Tips for a Deep refreshing Sleep Meditation
Good quality sleep is essential for well-being. We spend almost a third of our life sleeping. Despite an adequate environment, many people today suffer from a lack of deep refreshing sleep. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends at least 7 hours of sleep at night. Sleep deprivation has been associated with daytime somnolence, fatigue, cognitive impairment and even cardiovascular complications such as hypertension.
What do you do then if you can’t get to sleep at night? Sleep aids are commonly used but studies show an association with adverse effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, impairment of memory, performance decline and falls. The good news is that there are other more holistic and enjoyable ways to manage insomnia.
Music therapy is one such method; it soothes your nervous system, which helps your body to relax completely and prepare for sleep. You could call it sleep meditation, and it has absolutely no negative side effects! You can get to lala land with your own choice of music, although classical and jazz tunes are most beneficial to slow your heart rate and breathing, lower your blood pressure, and thus relax your muscles so that you can experience deep slumber.
If music is not your chosen medium, you can prepare for sleep equally effectively with Heartfulness Relaxation. Wash away the fatigue and stress and enter a state of blissful calm to bring a fitting end to your day. And feel rejuvenated when you wake up with a spring in your step!
Maintain a schedule for bedtime. Integrate music or relaxation into your routine, and reap the many benefits of these valuable techniques. Watch the video below, download Heartfulness Relaxation, and make a difference to your daily reality.
At the end of the day, most of us have a head full of thoughts and emotions, further loaded down with the fatigue the day has brought us and our concerns for the next day. Bedtime becomes a struggle to shed this burden and coax the mind and body to wind down. Try the Heartfulness Relaxation technique and improve your sleep experience.
Also read: Meditation for stress and anxiety
By: Lalitha Venkatraman