in bed.”
I don’t know about you, but a good nights sleep has to be something I have always struggled with. Even when I’m dead dog tired, I find myself having nights when it’s difficult falling asleep. I just can’t shut my brain off so to speak. I’ve tried several remedies to cure this sleeplessness. I have found that “brown noise” along with this breathing practice helps me turn my brain off and relax. It’s hard in todays world to shut off your brain and simply call it a day for some, but we all know how important it is to rest and recharge the our bodies and mind with a good nights sleep. Nothing feels better than to wake up to a new day feeling refreshed and recharged!! Lisa Bartels, CPRS, A.S.I.S.T, WRAP Seminar 1 Facilitator, Admin. Assistant
Lying Down In Bed For Ten Minutes Or Until You Fall Asleep
- Get in bed and make yourself comfortable.
- Set your intention.
- Begin breathing in and out through your nose slowly for a few rounds.
- At the bottom of your exhale, pause for three to four counts.
- Inhale, repeating the practice until you fall asleep.
- Journal about your sleep in the morning.