Get better sleep and get to sleep faster!
These techniques for better sleep will improve your day by making your mind work better and think sharper.
Sleep is vital, that’s a no-brainer right?
Perhaps techniques for better sleep is something we should be taught at school. Or something our parents should have taught us ( if they knew how! ).
Yet so many people suffer from insomnia, and even if they don’t suffer insomnia they may still not be resting properly. This causes multiple side effects.
“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” — Thomas Dekker
According to this article:
Insomnia is a common sleep problem for adults. The National Institutes of Health estimates that roughly 30 percent of the general population complains of sleep disruption, and approximately 10 percent have associated symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia.
Not resting properly causes you to lack general energy during the day, your brain hasn’t been able to fully recover from the day before and is potentially starved from nutrients and proteins, not to mention oxygen.
In this article we discuss some of the effects the lack of sleep can have on you
Here are some exercises to help you relax your body, calm your mind and …
Learn these techniques for better sleep!
100 Breath countdown to great sleep
This technique as well as allowing you to get better sleep, has multiple effects on your physiology and emotions.Doing it will force your brain to stop overthinking and make your nervous system calm down!
Start breathing deeply, deeper than you would normally, control your breath. As you breath out the first time start counting down from 100. Slowly breath back in, with purpose , inhaling quite deep, not enough to overfill your lungs, try and keep it comfortable. But enough to feel a light stretch and release when you do exhale. Continue this until you gently drift off to sleep. Don’t pay too much attention to the counting or the breathing, the more you let go, the easier it will be to just forget about everything and when you do that, once you’ve learned this technique for better sleep you will be in the world of dreams!
Visualization until falling asleep
Visualization is a very powerful technique used for all kinds of purposes, why not use it to get better sleep!?
Imagine something in your minds eye, something simple and perhaps unchanging. Like a candle flame. The more you focus and picture the candle the less erratic your brain will be, this is a key being able to drop off to sleep.
Again, don’t focus too heavily on thinking about the imagery or details, it’s good to loose yourself in details, but not allow yourself to start drifting into frontal-lobe thought. If you can keep this balance for long enough, you will find yourself drifting away.
Whilst lying down, take ten deep breaths. Each breath feel how your mind slows down, feel your body sinking becoming more relaxed. Stop the internal mind chatter, but allow thoughts to continue. But rather than verbalizing the thoughts, realize that before turning your thoughts into words you can stop yourself and realize that even without verbalizing the thought it already fully complete. If you continue doing this you will begin to go deeper into your subconscious.
I hope this little bit of information is helpful and sweet dreams!